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Heartburn (Acid Reflux) Symptoms, Relief Medicine, Cures
Title: Heartburn (Acid Reflux) Symptoms, Relief Medicine, CuresCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 5/18/2011 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/1/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - February 1, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Exercise can cause acid reflux - avoid this drink to lower risk of heartburn symptoms
EXERCISE, and the resulting weight loss, can be a good way to help prevent gastrointestinal issues. But, for some people, certain forms of exercise can have an unpleasant side effect - heartburn. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sports drink consumption and dental erosion among amateur runners.
In conclusion, dental erosion was not associated with use of isotonic drinks. However, frequency of exercise per week and gastroesophageal reflux were risk factors for dental erosion. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 17, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Fundoplication for GERD: Laparoscopic Nissen Bests Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication for GERD: Laparoscopic Nissen Bests Transoral Incisionless
Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF) appears to be a better alternative than transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), according to a systematic review and network meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Newer weight-reduction surgery effective, but may worsen acid reflux
(Reuters Health) - The two most popular types of weight-reduction surgery are almost equally effective at shedding pounds, reversing diabetes and possibly improving survival. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

EndoStim adds $12m for neurostim GERD device
EndoStim last week reported raising more than $12 million for its neurostimulation device for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease. The Dallas-based company hopes to bring in a total of $25 million in the round, which follows a $25 million Series D financing in May 2016. The most recent equity and options funding involved 20 unnamed investors, according to a regulatory filing. The EndoStim device is similar in form and function to a pacemaker, designed to deliver low-level electrical stimulation to the lower esophageal sphincter, a muscle at the junction of the esophagus and stomach. The company touts th...
Source: Mass Device - January 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Wall Street Beat EndoStim Source Type: news

Hiatal Repair During Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy May Limit GERD Symptoms Hiatal Repair During Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy May Limit GERD Symptoms
Repair of hiatal laxity and herniation during laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) for obesity improves symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Head and neck cancer: Acid reflux may raise risk in seniors
A new study finds a strong association between acid reflux and cancers of the respiratory and upper digestive tracts in older adults. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) FAQs
GERD FAQs (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 28, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Heartburn and acid reflux symptoms: How to get RID of both conditions
ACID REFLUX symptoms include heartburn, an unpleasant taste in the mouth and a cough that keeps coming back. Here ’s the best way to get rid of the condition after your Christmas dinner. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acid reflux: Foods to AVOID this Christmas to prevent heartburn
ACID REFLUX can cause heartburn, an unpleasant taste in the mouth and a cough that keeps coming back. It ’s the last thing you want to be worried about over Christmas dinner – here are the main festive foods to avoid stomach acid leaking out and heading up the gullet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acid Reflux Linked to Neck Cancers Acid Reflux Linked to Neck Cancers
A US study has found that gastroesophageal reflux disease may increase the risk of cancer of the throat, tonsils and parts of the sinuses in older people.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

GERD Associated with Increased Risk for Head and Neck Cancers
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is associated with significantly increased risk for cancers of the upper aerodigestive tract in older adults, according to a case-control... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Chronic Heartburn Tied to Higher Odds for Head, Neck Cancers
New research suggests people with chronic acid reflux might have higher odds for even more dangerous foes -- head and neck cancers (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acid reflux symptoms: Why your Christmas heartburn could lead to CANCER
ACID REFLUX - or heartburn - may be an unpleasant side effect of Christmas indulgence, but it could also lead to cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acid reflux ups risk of throat, tonsils and sinus cancer
Acid reflux was linked to a 2-3% greater chance of developing the potentially deadly diseases, researchers from  Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, discovered. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic Heartburn Tied to Higher Odds for Head, Neck Cancers
THURSDAY, Dec. 21, 2017 -- Millions of American seniors suffer the discomfort of chronic acid reflux. Now, new research suggests the condition might raise their odds for even more dangerous foes -- head and neck cancers. The research can't prove... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
Acid Reflux (GERD) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

LSUHealthNo contributes to 1st-of-its-kind study of upper aerodigestive cancers
(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) Using data interpreted by LSU Health New Orleans' Louisiana Tumor Registry, a case-control study found for the first time that older people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are at higher risk for cancers of the upper respiratory and digestive tract. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Acid reflux associated with head and neck cancers in older adults
(JAMA Network) Acid reflux was associated with cancer of the respiratory and upper digestive tracts in older adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heartburn pills could double chances of stomach cancer
Chronic heartburn, caused by stomach acid splashing up into the gullet, also known as acid reflux, affects around seven million people in the UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is DIOS?
Discussion Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane receptor (CFTR). It is found in the epithelium of the bronchi, intestine, pancreatic duct and biliary tree. It regulates chloride, bicarbonate and water secretion. The heterozygous state helps prevent against secretory diarrhea, but the homozygous state causes thickened secretions in the hollow tubes of the lungs and digestive tract. There are multiple mutations (> 2000) which have been currently classified into classes depending on their protein production and activity. CF patients generally are l...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 18, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Makayla ’s story: Living with Leri-Weill Dyschondrosteosis
Our daughter Makayla was born perfectly healthy on April 5th, 2014, passing all of the usual newborn screenings without issue. From day one, her personality shone through. She was strong-willed and had a smile that would light up her eyes before her mouth even showed a hint of joy. But over the next 3 months, Makayla wasn’t eating well and wasn’t gaining enough weight.  Our pediatrician referred us to Dr. Elizabeth Hait, a gastroenterologist at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Hait would change Makayla’s formula multiple times and put her on medication for her acid reflux. Her pediatrician also ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 12, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kerri Theriault Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Division of Endocrinology Dr. James Kasser Dr. Travis Matheney hip dysplasia Orthopedic Center Otolaryngology Department Source Type: news

EndoGastric Solutions launches EsophyX Z+ GERD treatment device
EndoGastric Solutions said this week it launched the EsophyX Z+ device designed for use in transoral incisionless fundoplication procedures to reconstruct the gastroesophageal valve to treat patients with severe gastroesophageal reflux disease. The device is designed to be used with a partial fundoplication technique that secures tissue with dual deployment of SerosaFuse implantable fasteners, the Redmond, Wash.-based company said. EndoGastric Solutions’ EsophyX Z+ was used in its first TIF 2.0 procedure by Dr. Michael Murray of the Northern Nevada Medical Center and Dr. Kenneth Chang of UC Irvine Health, according t...
Source: Mass Device - November 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat EndoGastric Solutions Source Type: news

Whatever it takes: Fighting for Michael
Michael stood at the top of the hill, staring down at the glittering white snow. The prospect of skiing to the bottom was scary — on previous trips, he’d refused to try, worried that he would fall. But this time was different. He was ready to take a chance. Attempting to balance without using poles, he pushed himself forward and glided through the powder as his family cheered him on. By the end of the day, the 8-year-old had sailed down the slopes five times, all by himself. The accomplishment was even more meaningful for his parents, Bill and Lisa Smith, who have watched him fight to survive — and thrive...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 30, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation Dr. Tom Jaksic G-J tube Hale Center for Families short bowel syndrome (SBS). volvulus Source Type: news

DOUBLE your risk of stomach cancer with acid reflux drugs, study claims
(Natural News) A new study claims that you could double your risk of developing stomach cancer by mindlessly taking acid reflux drugs. The report stated that proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) greatly increase a person’s risk of having gastrointestinal tumors. Some of the known PPIs are Prilosec, Prevacid, and Protonix. The study showed data from 63,397 individually-monitored adults who... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EndoGastric Solutions touts more MAC reimbursement wins for Esophyx device
EndoGastric Solutions said today that new Medicare Administrative Contractors Noridian Health Care Solutions and National Government Services have been granted reimbursement access for the transoral incisionless fundoplication procedure using its Esophyx device. The Redmond, Wash.-based company’s TIF procedure is designed to prevent stomach acids refluxing back into the esophagus by reconstructing the gastroesophageal valve. Noridian, which provides coverage for more than 10.7 million Medicare beneficiaries in 13 states, made the reimbursement decision effective October 27, while NGS, which covers approximately 10.1 ...
Source: Mass Device - November 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat endogastricsolutions Source Type: news

New Clinical Data and Insurance Coverage Support Mederi's Stretta Therapy for GERD
RCT shows Stretta wins over PPI, and new coverage policy issued by Capital Blue Cross in PA NORWALK, Conn., Nov. 8, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Mederi is pleased to announce publication of a new randomized, controlled trial as wel... Devices, Gastroenterology, Reimbursement Mederi Therapeutics, Stretta Therapy, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 8, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ask the pharmacist: Can bicarb of soda help acid reflux?
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Source: the Mail online | Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acid reflux: Avoid THESE foods to prevent heartburn and leaky stomach acid
HEARTBURN is a common condition, and is caused by stomach acid leaking out and heading back up the gullet. This condition, otherwise known as acid reflux, is triggered by certain foods, including cheese and oranges. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acid reflux drugs could double your risk of stomach cancer
Researchers from the University of Hong Kong and University College London found that acid reflux medications, such as Prilosec, could double your risk of developing stomach cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long-term PPI use linked to doubled risk for stomach cancer: Study
A study at University College London and the University of Hong Kong suggests long-term use of PPIs for acid reflux may double the risk for stomach cancer. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acid reflux drugs linked to increased stomach cancer risk
Conclusion PPIs are commonly used medicines for acid reflux. This may seem like alarming news for the many people in the UK who take them, but it's important to remember that the overall risk of stomach cancer is still very low. This study has several limitations that mean we should be cautious about the results: This type of study can't prove PPIs caused the increased risk of cancer. The increased risk could be down to other factors. Researchers were unable to adjust their figures to take account of some relevant confounding factors, such as alcohol and tobacco use, as these weren't routinely recorded. Almost all the pati...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Long-term PPI use linked to doubling in stomach cancer risk
The long-term use of proton pump inhibitors, commonly used to treat acid reflux, is linked to a more than doubling in the risk of developing stomach cancer, according to researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Common acid reflux drug increases stomach cancer risk
Proton pump inhibitors are used to treat acid reflux. A study finds that if they are taken regularly over the long-term, they increase stomach cancer risk. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Acid reflux pills 'raise risk of cancer by eight-fold'
Scientists say people who regularly use proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) – common drugs used to treat acid reflux – are twice as likely to develop the cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acid reflux drug linked to more than doubled risk of stomach cancer – study
There are more than 50m prescriptions for proton pump inhibitors in the UK, though they have previously been linked to side-effects and increased risk of deathA drug commonly used to treat acid reflux is linked to a more than doubled risk of developing stomach cancer, researchers have claimed.Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) reduce the amount of acid made by the stomach and are used to treat acid reflux and stomach ulcers.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 31, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Drugs Cancer Health Society Science Source Type: news

Stomach cancer warning: Taking long-term acid reflux medication could DOUBLE your risk
STOMACH cancer is one of the most common cancers in the UK. But taking particular medication to treat acid reflux - or heartburn - could double your risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medicare expands reimbursement for EndoGastric Solutions EsophyX device
EndoGastric Solutions said today that a Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services administrator granted reimbursement coverage for its EsophyX device for treating gastroesophageal reflux. National Government Services extended coverage for transoral incisionless fundoplication using the EsophyX device to some 9.3 million patients in Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont and Wisconsin effective Dec. 1. The TIF procedure is designed to prevent stomach acids refluxing back into the esophagus by reconstructing the gastroesophageal valve. &ldq...
Source: Mass Device - October 26, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic EndoGastric Solutions Reimbursement Source Type: news

Stretta Therapy 15-Year Data Shows Long-Term Efficacy of Non-Surgical GERD Treatment
New Study Presented During ACG2017 NORWALK, Conn., Oct. 24, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Mederi Therapeutics Inc. has announced new data on Stretta Therapy presented at the 2017 American College of Gastroenterology Congress (ACG201... Devices, Gastroenterology Mederi Therapeutics, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Stretta Therapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Blocking stomach acid may promote chronic liver disease
A new study suggests that some widely used acid reflux (heartburn) medications may worsen chronic liver disease. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are your medications affecting your memory?
Many of today’s most popular drugs can make you forgetful. They inhibit your brain’s chemical messengers. And this blocks your concentration, memory and ability to focus. More specifically, these drugs block the activity of a neurotransmitter in your brain called acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is directly involved in learning and memory. And blocking it is a risky business… I’ve seen confusion, memory loss, and declining mental skills in patients who take these drugs. New research confirms what I see in my own practice. One recent study found that people taking these kinds of drugs had shrunken ar...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Glioblastoma, brain tumour that took Gord Downie's life, tough to treat, doctors say
The passing of singer-songwriter Gord Downie also puts a spotlight on the need for more funding for research into the form of brain cancer that about 1,000 Canadians are diagnosed with every year. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Gord Downie used voice to 'shed a light' on aggressive brain cancer
The death of Gord Downie hits close to home for Winnipegger Jared Spier, whose partner Joanne Schiewe died from the same brain cancer that took the Tragically Hip frontman. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Gord Downie used voice to 'shed a light' on brain cancer, importance of reconciliation
The death of Gord Downie hits close to home for Winnipegger Jared Spier, whose partner, Joanne Schiewe, died from the same brain cancer that took the Tragically Hip frontman. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Acid reflux? THESE drugs could be making liver disease worse
ACID reflux drugs could be helping liver disease to develop, new research claims. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common acid reflux medications promote chronic liver disease
(University of California - San Diego) Approximately 10 percent of Americans take a proton pump inhibitor drug to relieve symptoms of frequent heartburn and acid reflux. That percentage can be much higher for people with chronic liver disease. Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have discovered evidence in mice and humans that these medications alter gut bacteria in a way that promotes three types of chronic liver disease. The study is published Oct. 10 in Nature Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study finds Mediterranean diet more effective cure for acid reflux than meds
(Natural News) A study found that the Mediterranean diet is a more effective treatment for acid reflux than prescribed medicines, Daily Mail reported. The results of the study, published in JAMA Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, showed that people who ate primarily fish, vegetables, and whole grains, and drank alkaline-heavy water had a greater reduction... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New studies add to understanding of treatments for Barrett's esophagus
(American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy) The October issue of GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy features several new studies evaluating various treatments for Barrett's esophagus (BE). BE is a condition in which there are unusual changes to the cells lining the esophagus. It is believed to be most commonly due to inflammation from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Sometimes these changes may be considered precancerous. Endoscopic treatments for BE focus on removing or destroying the problematic tissue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 6, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Woman cured of acid reflux that left her unable to swallow
EXCLUSIVE: Anna Lavinas, from Croydon, struggled with her heartburn ever since childhood. Drugs designed to help combat her reflux, known as PPIs, all failed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news