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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).
SpectraScience granted European patent

SpectraScience granted European patent

SpectraScience files new patent application

SpectraScience files new patent application

Lifestyle changes can affect heartburn symptoms

Lifestyle changes can affect heartburn symptoms

Just a few extra pounds increases women's risk of reflux

Just a few extra pounds increases women's risk of reflux

Lipoxin A4 regulates bronchial epithelial cell responses to acid injury

Lipoxin A4 regulates bronchial epithelial cell responses to acid injury

Hypnotherapy relieves chest pain not linked to heart disease

Hypnotherapy relieves chest pain not linked to heart disease

Photodynamic therapy may become the first line of treatment for Barrett's esophagus

Photodynamic therapy may become the first line of treatment for Barrett's esophagus

Evolutionary biology research predicts precancerous tumors

Evolutionary biology research predicts precancerous tumors

Next-generation drug development: risky and costly, but worth it

Next-generation drug development: risky and costly, but worth it

Scientists discover genetic profile eosinophilic esophagitis

Scientists discover genetic profile eosinophilic esophagitis

Eosinophilic esophagitis gene discovery

Eosinophilic esophagitis gene discovery

Boy with rare swallowing disorder has robotic surgery at UIC

Boy with rare swallowing disorder has robotic surgery at UIC

Link between soft drinks and esophageal cancer debunked

Link between soft drinks and esophageal cancer debunked

Aspirin and ibuprofen may significantly reduce the risk of esophageal cancer among people with Barrett's esophagus

Aspirin and ibuprofen may significantly reduce the risk of esophageal cancer among people with Barrett's esophagus

Silent reflux may be the cause of sleep disturbances in patients with unexplained sleep disorders

Silent reflux may be the cause of sleep disturbances in patients with unexplained sleep disorders

Acid reflux disease - surgery has longterm success rate

Acid reflux disease - surgery has longterm success rate

Treating nighttime heartburn improves sleep and boosts quality of life

Treating nighttime heartburn improves sleep and boosts quality of life

Survey highlights need for primary care guidance on NSAID use

Survey highlights need for primary care guidance on NSAID use

Pillcam enables Jefferson Physicians to diagnose diseases of esophagus without using endoscope

Pillcam enables Jefferson Physicians to diagnose diseases of esophagus without using endoscope

Researchers discover genetic trigger that plays a key role in cancer of the oesophagus

Researchers discover genetic trigger that plays a key role in cancer of the oesophagus