Reflux and ulcer medications linked to kidney stones and chronic kidney disease
Certain medications commonly used to treat heartburn, acid reflux, and ulcers can have damaging effects on the kidneys. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 18, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Lung cancer screening catches early lung cancer
Treatment TermsLung cancer screening CategoriesFamily health SEO Keywordsduke cancer center SEO Meta Description The earlier lung cancer is found, the easier it is to treat. Overview Ronald Knowles was smoking two to three packs of cigarettes a day and coping with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) when he went for his first appointment at Duke Primary Care. The avid biker may not have known it, but his 50-year smoking habit and lung disease put him at high risk for lung cancer. Hero Imagelung_cancer_screening_patient.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks ContentPhysician assistantLeanne Owens knew it, ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Health Features - November 15, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

“We can fix him.”
Our 10-year-old son Sam was always a skinny kid and a picky eater, never enough to cause serious concern. But gradually, things began to darken. Sometimes at family dinners, he would show a pained look, get up from the table and start pacing around. A few times he clutched his chest and began to panic — fear rising in the room — but just as quickly these moments would pass. Perhaps wanting to ignore the signs, my wife and I categorized these episodes as among the many kid behaviors that defy explanation. But once the daily vomiting started, I hauled Sam to our pediatrician. Sam’s accelerating weight loss ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 10, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Brian Birtwistle Tags: Our Patients’ Stories achalasia Aerodigestive Program Dr. Rachel Rosen Dr. Sam Nurko Source Type: news

Does heartburn disrupt YOUR sleep? Ten ways to treat symptoms of acid reflux
HEARTBURN, or acid reflux can often be disruptive to sleep and cause significant impact on people ’s quality of life, especially for those who suffer from frequently from the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartburn could cause CANCER: Acid reflux can damage cells in oesophagus
HEARTBURN - which occurs when acid from the stomach leaks in to the gullet - is a common condition but experts believe it could cause oesophageal cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

[Perspective] Human brains teach us a surprising lesson
The unique cognitive abilities of humans have long captured the imagination of philosophers and neuroscientists alike. But which features of the human brain set us apart from other mammals? Most likely, our intellectual advantages result from a relative expansion of cortical regions responsible for associative and executive function (1). However, the question of how this cortical expansion is achieved during human development has remained unresolved. A major clue came from the elucidation of neurogenic events taking place during the later phases of embryonic human brain development. This began with the recognition that the...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 6, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Melissa McKenzie Tags: Neurodevelopment Source Type: news

GERD (Acid Reflux, Heartburn)
Title: GERD (Acid Reflux, Heartburn)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/5/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - October 5, 2016 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Test your readiness with this month ’s USMLE Step 1 stumper
The United States Medical Licensing Examination ® (USMLE®) Step 1 exam is often the first major test of a medical student’s knowledge, and some of its questions are missed by all but a select few highly prepared test takers. Check out this month’s question that Kaplan Medical says stumps most students, and view an expert video explanation o f the answer. Welcome to this month ’s installment of the AMA Wire® series, Tutor talk: Tips from Kaplan Medical on the most missed USMLE test prep questions from Kaplan’s Qbank: Step 1. Each month,AMA Wire ®reveals questions many physicians...
Source: AMA Wire - September 27, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Timothy Smith Source Type: news

5 Things You Should Know Before Trying an Elimination Diet
By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD Suspect you might have a sensitivity to gluten or dairy, but aren't sure which is the culprit? You might be considering trying an elimination diet. This short-term eating plan has gained popularity recently as a way to identify potential food issues, including allergies, intolerances, and triggers of irksome symptoms--from bloating, joint pain, and fatigue to skin issues like eczema. While there's no one-size-fits-all protocol, an elimination diet typically involves two phases. In the first, several foods are eliminated for at least four weeks, sometimes eight. Then, those foods are added back, o...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aurobindo Pharma, Cadila recall drugs from US market
Pantoprazole Sodium delayed-release tablets are used for treatment of erosive inflammation of the esophagus due to acid reflux. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 21, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The 'Hottest Pepper Challenge' Is An Absurd Risk To Your Health
The internet has been fired up lately over the above YouTube video of two women tasting the Carolina Reaper, also known as the hottest pepper in the world. The video is eventful, for sure: The women sputter. They spit. They scream. One even appears to have an asthma attack and is shown using an inhaler, then recovering with an oxygen tube. And eventually they laugh, because they aren’t the first to fail the “hottest pepper challenge.”  After watching the video, you’re probably wondering if all this is safe. Hint: It’s not. Turns out that eating the world’s hottest pepper ― or...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 10 Simple Remedies for Heartburn Relief
Heartburn, also known as gastrointestinal reflux, can cause great discomfort. These 10 remedies could help people prevent and treat the symptoms. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Acid Reflux / GERD Source Type: news

Peer-review confidentiality critical, but under threat
Without confidentiality, the peer-review process cannot be an effective tool for improving quality of care. A case before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania could establish rules that narrow the scope of peer-review protected materials, harming the process. At stake inReginelli v. Boggs, is whether the Pennsylvania Peer Review Protection Act (PRPA) privilege against legal discovery should apply when an independent contractor of a hospital reviewed the performance of a physician on the hospital ’s medical staff.How the situation unfolded Eleanor Reginelli presented to the emergency department at Monongahela Valley Ho...
Source: AMA Wire - August 30, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Asia-Pacific Consensus on the Management of GERD Asia-Pacific Consensus on the Management of GERD
This update of the 2008 Asia-Pacific consensus on gastroesophageal reflux disease focuses on recent advances in PPI-refractory reflux disease and Barrett's esophagus.Gut (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 30, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

The Power Of The Gut
As an integrative medicine physician, I stay current with scientific research relevant to patient health in my clinical practice. Over the past two decades, I began seeing an increasing incidence of hormonal and immune dysregulations in my patients. Also, autoimmune diseases, depression, anxiety, and obesity began showing up in unprecedented numbers. A few years ago, I became aware of the ongoing research on the human gut microbiome. Much of the published researched explained what I was seeing in my clinical practice as linked to a disrupted gut biome. As I began applying the recommended protocols to healing the microbio...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gord Downie brain cancer fund raises $265K, still growing
The Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research has received $265,000 in donations from fans during the Tragically Hip’s Man Machine Poem tour so far. And it's still growing. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Gene scanning 'could improve screening for oesophageal cancer'
Conclusion This prospective cohort study aimed to see whether a test performed on patients with non-cancerous Barrett's oesophagus may be able to predict whether the condition progressed to oesophageal cancer.  Overall, they found genetic diversity in the oesophageal cell samples at the start of the study seemed to be linked to the risk of cancer progression. However, the research has limitations to consider: By design, this study is only able to draw links – it does not propose treatment or lifestyle steps to be taken to reduce risk. The sample of patients in this study is small, so we...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Genetics/stem cells Source Type: news

Gord Downie leaving 'a much greater mark than just music,' his doctor says
It hasn't been easy treating Gord Downie on tour this summer, his neuro-oncologist says, but he's impressed by his ability to handle the illness and still put on such gripping performances. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Suffer with acid reflux and heartburn? Ease the condition with THIS simple cure
THOUSANDS of people suffer from acid reflux, a health condition which can cause an unpleasant taste in the mouth, a sore throat and a chronic cough. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gord Downie's chief oncologist, longtime Tragically Hip fan, a mainstay on tour
Gord Downie's chief oncologist has been to all but one of the Tragically Hip's farewell concerts and plans to attend each of the band's remaining shows, including the final stop on the tour in Kingston, Ont. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Arts & Entertainment Source Type: news

J & J gets in on $25m Torax Medical Series E
Torax Medical recently updated on the $25 million Series E round it 1st announced in an SEC filing in late July, saying the round was led by Johnson & Johnson Innovation. Funds from the round are slated to commercially scale its platform of products used to treat chronic diseased related to weak sphincter muscles, including its Linx reflux management system and Fenix continence restoration system. “Strong commercial success of both our Linx and Fenix devices has established a foundation that we will now use to accelerate our sales growth. Our goal is to provide first line minimally invasive therapies to patients ...
Source: Mass Device - August 11, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Torax Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Suffer with acid reflux and indigestion? Ease the condition with THIS simple cure
THOUSANDS of people suffer from acid reflux, a health condition which can cause an unpleasant taste in the mouth, a sore throat and a chronic cough. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drinking a spoon of THIS supermarket staple could ease acid reflux and indigestion
THOUSANDS of people suffer from acid reflux, a health condition which can cause an unpleasant taste in the mouth, a sore throat and a chronic cough. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartburn (Acid Reflux)
Title: Heartburn (Acid Reflux)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 5/18/2011 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/5/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - August 5, 2016 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

'It's going to be our ice bucket moment': Brain cancer research could benefit big from Tragically Hip concerts
Gord Downie's doctor says money raised from fan fundraisers, such as the one happening at Cowboys in Calgary on Wednesday, will help researchers investigate new drugs, surgical techniques and genetic therapies for glioblastoma. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Heartburn pills not working? You may not have acid reflux after all...
Acid reflux affects one in three people, and usually occurs because the valve that keeps the stomach closed off opens when it shouldn ’t. British health journalist Helen Foster shares her story. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Miami woman says six different doctors misdiagnosed her cancer as a cough
Jessica DeCristofaro, 28, from Miami, had a constant cough which was misdiagnosed as allergies, acid reflux and a pulled muscle. She actually had Hodgkin lymphoma, a rare form of cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acid-reflux fighting startup Torax Medical raises $25M
Med-tech company Torax Medical Inc., which makes a ring-shaped device that treats acid-reflux disease, has closed on $25 million in equity financing. Torax CEO Todd Berg couldn't immediately be reached for comment on the round of funding, which the Shoreview-based company disclosed in a regulatory filing Monday. The investment comes almost four years after Torax landed $30 million in a round led by Piper Jaffray & Co.'s merchant banking unit. It's unclear from the filing who the investors in the … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 25, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Acid-reflux fighting startup Torax Medical raises $25M
Med-tech company Torax Medical Inc., which makes a ring-shaped device that treats acid-reflux disease, has closed on $25 million in equity financing. Torax CEO Todd Berg couldn't immediately be reached for comment on the round of funding, which the Shoreview-based company disclosed in a regulatory filing Monday. The investment comes almost four years after Torax landed $30 million in a round led by Piper Jaffray & Co.'s merchant banking unit. It's unclear from the filing who the investors in the … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 25, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Hip fan with same cancer as Gord Downie seeks tickets to sold-out show
A Moncton man who has the same terminal brain cancer as the Tragically Hip's lead singer Gord Downie is hoping a social media campaign will get him tickets to see his favourite band play the last show in its sold-out summer tour. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/New Brunswick Source Type: news

New technique banishes acid reflux using electric needle toughens up your insides
Matthew foster from Ripon, North Yorkshire, underwent a new NHS procedure for his acid reflux, involving an electric needle which fires low voltage electricity waves at the stomach valve. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr Reddy's launches generic acid reflux drug in US
The company has launched the capsules in the strengths of 20mg/1100 mg and 40 mg/1100 mg after the approval from the USFDA, Dr Reddy's Laboratories said in a filing to the BSE. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 18, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ajanta Pharma launches acid reflux drug in US
The approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) is for the capsules in the strengths of 20mg/1100 mg and 40 mg/1100 mg. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 18, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dexilant approved to treat heartburn in younger patients
The Food and Drug Administration has approved Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) for gastroesophageal reflux disease patients aged 12-17 years, according to a press release from Takeda Pharmaceuticals. FDA... (Source: Pediatric News)
Source: Pediatric News - July 13, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Dexilant approved to treat heartburn in younger patients
The Food and Drug Administration has approved Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) for gastroesophageal reflux disease patients aged 12-17 years, according to a press release from Takeda Pharmaceuticals. FDA... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - July 13, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Dexlansoprazole approved to treat heartburn in younger patients
The Food and Drug Administration has approved dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) for gastroesophageal reflux disease patients aged 12-17 years, according to a press release from Takeda... (Source: Pediatric News)
Source: Pediatric News - July 13, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Dexlansoprazole approved to treat heartburn in younger patients
The Food and Drug Administration has approved dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) for gastroesophageal reflux disease patients aged 12-17 years, according to a press release from Takeda... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - July 13, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

GERD and sleep disorders often go hand in glove
DENVER – Gastroesophageal reflux disease is fertile soil for medical and psychiatric comorbid conditions, with sleep disorders leading the way, Maurice M. Ohayon, MD, reported at the annual meeting... (Source: Clinical Neurology News)
Source: Clinical Neurology News - July 12, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

GERD and sleep disorders often go hand in glove
DENVER – Gastroesophageal reflux disease is fertile soil for medical and psychiatric comorbid conditions, with sleep disorders leading the way, Maurice M. Ohayon, MD, reported at the annual meeting... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - July 12, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

EndoGastric Solutions touts U.S. reimbursement win
EndoGastric Solutions said today it won reimbursement coverage through U.S. health insurer Health Care Service Corporation for transoral incisionless fundoplication procedures using its EsophyX device, effective July 15. The EsophyX device is designed for the reconstruction of the gastroesophageal valve through a partial fundoplication procedure, performed transorally, the company said. The new medical policy through HCSC will make TIF procedures with the device available to its approximate 15 million members. “On behalf of GERD sufferers, I would like to express our deep appreciation to HCSC for being the first majo...
Source: Mass Device - July 5, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Surgical EndoGastric Solutions Source Type: news

Biomarkers of Reflux DiseaseBiomarkers of Reflux Disease
The authors review the current research on biomarkers in gastroesophageal reflux disease. Is it realistic to expect to identify a single biomarker for GERD? Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - July 5, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

6 Natural Remedies for Heartburn Relief
By: Kimberly Jordan Allen Acid reflux is an unpleasant sensation many people experience. Thankfully, there are plenty of natural remedies for heartburn relief. When I was pregnant with twins I discovered a not-so-pleasant sensation I'd never experienced before--heartburn, also called acid reflux. I always imagined this was something that struck older folks, or those ingesting copious amounts of junk food. But according to the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, (a mouthful in itself!), an estimated $2 billion in productivity is lost each week due to various disorders within the heartburn/g...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medigus’ MUSE(TM) Continues to Gain Clinical Adoption in the U.S.
Innovative technology allows physicians to perform transoral fundoplication for effective, long-term treatment of acid reflux and improve patients’ GERD-related quality of life OMER, Israel, June 24, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Med... Devices, Surgery, GastroenterologyMedigus, Ultrasonic Surgical Endostapler, transoral fundoplication, GERD (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 24, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Connection Between Gut Health And Sexual Arousal
Photographer: Craig White I think it's safe to say that we can all get a sense of what Hippocrates meant when he stated that "All disease begins in the gut." At some point in time we have all felt the disease of indigestion, gas, bloating, acid reflux, constipation, or diarrhea, whether mild or intense. As a holistic practitioner, digestive issues and discomfort are the #1 complaints of my clients. However, did you know that digestive dis-ease could also get in the way of your sexual arousal and satisfaction? I recently spoke with Dr. Edward Catalano who practices Functional and Integrative Medicine about the ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for June 17, 2016
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. EU Council & Parliamentary councils signs off on new med device, IVD regs The Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee of the European Parliament and Council’s Committee of Permanent Representatives voted ...
Source: Mass Device - June 17, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

EndoGastric Solutions wins nod from medical society for Esophyx anti-GERD device
The American Gastroenterological Assn. recommended that insurers cover the Esophyx device for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease made by EndoGastric Solutions. Citing the data from a quartet of randomized, controlled trials, the AGA said transoral incisionless fundiplication with Esophyx ought to be reimbursed for the 20% to 40% of GERD patients who don’t respond to medication. “[T]he 3‐year-plus evidence is sufficient to demonstrate sustainable improvement in health outcomes, symptom relief, decrease in [proton pump inhibitor] utilization and improvement in esophageal pH with transo...
Source: Mass Device - June 17, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Blog American Gastroenterological Assn. (AGA) EndoGastric Solutions Source Type: news

PPI Side Effects Destroying Your Blood Vessels
It seems whenever I turn on my TV these days, there’s Larry the Cable Guy with a quick fix for heartburn. He makes it sound so simple. Just pop a pill, eat all the chili dogs you want, and no more heartburn… at least for a couple of weeks. What Is Heartburn? Heartburn is an irritation of the esophagus that is caused by stomach acid. It has nothing to do with the heart. But a new study has found a link between proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) — heartburn drugs — and the premature aging of blood vessels. Heartburn Drugs PPI Side Effects Researchers focused on the effects of two PPIs, one of which is Nex...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 16, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Heart Health Source Type: news

From acid reflux to allergies, we reveal what's causing YOUR persistent cough
Most persistent coughs are caused by gastric reflux, which makes the upper airways hypersensitive. But some can be caused by asthma, a side effect of medication, an infection - or even lung cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GERD: More than simple heart burn
Most of us eat too much, drink a bit more than we should, and suffer from our occasional excess with the nagging irritation of heartburn. But for others, heartburn — or indigestion — becomes a frequent occurrence and can be a sign of a more serious problem called GERD. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic digestive disorder. Normally when we swallow, food moves through the esophagus, which contracts to push food into the stomach through a “gatekeeper” muscle called a sphincter.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 8, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dr. Nadim George Haddad Source Type: news

GERD: More than simple heart burn
Most of us eat too much, drink a bit more than we should, and suffer from our occasional excess with the nagging irritation of heartburn. But for others, heartburn — or indigestion — becomes a frequent occurrence and can be a sign of a more serious problem called GERD. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic digestive disorder. Normally when we swallow, food moves through the esophagus, which contracts to push food into the stomach through a “gatekeeper” muscle called a sphincter.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 8, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dr. Nadim George Haddad Source Type: news