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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.

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.

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Monique Marais is a Gastroenterologist working in Cape Town. After qualifying at the University of Pretoria, she worked in emergency rooms in South Africa and the UK before going into private practice.

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