Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Don't let chronic heartburn spoil your Thanksgiving feast

(HealthDay) —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.

Medications

Generic aciphex approved to treat chronic heartburn

(HealthDay)—The first generic versions of the anti-GERD drug Aciphex (rabeprazole sodium) have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for people aged 12 and older, the agency said Friday.

Oncology & Cancer

Team uncovers pathway linking heartburn and esophageal cancer

Got heartburn? More than 60 million adults in the U.S. have acid reflux, or heartburn, and approximately 10 percent are at risk for developing esophageal cancer, due in part to complications from Barrett's esophagus. But ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

New treatment for schizophrenia discovered

A research group led by professor Jesper Ekelund showed that by giving a very large dose of famotidine (200 mg daily), sufficient amounts of the drug are able to penetrate the so-called blood-brain barrier to affect the histamine ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Losing weight may ease chronic heartburn

(HealthDay)—Obese and overweight men and women who suffer from heartburn often report relief when they lose weight, a new study shows.

Cardiology

Implanted 'bracelet' helps treat chronic heartburn (Update 2)

A tiny magnetic bracelet implanted at the base of the throat is greatly improving life for some people with chronic heartburn who get limited relief from medicines. It's a novel way to treat severe acid reflux, which plagues ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Upper endoscopy is overused in patients with heartburn

Heartburn is one of the most common reasons for people to see a doctor, and some physicians often use upper endoscopy to diagnose and manage gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). But most patients do not require the procedure ...

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