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September 26, 2020

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Tick Box Questionnaire Could Significantly Improve Esophageal Cancer Survival Rates

A simple health questionnaire could be a highly effective tool to pre-screen people for early signs of esophageal cancer, enabling much earlier diagnosis and treatment, finds a new ...

Studying Diseases Like Gout and Kidney Stones Finds New Drug Targets

A new fruit fly model that mimics diseases associated with high uric acid levels, such as gout and kidney stones, has revealed new targets for developing treatments for these ...

Don't Overdo Omega-6 Fat Consumption During Pregnancy

New research showed that eating a diet with three times the recommended daily intake of linoleic acid might be harmful in ...

Invasive Procedures Should Be Reserved for a Sub-Group of Acid Reflux Patients, Study Says

As the number of Americans with acid reflux grows, a new study says invasive procedures to treat those who don't respond to medication should be done for select ...

Protein Nutrition for Cells and Organisms: Can We Use It to Treat Diseases?

A review article highlights opportunities and challenges in using amino acid transporters as drug targets. The article provides an overview of methods used to identify new inhibitors for amino acid ...

Morbid Obesity: Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy Are Comparable

In Switzerland, 5,500 operations to combat morbid obesity are conducted every year. Gastric bypasses and sleeve gastrectomy operations perform similarly: patients lose two-thirds of their excess ...

Taking Proton Pump Inhibitors Not Linked to Higher Dementia Risk

Scientists have concluded that developing dementia or Alzheimer's disease (the most common form of dementia) did not appear to be linked to taking proton pump inhibitors ...

Omega-6 Fatty Acids Do Not Promote Low-Grade Inflammation

The higher the serum linoleic acid level, the lower the CRP, according to a new study. Linoleic acid is the most common polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty ...

Shifting Bacterial Communities in the Stomach May Influence Cancer Risk

Different changes to the microbial community of the stomach may explain why related conditions are associated with different risk levels and types of gastric tumor, according to a new ...

Long-Term Use of Drugs to Curb Acid Reflux Linked to Doubling in Stomach Cancer Risk

The long-term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), a class of drugs commonly used to treat acid reflux, is linked to a more than doubling in the risk of developing stomach cancer, finds ...

Esophageal Cancer 'Cell of Origin' Identified

Researchers have identified cells in the upper digestive tract that can give rise to Barrett's esophagus, a precursor to esophageal ...

Esophageal Cancer 'Cell of Origin' Identified

Researchers have identified cells in the upper digestive tract that can give rise to Barrett's esophagus, a precursor to esophageal ...

Common Acid Reflux Medications Promote Chronic Liver Disease

Approximately 10 percent of Americans take a proton pump inhibitor drug to relieve symptoms of frequent heartburn and acid reflux. That percentage can be much higher for people with chronic liver ...