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Heartburn pills could increase cancer risk: Study


July 24th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) A class of drugs that bring instant relief from heartburn could actually increase your chances of getting cancer, according to a study.It suggests that if you ... Read more...

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Eating quickly leads to obesity


November 23rd, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 23 (IANS) Wolfing down food can make you obese and slow down your day-to-day activities, a new study reveals.Researchers found that women aged between 40-50 years who tend to ... Read more...

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Now, detect esophageal cancer with light


January 5th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed and successfully tested a device that holds the promise of being a less invasive method for testing patients suspected of having ... Read more...

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46p-a-day pill ‘could save lives of hundreds of arthritis patients’


October 6th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 6 (ANI): A 46p-a-day tablet could save the lives of hundreds of arthritis patients, according to new reports.The Axorid pill costs just 46p a day and could stop people crippled ... Read more...

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Drugs to fight bone thinning double cancer risk


September 3rd, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 3 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of women taking drugs to reverse bone thinning could be doubling their oesophagus (gut) cancer risk. A major study shows those taking bisphosphonate (a class of ... Read more...

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Sausages and bacon up bladder cancer risk by 30pc


August 2nd, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 2 (ANI): Additives in processed meat such as sausages and bacon could increase risk of bladder cancer by 30 percent, says a new study.Salts like sodium nitrite and nitrate in ... Read more...

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Coming soon: Banana smoothies enriched with nano-sized minerals


June 11th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): A simple banana smoothie, enriched with nano-sized minerals could soon make billions of people in developing countries healthier.Scientists from Switzerland have designed new iron and zinc nanoparticles that ... Read more...

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Insulin pills may replace needles


June 3rd, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 3 (IANS) Insulin pills that could make blood sugar control easier for millions of diabetics worldwide are finally moving ahead in clinical trials and a step closer to the medicine ... Read more...

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Insulin pills for diabetics may make painful jabs history


June 3rd, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Good news for diabetics on insulin: After years of research, insulin pills that could make it easier for patients to manage diabetes are finally moving ahead in clinical ... Read more...

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Heartburn pills may cause osteoporosis


May 30th, 2010 - 2:02 am ICT by IANS
London, May 30 (IANS) Drugs used by millions of patients to treat indigestion and heartburn have been linked to an increased risk of the bone disease osteoporosis. Research shows that long-term use of ... Read more...

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Heartburn Drugs Can Cause Fractures


May 26th, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 26, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Health supervisory bodies in America have warned physicians and patients about the mounting risk of bone fracture due to the lengthy usage of well-liked heartburn ... Read more...

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Molecular chaperone keeps bacterial proteins in check


December 29th, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): Just like teenagers at a prom, proteins too are minded by chaperones that prevent unwanted interactions among immature clients, a new study has found.In the research, scientists at ... Read more...

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Proton pump inhibitor use in reflux disease may lead to unexpected consequences


November 2nd, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): Researchers have warned that despite being highly effective for many patients, unexpected consequences are emerging in patients who are prescribed proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for reflux diseases.PPIs are ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda develops intestine-bomb that can evade airport security


October 5th, 2009 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct. 5 (ANI): Al-Qaeda has reportedly developed a deadly explosive device that can be hidden in suicide bomber's intestine and go undetected at airport security checkpoints.Recently, an Al-Qaeda militant passed ... Read more...

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Popular antacid triples pneumonia risk


September 15th, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) A popular antacid to prevent stress ulcers in critically ill patients requiring breathing machine support heightens their risk of getting pneumonia threefold, says a new study. "Patients who develop ... Read more...

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Popular stomach acid reducer ups patients’ risk of developing pneumonia threefold


September 15th, 2009 - 11:35 am ICT by ANI
Washington, September 15 (ANI): Researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine have found that a popular stomach-acid reducer, which is used to prevent stress ulcers in critically ill patients who need ... Read more...

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New Book debunks myth that calcium supplements prevent osteoporosis


June 10th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): The age-old belief that drinking milk and taking calcium supplements can improve bone health and prevent osteoporosis may just be a myth, for a new book suggests so. ... Read more...

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Gel treatment may help cure oesophageal cancer non-surgically


April 16th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): Researchers at Rush University Medical Center are trying to determine whether or not a gel treatment can reduce the size of tumours in patients with oesophageal cancer non-surgically. ... Read more...

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Protein helps notorious bacteria escape stomach acid


March 30th, 2009 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) A tiny protein helps notorious bacteria E.coli evade the ravages of stomach acid, according to a discovery of researchers. Stomach acid helps in digestion of food, killing ... Read more...

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Soon, anti-ulcer yoghurt


March 23rd, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): A new type of yoghurt has been found to be effective against bacteria that cause stomach ulcers, according to a new study.A type of bacteria called Helicobacter ... Read more...

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New incision-free procedure raises hope for severe acid reflux patients


March 1st, 2009 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): Patients with severe, chronic acid reflux disease have been offered a new hope a unique incision-free procedure called TIF, or transoral incisionless fundoplication.Chronic GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) ... Read more...

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Acid blockers may prevent aspirin-taking cardiac patients from side-effects


August 12th, 2008 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): An Indian-origin researcher says that adding a stomach acid-blocking drug to the daily routines of patients with clogged heart arteries, who regularly take aspirin to prevent a ... Read more...

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Specialists freeze oesophagus cancer with new therapy


July 29th, 2008 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS) Gastroenterologists have developed a new approach to freeze damaged cancer cells in the abdominal oesophagus, preventing them from turning cancerous. Known as cryoablation therapy, approved by the Food ... Read more...

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