Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall: Why I'm on the Fast Diet
Fasting diets are all the rage. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has been on one since New Year, and it seems to be working. But how long will it last?I'm not a serial dieter, or any kind of dieter, but I am interested in what we eat, how we eat, and how it affects our health. Sometimes I think, with mounting impatience, that it's all so bloody obvious. Michael Pollen has it pretty much right in his book In Defence of Food: "Eat food, not too much, mostly plants." Five a day is the government's rather patronising version of that – and woefully fails to emphasise how important it is that most&...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 18, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall Tags: Nutrition The Guardian Obesity Diets and dieting Health & wellbeing Food drink Features Chefs Life and style Food science Source Type: news

10 Things to Stop Doing If You Have Heartburn
If you suffer from chronic heartburn, you know how it can affect your life. In your efforts to get your heartburn under control, you have probably thought about all the things you should be doing. That's great! But also important is remembering what NOT to do.  So here's a list of 10 things you should stop doing if you have heartburn. Related Information: What is heartburn? What is a hiatal hernia? What are peptic ulcers? Foods that cause heartburn GERD treatment Hiatal hernia treatment Peptic ulcer treatment 10 Things to Stop Doing If You Have Heartburn originally appeared on About.com Heartburn / GERD on...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - January 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women and Heartburn
In most cases, what triggers heartburn for women are the same triggers for men. There are, however, a couple circumstances that are unique to women: Pregnancy and progesterone. Why does pregnancy cause heartburn anyway? What other factors cause heartburn for women (and men)? Read more about women and heartburn. Related Resources: Pregnancy and Heartburn Weight and Heartburn Foods That Trigger Heartburn Nighttime Heartburn GERD Hiatal Hernias Smoking and Heartburn Alcohol and Heartburn Exercise and Heartburn Stress and Heartburn Women and Heartburn originally appeared on About.com Heartburn / GERD on Wednesday,...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - January 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GERD in the Elderly
While GERD affects millions of people, the odds of developing this disorder increases with age. This means the elderly are more likely than younger adults to suffer from GERD. An elderly patient may not experiences the same symptoms of heartburn with their GERD because their symptoms may be different from what is considered the normal symptoms of the disease. Learn what these symptoms are and how GERD in the elderly can be treated. Related Resources: Weight and Heartburn Foods That Trigger Heartburn Nighttime Heartburn GERD Smoking and Heartburn Alcohol and Heartburn Exercise and Heartburn Stress and Heartburn ...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - January 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

30 Days to Better Sleep: Avoid Heartburn at Night
There are few things as miserable as waking with the discomfort of heartburn. As you make progress in sleeping better, one of the key milestones is avoiding heartburn at night. Heartburn goes by many names: reflux, gastro-esophageal reflux disease, GERD, water brash, acid indigestion, or pyrosis. It all amounts to the same thing, however. The esophagus is a muscular tube that extends from the mouth to the stomach. At the connection between the esophagus and the stomach is a muscular ring called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). This cincture is meant to close and keep the contents of the stomach from regurgitating bac...
Source: About Sleep Disorders - January 15, 2013 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Pill-size camera may make cancer diagnosis easier
Recent news coverage has heralded the arrival of a new “camera you can swallow” that “could help detect early stages of cancer of the oesophagus”. The high-tech device, about the size of a large vitamin pill, uses optical lasers to photograph the insides of the stomach and oesophagus in detail. It is hoped that this new investigative technique may help spot early signs of cancers of the digestive system, such as oesophageal cancer (also known as cancer of the gullet). The researchers suggest the cancer camera is a quick, simple and pain free imaging method that patients may prefer to ...
Source: NHS News Feed - January 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Medical practice QA articles Source Type: news

Replacing Endoscopy With Pill-Sized Device Could Allow Broader Screening For Esophageal Cancer, Other Conditions
Physicians may soon have a new way to screen patients for Barrett's esophagus, a precancerous condition usually caused by chronic exposure to stomach acid. Researchers at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have developed an imaging system enclosed in a capsule about the size of a multivitamin pill that creates detailed, microscopic images of the esophageal wall. The system has several advantages over traditional endoscopy... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Acid Reflux / GERD Source Type: news

Could Renal Abscess Be a Complication of Pyelonephritis in this Patient?
Discussion Urinary tract infections (UTI) are common. By the age of 7 years up to 8% of girls and 2% of boys have had a UTI. The current American Academy of Pediatrics criteria for a UTI diagnosis includes presence of pyruria (determined by microscopy) or leucocyte esterase (on dipstick) AND a culture-positive urine of 100,000 colony-forming units on a voided specimen. Because of possible contamination, bagged specimens are not acceptable. Clinical pyelonephritis (ie febrile UTI) is a fairly common problem in the pediatric population. Learning Point Renal abscesses are uncommon with the exact incidence unknown and are defi...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 14, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Court Says Pfizer Can Be Sued by Man Who Took Generic
An Alabama court ruled that a patient could sue a brand-name company for failing to warn about a drug’s risks even though he took a generic version. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By KATIE THOMAS Tags: Reglan Wyeth Alabama Pfizer Inc PFE NYSE Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Decisions and Verdicts Suits and Litigation Supreme Court Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd Actavis Gastroesophageal Reflux (Acid Reflux) Trademarks and Trade Names Source Type: news

Barrett's Esophagus: A Growing Complication of GERD
Barrett's esophagus is a condition in which the esophagus changes so that some of its lining is replaced by a type of tissue similar to that normally found in the intestine. While there is a higher risk of developing esophageal cancer in people with Barrett's esophagus, less than 1% of patients with Barrett's esophagus will develop this cancer. While the odds of you developing esophageal cancer is low, it is still important that if you were diagnosed with Barrett's esophagus, you should have regular examinations to screen for precancerous and cancerous cells. Examinations can include an upper endoscopic exam and/or biopsy....
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - January 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal adenocarcinoma is the fastest growing cancer in the western world. Major risk factors for this cancer are Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and Barrett's esophagus. General Information About Esophageal Cancer Preventing Esophageal Cancer Stages of Esophageal Cancer Treating Esophageal Cancer Preventing Esophageal Cancer Lowering Your Risk of Esophageal Cancer Esophagitis Increases Risk of Esophageal Cancer Esophageal Cancer originally appeared on About.com Heartburn / GERD on Monday, January 7th, 2013 at 14:50:00.Permalink | Comment | Email this (Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux)
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - January 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach (Gastric) Cancer
Stomach cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the lining of the stomach. One of the symptoms can be chronic heartburn. What is Stomach Cancer? Symptoms of Stomach Cancer Diagnosing Stomach Cancer Stages of Stomach Cancer Treating Stomach Cancer Stomach (Gastric) Cancer originally appeared on About.com Heartburn / GERD on Monday, January 7th, 2013 at 14:45:28.Permalink | Comment | Email this (Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux)
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - January 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Digestive System: GERD
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) develops when a muscle at the end of the esophagus does not close properly. In adults, this causes frequent heartburn, also called acid indigestion. When the esophagus is not fully closed, acidic digestive juices can rise up from the stomach. Refluxed stomach acid in the esophagus causes a burning-type pain in the throat, chest, behind the breast bone, and/or in the mid-abdomen. Learn More About Digestive System: GERD (Source: A Primer for Womens Health)
Source: A Primer for Womens Health - December 14, 2012 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: admin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news