Throat cancer symptoms: Key signs of cancer that affect your throat and voice
THROAT CANCER is the name sometimes given to cancers affecting the thyroid, larynx, oesophagus or trachea. What are the symptoms to look out for? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alcohol caused 740,000 cancer cases globally last year – study
Researchers behind estimate say more needs to be done to raise public awareness of linkAlcohol is estimated to have caused more than 740,000 cancer cases around the world last year, and experts say more needs to be done to highlight the link.There is strong evidence that alcohol consumption can cause various cancers including those of the breast, liver, colon, rectum, oropharynx, larynx and oesophagus. Research suggests that evenlow levels of drinking can increase the risk.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 13, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Alcohol Cancer Medical research Breast cancer Health Science Society Source Type: news

AI software may help spot early signs of oesophageal cancer
Software in use at an NHS trust could prove a breakthrough in diagnosing one of the deadliest forms of cancerOne of the NHS ’s leading hospital trusts has begun using artificial intelligence to help detect cancer in the gullet, whichkills 8,000 Britons a year. It is hoped the technology will increase the number of cases of cancer in the oesophagus that doctors spot.Oesophageal cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer. It is hard to detect, particularly in its early stages, and many people who get it die soon after their diagnosis. Fewer than one in five of those diagnosed are still alive five years later.Contin...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 1, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Denis Campbell Health policy editor Tags: Cancer NHS Artificial intelligence (AI) Cancer research Medical research Health Science Society Technology UK news Source Type: news

‘Sponge on a string’ test will help pinpoint gullet cancer
UK trials begin for test that detects risk of oesophageal diseaseTrials of a new weapon in the battle against cancer are to be launched across Britain next month. The cytosponge – a sponge on a string – is to be used to pinpoint individuals at risk of developing oesophageal cancer.The aim is to tackle one of Britain ’s most pernicious illnesses. Oesophageal cancer is often diagnosed late in its development when it is difficult to treat. It is the sixth most common cause of cancer deaths in the UK with only 15% of patients surviving five years after diagnosis and is more common in older people.Continue rea...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 27, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Cancer research Medical research Science UK news Source Type: news

At what age should surveillance for Barrett's oesophagus stop from a cost-effectiveness perspective?
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - May 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Can you use baking powder for heartburn? Four health benefits and three drawbacks
HEARTBURN, otherwise known as acid reflux or GERD, is an unpleasant condition caused when stomach acids flood the oesophagus. Can you use baking powder to relieve heartburn, and what other health uses does it have? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Esophage cancer: Discovery of the mechanisms involved
(Universit é libre de Bruxelles) Publication in Cell Stem Cell: Researchers at the Universit é libre de Bruxelles, ULB uncover a new mechanism involved in the development of metaplasia in the oesophagus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Electronic 'nose' that detects chemicals in breath may help spot early signs of oesophageal tumour 
The breathalyser-type device uses sensors to identify patterns of compounds found in breath that are unique to Barrett's oesophagus, a 'pre' condition to the cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicidal acid ingestion leading to gastric outlet obstruction treated by early definitive surgery-case report - Almalki M, Yaseen W, Althobaiti S.
Chemical ingestions can cause acute injury to the oesophagus, stomach, pylorus, duodenum and sometimes other organs after ingestion of corrosives, but it may be as late as 1  year after ingestion. A 30-year-old male patient presented to the emergency depar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Scar-free operation could banish acid reflux for good
The 60-minute operation, which could be available to NHS patients in the UK as early as next year, closes gaps between the oesophagus and the stomach. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Throat cancer symptoms: The most common symptoms of the deadly disease
THROAT cancer is a generic term to describe various types of cancers that affect the area of the throat. It can mean cancer of the thyroid gland, gullet or wind pipe, which have different symptoms. What are they? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The mule who took us for a ride - El-Abbassy I, Perakath B.
Foreign body ingestion is not uncommon in patients with mental disorders, alcohol intoxication and for purposes of drug trafficking. Small objects pass spontaneously; however, larger ones may get stuck in the oesophagus, stomach or at narrow areas of the b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Can mouthwashes or nasal sprays protect healthcare workers and patients from COVID-19 infection?
Three new reviews have published on mouthwashes/nasal sprays to protect healthcare workers and patients from COVID-19 infection. Healthcare workers are at the forefront of the COVID-19 crisis, with repeated exposure to individuals who are, or may be, infected, and are therefore at risk themselves.These workers may be especially at risk when undertaking'aerosol-generating procedures'(AGPs). This is any medical, dental or patient-care procedure that results in the production of airborne particles (aerosols) from the upper aerodigestive tract (mouth, nose, throat, oesophagus) and lower respiratory tract where the virus is she...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 17, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

DNA testing 'can predict throat cancer up to eight YEARS' in advance
Statistical model built by scientists at the University of Cambridge and European Bioinformatics Institute reveals the risk of someone with Barratt's oesophagus developing throat cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why do I feel things going all the way down after I swallow? Just ask DR ELLIE CANNON
DR ELLIE CANNON: This would fall into the category of a swallowing difficulty, and it absolutely should be checked out by your doctor. Pain on swallowing can be an early sign of cancer of the oesophagus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sputnik review – smart Soviet-era sci-fi chiller
The alien is the least of the horrors in Egor Abramenko ’s mostly gripping suspense, set in a dour 80s army facility with an unwanted visitor‘We sent two into space. Three came back.” At first, no one notices the extraterrestrial stowaway when a Soviet rocket lands back on Earth; the creature is tucked out of sight, getting comfy in the oesophagus of one of the two astronauts on board. But it makes itself known at a medical facility, slithering out of the man’s mouth, expanding, before chomping on the brains of a nurse. Russian director Egor Abramenko makes his feature debut with this mostly grippin...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Cath Clarke Tags: Film Culture Space Thrillers (film) Science fiction and fantasy films Source Type: news

High blood pressure: The best breakfast combination proven to lower your reading
HIGH blood pressure can be addressed the moment you're ready to eat in the morning. What you choose to put down your gullet could impact your health. Which is the best breakfast combination proven to lower your reading? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood test can detect five types of cancer FOUR YEARS before symptoms appear
The 'liquid biopsy', called PanSeer and tested by Chinese experts, analyses blood samples for tiny DNA fragments released by stomach, oesophagus, bowel, lung and liver tumours. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nasogastric tube placement checks before first use in critical care settings during the COVID-19 response, British Association of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
This easy reference guide has been produced because some aspects of COVID-19 presentation and treatment present special challenges for safely confirming nasogastric tube position. The dense ground-glass x-ray images can make x-ray interpretation more difficult, and the increasing use of proning manoeuvres in conscious patients increases the risk of regurgitation of gastric contents into the oesophagus and aspiration into the lungs which will render pH checks less reliable (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News 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 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taking aspirin once a week can cut the risk of getting several types of cancer, scientists claim
The scientific review, by Milan University in Italy, looked at a range of studies and found regular use of aspirin appeared to reduce the risk of getting stomach and oesophagus cancers by around a third. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Electronic nose' could smell breath to warn about higher risk of oesophageal cancer
Current diagnostic method for Barrett ’s oesophagus relies on invasive and costly endoscopyAn electronic device that “sniffs” breath may offer a new way to identify people with a condition that can lead to cancer of the oesophagus, researchers have revealed.Recent figures suggest there are about 9,000 new cases of oesophageal cancer, or cancer of the food pipe, every year in the UK.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Cancer research Health Medical research World news Science Society UK news Source Type: news

'Electronic nose' could smell breath to warn about higher risk of oesophagal cancer
Current diagnostic method for Barrett ’s oesophagus relies on invasive and costly endoscopyAn electronic device that “sniffs” breath may offer a new way to identify people with a condition that can lead to cancer of the oesophagus, researchers have revealed.Recent figures suggest there are about 9,000 new cases of oesophageal cancer, or cancer of the food pipe, every year in the UK.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Cancer research Health Medical research World news Science Society UK news Source Type: news

Kenya: Experts Call for Study on Rise in Stomach Cancer in Nyeri Men
[Nation] Rising cases of oesophagus and stomach cancer among men in Nyeri has raised concerns among health experts as they push for a government-funded research in the county. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Runner, 37, nearly DIED after rupturing his oesophagus
The man, who has not been named, felt intense pain after vomiting during the race in California. X-rays revealed Boerhaave's syndrome, which has a high mortality rate, mostly due to sepsis (stock) (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR ELLIE CANNON: Why is my food so hard to swallow?
DR ELLIE CANNON: In young people, dysphagia - when your food feels like it's stuck in the throat - is rarely a sign of anything serious, but could be an issue with the oesophagus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Cases of Throat Cancer Increase in Bomet
[Nation] Bomet has broken the cancer pattern in the country by recording oesophagus as the leading form of the killer disease in both male and female adults. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Female patients more likely to survive but experience worse side effects from cancer treatment
Researchers looked at difference in outcomes after chemotherapy for early cancer of the oesophagus and stomach Related items fromOnMedica Physical problems after breast cancer limit survival Women suffer more chemo side effects than men Exercise and psychological treatments cut cancer fatigue Thousands of women with breast cancer may be spared chemotherapy Cancer mortality cut by a third in young people (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 28, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cancer Research UK: Less chemotherapy better for older patients with some advanced cancers
(Cancer Research UK) Less chemotherapy is as effective at controlling disease for elderly or frail patients with advanced cancer of the stomach or oesophagus (food pipe), and leads to fewer side effects such as diarrhoea and lethargy. These are the results of a Cancer Research UK funded study, presented prior to the ASCO conference today (Wednesday). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Drinking hot tea or coffee could more than DOUBLE the risk of developing cancer of the oesophagus
The study looked at the drinking habits of 50,045 people who lived in north-eastern Iran. People in the UK and US typically drink beverages below 60°C. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Cancer of the Oesophagus is Kenya's Deadliest
[Nation] Oesophagus cancer is now the leading killer in Kenya, overtaking cervix, breast, stomach and prostate cancers, according to recent data from World Health Organisation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Miraa, Hot Tea, Mursik Blamed For Cancer Cases
[Nation] Taking hot tea while chewing miraa and frequent drinking of mursik (fermented milk) are the leading causes of cancer of the oesophagus or food pipe in Northern Kenya and Rift Valley respectively. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Patients with cancers of the gullet, stomach and bowel respond well to new anti-HER2 drug
(ECCO-the European CanCer Organisation) An antibody that binds simultaneously to two distinct regions of the HER2 receptor to block the growth of cancer cells has shown promising signs of anti-tumor activity in a number of cancers including those of the gullet (esophagus), stomach and bowel. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Middle-aged people have MORE cancer-causing mutant cells than normal ones, shock study reveals
Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK, found that in the oesophagus alone, up to 80 per cent of cells contain mutations that have the potential to cause cancer even if they seem healthy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mutant cells colonize our tissues over our lifetime
(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) By the time we reach middle age, more than half of the oesophagus in healthy people has been taken over by cells carrying mutations in cancer genes, scientists have uncovered. By studying normal oesophagus tissue, scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, MRC Cancer Unit, University of Cambridge and their collaborators uncovered a hidden world of mutations and evolution in our tissues as we age. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Namibia:'My Son Was Born Without an Oesophagus'
[New Era] Seven months into her pregnancy in 2015, Utjitaye Kangun ÿe was given the option to either terminate her pregnancy because her unborn baby would have serious birth defects. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 10, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Treatment for severe heartburn prevents cancer
(Karolinska Institutet) Medical or surgical treatment of severe heartburn prevents cancer of the oesophagus, a study from Karolinska Institutet with almost one million Nordic patients reveals. The results are published in the scientific journal JAMA Oncology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 23, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

How aspirin can cut risk of tumour in the gullet
ASPIRIN could help prevent cancer of the oesophagus for those with a high risk of the disease, according to new research released yesterday. Patients with a condition called Barrett ’s oesophagus are more likely to go on to develop the cancer, which kills nearly 8,000 a year in the UK. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indigestion pills taken with aspirin could cut risk of gullet cancer
The trial, led by Professor Janus Jankowski at the University of Central Lancashire, split 2,563 people with Barrett's oesophagus into four groups. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Very hot tea can raise risk of oesophageal cancer, suggests study
Combined with excess alcohol consumption, scaldingly hot tea raises relative risk fivefold, says Chinese researchersVery hot tea combined with heavy alcohol consumption can increase the risk of oesophageal cancer by five-fold, research suggests.The cancer, which starts in the oesophagus, was already known to be linked to drinking alcohol and smoking, but those risks are heightened by the addition of daily cups of “burning hot” tea, scientists discovered.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Cancer research Tea China Medical research Science Asia Pacific World news Food & drink Life and style Source Type: news

New robot can help treat rare birth defect
(University of Sheffield) Researchers at the University of Sheffield and Boston's Children Hospital, Harvard Medical School have created a robot that can be implanted into the body to aid the treatment of oesophageal atresia, a rare birth defect that affects a baby's oesophagus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Acid reflux: Foods to AVOID this Christmas to prevent heartburn
ACID REFLUX can cause heartburn, an unpleasant taste in the mouth and a cough that keeps coming back. It ’s the last thing you want to be worried about over Christmas dinner – here are the main festive foods to avoid stomach acid leaking out and heading up the gullet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartburn pills could double chances of stomach cancer
Chronic heartburn, caused by stomach acid splashing up into the gullet, also known as acid reflux, affects around seven million people in the UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Budweiser Wants to Brew Beer on Mars. That ’s Even Harder Than It Sounds
If you’re traveling to Mars, you’re going to have to bring a lot of essentials along — water, air, fuel, food. And, let’s be honest, you probably wouldn’t mind packing some beer too. A two-year journey — the minimum length of a Mars mission — is an awfully long time to go without one of our home planet’s signature pleasures. Now, AB InBev, the manufacturer of Budweiser, has announced that it wants to bring cosmic bar service a little closer to reality: On Dec. 4, the company plans to launch 20 barley seeds to space, aboard a SpaceX rocket making a cargo run to the Internation...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Alcohol Beer Budweiser international space station NASA Science 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

Cancer breakthrough: Taking THIS supplement could halt growth of deadly cells
CANCER of the oesophagus is a deadly condition, with symptoms including indigestion and difficulty swallowing. But taking a regular zinc supplement could stop cancerous cells in their tracks. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Australian scientists dispute Darwin's theory about whale's teeth
Finding debunks long-held idea that teeth of prehistoric animals were shaped to allow water to sieve through themAustralian researchers have produced new evidence disputing a popular theory of whale evolution proffered by scientists from Charles Darwin onwards about the development of baleen, the hair-like strands used to filter krill out of the water and down the gullet of the largest mammals on the planet.Using 3D modelling of a prehistoric tooth dug out of the rocks near Torquay on Victoria ’s southern coastline in 2016 and comparing it to similar modelling of modern predators, a team of scientists based at Museum...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 29, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Calla Wahlquist Tags: Science Evolution Australia news World news Charles Darwin Whales Marine life Cetaceans Biology Source Type: news

Oesophageal cancer breakthrough: New way to attack deadly cells revealed
OESOPHAGEAL cancer - or cancer of the gullet - could be treated with a existing drug in a new way, experts have found. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 22, 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