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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.
Debbie Gleeson wins prestigious BJN Award as “Pressure Care Nurse of the Year”

Debbie Gleeson wins prestigious BJN Award as “Pressure Care Nurse of the Year”

Animal-assisted interventions help reduce patient stress in aeromedical staging facilities

Animal-assisted interventions help reduce patient stress in aeromedical staging facilities

UTHealth School of Dentistry offers new 'telementoring' program

UTHealth School of Dentistry offers new 'telementoring' program

Walnut consumption may offer protection against ulcerative colitis, study finds

Walnut consumption may offer protection against ulcerative colitis, study finds

Study shows geriatric risk factors associated with inability to return home after surgery

Study shows geriatric risk factors associated with inability to return home after surgery

Gender differences in manifestation of diseases lead to poorer diagnosis and treatment in women

Gender differences in manifestation of diseases lead to poorer diagnosis and treatment in women

QUT researcher receives award for risk assessment tool for delayed healing of venous leg ulcers

QUT researcher receives award for risk assessment tool for delayed healing of venous leg ulcers

Study examines effect of sleep quality on peptic ulcer recurrence in older adults

Study examines effect of sleep quality on peptic ulcer recurrence in older adults

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