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Twenty-five million Americans suffer from ulcers. An ulcer is a sore or hole in the lining of the stomach or duodenum (the first part of the small intestine). People of any age can get an ulcer and women are affected just as often as men.

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacterium that lives on the lining of the stomach. Although we used to think that spicy food, acid, and stress were the major causes of ulcers, we now know that nine out of ten ulcers are caused by H. pylori. Medicines that reduce stomach acid may make you feel better, but your ulcer may come back. Here's the good news: Since most ulcers are caused by this bacterial infection, they can be cured with the right antibiotics.
Experts explore ways to improve safety of care for nursing home residents with dementia

Experts explore ways to improve safety of care for nursing home residents with dementia

When wounds won’t heal, therapies spread — to the tune of $5 billion

When wounds won’t heal, therapies spread — to the tune of $5 billion

GPs prescribing anticoagulants to AF patients against official safety advice, study shows

GPs prescribing anticoagulants to AF patients against official safety advice, study shows

Proton pump inhibitors linked to increased death risk

Proton pump inhibitors linked to increased death risk

Reducing DVT and leg ulcers through personalized compression socks

Reducing DVT and leg ulcers through personalized compression socks

Ondek raises capital to develop new treatment for childhood allergy

Ondek raises capital to develop new treatment for childhood allergy

Mitochondria-targeted antioxidant shows promise for diabetic wound treatment

Mitochondria-targeted antioxidant shows promise for diabetic wound treatment

Researchers find low adherence of physicians to H. pylori guidelines

Researchers find low adherence of physicians to H. pylori guidelines

Infantile spasms and multiple sclerosis relapse data presented at AAN

Infantile spasms and multiple sclerosis relapse data presented at AAN

Isobar Compression receives SBRI research contract to advance treatment for venous leg ulcers

Isobar Compression receives SBRI research contract to advance treatment for venous leg ulcers

Study reveals promising results for primary liver cancer patients treated with SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres

Study reveals promising results for primary liver cancer patients treated with SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres

WHO marching toward extraordinary progress against neglected tropical diseases, report reveals

WHO marching toward extraordinary progress against neglected tropical diseases, report reveals

Study compares burden of adverse events in patients implanted with HeartMate 3 and Heartmate II

Study compares burden of adverse events in patients implanted with HeartMate 3 and Heartmate II

Improved primary care may help reduce hospital readmissions for diabetes patients

Improved primary care may help reduce hospital readmissions for diabetes patients

Diagnosing infections through molecules in patient breath

Diagnosing infections through molecules in patient breath

FDA-approved, bioengineered living-cell therapy can shift genomic profile of non-healing wounds

FDA-approved, bioengineered living-cell therapy can shift genomic profile of non-healing wounds

Hospitals eliminate bedsore occurrence using early detection technology

Hospitals eliminate bedsore occurrence using early detection technology

Reductions in pressure injury prevalence linked to improved preventive practices

Reductions in pressure injury prevalence linked to improved preventive practices

Mouth cancer rates increase by 68% in the UK over last two decades

Mouth cancer rates increase by 68% in the UK over last two decades

Revitalise introduces ‘Keep Moving’ initiative to minimise risk of pressure injury

Revitalise introduces ‘Keep Moving’ initiative to minimise risk of pressure injury