MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for March 23, 2017
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. InVivo wins Health Canada nod for cervical neuro-spinal scaffold trial InVivo Therapeutics said today it won Health Canada approval to initiate a clinical study of its neuro-spinal scaffold in patients with acute, complete AIS ...
Source: Mass Device - March 23, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Ethicon closes Torax Medical buy
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary Ethicon said today it closed its acquisition of Torax Medical, and its Linx acid reflux treatment portfolio, for an undisclosed amount. The Linx system from Shoreview, Minn.-based Torax is an implant composed of interlinked titanium beads with magnetic cores that augments the esophageal sphincter’s barrier function to prevent reflux in patients with gastro-esophageal reflux disease. Torax is also developing a similar device, Fenix, designed to treat fecal incontinence. “Torax and Ethicon share a vision for the transformational role that our products can have...
Source: Mass Device - March 23, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Ethicon Johnson & Johnson Torax Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Keck School of Medicine of USC receives grant for esophageal cancer research
(University of Southern California - Health Sciences) The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) has been awarded a grant from the DeGregorio Family Foundation and Price Family Foundation to support research aimed at gaining a deeper understanding of how gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) increases the risk of developing esophageal cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 23, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Pop a Pill for Heartburn? Try Diet and Exercise Instead
Proton pump inhibitors are linked to problems like nutrient deficiencies, joint pain, bone fractures, heart attacks and dementia. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Gastroesophageal Reflux (Acid Reflux) Heartburn Diet and Nutrition Obesity Fiber (Dietary) Source Type: news

Patrick Stewart Reveals He Uses Marijuana Daily To Help With Arthritis Symptoms
Sir Patrick Stewart has opened up about his struggle with arthritis and how he turns to marijuana on a daily basis to combat its symptoms, according to a report from The Telegraph. The 76-year-old “X-Men” actor shined a light on his green regimen this week while endorsing the U.K.’s first program aimed at exploring the benefits of cannabis-based medicines. In a statement, the English actor called the cannabinoid biomedicine program out of Oxford University “an important step forward for Britain in a field of research that has for too long been held back by prejudice, fear and ignorance.” ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patrick Stewart Reveals He Uses Marijuana Daily To Help With Arthritis Symptoms
Sir Patrick Stewart has opened up about his struggle with arthritis and how he turns to marijuana on a daily basis to combat its symptoms, according to a report from The Telegraph. The 76-year-old “X-Men” actor shined a light on his green regimen this week while endorsing the U.K.’s first program aimed at exploring the benefits of cannabis-based medicines. In a statement, the English actor called the cannabinoid biomedicine program out of Oxford University “an important step forward for Britain in a field of research that has for too long been held back by prejudice, fear and ignorance.” ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 16, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Treating GERD May Reduce Nasal Symptoms Treating GERD May Reduce Nasal Symptoms
In patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) and symptoms of sinonasal disease, treatment with a proton pump inhibitor may reduce LPR and nasal symptoms, a new study suggested.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 15, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Researchers solve the mystery of the acid pump
Researchers have succeeded in identifying the mechanisms involved in what is known as the acid pump, which at the cellular level pumps acid into the stomach -- in some cases leading to gastric ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 7, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Researchers from Aarhus solve the mystery of the acid pump
(Aarhus University) Researchers at Aarhus University in Denmark have succeeded in identifying the mechanisms involved in what is known as the acid pump, which at the cellular level pumps acid into the stomach -- in some cases leading to gastric ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease. The research results emanate from Jens Chr. Skou's sodium-potassium pump, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize twenty years ago. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 7, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Mederi touts meta-study of Stretta GERD treatment device
Data from a meta-analysis study of Mederi Therapeutics Stretta device released this week indicate that treatments with the device reduced heartburn and improved health-related quality of life scores for patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease. The company’s Stretta catheter system applies low-poet radio frequency energy to remodel the lower esophageal sphincter to restore natural barrier function and reduce spontaneous regurgitation caused by transient relaxations of the sphincter. In the study, researchers analyzed results from 28 studies of the Stretta system, including data from 2,468 unique Stretta patients...
Source: Mass Device - February 27, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Mederi Therapeutics Inc. Source Type: news

Heartburn meds linked to risk of kidney damage, study finds
About 15 million Americans take prescription medications known as PPIs for heartburn or acid reflux (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These Minnesota investors are winners in Torax sale
Torax Medical Inc ’s pending sale to a Johnson& Johnson Inc. (NYSE: JNJ) unit is likely to pay off for several Minnesota investors. The Shoreview-based med-tech company tapped local backers throughout its history. Mayo Clinic’s venture capital arm was among the business' earliest investors. Torax's device, a ring of magnetic beads that treats acid-reflux disease and fecal incontinence, was initially developed at Rochester, M inn.-based Mayo. Other backers include Minneapolis-based venture capital… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 21, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Torax Medical agrees to sell to Johnson & Johnson subsidiary
Torax Medical Inc., which makes a ring-shaped device that treats acid-reflux disease, is being bought by a surgical-tools subsidiary of Johnson& Johnson Co. The health-care giant, which invested in Torax last year, will fold the company into Ethicon, an Ohio company that makes medical tools used for surgery. Financial terms weren’t disclosed. Ethicon, which is a division of New Jersey-based Johnson& Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), expects to close on the deal by the end of March. Ethicon was also the … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 21, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

Torax Medical agrees to sell to Johnson & Johnson subsidiary
Torax Medical Inc., which makes a ring-shaped device that treats acid-reflux disease, is being bought by a surgical-tools subsidiary of Johnson& Johnson Co. The health-care giant, which invested in Torax last year, will fold the company into Ethicon, an Ohio company that makes medical tools used for surgery. Financial terms weren’t disclosed. Ethicon, which is a division of New Jersey-based Johnson& Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), expects to close on the deal by the end of March. Ethicon was also the … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 21, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

'I've had a cough for 20 years. Could it be acid reflux?'
Kirstine Jackson from Sheffield has struggled with a chronic cough for more than 20 years, and has been prescribed asthma medication for the symptoms. Dr Martin Scurr advises on treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Acid reflux and coughing: What's the connection?
How might acid reflux lead to coughing and how is this diagnosed? Learn about treatments, prevention methods, and other causes of chronic coughing. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Acid Reflux / GERD Source Type: news

J & J ’ s Ethicon to buy Torax Medical
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary Ethicon agreed to buy Torax Medical and its Linx acid reflux treatment for an undisclosed amount. J&J, which got in on a $25 million funding round for Torax last year, said the deal is “consistent with Ethicon’s strategy of advancing innovation and investing in areas of unmet medical needs such as esophageal health.” It’s expected to close during the 1st quarter. The Linx system is an implant composed of interlinked titanium beads with magnetic cores that augments the esophageal sphincter’s barrier function to prevent reflux in patients...
Source: Mass Device - February 17, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Wall Street Beat Ethicon Johnson & Johnson Torax Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Medigus wins nod to start Chinese trial for Muse transoral stapler
Medigus (TLV:MDGS) said today it won approval from the China Food and Drug Administration to initiate a clinical study of its Muse endoscopic device designed for trans oral fundoplication procedures to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. The Chinese Muse trial is slated to enroll 62 patients at across 5 centers in China, including The General Hospital of People’s Liberation Army, Renji Hospital in Shanghai, Shanghai Geenral Hospital, Peking University Third Hospital and Navy General Hospital. “With the approval of the clinical study, we are now a step closer to the first-in-man Muse procedure in China. ...
Source: Mass Device - February 16, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Medigus Ltd. Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Acid Reflux in Infants: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
How is acid reflux in infants diagnosed and what are the possible risk factors to be aware of? Can any lifestyle changes help? Do babies outgrow reflux? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Acid Reflux / GERD Source Type: news

The surprising new food rules to banish acid reflux
Acid reflux affects millions worldwide, but many don't even know they have it. According to US dietary specialist Dr Jonathan Aviv, the best way to banish your it for good is by changing your diet. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Laparoscopic anti-reflux operation for GERD linked to fewer postoperative complications
Patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease, known as GERD, who undergo laparoscopic anti-reflux operations compared with traditional'open'operations suffer fewer postoperative complications, experience faster recovery, and incur lower health care costs, according to study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 26, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Laparoscopic anti-reflux operation for GERD linked to fewer postoperative complications
(American College of Surgeons) Patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease, known as GERD, who undergo laparoscopic anti-reflux operations compared with traditional 'open' operations suffer fewer postoperative complications, experience faster recovery, and incur lower health care costs, according to study results published online as an 'article in press' on the Journal of the American College of Surgeons website, ahead of print publication. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

A third of adults treated for asthma 'may not have the disease'
Conclusion The study results show being diagnosed with asthma at one point in your life doesn't necessarily mean you need to take asthma medication forever. This study has some limitations. It was carried out in Canada, where the health service is different and doctors may use different practices to diagnose asthma. That means we don't know if the results are applicable to the UK. Also, many people invited to take part did not do so, which means the participants may not be representative of the general population of people with asthma. Not all doctors provided records of diagnosis, so we don't know how many people actua...
Source: NHS News Feed - January 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Medication Source Type: news

This Lung Disorder Tends To Be Misdiagnosed In Many Adults
(Reuters Health) ― As many as one in three adults diagnosed with asthma may not actually have the chronic lung disorder, a Canadian study suggests. Researchers did lung function tests on 613 adults who had been diagnosed with asthma within the past five years. If participants took asthma medicines, researchers gradually weaned them off the drugs over four clinic visits to see how well their lungs worked without treatment. The evaluations ruled out asthma in 203 of the participants, or 33 percent. After one year of follow-up, 181 of these people still did too well on lung tests to be diagnosed with asthma, researchers rep...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Lung Disorder Tends To Be Misdiagnosed In Many Adults
(Reuters Health) ― As many as one in three adults diagnosed with asthma may not actually have the chronic lung disorder, a Canadian study suggests. Researchers did lung function tests on 613 adults who had been diagnosed with asthma within the past five years. If participants took asthma medicines, researchers gradually weaned them off the drugs over four clinic visits to see how well their lungs worked without treatment. The evaluations ruled out asthma in 203 of the participants, or 33 percent. After one year of follow-up, 181 of these people still did too well on lung tests to be diagnosed with asthma, researchers rep...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 18, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Sore Throat and Acid Reflux: Causes and Treatment
Discover why acid reflux might lead to a sore throat. When should a doctor be consulted, are there complications, and can children have acid reflux? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Acid Reflux / GERD Source Type: news

Heartburn symptoms? Medication to cure condition could cause SEVERE sickness
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. However, experts have warned patients taking tablets to ease symptoms could be at greater risk of severe sickness. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Baking Soda for Acid Reflux: Does it Work?
Baking soda has long been used as a home remedy for acid reflux, but how effective is it? Learn how effective it is, as well as its risks and side effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Acid Reflux / GERD Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What Things Are Best to Drink for People with Acid Reflux?
Acid reflux is an uncomfortable condition in which stomach acid flows into the food pipe. Find out what drinks will make it worse and which ones can help. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Acid Reflux / GERD Source Type: news

Acid reflux symptoms: How to get rid of heartburn NATURALLY
ACID reflux, also know as heartburn is a common health complaint for many Brits, but hundreds find endless good food and drinks at Christmas make their symptoms worse. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acid reflux symptoms: GP reveals the food which will give YOU heartburn
ACID REFLUX, also known as heartburn can cause an unpleasant taste in the mouth, a sore throat and a chronic cough - but also pain in the chest. The condition however, can be triggered by eating certain foods. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Diet Tips for GERD: Foods to Eat and Avoid
Acid reflux is an uncomfortable condition in which stomach acid comes back into the esophagus. Find out which foods can reduce or worsen symptoms. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Acid Reflux / GERD Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Silent Reflux: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
In silent reflux, stomach acid returns to the throat, causing irritation and frequent throat clearing. Learn its causes, symptoms, and treatment here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Acid Reflux / GERD Source Type: news

Study Shows OraCoat ® XyliMelts® Oral Adhering Discs Effectively Treat Acid Reflux
FDA-Approved Clinical Trial Shows that XyliMelts Discs are an Effective Supplement for Treating Many Acid Reflux SymptomsBellevue, WA (December 1, 2016) –A recent study revealed that OraCoat®XyliMelts® oral-adhering discs greatly reduce symptoms of heartburn in acid reflux sufferers. The double-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled study conducted by Peter Van der Ven, DMD, PhD; Jeffrey Burgess, DDS, MSD; and Michael Karcher, BA, PhD candidate; was approved by the Western Institutional Review Board and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD), more commonly known a...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 5, 2016 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Common heartburn medications are increasing the risk of strokes
(NaturalNews) Proton pump inhibitors or PPIs – a class of drugs commonly used to treat acid reflux and heartburn – may increase the risk of ischemic stroke, according to preliminary research presented at an American Heart Association conference in New Orleans earlier this month. As reported by CNN, these drugs are among the most prescribed... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 Foods To Eat For A Bloat-Free Life
By Amy Marturana for Well+Good When bloating, cramping, or heartburn strikes, my brain goes into (WTF) detective mode, calculating every last morsel that passed through my lips and evaluating it after the fact as a potential threat. (CSI, dinner plate edition.) Instead of trying to eliminate everything that might cause an issue, what if you could feel better by adding certain foods? Clinical herbalist Guido Masé prefers this route. Masé, the co-owner of Urban Moonshine--whose organic bitters are designed to get your digestive system in tip-top shape--and author of The Wild Medicine Solution: Healing with A...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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