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'Ghost Pepper' Burns Hole in Man's Esophagus

Posted 18 Oct 2016 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Oct. 18, 2016 – A San Francisco man who joined an eating contest involving super-hot "ghost peppers" ended up with a hole in his esophagus, doctors report. The 47-year-old showed up at a hospital emergency room after eating ghost peppers, or "bhut jolokia" – one of the hottest peppers known and "more than twice the strength of a habanero pepper," according to a team led by Dr. Ann ...

Beware of Bleeding Risks With Antacids Containing Aspirin

Posted 6 Jun 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, June 6, 2016 – Antacids that contain aspirin may cause stomach or intestinal bleeding in rare cases, U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials said Monday. Since it issued a warning about serious bleeding risk with aspirin in 2009, the FDA has recorded eight new cases of serious bleeding caused by aspirin-containing antacid products sold over-the-counter, which include Alka Seltzer and ...

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