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Expanding Pill Could Be Used To Monitor Stomach Conditions

The soft, squishy device, which is made from hydrogel materials, is softer, longer lasting and more biocompatible than some of the current ingestible stomach sensors that can only stay in the stomach for a few days. Lin and colleagues wanted to design a hydrogel-based pill that could be used to carry sensors into the stomach to…

Obesity due to gastric problem

Big Food Root Cause Of Obesity And Malnutrition Worldwide

A new report speaks about the influence of food on worldwide obesity and malnutrition epidemic says a new report. The report states that “big food” needs to be stopped around the world in order to deal with malnutrition on one hand and obesity on the other. There is also a problem of climate change and…

Connecting the dots between heartburn drugs and kidney damage

Medication is available over the counter doesn’t mean it won’t have side effects or pose other dangers. One example is PPIs, a popular type of heartburn medication that can harm the kidneys, especially when taken long-term.  Heartburn is the result of stomach acid backing up into the esophagus, the tube that goes from your mouth to…