Popular Heartburn Meds Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Attack

June 11, 2015

People who use certain heartburn drugs for a long period of time may have a slightly heightened risk of suffering a heart attack, a new study suggests.

More Evidence of Long-Term Illness in 9/11 Responders

April 16, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workers who came to the rescue at the World Trade Center in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, have some of the same chronic health problems that their colleagues in the police and fire departments do, a new study finds.
When […]

Antacids May Improve Head and Neck Cancer Survival

December 2, 2014

TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Using antacids to control acid reflux may improve head and neck cancer patients’ chances of survival, a new study suggests.
The researchers examined the effects that two types of antacids — proton pump inhibitors and histamine 2 blockers — had on head and neck cancer patients. More than two-thirds […]

Don’t Let Chronic Heartburn Spoil Your Thanksgiving Feast

November 27, 2014

THURSDAY, Nov. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Planning on seconds at Thanksgiving Day dinner this year? If you suffer from chronic heartburn — clinically known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) — a few steps may help minimize the aftereffects.
Dr. Jordan Josephson, an ear, nose and throat specialist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York […]

Could Popular Heartburn Drugs Upset Your ‘Good’ Gut Bugs?

November 26, 2014

Heartburn drugs such as Prilosec and Nexium may disrupt the makeup of bacteria in the digestive system, potentially boosting the risk of infections and other problems, a small new study suggests.

You’re Taking Heartburn Meds at the Wrong Time

June 16, 2014

Many people with heartburn aren’t taking their acid-reducing medicine at the right time, which makes the drugs less effective and wastes money, according to new research.

Doctors Often Suggest Pricier, Brand-Name Meds for Reflux: Study

May 3, 2014

SATURDAY, May 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Doctors often recommend brand-name drugs for acid reflux and chronic constipation instead of cheaper store brands, costing patients more money, a new study finds.
The survey included more than 800 gastroenterologists across the United States who were asked about their drug recommendations for patients with the two digestive conditions. […]

New Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Ease Chronic Heartburn

February 5, 2014

By Brenda GoodmanHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Obese people who are considering weight-loss surgery should choose their procedure carefully if they hope to be free of chronic heartburn, a new study suggests.
The study of nearly 39,000 patients found that while traditional gastric bypass procedures reduced heartburn and acid reflux symptoms in most […]

Chronic Heartburn May Raise Odds for Throat Cancer: Study

May 23, 2013

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) — People who suffer from frequent heartburn may be at increased risk for cancers of the throat and vocal cords even if they don’t smoke or drink alcohol, a new study says.
Interestingly, common over-the-counter antacids seemed to protect against these cancers while prescription medications such as Prilosec, […]

Losing Weight May Ease Chronic Heartburn

May 20, 2013

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) — Obese and overweight men and women who suffer from heartburn often report relief when they lose weight, a new study shows.
The researchers tracked the effects of weight loss over a year in patients who had a persistent form of heartburn known as gastroesophageal reflux, or GERD.
“If […]


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