Common Heartburn Drugs Linked to Kidney Disease in Study

April 14, 2016

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, April 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People who use certain drugs for chronic heartburn may be at increased risk of developing kidney disease, a new study suggests.
The research is the latest to highlight potential risks from drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). PPIs include prescription and over-the-counter drugs, such as Prilosec, […]


Could a Low-Risk Surgery Help Your Chronic Heartburn?

March 29, 2016

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, March 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A minimally invasive surgery to treat chronic heartburn is safer than generally believed, and could be a desirable alternative to long-term use of acid reflux medications, new research indicates.
Scientists found the death rate following so-called laparoscopic fundoplication surgery for gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, was […]


Widely Used Heartburn Drugs Linked to Dementia Risk in Study

February 16, 2016

A popular class of heartburn medications might raise a senior’s risk of dementia, a new study suggests.


Could a Lung Cancer Drug Work Better With Coke?

February 12, 2016

FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Patients with the leading form of lung cancer may be able to look to Coca-Cola Classic to solve a common medicinal challenge, new research suggests.
As the Dutch scientists explain it, the effectiveness of the powerful lung cancer drug Tarceva (erlotinib) depends on the pH level of […]


Popular Heartburn Drugs Linked to Kidney Disease Risk

January 11, 2016

A type of heartburn medication called proton pump inhibitors may be linked to long-term kidney damage, a new study suggests.


Frequent Heartburn May Signal More Serious Digestive Problem

November 26, 2015

THURSDAY, Nov. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Every Thanksgiving, lots of people loosen their belts and reach for antacids to quell an overstuffed tummy.
But for some, turkey day is just another day of severe or persistent heartburn, and that chronic digestive trouble may be a sign of a condition called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), […]


Don’t Let Reflux Ruin Your Thanksgiving

November 25, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Thanksgiving can be challenging if you suffer from heartburn, but there are a number of things you can do to have a more pleasant holiday, an expert says.
Certain foods are more likely to cause heartburn and chronic heartburn and should be avoided. These items include fatty and spicy […]


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 […]



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