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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.
BBI’s SEM Scanner receives a Medtech Innovation Briefing from NICE

BBI’s SEM Scanner receives a Medtech Innovation Briefing from NICE

Specific strains of Staphylococcus aureus linked to wounds that do not heal

Specific strains of Staphylococcus aureus linked to wounds that do not heal

Final report from manufacturer KCI indicates greater benefit of NPWT

Final report from manufacturer KCI indicates greater benefit of NPWT

New 3D-printed feet designed to mimic diabetic foot wounds

New 3D-printed feet designed to mimic diabetic foot wounds

Scientists identify mechanism of impaired wound healing in diabetes

Scientists identify mechanism of impaired wound healing in diabetes

SCYNEXIS announces positive results from first interim efficacy analysis of FURI study

SCYNEXIS announces positive results from first interim efficacy analysis of FURI study

Early studies and recent clinical trials on nerve growth factor

Early studies and recent clinical trials on nerve growth factor

Even napping in contact lenses could lead to serious infection

Even napping in contact lenses could lead to serious infection

Researchers discover promising new compound against Buruli ulcer

Researchers discover promising new compound against Buruli ulcer

New app accurately measures and charts progression of skin wounds

New app accurately measures and charts progression of skin wounds

Proton pump inhibitors in combination with oral anticoagulants reduce GI bleeding risk

Proton pump inhibitors in combination with oral anticoagulants reduce GI bleeding risk

New shoe insole technology could help diabetic ulcers heal better while walking

New shoe insole technology could help diabetic ulcers heal better while walking

AstraZeneca to present Phase III CVOT DECLARE-TIMI 58 results at AHA Scientific Sessions

AstraZeneca to present Phase III CVOT DECLARE-TIMI 58 results at AHA Scientific Sessions

Healogics to take part in campaign highlighting link between diabetes and chronic wounds

Healogics to take part in campaign highlighting link between diabetes and chronic wounds

NHS comes up with a list of 20 most painful conditions

NHS comes up with a list of 20 most painful conditions

Patients once thought incurable can benefit from high-dose radiation therapy

Patients once thought incurable can benefit from high-dose radiation therapy

World Stomach Day: International initiative to raise awareness and support for a vital organ

World Stomach Day: International initiative to raise awareness and support for a vital organ

Phase 3 ECHELON-2 clinical trial evaluating ADCETRIS plus CHP meets primary endpoint

Phase 3 ECHELON-2 clinical trial evaluating ADCETRIS plus CHP meets primary endpoint

ADCETRIS drug receives approval in Japan as frontline treatment option for Hodgkin lymphoma

ADCETRIS drug receives approval in Japan as frontline treatment option for Hodgkin lymphoma

Avoidable sepsis infections send thousands of seniors to gruesome deaths

Avoidable sepsis infections send thousands of seniors to gruesome deaths