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Invasive Procedures Should Be Reserved for a Sub-Group of Acid Reflux Patients, Study Says

May 8, 2018 — As the number of Americans with acid reflux grows, a new study says invasive procedures to treat those who don't respond to medication should be done for select ... read more

Protein Nutrition for Cells and Organisms: Can We Use It to Treat Diseases?

Mar. 21, 2018 — A review article highlights opportunities and challenges in using amino acid transporters as drug targets. The article provides an overview of methods used to identify new inhibitors for amino acid ... read more

Omega-6 Fatty Acids Do Not Promote Low-Grade Inflammation

Nov. 13, 2017 — The higher the serum linoleic acid level, the lower the CRP, according to a new study. Linoleic acid is the most common polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty ... read more

Shifting Bacterial Communities in the Stomach May Influence Cancer Risk

Nov. 2, 2017 — Different changes to the microbial community of the stomach may explain why related conditions are associated with different risk levels and types of gastric tumor, according to a new ... read more

Long-Term Use of Drugs to Curb Acid Reflux Linked to Doubling in Stomach Cancer Risk

Oct. 31, 2017 — The long-term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), a class of drugs commonly used to treat acid reflux, is linked to a more than doubling in the risk of developing stomach cancer, finds ... read more

Oct. 11, 2017 — Researchers have identified cells in the upper digestive tract that can give rise to Barrett's esophagus, a precursor to esophageal ... read more

Oct. 11, 2017 — Researchers have identified cells in the upper digestive tract that can give rise to Barrett's esophagus, a precursor to esophageal ... read more

Oct. 10, 2017 — Approximately 10 percent of Americans take a proton pump inhibitor drug to relieve symptoms of frequent heartburn and acid reflux. That percentage can be much higher for people with chronic liver ... read more

New Treatment for Chronic Throat Irritation and Globus Sensation in the Gullet

Sep. 25, 2017 — Chronic throat irritation, a permanent globus sensation, a sore or dry sensation in the throat are common symptoms, which are often trivialized and wrongly attributed to gastro-oesophageal reflux ... read more

Mediterranean-Style Diet May Eliminate Need for Reflux Medications

Sep. 7, 2017 — A plant-based, Mediterranean-style diet has been shown to provide the same medical benefits for treating laryngopharyngeal reflux as popular reflux medications, according to new ... read more

Proton Pump Inhibitors Do Not Contribute to Dementia or Alzheimer's Disease

June 22, 2017 — Noting that the prescription of proton pump inhibitors is on the rise among middle-aged and older adults, a team of researchers designed a new study to examine PPIs and the risk of dementia, mild ... read more

Infants Prescribed Antacids Have Increased Risk of Fractures During Childhood

May 4, 2017 — New research found infants prescribed antacids to manage acid reflux, or spitting up, under age 1 had more bone fractures later in ... read more

Psychological Benefits for Kids When Moms Keep Taking Folic Acid

May 3, 2017 — Taking folic acid supplements throughout pregnancy may improve psychological development in children, new research ... read more

Gastric Medications Increase Risk for Recurrence of Clostridium Difficile Infection

Mar. 27, 2017 — Patients who use gastric suppression medications are at a higher risk for recurrent Clostridium difficile (C-diff) infection, new research concludes. C-diff is a bacterium that can cause symptoms ... read more

Bowel Cancer Medication Could Help Combat Early-Onset Parkinson's Disease

Mar. 14, 2017 — Folinic acid can protect neurons in fruit flies, report scientists. The study suggests that folinic acid, which is used in medications to treat bowel cancer, can also protect neurons associated with ... read more

Researchers Solve the Mystery of the Acid Pump

Mar. 7, 2017 — 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 ... read more

Feb. 22, 2017 — The sudden onset of kidney problems often serves as a warning for doctors to discontinue patients' use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), sold under brand names Prevacid, Prilosec, Nexium and ... read more

Lifetime Weight Gain Linked to Esophageal and Stomach Cancers

Feb. 15, 2017 — People who are overweight in their twenties and become obese later in life may be three times more likely to develop cancer of either the esophagus (food pipe) or upper stomach, according to a ... read more

Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Operation for GERD Linked to Fewer Postoperative Complications

Jan. 26, 2017 — Patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease, known as GERD, who undergo laparoscopic anti-reflux operations compared with traditional 'open' operations suffer fewer postoperative ... read more

Microscopic Submarines for Your Stomach

Jan. 23, 2017 — Tiny 'submarines' that speed independently through the stomach, use gastric acid for fuel (while rapidly neutralizing it), and release their cargo precisely at the desired pH: Though it may ... read more

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