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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

GERD Recurrence Fairly Common Following Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Recurrence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is relatively common among patients who have laparoscopic antireflux surgery, potentially diminishing some of the … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Do You Listen to Heart Sounds? This May be Another Reason Why You Should.
I’m not sure about you, but when I went to school to become a paramedic (and a nurse for that matter), one thing I never really understood was heart sounds, or heart tones, depending on who taught you. My attempt at learning resorted to scouring textbooks, journals, online editorials, watching clips on YouTube and listening… lots of listening to sound bites from CDs. You know the ones, they come free when you buy a new stethoscope. Instead of turning to digital media, I should’ve been listening to the hearts of my patients. Hindsight is 20/20, especially in this case. All my self-guided education yielded...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 12, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Bruce Hoffman, MSN,BSN-RN, NR-P, CFRN Tags: Patient Care Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

High Rate of GERD Recurrence After Antireflux Surgery High Rate of GERD Recurrence After Antireflux Surgery
Nearly 18% of patients who undergo primary laparoscopic antireflux surgery will experience recurrent gastroesophageal reflux disease requiring long-term medication or a secondary surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

What Proteins Cause Cow ’ s Milk Protein Allergy?
Discussion Cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA) is one of the most common food allergies. It is estimated to have an incidence of 2-7.5% in infants and a prevalence of 0.5% in breastfeed infants. The prevalence decreases with age at 1% in children> or = 6 years. CMPA does not have a laboratory test and therefore is a clinical diagnosis. It is defined as a “hypersensitivity reaction brought on by specific immunologic mechanisms to cow’s milk.” Generally symptoms present within the first month of life and involve 2 of more systems with 2 or more symptoms. Systems are dermatologic (including atopic der...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 11, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Could a Mediterranean diet be as good as drugs for acid reflux?
Conclusion The results of this relatively small cohort study seem to show that a plant-based Mediterranean diet with alkaline water is equally good as PPI medication at treating acid reflux symptoms when people also follow standard advice to cut out certain things from their diet. This might suggest that the first port of call for people with gastro-oesophageal reflux could be to try a Mediterranean diet before going on PPI medication, to avoid potential side effects. There are, however, some limitations to this research: Cohort studies can only show links and cannot prove definite cause and effect, and retrospective coh...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Source Type: news

Mediterranean diet could be as good as pills at controlling THIS common problem
A MEDITERRANEAN diet could be just as effective at controlling acid reflux - or heartburn - as medicine prescribed by GPs, experts have claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vegetarian diet may be as effective as medication against acid reflux
A mostly vegetarian diet may provide relief similar to widely used medications for people with acid reflux, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acid Reflux? Try Going Vegetarian
Title: Acid Reflux? Try Going VegetarianCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/7/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/8/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - September 8, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Acid Reflux? Try Going Vegetarian
Study hints that change in eating habits may be as effective as medications Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: GERD, Vegetarian Diet (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mediterranean diet is the best cure for acid reflux
Patients who ate fish, vegetables and whole grains reported a greater reduction in symptoms than those on proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), the study by New York Medical College found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treating Reflux With Diet
A plant-based diet is just as effective as proton pump inhibitors in treating laryngopharyngeal reflux, a study found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Diet and Nutrition Throat Gastroesophageal Reflux (Acid Reflux) Source Type: news

Acid Reflux? Try Going Vegetarian
THURSDAY, Sept. 7, 2017 -- A mostly vegetarian diet may provide relief similar to widely used medications for people with acid reflux, a new study suggests. The study looked at close to 200 patients at one medical center who had been diagnosed with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 7, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Lannett receives FDA OK for generic Nexium product
Lannett Co. Inc. received Food and Drug Administration approval Tuesday to market a generic version of delayed-release Nexium in 20- and 40-milligram dosages. Nexium, a prescription drug used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease and other conditions involving excessive stomach acid, was developed by AstraZeneca, a London-based pharmaceutical company that has its U.S. headquarters In Wilmington. Nexium, which contains the active ingredient esomeprazo le magnesium, is a second generation version… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Is eating chocolate making my acid reflux worse?
The Daily Mail's resident GP addresses your latest health concerns, from the flip-side of sweet treats to osteoporosis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma and acid reflux: Are they linked?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to STOP heartburn from ruining your summer
An estimated seven million Britons suffer from acid reflux — where acid or other substances leak from the stomach into the gullet, or oesophagus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Foods That Can Help with Acid Reflux Symptoms - AARP
2 hours ago ... Do you suffer from frequent heartburn? Then you might have acid reflux. Try foods like bananas, oatmeal and yogurt to help manage the  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - July 28, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Ironwood reflux drug appears effective, safe in midstage trial
(Reuters) - Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Thursday its potential blockbuster drug for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) not controlled by current medicines significantly reduced heartburn severity and regurgitation frequency, meeting the main goals of a midstage trial. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Heartburn vs. Acid Reflux (Differences and Similarities)
Title: Heartburn vs. Acid Reflux (Differences and Similarities)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 7/20/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/20/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - July 20, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Heartburn warning: Tight clothes around THIS area of body could trigger symptoms
HEARTBURN - also known as acid reflux - is a common causes of indigestion that affects one in six adults in the UK. It can be caused by wearing clothes too tight around the stomach. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartburn drugs linked to premature death
Conclusion This larger set of observational data finds that PPI drugs are associated with an increase in the risk of early death compared with either H2 blockers or no acid suppression drugs. This was the case for participants both with and without gastrointestinal problems. It also appears as though the longer the PPIs drugs are taken, the greater the risk of death. Considering that these drugs are widely used in the UK, these findings may cause concern. But the research has a number of important limitations: The study was conducted in a population of mostly white, older US male veterans, which might limit the abi...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Common heartburn drugs tied to higher risk of death
A large study finds that PPIs - used by millions for heartburn and ulcers - are linked to higher risk of death and that the risk rises the longer the use. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Acid Reflux / GERD Source Type: news

Indigestion pills 'may increase risk of an early death'
More than five million bottles and packets of proton pump inhibitors are prescribed each year in England to treat gastroesophageal reflux, a severe form of heartburn (file pic). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Popular heartburn meds don't raise Alzheimer's risk
Drugs used to treat acid reflux and ulcers don't appear to boost the risk of dementia, as has been previously suspected, new research suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Popular Heartburn Meds Don't Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study
WEDNESDAY, June 28, 2017 -- Drugs used to treat acid reflux and ulcers don't appear to boost the risk of dementia, as has been previously suspected, new research suggests. The study focused on widely used proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) drugs --... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 28, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: June 23, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Guardant suing Foundation Medicine to Interson receiving 510(k) clearance for ultrasound probes, here are 7 medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Guardant levels false advertising suit against Foundation Medicine Guardant Health announced in a June 22 press release that it has filed a lawsuit against Foundation Medicine for false advertising and unfair competition. Guardant Health is claiming that Foundation Medicine’s advertising causes harm to Guardant Health and its patients because it misleads oncologists about the sensitivity and accuracy of...
Source: Mass Device - June 23, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Business/Financial News Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Implants Neurological Regulatory/Compliance Ultrasound EndoStim Foundation Medicine Inc. Guardant Health Interson Lee's Pharmaceutical Meditech Med Source Type: news

Heartburn symptoms - THIS could be causing your constant acid reflux
HEARTBURN, also known as acid reflux or indigestion can cause an unpleasant taste in the mouth, a sore throat, chronic cough and pain in the chest. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news