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A Daily Dose of Aspirin Without Ulcers?
Aspirin is frequently called a "wonder pill," but many long-term users end up with painful stomach ulcers. So what if a pill could deliver the benefits of aspirin without the side effects?
Do Acid Reflux Drugs Cause Diarrhea?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning the public that popular acid reflux and reflux drugs are associated with a higher risk of Clostridium difficile–associated diarrhea.
Smoking and Heartburn may Lead to Fractures
When you have heartburn, you might turn to common medications like Nexium , Prevacid , or Prilosec . But if you're an older woman, who smoked, these drugs may have the dangerous side effect of hip fractures.
Acid Reflux Device Close to FDA Approval
A FDA panel has given unanimous support to LINX , an implantable device to treat chronic and severe acid reflux. That means LINX is one step closer to being available for US patients.
Stomaching Acid Reflux's Link to Cancer
One particularly lethal form of esophageal cancer has baffled medical scientists for decades. New research may have found the missing piece to the puzzle.
Acid Reflux Rises, Along With Obesity
In the past decade, there's been a spike in the number of people experiencing heartburn and other symptoms of acid reflux. And researchers say that a weight problem is to blame.
Acid Reflux Differs Between Genders
Do men have heartburn more often than women? Do women have worse symptoms than men?
Acid-suppressing drugs to treat spit-up?
Spitting up, crying, and irritability are all common behaviors for babies, right? So why are infants being prescribed acid-suppressing drugs to treat these symptoms?
What's Up with Keeping Acid Down?
With so many treatment options for acid reflux disease, it can be hard for patients and doctors to know which course to take. A new report clears things up by comparing the benefits and risks of acid reflux treatments.
Heartburn Babies
In the health care world, babies are different creatures than adults. Although babies can get some of the same diseases as adults, they may show different signs and need different treatments.