Label for Pediatric GERD Medications may be Causing Medical Overuse

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

The authors of a recent study suggest that the label of pediatric gastrointestinal reflux disease treatment medications may be contributing to their medical overuse. This is because parents seem more interested in buying medicines for treating GERD in their children when excessive regurgitation and crying are labeled as symptoms of the condition. Moreover, they remained […]

A New Tool for GERD Treatment

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

A recent long-term study shows that a magnetic esophageal sphincter device may hold promise in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. The study, which lasted for three years, showed that patients fitted with the device did not experience as much esophageal acid exposure as they did before being fitted with the plant. They […]

Breathing exercise to reduce GERD symptoms

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Breathing exercises help in reducing gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms, according to a new study. The study was conducted by a group of researchers headed by Karl Martin Hoffmann from the Medical University Graz, Austria. The results of the study were published in the magazine “American Journal of Gastroenterology”. The aim of the study was […]

New Studies Explore Connection Between High Stress Jobs And GI Disorders

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Source: ScienceDaily In two new studies, presented at the American College of Gastroenterology’s (ACG) 74th Annual Scientific meeting in San Diego, researchers explored the connection between high stress, high exposure occupations and long-term gastrointestinal disorders. The studies, performed by the United States Navy and the State University of New York (SUNY), Stonybrook, examine the long […]