Helicobacter pylori Infection News and Research

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Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a type of bacteria. Researchers believe that H. pylori is responsible for the majority of peptic ulcers. H. pylori infection is common in the United States. About 20 percent of people under 40 years old and half of those over 60 years have it. Most infected people, however, do not develop ulcers. Why H. pylori does not cause ulcers in every infected person is not known. Most likely, infection depends on characteristics of the infected person, the type of H. pylori, and other factors yet to be discovered. Researchers are not certain how people contract H. pylori, but they think it may be through food or water. Researchers have found H. pylori in the saliva of some infected people, so the bacteria may also spread through mouth-to-mouth contact such as kissing.
Discovery on how an Helicobacter pylori toxin gets into cells

Discovery on how an Helicobacter pylori toxin gets into cells

The emerging role of infection in Alzheimer’s

The emerging role of infection in Alzheimer’s

Early treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection may prevent cancer

Early treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection may prevent cancer

New technique for improving medical diagnosis for cancer patients

New technique for improving medical diagnosis for cancer patients

Soil-dwelling bacteria provide potential new antibiotics

Soil-dwelling bacteria provide potential new antibiotics

Cranberries combat urinary tract infections

Cranberries combat urinary tract infections

Many cancers caused by infections

Many cancers caused by infections

Histochemistry is the golden standard in the diagnosis of carcinosarcomas

Histochemistry is the golden standard in the diagnosis of carcinosarcomas

Researchers find new mechanism explaining the promotional effect of H pylori on gastric cancer

Researchers find new mechanism explaining the promotional effect of H pylori on gastric cancer

Potential new ways to treat ulcers

Potential new ways to treat ulcers

New model helps explain rules governing the transmission of microbes

New model helps explain rules governing the transmission of microbes

Low prevalence of Helicobacter pylori in HIV-positive patients

Low prevalence of Helicobacter pylori in HIV-positive patients

Red wines may defend against food-borne pathogens

Red wines may defend against food-borne pathogens

Gastric progenitor cells in stomach may provide cancer insights

Gastric progenitor cells in stomach may provide cancer insights

Chronic fatigue syndrome linked to enteroviruses

Chronic fatigue syndrome linked to enteroviruses

Cases of stomach cancer to fall over next decade

Cases of stomach cancer to fall over next decade

Extra vitamin A does not help mothers and children in developing countries

Extra vitamin A does not help mothers and children in developing countries

Diets high in salt may increase stomach ulcers

Diets high in salt may increase stomach ulcers

High salt intake increases gene activity in the ulcer-causing bacterium Helicobacter pylori

High salt intake increases gene activity in the ulcer-causing bacterium Helicobacter pylori

Bovine protein called lactoferrin aids in treatment of gastrointestinal disorder

Bovine protein called lactoferrin aids in treatment of gastrointestinal disorder