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Health Tip: Identifying Symptoms of GERD

Posted 24 Jun 2015 by

-- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when stomach acids back up into the esophagus. The U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases mentions these symptoms: Having heartburn. Tasting stomach acid or food in the back of the mouth. Having bad breath. Feeling nauseated, or vomiting. Having difficulty breathing or swallowing. Wearing of tooth enamel.

Ulcer Bacteria Tied to Lower Multiple Sclerosis Risk in Women

Posted 20 Jan 2015 by

TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 – Women who harbor the stomach bacteria Helicobacter pylori (or H. pylori) may be less likely to develop multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study suggests. In the study, researchers found that among women with MS – an often disabling disease of the central nervous system – 14 percent had evidence of past infection with H. pylori. But 22 percent of healthy women in the study ...

Scientists Create Tiny Stomachs From Stem Cells

Posted 29 Oct 2014 by

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 – Scientists who used stem cells to create miniature human stomachs in the laboratory say their breakthrough could provide a new way to learn more about the development and treatment of stomach diseases. The team used human pluripotent stem cells – which can become any type of cell in the body – to grow the functional miniature stomachs, to study infection by H. pylori ...

Could the 'Ulcer Bug' Guard Against Obesity?

Posted 5 Jun 2014 by

THURSDAY, June 5, 2014 – Countries with low rates of the ulcer-causing bacterium H. pylori tend to have high rates of obesity, a finding that researchers say they see as more than a chance correlation. Looking at 49 studies from Australia, Europe, Japan and the United States, the review authors found that in several countries such as Italy, Japan, Portugal and Spain, the majority of the ...

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