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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.
Researchers reprogram skin cells from diabetic foot ulcers to generate iPSCs

Researchers reprogram skin cells from diabetic foot ulcers to generate iPSCs

Health care resource use and costs of H.P. Acthar® gel for multiple sclerosis relapse

Health care resource use and costs of H.P. Acthar® gel for multiple sclerosis relapse

Rome IV criteria helps diagnose, treat gastrointestinal conditions in children

Rome IV criteria helps diagnose, treat gastrointestinal conditions in children

Early-life stress may lead to functional dyspepsia in adulthood

Early-life stress may lead to functional dyspepsia in adulthood

Amadeus invests in Inotec’s advanced woundcare technology - NATROX™

Amadeus invests in Inotec’s advanced woundcare technology - NATROX™

Combination of COX-2-selective NSAID with PPI can reduce risk of stomach, intestinal ulcers

Combination of COX-2-selective NSAID with PPI can reduce risk of stomach, intestinal ulcers

Chronic use of antacid drugs may speed up aging of blood vessels

Chronic use of antacid drugs may speed up aging of blood vessels

Cairn launches non-invasive Gastric Emptying Breath Test for measuring rate of gastroparesis in adults

Cairn launches non-invasive Gastric Emptying Breath Test for measuring rate of gastroparesis in adults

New smart seat cushion may relieve painful pressure ulcers for wheelchair users

New smart seat cushion may relieve painful pressure ulcers for wheelchair users

Single dose of zoledronic acid can inhibit bone loss in HIV-infected patients

Single dose of zoledronic acid can inhibit bone loss in HIV-infected patients

Iroko announces availability of VIVLODEX capsules in U.S. pharmacies for patients with OA pain

Iroko announces availability of VIVLODEX capsules in U.S. pharmacies for patients with OA pain

Innovative mattresses to stop pressure ulcers: an interview with Mike Hutson

Innovative mattresses to stop pressure ulcers: an interview with Mike Hutson

Confronting the global concern of pressure ulcers

Confronting the global concern of pressure ulcers

Newcastle University scientists use seaweed extract to develop 'Stem-gell' bandage for wound healing

Newcastle University scientists use seaweed extract to develop 'Stem-gell' bandage for wound healing

Naturally occurring clay exhibits potent antibacterial activity against ESKAPE pathogens

Naturally occurring clay exhibits potent antibacterial activity against ESKAPE pathogens

FDA-approved, once-daily 24-hour aspirin now available for prevention of stroke and acute cardiac events

FDA-approved, once-daily 24-hour aspirin now available for prevention of stroke and acute cardiac events

Integra Omnigraft Dermal Regeneration Matrix approved to treat certain diabetic foot ulcers

Integra Omnigraft Dermal Regeneration Matrix approved to treat certain diabetic foot ulcers

New perioperative guideline released for optimal management of geriatric patients

New perioperative guideline released for optimal management of geriatric patients

Fraunhofer scientists use antibodies to detect cancer cells in tissue samples

Fraunhofer scientists use antibodies to detect cancer cells in tissue samples

Personalised approach may help identify patients’ response to certain cancer treatments

Personalised approach may help identify patients’ response to certain cancer treatments