Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Heartburn drugs might bring allergy woes

(HealthDay)—There are numerous drugs to treat digestive woes caused by heartburn or stomach ulcers. But solving one health problem may be causing another.

Oncology & Cancer

Pathogens find safe harbor deep in the gastric glands

Scientists have long tried to understand how pathogenic bacteria like Helicobacter pylori, a risk factor for stomach ulcers and cancer, survive in the harsh environment of the stomach. In a new study publishing May 2 in the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Commonly prescribed heartburn drug linked to pneumonia in older adults

Researchers at the University of Exeter have found a statistical link between pneumonia in older people and a group of medicines commonly used to neutralise stomach acid in people with heartburn or stomach ulcers. Although ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Older people with bowel disease receive older medicines

Inflammatory bowel disease is common amongst older people and there are big differences in the choice of treatment for different age groups. Patients over the age of 60 often receive cortisone drugs instead of more modern ...

Oncology & Cancer

Can regular aspirin use reduce your cancer risk?

Most of us have likely taken aspirin at some point in our lives for a common minor ailment like headaches, fever or muscle cramps. Research has also shown this drug to be an effective part of treatment for heart attacks and ...

Cardiology

Taking misoprostol along with NSAIDs reduces cardiovascular risk

People who took the drug misoprostol for stomach ulcers along with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs had a significantly lower risk of serious cardiovascular events, stroke and kidney failure than those who took ...

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