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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.
Study reveals new therapeutic approach for superbug infections

Study reveals new therapeutic approach for superbug infections

Illustrations by Nigerian artist kickstart debate on neglected tropical disease

Illustrations by Nigerian artist kickstart debate on neglected tropical disease

Research finds increase in risky sexual behavior and STIs despite COVID-19 pandemic

Research finds increase in risky sexual behavior and STIs despite COVID-19 pandemic

Aspirin use associated with reduced mortality risk in hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Aspirin use associated with reduced mortality risk in hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Scientists discover a novel antiviral strategy for treating COVID-19

Scientists discover a novel antiviral strategy for treating COVID-19

Pharmacist-led digital intervention associated with reduced rates of hazardous prescribing

Pharmacist-led digital intervention associated with reduced rates of hazardous prescribing

Polyphenolic compound offers new therapeutic option for chronic inflammatory disorders

Polyphenolic compound offers new therapeutic option for chronic inflammatory disorders

Early treatment for venous leg ulcers delivers clinical benefits and cost savings

Early treatment for venous leg ulcers delivers clinical benefits and cost savings

New wearable solution allows patients to receive treatment without leaving home

New wearable solution allows patients to receive treatment without leaving home

Daily cranberry intake could reduce H. pylori infections

Daily cranberry intake could reduce H. pylori infections

Indiana University School of Medicine leads the first study of Diabetic Foot Consortium

Indiana University School of Medicine leads the first study of Diabetic Foot Consortium

First-ever multicenter network to study diabetic foot ulcers

First-ever multicenter network to study diabetic foot ulcers

Aspirin reduces hereditary colorectal cancer risk

Aspirin reduces hereditary colorectal cancer risk

New cooling insole helps reduce risk factor for diabetic foot ulcers

New cooling insole helps reduce risk factor for diabetic foot ulcers

Neuroscientists trace brain-to-gut pathways

Neuroscientists trace brain-to-gut pathways

Treating hospitalized COVID-19 patients with anticoagulants may improve their survival chances

Treating hospitalized COVID-19 patients with anticoagulants may improve their survival chances

Severe blood clotting and high bleeding risk identified in critically ill COVID-19 patients

Severe blood clotting and high bleeding risk identified in critically ill COVID-19 patients

New Pressure Injury Prevention Scanner from BBI

New Pressure Injury Prevention Scanner from BBI

Scientists develop "smart" remote-control bandage for chronic wounds

Scientists develop "smart" remote-control bandage for chronic wounds

Study finds impact of frailty on long‐term outcomes after emergency surgery

Study finds impact of frailty on long‐term outcomes after emergency surgery