Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Surgery helps tough-to-treat acid reflux

(HealthDay)—For people with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) that doesn't respond to the usual treatments, a complex surgery may help, a new study finds.

Cardiology

Lower risk for heart failure with new type 2 diabetes drug

The new drug type for type 2 diabetes, SGLT2 inhibitors, are associated with a reduced risk of heart failure and death, as well as of major cardiovascular events, a major Scandinavian registry study led from Karolinska Institutet ...

Medications

CDC: Prescription drug use similar in united states, canada

(HealthDay)—Use of prescription drugs is similar in the United States and Canada, with almost 70 percent of adults aged 40 to 79 years using at least one prescription drug, according to an August data brief published by ...

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