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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.
Untreated postmenopausal women with osteoporosis are at risk for first spinal fracture within one year

Untreated postmenopausal women with osteoporosis are at risk for first spinal fracture within one year

Sprouts and broccoli may reduce risk of high blood pressure

Sprouts and broccoli may reduce risk of high blood pressure

Biological bandages are being successfully used to treat patients with severe burns

Biological bandages are being successfully used to treat patients with severe burns

Altana starts legal action to fight generic drug competition

Altana starts legal action to fight generic drug competition

Drug duo prevents life-threatening condition in children undergoing stem cell transplant

Drug duo prevents life-threatening condition in children undergoing stem cell transplant

Antimicrobial alginate dressing protects the wound with silver

Antimicrobial alginate dressing protects the wound with silver

Sheepskin reduces the incidence of pressure ulcers by 58 per cent.

Sheepskin reduces the incidence of pressure ulcers by 58 per cent.

Novel uses for bacterial cellulose, artificial blood vessels, bioengineered wound dressing

Novel uses for bacterial cellulose, artificial blood vessels, bioengineered wound dressing

Bacteria Live in the Esophagus!

Bacteria Live in the Esophagus!