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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.
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

Researchers program open wound cells to turn into healthy skin

Researchers program open wound cells to turn into healthy skin

Presence of new or worsened bedsores associated with lower quality outcomes for rehab patients

Presence of new or worsened bedsores associated with lower quality outcomes for rehab patients

Patients with chronic pain feel caught in an opioid-prescribing debate

Patients with chronic pain feel caught in an opioid-prescribing debate

Frailty associated with poor survival rates in young heart patients

Frailty associated with poor survival rates in young heart patients

Researchers develop ingestible sensor to non-invasively monitor indicators of disease

Researchers develop ingestible sensor to non-invasively monitor indicators of disease

Expert explains how wounds impose health economic burden on the UK's NHS

Expert explains how wounds impose health economic burden on the UK's NHS

Acoustic technology could offer new way to diagnose IBS

Acoustic technology could offer new way to diagnose IBS

Clinical study shows promising results of Nexodyn AcidOxidizing Solution in healing chronic wounds

Clinical study shows promising results of Nexodyn AcidOxidizing Solution in healing chronic wounds

Early treatment improves leg ulcer healing rates

Early treatment improves leg ulcer healing rates

Case study shows how intravascular ultrasound imaging helps detect acute aortic syndrome

Case study shows how intravascular ultrasound imaging helps detect acute aortic syndrome

Flesh eating ulcer cases on the rise in Victoria

Flesh eating ulcer cases on the rise in Victoria

Hydrogel may accelerate healing of diabetic ulcers

Hydrogel may accelerate healing of diabetic ulcers

Long-term PPI use not linked to increased hip fracture risk among Alzheimer's patients

Long-term PPI use not linked to increased hip fracture risk among Alzheimer's patients

Reverberations from war complicate Vietnam veterans’ end-of-life care

Reverberations from war complicate Vietnam veterans’ end-of-life care

FDA gives marketing approval for first shock wave device to treat diabetic foot ulcers

FDA gives marketing approval for first shock wave device to treat diabetic foot ulcers