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Heartburn meds often taken for too long

US veterans with chronic heartburn are often prescribed higher-than-recommended doses of medicines to control the condition and many are kept on the drugs far too long, according to a new study.

Untreated heartburn a cancer risk

Rates of oesophageal cancer have surged due to a lack of awareness about what causes the disease and how it can be prevented, experts say.

Symptoms of reflux and IBS overlap

The prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux-type symptoms (GERS) is roughly four times greater in individuals with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) than in those without IBS.

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