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Popular Heartburn Drugs Don't Raise Risk of Alzheimer's: Study

Posted 19 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Aug. 18, 2017 – Widely used heartburn drugs called proton pump inhibitors do not appear to increase Alzheimer's disease risk, according to a new study. Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid are commonly used proton pump inhibitors. Two previous studies reported a higher risk of dementia among people who took the drugs, which are commonly used by older adults. Proton pump inhibitors work by ...

New Device Approved for Esophageal Birth Defect

Posted 15 May 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, May 15, 2017 – A new medical device has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat esophageal atresia, a birth defect that causes a gap between the esophagus and stomach. One of 2,500 babies in the United States is born with the condition, the agency said in a news release. These infants require a feeding tube until surgery is performed to connect the esophagus to ...

Another Obesity Downside: Higher Esophageal Cancer Risk

Posted 15 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 – Overweight 20-somethings dramatically increase their risk of esophageal and stomach cancer if they become obese later in life, a new study suggests. The research indicated that people who were overweight in their 20s had a 60 percent to 80 percent increased risk of developing these cancers, compared with those who maintained a normal weight throughout their life, ...

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