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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 ...

Infection Causes 1 in 6 Cancers Worldwide: Study

Posted 9 May 2012 by

WEDNESDAY, May 9 – One in six cancers worldwide is caused by preventable or treatable infections, a new study finds. Infections cause about 2 million cancer cases a year, and 80 percent of those cases occur in less developed areas of the world, according to the study, which was published online May 8 in The Lancet Oncology. Of the 7.5 million cancer deaths worldwide in 2008, about 1.5 million ...

Type of Bacteria May Be Linked to Diabetes

Posted 14 Mar 2012 by

WEDNESDAY, March 14 – There may be a link between H. pylori bacteria and type 2 diabetes in adults, according to a new study. In some people, an H. pylori infection of the stomach acquired in early childhood becomes persistent and can lead to ulcers in the stomach and small intestine. These bacteria have also been associated with an increased risk of stomach cancer. In this study, researchers ...

Children Now Eligible for Screening Test for Bacterium

Posted 24 Feb 2012 by

FRIDAY, Feb. 24 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded approval for a breath test that screens for a common ulcer-causing germ, to include children aged 3 years to 17. The Helicobacter pylori bacterium causes stomach inflammation (gastritis) and ulcers, and increases an infected person's risk of gastric cancer and a certain form of lymphoma. In a news release, the FDA said the ...

Stomach Cancer on the Rise Among Young, White Adults

Posted 4 May 2010 by

TUESDAY, May 4 – While rates of lower stomach cancer continue to decline for most groups in the United States, a new study finds that among young, white men and women the rate is increasing. The main cause of lower stomach cancer is infection with the bacteria Helicobacter pylori, while cancer in the upper stomach is often caused by acid reflux. Most stomach cancers are found in those aged 65 ...

Health Tip: Warning Signs of Peptic Ulcer

Posted 27 Mar 2009 by

-- A peptic ulcer is a sore that occurs in the lining of the stomach or small intestine. A bacterium, called H. pylori, causes the sore to form. While the foods you eat don't cause peptic ulcers, foods can aggravate these sores. Peptic ulcers can be treated with antibiotics and acid-reducing medications. The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse lists these common warning signs of ...

New Yogurt May Ease Stomach Ulcers

Posted 23 Mar 2009 by

MONDAY, March 23 – A new type of yogurt available in some Pacific Rim countries appears to help prevent and fight ulcers and gastritis, according to Japanese researchers. The finding came from a study involving 42 people who had tested positive for the ulcer-causing bacteria Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori). They consumed two cups a day of regular yogurt or yogurt fortified with the antibody ...

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