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Heart Burn Pills May Drive Host of Ills

Can Your Heartburn Drugs Cost Your Life?

Millions of people around the globe are taking heartburn and indigestion medications known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). These drugs neutralize the acid in the stomach and are widely prescribed by the physicians, with low doses available even without prescription. However, Ziyad Al-Aly, an epidemiologist from the University of Washington and co-author of a study said, “We saw a small excess risk of dying that could be attributed to the PPI drug, and the risk increased the longer anyone ta
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Immunotherapy mitigates Type 1 Diabetes

A Landmark Trial Establishes The Safety Of Immunotherapy In Type 1 Diabetes

Nearly 5% of the population in the  United States suffers from type 1 diabetes; an autoimmune disorder where the body’s immune system specifically fails to recognize pancreas’ insulin producing beta cells and mistakenly attacks them. In the absence of sure shot treatment and the dearth of studies on immunotherapy, Dr Mohammad Alhadj Ali, Cardiff University School of Medicine, U.K., and Mark Peakman, professor of clinical immunology at King's College London, conducted a study on the possi
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High-fat diet and colorectal cancer: Mechanism revealed

Long Awaited Link Between High-Fat Diet and Colorectal Cancer Found

Colorectal cancer, the cancer that originates in the colon or rectum, is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States. A plethora of studies have established a link between consumption of high-fat diet and increased risk of colorectal cancer, but the mechanism of this association was till now obscure. As reported in the journal, Stem Cell Reports, researchers from the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio have unfolded this mechanism. In a study that utilized mice as the models, researchers
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