Beyond Food: What Triggers Heartburn and GERD?
Title: Beyond Food: What Triggers Heartburn and GERD?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/1/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/1/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - September 1, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Esophageal Radiofrequency for PPI-Refractory Heartburn Esophageal Radiofrequency for PPI-Refractory Heartburn
Is esophageal radiofrequency an effective alternative to PPI treatment among patients with refractory heartburn?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Heart attack symptoms: How to tell if your chest pain is heartburn or the deadly condition
A HEART attack may be experienced as chest pain, so can heartburn. What are the key differences in these two conditions and how can you tell them apart? Find out here. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Popular Heartburn Meds Tied to Higher COVID Risk
Title: Popular Heartburn Meds Tied to Higher COVID RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/14/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/15/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - July 15, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Common Heartburn Drugs May Be Tied to Higher COVID Risk
TUESDAY, July 14, 2020 -- Popular heartburn medications such as Prilosec (omeprazole) and Nexium (esomeprazole) may inadvertently up your chances of catching COVID-19, new research suggests. An online survey of more than 53,000 Americans, all with a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Heartburn and indigestion drugs may increase risk
A new study found from Cedar-Sinai in Los Angeles found those who took PPIs once daily had a 2.15 times greater risk of contracting COVID-19 compared to those not taking the medication. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Popular Heartburn Drugs Linked to Heightened COVID-19 Risk
A popular form of heartburn medication may increase a person’s risk of developing COVID-19, according to a new study, lengthening the already long list of risk factors for the virus. In the study, published Tuesday in pre-print form in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, scientists led by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Dr. Brennan Spiegel conducted an online survey involving more than 86,000 people. Among them, more than 53,000 reported abdominal pain or discomfort, acid reflux, heartburn or regurgitation, and answered questions about the medications they took to relieve those symptoms. Of those, more than...
Source: TIME: Health - July 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

The SHOCKING truth about antacids and their effect on your gut health
(Natural News) Acid-reducing agents (ARAs) like antacids and proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are some of the most common medications prescribed for the treatment of heartburn. A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition found that long-term use of PPIs leads to a decrease in the amount of Faecalibacterium, one of the most beneficial bacteria in the human... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer warning - why your heartburn could be caused by something serious
BOWEL cancer symptoms include weight loss, stomach pain, and feeling very tired for no obvious reason. But you could also be at risk of the disease if you develop persistent heartburn or indigestion. How often is it normal to feel stomach pain, and should you speak to a doctor? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Heartburn Med Pepcid Ease COVID-19 Symptoms?
Famotidine, sold under the brand name Pepcid, appeared to improve symptoms in a group of 10 patients diagnosed with COVID-19, researchers reported online June 4 in the journal Gut. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common heartburn drug may have helped 10 patients at home with coronavirus
Ten people who were home sick with Covid-19 may have found relief with a common over-the-counter heartburn remedy, according to a study published Thursday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common heartburn drug may have helped 10 patients at home with Covid-19
Ten people who were home sick with Covid-19 may have found relief with a common over-the-counter heartburn remedy, according to a study published Thursday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Heartburn Med Pepcid Ease COVID-19 Symptoms?
THURSDAY, June 4, 2020 -- An over-the-counter heartburn remedy is showing some potential as a symptom reliever for COVID-19, a small study finds. Famotidine, sold under the brand name Pepcid, appeared to improve symptoms in a group of 10 patients... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 4, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Unusual Symptoms of Coronavirus: What We Know So Far
While most people are familiar with the hallmark symptoms of COVID-19 by now—cough, fever, muscle aches, headaches and difficulty breathing—a new crop of medical conditions are emerging from the more than 4 million confirmed cases of the disease around the world. These include skin rashes, diarrhea, kidney abnormalities and potentially life-threatening blood clots. It’s not unusual for viruses to directly infect and affect different tissues and organs in the body, but it is a bit unusual for a primarily respiratory virus like SARS-CoV-2, which is responsible for COVID-19, to have such a wide-ranging reach...
Source: TIME: Health - May 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Study shows Covid-19 patients who took heartburn drug were less likely to die, but researchers caution more research is needed
Patients who took a common heartburn medicine while hospitalized for Covid-19 were more than twice as likely to survive the infection, according to a paper posted Friday on a pre-publication website. But it's unclear whether the patients fared better because of the famotidine or if it was a coincidence. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr Reddy's recalls 1,752 bottles of heartburn drug in the US
The ongoing Class III recall is on account of "Discolouration" and because the product contains brown pellets, USFDA said. As per the US health regulator, a class III recall is initiated in a situation "in which use of or exposure to a violative product is not likely to cause adverse health consequences". (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - May 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Newly discovered mechanism can explain increased risk of dementia
(Karolinska Institutet) Millions of people around the world use acid suppressants called proton pump inhibitors for conditions like heartburn, gastritis and stomach ulcers. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden now report that how the long-term use of these drugs could increase the risk of developing dementia. Their results are published in the journal Alzheimer's& Dementia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Will I ever be able to eat without bad heartburn? DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions
DR MARTIN SCURR: Any persistent problem can be terribly frustrating but it is not the Barrett's oesophagus (pictured) that is causing your symptoms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drugs for heartburn, gout and depression now being tested as coronavirus treatments
The search for existing drugs that may help patients beat back coronavirus infections now has researchers testing the heartburn drug Pepcid, among others. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - May 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Drugs for heartburn, gout and depression now being tested as coronavirus treatments
The search for existing drugs that may help treat coronavirus infections now has researchers testing the heartburn drug Pepcid, among others. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

New York's Northwell Health Testing Potential Heartburn Treatment for COVID-19 New York's Northwell Health Testing Potential Heartburn Treatment for COVID-19
When Dr. Kevin Tracey of Northwell Health's Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research got a call from a colleague who had been in Wuhan, China, seeing patients with COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, in January, his curiosity was piqued.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 29, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

People are hoarding a heartburn drug before scientists have determined whether it can fight coronavirus
Walgreens and CVS confirmed that they are experiencing shortages. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Meryl Kornfield Source Type: news

Researchers studying a common heartburn drug as treatment for Covid-19
Hospitals in New York are giving Covid-19 patients the heartburn medicine famotidine to see if it helps fight the virus, according to the doctor who initiated the trial. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA News: Cancer Survivor Feared Recurrence, But This Time It Was His Heart
Monday, April 6, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Doug Cobb popped a couple antacid pills to calm the heartburn he'd been experiencing on and off for weeks. The 60-year-old considered he might have a stomach problem, but waved it off,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 6, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Pulls Heartburn Drug Zantac From Market
Title: FDA Pulls Heartburn Drug Zantac From MarketCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/1/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/2/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - April 2, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Zantac, Ranitidine Pulled From Market, Here Are FDA ’s Latest Cancer Concerns
New findings about N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) contamination of this type of heartburn medication led to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) more drastic action. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

FDA Requests Zantac Be Pulled From the Market
Six months after independent testing first raised the possibility that popular heartburn drug ranitidine (Zantac) might break down into the powerful carcinogen n-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), the FDA has asked for the removal of all ranitidine products from the market. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US drugs regulator calls for halt to Zantac sales
Heartburn medication made by Sanofi of France has been linked to cancer-causing impurity (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Zantac, other heartburn drugs recalled over possible cancer link
FDA orders drugmakers to pull popular heartburn medications that contain trace amounts of a carcinogen. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA calls for heartburn drug Zantac to be pulled from market immediately
The US Food and Drug Administration is requesting that manufacturers pull all prescription and over-the-counter ranitidine drugs, known by the brand name Zantac, from the market immediately, the agency announced on Wednesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA wants heartburn meds off the market due to contamination
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is telling drugmakers to immediately pull a type of heartburn drug off the market due to contamination with a chemical that may cause cancer (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

FDA Pulls Heartburn Drug Zantac From Market
WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2020 -- All versions of the heartburn drug Zantac (ranitidine) have been pulled from the U.S. market due to possible contamination with a probable human carcinogen, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. This is... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA orders Zantac, other heartburn drugs removed from market due to NDMA contamination
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ordered drugmakers to remove all prescription and over-the-counter products containing the agent ranitidine from the market immediately due to possible contamination. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Calls For Heartburn Drug Zantac To Be Pulled From Market Immediately
(CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration is requesting that manufacturers pull all prescription and over-the-counter ranitidine drugs, known by the brand name Zantac, from the market immediately, the agency announced on Wednesday. The FDA noted that an ongoing investigation has determined that levels of a contaminant in the heartburn medications increase over time and when stored at higher-than-normal temperatures, poses a risk to public health. The contaminant, N-nitrosodimethylamine or NDMA, is a probable human carcinogen and the FDA has been investigating levels of it in ranitidine since the summer of 2019. &ld...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Zantac Source Type: news

Zantac Products Should Not Be Sold or Used, F.D.A. Warns, Citing Cancer Danger
Although most drugmakers had already pulled the heartburn products months ago, the agency told consumers they should throw out any over-the-counter medications they still had. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Thomas Tags: Drugstores Zantac Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Food and Drug Administration Recalls and Bans of Products Heartburn Hazardous and Toxic Substances carcinogen your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

U.S. FDA moves to remove all versions of heartburn drug Zantac from market
Ranitidine will not be available for use in the U.S. after the FDA pulls all remaining prescription and over-the-counter products containing the ingredient found in the heartburn medication Zantac. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

FDA Pulls Heartburn Drug Zantac From Market
WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2020 -- All versions of the heartburn drug Zantac (ranitidine) have been pulled from the U.S. market due to possible contamination with a probable cancer-causing chemical, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 1, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Heartburn Drugs Tied to Bone Fractures in Children
Proton pump inhibitors are sometimes needed in children with reflux, but parents should be aware they may increase the risk of fractures. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Bones Bone Fractures Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Cancer symptoms: How to tell if your heartburn is a sign of cancer
CANCER symptoms are easily confused with less serious conditions so people often delay getting them checked out. Heartburn is one example of this, but there is a telltale sign that can determine whether the common digestive condition is in fact cancerous. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartburn pain: Including too much of this food in your diet could trigger symptoms
HEARTBURN is an extremely uncomfortable feeling which occurs if one has had too much of the wrong foods or drinks. Acid reflux, which causes heartburn, often follow overindulgence. But how can it be avoided and when could heartburn signal something more serious? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Forget Face Masks, Focus On Basics Needed For 2 Weeks
BOSTON (CBS) – As concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus mount, many people are left wondering if there’s anything they can do. And no, the answer is not to get your hands on a face mask. Face masks are useful when worn by people who are already sick to prevent the spread of germs, but not very helpful for healthy people trying to avoid getting sick. So forget the face masks and focus on the basics. Read: Answers To Your Coronavirus Questions According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, one important step is to make sure you have everything you need at home in the event you have to sh...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Could Heartburn Meds Spur Growth of Drug-Resistant Germs in Your Gut?
Title: Could Heartburn Meds Spur Growth of Drug-Resistant Germs in Your Gut?Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/25/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/26/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - February 26, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Could Heartburn Meds Lead to Drug-Resistant Germs?
The findings do not prove that PPIs -- which include popular brands such as Prilosec (omeprazole), Prevacid (lansoprazole) and Nexium (esomeprazole) -- are the cause, experts said.         But they are the latest to raise safety questions about the top-selling prescription and over-the-counter medicines. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Heartburn Meds Spur Growth of Drug-Resistant Germs in Your Gut?
TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 -- Common heartburn meds may foster the growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the gut, a new research review suggests. In an analysis of 12 past studies, researchers found that, overall, the evidence supports a link:... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 25, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Not Recommending Recalls of Diabetes Drug
The FDA began testing samples of metformin for the carcinogen NDMA at the end of last year. Contamination with this substance has led to recalls of blood pressure and heartburn medications within the past 2 years. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Survivors Share Their Heart Attack Stories
"Nearly 20 years ago, at age 50, I was walking out of the cafeteria at work with my morning coffee, when I felt a sudden onset of pain in the center of my chest. ... I assumed it was heartburn and ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - February 7, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

What to Know and Do About Possible Nitrosamines in Your Medication
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating several potentially cancer-causing substances, called nitrosamines, recently found in some drugs, including those used to treat elevated blood pressure, heartburn, and acid reflux. Some of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 27, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Canada faces shortage of heartburn drug Pepcid after Zantac recall
The common heartburn medication Pepcid is in short supply across Canada, and experts say it’s a direct result of the recent international recall of Zantac. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Two More Heartburn Meds Recalled Due to Possible Carcinogen
Title: Two More Heartburn Meds Recalled Due to Possible CarcinogenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/10/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/13/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - January 13, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

More popular heartburn medications recalled due to impurity
More common heartburn medications have been recalled due to the presence of an impurity that might cause cancer. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news