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 28, 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 29, 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 30, 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 23, 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 - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The six deadliest cancers: THIS is how long patients are expected to live
PANCREATIC cancer, liver cancer, lung cancer, oesophageal cancer - or cancer of the gullet - and stomach cancer are among the deadliest forms of cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The six deadliest cancers: How long patients are expected to live REVEALED
PANCREATIC cancer, liver cancer, lung cancer, oesophageal cancer - or cancer of the gullet - and stomach cancer are among the deadliest forms of cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel and gullet cancer: Just two beers or glasses of wine 'raises your risk'
TWO beers or glasses of wine a day raises the risk of bowel and gullet cancer by more than a fifth, according to new research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Proton pump inhibitors associated with raised mortality
Researchers suggest restricting indications for use of PPIs, and treatment duration Related items fromOnMedica Barrett ’s oesophagus (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 4, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Oesophageal cancer symptoms - eleven signs you could have cancer of the gullet
OESOPHAGEAL cancer starts in oesophagus, also known as the gullet. While it doesn ’t cause symptoms at first, the disease can cause, among others, difficulty swallowing. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania: Fallen Expert Who Trained Tanzania Docs On Ebola Sorely Missed
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The medical community in Tanzania is still mourning the loss of a veteran specialist, Dr Simon Ntabaguzi--an expert in infectious diseases who succumbed to cancer of the oesophagus last week at Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH), at the age of 59. He is survived by two children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Texas scientists: Sugar fuels various forms of cancer
University of Texas researchers have shown that squamous cell carcinoma, which can be found in the lungs, cervix and oesophagus, thrives off high amounts of glucose. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sugar IS fuelling various forms of cancer
University of Texas researchers have shown that squamous cell carcinoma, which can be found in the lungs, cervix and oesophagus, thrives off high amounts of glucose. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Just half a glass of wine a day may increase breast cancer risk
"Just half a glass of wine a day ups the risk of breast cancer by nine per cent, experts warn," The Sun reports. A major report looking at global evidence found that drinking just 10g of alcohol a day – 1.25 units – was linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. The report was produced by the World Cancer Research Fund which reviews the global evidence on the link between diet, weight, physical activity and breast cancer. Overall, this report supports what is already known, that alcohol consumption is a risk factor for breast cancer. The report found that for each 10g of pure alcohol consumed each ...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Food/diet QA articles Source Type: news

British doctors modify pig organs to treat newborn babies
The procedure will be carried out next year on about ten children in the UK born with oesophagus astresia, a rare condition where the upper section of the gullet does not connect to the stomach. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Geographic patterns of cancer survival, England: 2015
Main points include: Survival at 1 year and 5 years after diagnosis improved for the 8 cancers examined in this report (colon, breast, cervix,prostate, oesophagus, stomach, bladder, lung) among adults diagnosed in England between 2003 and 2010. Differences in net survival between the 4 NHS Regions are generally small, of the order 1% to 3%. Survival improved slightly but consistently in all 4 regions for 7 of the 8 cancers. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GP practice oesophageal cancer test in final trial stage
GPs could soon test high-risk patients for oesophageal cancer without having to refer them to hospital, as final trials began on a test to diagnose Barrett's oesophagus that could be rolled out to practices. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - March 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: 12 Care of People with Cancer and Palliative Care Source Type: news

Wide range of cancers now linked to being overweight
Conclusion The results of this study provide further evidence for the link between increasing levels of fat and the risk of developing certain cancers. There was strong evidence for nine cancers, with another two – ovarian cancer and stomach cancer – included when comparing obesity with healthy weight. This study is important in showing the significance of fat levels and obesity in cancer risk. But there are some important things to consider: The study doesn't tell us how excess body fat might play a role in the development of certain cancers, just that there's a link. Some studies might have been missed,...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Obesity Source Type: news

Being obese can increase the risk of developing 11 cancers
Types linked to obesity include breast, oesophagus, stomach and bowel cancer. The findings are concerning as a quarter of adults and a fifth of 11-year-olds are classed as obese. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight gain over adult life linked to greater digestive cancer risk, says study
Study finds strong link between weight gain from age 20 and increased risk of oesophageal and stomach cancer – both of which have very poor survival ratesPeople who are overweight in their 20s and then become obese later in life may be three times more likely to develop oesophageal or stomach cancer, according to new research.The research from the United States,published in the British Journal of Cancer, suggests that putting on weight over the years can be a particularly strong risk factor for two cancers that have very poor survival rates. Only a quarter (26%) of those diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus or can...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 15, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Cancer Obesity Health Society Cancer research Medical research Science Source Type: news

Why thick skin develops on our palms and soles, and its links to cancer
Foot callouses/keratoderma (thickened skin) can be linked to cancer of the esophagus (gullet), report researchers. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 1, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Why thick skin develops on our palms and soles, and its links to cancer
(Queen Mary University of London) Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have discovered that foot callouses/keratoderma (thickened skin) can be linked to cancer of the esophagus (gullet), a disease which affects more than 8,000 people in the UK each year. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breath test could help detect stomach and esophageal cancers
A test that measures the levels of five chemicals in the breath has shown promising results for the detection of cancers of the oesophagus and stomach in a large patient trial. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 30, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Breath test shows potential for detecting cancer
Conclusion This study aimed to see whether a breath test could be used to detect stomach and oesophageal cancers. The researchers found that the breath test was fairly accurate in distinguishing between those with and without cancer. The lead researcher, Dr Markar, said: "Because cancer cells are different to healthy ones, they produce a different mixture of chemicals. This study suggests that we may be able detect these differences and use a breath test to indicate which patients are likely to have cancer of the oesophagus and stomach, and which do not." However he went on to say that the findings of this study ...
Source: NHS News Feed - January 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Breath test could help detect stomach and oesophageal cancers
(ECCO-the European CanCer Organisation) A test that measures the levels of five chemicals in the breath has shown promising results for the detection of cancers of the oesophagus and stomach, according to research presented at the European Cancer Congress 2017. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Anxiety and depression linked to increased cancer death risk
Conclusion Studies like this can be distressing for people with mental health difficulties and their families and friends. It's important to point out that having anxiety or depression, which are common illnesses, does not mean you will go on to get, or die from, cancer. It may be your risk of it higher, but cancer risk is complex. It includes many factors such as our genes, our environment and our lifestyle. We don't know from the study whether mental distress is a cause of cancer, or of cancer mortality. It could be a reflection of another confounding factor – for example, people with poor mental health may have a...
Source: NHS News Feed - January 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Cancer Source Type: news

Should you talk about having cancer?
BBC Radio 4's Steve Hewlett was diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus, he discusses the pros and cons of talking openly about your condition. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

After Brian Williams lost his brother to cancer, he discovered he also had a serious condition
Brian Williams from Surrey has had 15 endoscopies over 15 years. He has Barrett ’s oesophagus — a pre-cancerous condition affecting around two in every 100 people in the UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 8, 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