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.
University of Nottingham tackles Helicobacter pylori

University of Nottingham tackles Helicobacter pylori

Stomach bacteria may protect against asthma

Stomach bacteria may protect against asthma

Study links Helicobacter pylori to asthma prevention

Study links Helicobacter pylori to asthma prevention

Helicobacter pylori increases risk of lower stomach cancer, decreases risk of upper

Helicobacter pylori increases risk of lower stomach cancer, decreases risk of upper

New understanding of how cells defend themselves

New understanding of how cells defend themselves

Fewer deaths from cancer in the U.S.

Fewer deaths from cancer in the U.S.

FDA warns against use of "bismacine," also known as chromocine

FDA warns against use of "bismacine," also known as chromocine

Dieting may not help cancer patients

Dieting may not help cancer patients

Levofloxacin-based triple therapy against persistent ulcer-inducing bacteria successful

Levofloxacin-based triple therapy against persistent ulcer-inducing bacteria successful

Bacterial binding in the stomach

Bacterial binding in the stomach

New treatment against persistent ulcer-inducing bacteria successful

New treatment against persistent ulcer-inducing bacteria successful

Low doses of aspirin increase chance of developing ulcers

Low doses of aspirin increase chance of developing ulcers

Fundamental insight about protein evolution

Fundamental insight about protein evolution

The role of antigenic drive and tumor-infiltrating accessory cells in the pathogenesis of Helicobacter-induced MALT lymphoma

The role of antigenic drive and tumor-infiltrating accessory cells in the pathogenesis of Helicobacter-induced MALT lymphoma

How some antibiotics kill bacteria

How some antibiotics kill bacteria

Bacteria linked to oral cancer

Bacteria linked to oral cancer

Helicobacter pylori may be linked to atrial fibrillation

Helicobacter pylori may be linked to atrial fibrillation

Aging population correlates with a switch from acute infectious diseases to chronic diseases as the major cause of morbidity and mortality

Aging population correlates with a switch from acute infectious diseases to chronic diseases as the major cause of morbidity and mortality

Chronic inflammation caused by too little stomach acid leads to gastric cancer

Chronic inflammation caused by too little stomach acid leads to gastric cancer

Common clinical problem, Rosacea

Common clinical problem, Rosacea