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Heartburn, also know as acid reflux, is a painful and burning sensation in the esophagus, just behind the breastbone usually associated with regurgitation of gastric acid (gastric reflux).
Climbing cost of decades-old drugs threatens to break Medicaid bank

Climbing cost of decades-old drugs threatens to break Medicaid bank

Study reveals link between coffee and low mortality

Study reveals link between coffee and low mortality

Commonly prescribed gastric acid drug may increase death risk, study shows

Commonly prescribed gastric acid drug may increase death risk, study shows

Longtime use of heartburn drugs linked to increased risk of death

Longtime use of heartburn drugs linked to increased risk of death

Eating soil could be detrimental to health of babies

Eating soil could be detrimental to health of babies

Health psychologists now treating gastrointestinal disorders strongly affected by stress

Health psychologists now treating gastrointestinal disorders strongly affected by stress

Prolonged use of popular heartburn drugs linked to silent, gradual kidney damage

Prolonged use of popular heartburn drugs linked to silent, gradual kidney damage

Weight gain over course of life can increase risk of developing oesophageal and stomach cancers

Weight gain over course of life can increase risk of developing oesophageal and stomach cancers

Study compares postoperative outcomes, costs of laparoscopic and open antireflux surgery for GERD

Study compares postoperative outcomes, costs of laparoscopic and open antireflux surgery for GERD

New research finds link between heartburn drugs and increase in risk of infectious gastroenteritis

New research finds link between heartburn drugs and increase in risk of infectious gastroenteritis

Mothers' use of acid-suppressing medication during pregnancy may be linked to asthma in children

Mothers' use of acid-suppressing medication during pregnancy may be linked to asthma in children

Common heartburn medications could decrease effects of chemotherapy in cancer patients

Common heartburn medications could decrease effects of chemotherapy in cancer patients

Drugs used to treat acid reflux and ulcers may increase risk of developing kidney stones and CKD

Drugs used to treat acid reflux and ulcers may increase risk of developing kidney stones and CKD

'Sponge on a string' test could spare people with Barrett's oesophagus from endoscopies

'Sponge on a string' test could spare people with Barrett's oesophagus from endoscopies

Certain medications can have important effect on success of dental implants, research shows

Certain medications can have important effect on success of dental implants, research shows

CPAP therapy may help improve nighttime acid reflux symptoms in patients with OSA

CPAP therapy may help improve nighttime acid reflux symptoms in patients with OSA

Chronic cough different than cough from cold, says allergist

Chronic cough different than cough from cold, says allergist

New study uses evolutionary theory to predict cancer risk in patients with Barrett's esophagus

New study uses evolutionary theory to predict cancer risk in patients with Barrett's esophagus

Testing lesions in food pipe could provide early and accurate diagnosis of oesophageal cancer

Testing lesions in food pipe could provide early and accurate diagnosis of oesophageal cancer

New research explores women’s perspective about medication use during pregnancy

New research explores women’s perspective about medication use during pregnancy