My Favorite Natural Heartburn Remedies
Every time I come back to Africa, I’m reminded just how natural the health care is here. I recently watched one local herbalist cure a patient of chronic heartburn with a tea made from a popular root (more about that soon). Heartburn is a common disorder of the stomach caused by the overproduction of stomach acid. In America, mainstream medicine is likely throwing Big Pharma’s “treatments” at you — like proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs), which block the production of stomach acid. You might know these better as Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid. But these PPIs have some pretty BIG downsides you&rsquo...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - February 4, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Natural Cures heartburn Remedies stomach acid Source Type: news

11 Easy And Effective Heartburn Remedies
Qhile everyone enjoys eating a delicious meal, no one enjoys the heartburn or acid reflux that can sometimes accompany it.   -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves Takeda's Dexilant SoluTab to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for Takeda Pharmaceuticals' Dexilant SoluTab delayed-release orally disintegrating tablets to treat adults with heartburn associated with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), a chronic… (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - January 28, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Amenity Health Completes 5 Clinical Trials in 2015 Establishing...
MedCline™ furthers clinical reach to include PPI-refractory, laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), post-esophogectomy and gestational GERD patients providing a much-needed solution for those suffering with...(PRWeb January 18, 2016)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/01/prweb13166261.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - January 18, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Stomach acid drugs linked to chronic kidney disease
A new study finds that use of proton pump inhibitors - drugs commonly used for controlling stomach acid - may be linked to higher risk for chronic kidney disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Acid Reflux / GERD Source Type: news

Acid reflux drugs linked to kidney disease
Stephen FellerBALTIMORE, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Two drugs commonly used to treat acid reflux were linked to an increased risk for kidney disease, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins University. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartburn Pills Are Linked To More Infections, And This May Be Why
This study may play a part in reducing this unnecessary use, by providing the mechanism of the slight increase in infections,” Steves said. That’s because to confirm the shift in gut bacteria found in twins taking PPIs, Steves and colleagues also re-analyzed data from a previously published study examining what happens to the guts of healthy people who take the pills. In these individuals, the mix of bacteria changed to resemble that of the twins on PPIs. The changes in the gut seen in these studies also mirror what has been observed in previous research on mice with high levels of streptococcus in their stomac...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 10, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Aurobindo Pharma gets USFDA nod for acid reflux treatment drug
Aurobindo Pharma has received final approval from the US health regulator to manufacture and market Famotidine Tablets used for acid reflux treatment. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - December 24, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dear Santa, please settle my tum: How to avoid acid reflux this Christmas
STRESS, alcohol and too much rich food is the optimal blend for triggering a bout of indigestion or acid reflux. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Proton Pump Inhibitors Affect Gut BacteriaProton Pump Inhibitors Affect Gut Bacteria
Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) used to reduce stomach acid and treat acid reflux change the populations of microbes living in the intestines, which may help explain why they increase the risk of certain infections, according to a new study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Heartburn drugs affect gut bacteria, which may promote infection
(Reuters Health) - Common drugs to reduce stomach acid and treat acid reflux also change the populations of microbes living in the intestines, which may help explain why they increase the risk of certain infections, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

EndoStim officially spikes $35m IPO
EndoStim today officially spiked an initial public offering it hoped would raise $35 million for its neurostimulation device for gastroesophageal reflux disease. EndoStim, which had planned to put $10 million of the IPO’s proceeds into clinical studies and another $14 million to commercialize the system, tabled the offering in October 2014. Today the company filed a formal withdrawal request with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, citing “market conditions.” EndoStim is operating from a small headquarters in St. Louis where it employs 13 people, including CEO Bevil Hogg, who took Ste...
Source: Mass Device - December 9, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Initial Public Offering (IPO) Funding Roundup EndoStim Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Restrictive diet usually not necessary to control symptoms of GERD
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I’m 62 years old and am having difficulty keeping healthy weight on due to GERD and reflux. I am really confused about what foods and beverages I should avoid, and what foods will not make my reflux act up. What do you recommend mature adults who have this condition avoid, and what [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 8, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

EndoStim device approved in Brazil
St. Louis medical device maker EndoStim has received approval from Brazilian health authority ANVISA to commercialize its medical device that treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in that country. The second-generation device is called the Lower Esophageal Sphincter (LES) Stimulation System and it acts as a long-term treatment option for chronic reflux patients, officials said. EndoStim raised $2.5 million earlier this year to help fund the effort. Local investors in the company include… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 2, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Feldt Source Type: news

EndoGastric raises $50m for acid reflux device
EndoGastric Solutions said today it raised $50 million in a new round of financing for its EsophyX acid reflux treatment device. The company makes endoscopic surgical equipment for transoral incisionless fundoplication, tissue-stapling in the stomach and esophagus, designed to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. The round was led by CRG and joined by existing EGS investors Advanced Technology Ventures, Canaan Partners, Chicago Growth Partners, Foundation Medical Partners and Radius Ventures, the Redmond, Wash.-based company said “EGS has demonstrated that the strong data and dramatic shifts in healthcare econ...
Source: Mass Device - December 2, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News EndoGastric Solutions Source Type: news

EndoGastric Solutions raises $50m for acid reflux device
EndoGastric Solutions said today it raised $50 million in a new round of financing for its EsophyX acid reflux treatment device. The company makes endoscopic surgical equipment for transoral incisionless fundoplication, tissue-stapling in the stomach and esophagus, designed to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. The round was led by CRG and joined by existing EGS investors Advanced Technology Ventures, Canaan Partners, Chicago Growth Partners, Foundation Medical Partners and Radius Ventures, the Redmond, Wash.-based company said “EGS has demonstrated that the strong data and dramatic shifts in healthcare econ...
Source: Mass Device - December 2, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News EndoGastric Solutions Source Type: news

Frequent Heartburn May Signal More Serious Digestive Problem
Could be gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and treatments can help, expert says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: GERD (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bracelet Cures GERD-- Doctor's In-depth Interview
Tripp Buckley, M.D., General Surgeon and Surgical Director of the Heartburn & Acid Reflux Center at Baylor, Scott and White Health in Round Rock, Texas talks about a new procedure for patients with GERD. (Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com)
Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com - November 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant Women Find Relief from Gestational GERD Using MedCline™
The results of the most recent MedCline™ clinical trial, “Use of a Sleep Positioning Device Significantly Improves Nocturnal Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Symptoms in Pregnant Women,” were presented...(PRWeb November 05, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/11/prweb13061982.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 6, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Acid reflux medications may increase kidney disease risk
Certain medications commonly used to treat heartburn and acid reflux may have damaging effects on the kidneys, according to two new studies. The drugs, proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), are among the top 10 class of prescribed medications in the United States. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 27, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Common heartburn med could increase risk of kidney disease
Proton pump inhibitors - used to treat acid reflux and heartburn - may damage the kidneys, according to two new studies that will be presented at Kidney Week 2015. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Acid Reflux Solution: Magnets to the Rescue
SAN ANTONIO, Texas. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- If you know anyone who suffers from acid reflux symptoms, you know all they want is relief. Now it looks like a new surgery can ease the burn...as well as save lives. (Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com)
Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com - October 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

12-Month RESPECT Data Presented At ACG Finds EndoGastric Solution's Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) Procedure Provides Sustained Relief Of Troublesome Regurgitation
EndoGastric Solutions (EGS), a leader in incisionless procedural therapy for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), recently announced updated one-year clinical data from the RESPECT (Randomized EsophyX vs. Sham/Placebo Controlled Trial) study, the first-ever randomized, blinded, sham- and placebo-controlled study of the company’s Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) procedure. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - October 26, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

EndoGastric Solutions Announces New Sham-Controlled European Study Demonstrates Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) Procedure As Effective Alternative For Daily PPI Treatment
EndoGastric Solutions (EGS), a leader in incisionless procedural therapy for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), recently announced findings published online by Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics from a new double-blind, sham-controlled, multi-center European study, which further confirmed the efficacy of the company’s Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) procedure as a viable alternative to proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to control chronic symptoms of GERD. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - October 26, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

5 Workaholic Rules for Staying Out of the Emergency Room
"When did the chest pains begin?" the ER doctor questioned. "Just a couple of hours ago. I feel like I can't breathe and I haven't done anything. I'm light-headed. I was just sitting in the car," I said. My responses triggered a flurry of activity and medical equipment began to record information from all the wires now attached to me. After studying the tests, the doctor said, "You did the right thing. If you ever have these kinds of symptoms again, you should not hesitate to come to the emergency room. But today, this is not a heart attack, you're experiencing an anxiety attack with acid reflux....
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C2 Therapeutics Coldplay cryoballoon wins CE Mark
C2 Therapeutics said today its Coldplay cryoballoon focal ablation system won CE Mark approval in the European Union. The Redwood City, Calif.-based company’s device is designed to treat precursors to esophageal cancer known as Barrett’s Esophagus. The Coldplay device uses extreme cold to destroy targeted diseased tissue while minimizing damage to healthy tissue. “C2’s Coldplay CryoBalloon technology blends the precision and controlled depth of radiofrequency ablation with the inherent benefits of cryotherapy, which until recently was lacking in control and visibility during therapy delivery. Coldpl...
Source: Mass Device - October 23, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Regulatory/Compliance c2 Therapeutics Source Type: news

EndoStim receives CE Mark for full body MRI use with EndoStim II LES Stimulation System
NIJMEGEN, Netherlands, Oct. 20, 2015 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- EndoStim, a medical device company that has developed neurostimulation therapy for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), announced CE Mark approval for a significant expan... Devices, Gastroenterology, RegulatoryEndoStim, gastroesophageal reflux disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 20, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Scientists Put Shamanic Medicine Under The Microscope
Ten years ago, Mark Pischea, then a 42-year-old political consultant and father of five from Williamston, Michigan, was rushed to the hospital with severe stomach pain. Pischea was diagnosed with Crohn's disease, a chronic autoimmune condition that can cause extreme abdominal discomfort, weight loss, fatigue and fevers. For the next decade of his life, the formerly healthy husband and father lived in a constant cycle of flare-ups, surgery and recovery. After his fifth surgery, Pischea was bedridden for six weeks. At that point, he was told his only remaining options were a sixth surgery or the removal o...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask Well: Taking Heartburn Drugs Long-Term
The most popular acid reflux medications — proton pump inhibitors like Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid, which are taken daily — can have serious side effects with long-term use. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - October 15, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Ask Well Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Heartburn Gastroesophageal Reflux (Acid Reflux) Live Featured Source Type: news

Ask Well: Taking Heartburn Drugs Long-Term
The most popular acid reflux medications — proton pump inhibitors like Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid, which are taken daily — can have serious side effects with long-term use. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Ask Well Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Heartburn Gastroesophageal Reflux (Acid Reflux) Live Featured Source Type: news

Ask Well: Taking Heartburn Drugs Long-Term
The most popular acid reflux medications — proton pump inhibitors like Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid, which are taken daily — can have serious side effects with long-term use. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - October 15, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Ask Well Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Heartburn Gastroesophageal Reflux (Acid Reflux) Live Featured Source Type: news

I Can't Accept the 300-Pound Body I Once Lived In
This article originally appeared on Inspire Transformation Photo Credit: Naomi Teeter ALSO ON HUFFPOST: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Esophageal Cancer: Killing a Silent Killer
MIAMI. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- This year alone, 17,000 Americans will be diagnosed with esophageal cancer and 16,000 of them will die from it. People who have Barrett’s esophagus, a condition where normal tissue in the esophagus changes due to acid reflux, are at the highest risk of getting the disease. Now, there is more information on treatment options for those with this difficult disease. (Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com)
Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com - September 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boston Scientific launches Captivator EMR device
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) said today it launched the Captivator endoscopic mucosal resection device designed as a minimally-invasive alternative to esophagectomy procedures. The Captivator allows for staging and removal of precancerous tissue and early esophageal cancer in the upper gastrointestinal tract, the Marlborough, Mass.-based company said. The device gives operating physicians a 360 degree view of the esophagus and can be used with accessory devices that can be used to “manage potential complications quickly,” the company said. “The Captivator EMR Device provides improved e...
Source: Mass Device - September 29, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Surgical Boston Scientific Source Type: news

LINX bracelet to treat acid reflux 'represents next gen heartburn treatment'
Experts at the University of Minnesota claim the LINX device, which is made of magnetic beads, 'provides significant and durable improvement in heartburn, regurgitation and quality of life', up to five years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why We Should All Care About The Amazon's Disappearing Tribes
Before Mark Plotkin became a successful Amazonian ethnobotanist and rainforest conservationist, he was a 19-year-old college dropout working the night shift at the Harvard Zoology Museum.  Having developed an insatiable curiosity about the world's flora and fauna as a child, he decided to take a night course at the university led by a famed ethnobotanist. After attending that first lecture in 1974, Plotkin knew that he wanted to spend the rest of his life exploring the rainforest. Within months, he was invited to join an expedition to the Amazonian region of French Guiana as a research assistant.   Sinc...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 28, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Dr Reddy's launches Nexium generic in US market
Drug major Dr Reddy's Laboratories (DRL) has launched the generic version of Astrazeneca's Nexium, used to treat acid reflux, in the US market. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 28, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Eat These 5 Foods to Recover Faster When You Get Glutened
You have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity and avoid the gluten enemy at all costs, but inevitably, at some point, gluten gets in. When it does, what will you do? While there is no guaranteed way to get the gluten out, there are steps we can take to help our bodies recover the trauma of gluten ingestion. Here are 5 foods to add to your diet to help your body recover faster. 1 - Blueberries have the highest cellular antioxidant activity of all fruits and vegetables. Blueberries are tiny antioxidant powerhouses. In fact, research shows blueberries have the highest cellular antioxidant activity of all fruits and vegetab...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eat These Five Foods to Recover Faster When You Get Glutened
You have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity and avoid the gluten enemy at all costs, but inevitably, at some point, gluten gets in. When it does, what will you do? While there is no guaranteed way to get the gluten out, there are steps we can take to help our bodies recover the trauma of gluten ingestion. Here are 5 foods to add to your diet to help your body recover faster. 1 - Blueberries have the highest cellular antioxidant activity of all fruits and vegetables. Blueberries are tiny antioxidant powerhouses. In fact, research shows blueberries have the highest cellular antioxidant activity of all fruits and vegetab...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mistaken Diagnoses Are Much More Common Than You'd Think
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most people will experience at least one wrong or delayed diagnosis at some point in their lives, a blind spot in modern medicine that can have devastating consequences, says a new report that calls for urgent changes across health care. Getting the right diagnosis, at the right time, is crucial, but Tuesday's Institute of Medicine report found diagnostic errors get too little attention. The biggest needed change: "Patients are central to a solution," said Dr. John Ball of the American College of Physicians, who chaired the IOM committee. That means better teamwork between health providers - do...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Marissa’s story: “Esophageal atresia is never going to define me”
Marissa Waite lives in the smallest town in Massachusetts, but she has a big story to tell. When her mother Vicky was pregnant with Marissa 13 years ago, an ultrasound detected esophageal atresia (EA), a condition where the esophagus isn’t connected to the stomach. Vicky was admitted to Brigham and Women’s Hospital for the remainder of her pregnancy. “I’m a take-charge kind of person. When I was pregnant, I thought, ‘I’ll make all the decisions for my baby.’ But when complications arose, I realized I couldn’t make these kinds of decisions alone,” she says. At that point...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 13, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jenny Fernandez Tags: All posts Our patients’ stories esophageal atresia GERD Steven Fishman VSD Wayne Tworetzky Source Type: news

Most With Cough, Throat Clearing Don't Have GERDMost With Cough, Throat Clearing Don't Have GERD
Patients with cough or throat clearing are not likely to have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), according to new findings. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 11, 2015 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Women impregnated by IVF at increased risk for reflux disease
Stephen FellerIZMIR, Turkey, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Women who had children through in vitro fertilization may be more prone to long-term symptoms of gastro-esophageal reflux disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women having a baby by IVF are at increased risk of reflux disease after birth
Women who give birth to babies conceived by in-vitro fertilization are at increased risk of experiencing long-term symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, according to the results of a study. Gastro-esophageal reflux disease is a common condition in which acid from the stomach travels up into the esophagus and causes heartburn, regurgitation and pain when swallowing. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 10, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Women having a baby by IVF are at increased risk of reflux disease after birth
(SAGE Publications) Women who give birth to babies conceived by in-vitro fertilization are at increased risk of experiencing long-term symptoms of gastro-esophageal reflux disease, according to the results of a study published in the UEG Journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 10, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Reflux Esophagitis: Does the Choice of PPI Matter?Reflux Esophagitis: Does the Choice of PPI Matter?
This analysis compared the long-term outcomes of commonly used proton-pump inhibitors used in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Is one significantly more effective than the others? International Journal of Clinical Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

From acid reflux to tooth damage, why fizzy water could be harming your health
Sparkling water can damage your health in surprising ways. It's so popular that we drank 300 million litres in the UK last year. Experts say the bubbly beverage can destroy your teeth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Torax touts Linx GERD study
This study validates the Linx results shown in other studies and substantiates that Linx is as effective as LNF in controlling reflux. It further supports the use of Linx as a 1st line therapy in patients who are failing drugs to control their reflux,” chief of upper GI and general surgery at USC’s Keck School of Medicine Dr. John Lipham said in a press release. The study results were published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Last month, Torax won FDA approval for the next generation of its Linx reflux management system with MRI compatibility. The new system is compatible with MRI systems be...
Source: Mass Device - July 27, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Implants Surgical Torax Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Medigus raises $3m, partners with NASA
Medigus (TLV:MDGS) raised $3m in a closed equity financing round, according to an SEC filing from the endosurgical and imaging device company. The company also partnered with NASA, providing micro ScoutCams for its Robotic Refueling Mission. The Omer, Israel-based company develops minimally invasive endoscopic devices and procedures, including its Muse system for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease. The funds from the financing round came from 3 unnamed investors, according to the SEC filing. Medigus has not yet stated what it plans to use the proceeds for. In June, Medigus won a contract to supply NASA with its ...
Source: Mass Device - July 24, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Medigus Ltd. NASA Source Type: news

Dr Le Fanu's online health clinic, Friday 17th July 2015
Concerned about aches and pains? Worried about a medical condition? You can email your questions confidentially to Dr Le Fanu at drjames@telegraph.co.uk. Answers will be published in the health section of the Telegraph website every Friday. Today - the wee miracle, acid reflux, back pain, cramp and a low starch diet (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - July 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: back pain arthritis Dr James online health clinic aspirin acid reflux low starch diet James Le Fanu cramp Source Type: news