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Acid reflux, GERD, heartburn or acid indigestion is signaled by an unpleasant burning sensation in the food pipe or behind the breastbone. Understanding your triggers can help stop heartburn in its tracks and even prevent it. Treatments include heartburn

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Heart Attack or Heartburn? Differences Between Types of Chest Pain

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Heart attacks and heartburn can both cause pain in the upper belly or chest. Learn about how their symptoms can differ and what to do when they occur.

10 Simple Remedies for Heartburn Relief

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Heartburn, also known as gastrointestinal reflux, can cause great discomfort. These 10 remedies could help people prevent and treat the symptoms.

Stomach Ulcers: What are the Signs and Symptoms?

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Learn all about the signs and symptoms of stomach ulcers. This article looks at the indigestion and pain caused by stomach ulcers, along with their causes.

What is a Hiatal Hernia?

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Learn all about hiatal hernias, where part of the stomach pushes through the diaphragm. This page looks at hiatal hernia causes, symptoms, and treatment.

Researchers determine the best strategy for preventing ulcers when taking NSAIDS

Mon, 16 May 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) - including ibuprofen, diclofenac, naproxen and others - are commonly used pain medications that are generally safe but may increase the risk of...

Barrett's Esophagus: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Thu, 12 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Learn about the symptoms of Barrett's esophagus, a condition where the tissue that lines the esophagus is replaced with tissue similar to the lining of the intestine.

Popular heartburn drugs may cause serious kidney damage

Fri, 06 May 2016 10:00:00 PDT

Research indicates proton pump inhibitors should be used only sparingly.Extended use of drugs to treat heartburn, ulcers and acid reflux may lead to serious kidney damage, including kidney...

Surgeries for gastro-esophageal reflux disease have declined in recent years

Fri, 06 May 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found that the rates of surgical operations for gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) in the United States have fallen rapidly in recent years, from 0.062 percent in 2009 to 0.

Nearly 1 in 4 babies in NICUs receive acid suppressing medication

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Numbers have dropped in recent years, however, as doctors heed warnings. Since 2006, several published studies have associated the use of some acid suppression medications in hospitalized...

UMMS scientists identify genes that control smooth muscle contraction

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at UMass Medical School have identified a new molecular pathway critical for maintaining the smooth muscle tone that allows the passage of materials through the digestive system.

Heartburn, stomach acid medication linked to serious kidney damage

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 07:00:00 PDT

New study links proton pump inhibitors, commonly taken for heartburn, acid reflux, and ulcers, to raised risk of reduced kidney function, chronic kidney disease and kidney failure.

Surgery for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease found safe

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A new analysis indicates that death rates and the need for additional operations following laparoscopic surgery for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease are very low.

Proton pump inhibitors may be associated with increased risk of dementia

Mon, 15 Feb 2016 08:00:00 PDT

The use of proton pump inhibitors, the popular medications used to treat gastroesophageal reflux and peptic ulcers, may be associated with an increased risk of dementia in a study using data from a...

Stomach acid drugs linked to chronic kidney disease

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 03:00:00 PDT

A new study finds that use of proton pump inhibitors - drugs commonly used for controlling stomach acid - may be linked to higher risk for chronic kidney disease.

Significant regional variation in treatment for oesophageal cancer found in England

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PDT

New figures released today show that the treatment received by patients for oesophageal cancer, and its precursor condition Barrett's oesophagus, varies significantly across England.

Healthy Thanksgiving: the science of overeating and avoiding food poisoning

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 08:00:00 PDT

Everyone loves a little indulgence over the holidays, but what happens to our body when we overindulge? We find out and look at ways to avoid a food-poisoning catastrophe.

Proton pump inhibitors should be used judiciously to minimize rare adverse events

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 09:00:00 PDT

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), commonly used for heartburn and gastric distress, should be prescribed at the lowest dose possible and for the shortest length of time because of potential side...

Post-surgery anti-heartburn med use increases risk of death

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 00:00:00 PDT

Prescribing patients PPIs in the hospital to decrease the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding may increase their chance of life-threatening infections.

Acid reflux medications may increase kidney disease risk

Wed, 28 Oct 2015 03:00:00 PDT

Highlights Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), a class of drugs used to treat acid reflux and other acid-related gastrointestinal conditions, may increase the risk for developing chronic kidney...

5-year results of a landmark study confirm LINX procedure as a beneficial treatment for gastro-esophageal reflux disease

Thu, 15 Oct 2015 08:00:00 PDT

Torax Medical has announced completion of a landmark study confirming the long-term results of the LINX® Reflux Management System in controlling reflux-related symptoms and eliminating...

Aspects of patient/physician interaction may help alleviate heartburn symptoms

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 01:00:00 PDT

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...

Women having a baby by IVF are at increased risk of reflux disease after birth

Tue, 11 Aug 2015 04:00:00 PDT

Women who give birth to babies conceived by in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) are at increased risk of experiencing long-term symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), according to the results...

Choosing Wisely in newborn medicine: Improving health outcomes, reducing costs

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 03:00:00 PDT

Guidelines to help avoid unnecessary and potentially harmful tests and treatmentsAdvances in technology have spurred better outcomes for infants treated in neonatal intensive care units, but...

'Pill on a string' could help spot early signs of cancer of the gullet

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 01:00:00 PDT

A 'pill on a string' developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge could help doctors detect oesophageal cancer - cancer of the gullet - at an early stage, helping them overcome the problem...

The next anti-tuberculosis drug may already be in your local pharmacy

Wed, 08 Jul 2015 02:00:00 PDT

Testing thousands of approved drugs, EPFL scientists have identified an unlikely anti-tuberculosis drug: the over-the-counter antacid lansoprazole (Prevacid®).