Heartburn Drugs May Raise Risk of Stomach Infections: Study

If you think those proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) you’re taking for stomach problems are helping you, think again. While they may provide short-term relief for heartburn, they are putting you in danger of acquiring some serious gut infections in the long run, according to a study of 565,000 adults. Two of the worst infections are C. difficile and Campylobacter bacteria, CBS News reports. Other PPIs include Prilosec, Pepcid and Tagamet, and they’re all available over-the-counter,...

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