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February 20, 2017

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Blood Pressure Medication Paves the Way for Approaches to Managing Barrett's Syndrome

Dec. 12, 2016 — New ways of using mechanisms behind certain blood pressure medications may, in the future, spare some patient groups both discomfort and lifelong concern over cancer of the ... read more

Reflux and Ulcer Medications Linked to Kidney Stones and Chronic Kidney Disease

Nov. 18, 2016 — Certain medications commonly used to treat heartburn, acid reflux, and ulcers can have damaging effects on the ... read more

Why Some Dental Implants Work and Others Don't

Oct. 25, 2016 — Two commonly-used drugs affect dental implant integration, investigators have found. They report that one helps, while the other ... read more

Fateful Evolution: New Study Improves Accuracy of Cancer Diagnosis

Aug. 25, 2016 — Researchers use evolutionary theory to make predictions about which Barrett's esophagus (BE) patients will go on to develop cancer. The results point the way toward more accurate medical ... read more

Pregnant Women May Need More Information About Medicine Use

June 2, 2016 — Pregnant women overestimate the risks of taking over the counter and prescribed medication. New findings reveal that women choose not to medicate common pregnancy symptoms such as nausea, heartburn ... read more

Early-Life Stress Causes Digestive Problems and Anxiety in Rats

May 26, 2016 — Traumatic events early in life can increase levels of norepinephrine -- the primary hormone responsible for preparing the body to react to stressful situations -- in the gut, increasing the risk of ... read more

May 17, 2016 — The 'acid' in 'acid reflux' may not be the direct cause of damage to the esophagus as previously suspected, according to researchers following conclusion of their ... read more

May 10, 2016 — Chronic use of some drugs for heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) speeds up the aging of blood vessels. This accelerated aging in humans could lead to increased cardiovascular disease, ... read more

Even Doctors Get Confused About Reflux Disease in Babies

May 2, 2016 — Clinical symptoms are only rarely validated by the gold-standard reflux test in babies, a new clinical study shows. Gastric reflux is common in infants because the band of muscle, or sphincter, that ... read more

Nearly One in Four Babies in NICUs Receive Acid Suppressing Medication

Apr. 27, 2016 — Though not approved for use in newborns, doctors prescribe the drugs to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and to help with other conditions diagnosed in neonatal intensive care units ... read more

Genes That Control Smooth Muscle Contraction Identified

Apr. 22, 2016 — A new molecular pathway has been identified that is critical for maintaining the smooth muscle tone that allows the passage of materials through the digestive ... read more

Commonly Used Reflux, Ulcer Medication May Cause Serious Kidney Damage

Apr. 14, 2016 — Patients who took proton pump inhibitors for heartburn, acid reflux, or ulcers had an increased risk of kidney function decline, chronic kidney disease, and kidney failure. The longer patients took ... read more

High Serum Omega-6 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Concentrations Linked to Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Mar. 24, 2016 — High serum omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid concentrations are linked to a significantly reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. The study found that high serum omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid ... read more

What Are My Hiccups Telling Me?

Feb. 11, 2016 — Most of us can remember the Grey's Anatomy episode where Meredith's step-mom checks into the hospital for a case of hiccups that won't go away. The diagnosis wasn't pretty and it ... read more

Gene Analysis Could Allow the Risk Determination for Esophageal Cancer

Dec. 28, 2015 — A genetic modification in the mucous membrane of the esophagus, the Barrett esophagus, can lead to esophageal cancer. If certain biomarkers are contained in these tissue alterations, so-called miDNA, ... read more

Acid Reflux Medications May Increase Kidney Disease Risk

Oct. 27, 2015 — Certain medications commonly used to treat heartburn and acid reflux may have damaging effects on the kidneys, according to two new studies. The drugs, proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), are among the ... read more

Aspects of Patient/physician Interaction May Help Alleviate Heartburn Symptoms

Oct. 1, 2015 — The results of a small study of patients being treated for chronic heartburn suggest that the longer, more comprehensive interaction that is typical of visits with complementary and integrative ... read more

Women Having a Baby by IVF Are at Increased Risk of Reflux Disease After Birth

Aug. 10, 2015 — Women who give birth to babies conceived by in-vitro fertilization are at increased risk of experiencing long-term symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, according to the results of a study. ... read more

Fatty Acid Increases Performance of Cellular Powerhouse

July 28, 2015 — An entirely new control mechanism that regulates the function of mitochondria, the powerhouses of the cell, has been discovered by researchers. Surprisingly, a fatty acid is playing a key role in ... read more

June 10, 2015 — Adults who use proton pump inhibitors are between 16 and 21 percent more likely to experience a heart attack than people who don't use the commonly prescribed antacid drugs, according to a ... read more

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