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2006-07-10 17:10:00

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tobacco use now kills 5 million people a year and if people continue to smoke the way they do now, their habit will kill half a billion who are alive today, according to a new cancer atlas published on Monday. The International Union Against Cancer, the World Health Organization and the American Cancer Society published two new cancer atlases that provide snapshots of what cancer looks like now across the world, and how it...

2006-04-21 13:25:00

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The stomach bug Helicobacter pylori is the cause of most stomach ulcers, so doctors often try to eradicate the trouble-maker with antibiotic therapy. When this doesn't work, as is the case 10-23 percent of the time, a yogurt may help, according to a study conducted in Taiwan. Specifically, eating yogurt containing the beneficial bacteria Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium (AB-yogurt) before trying a second round of combo antibiotic therapy can...

2006-01-12 11:26:24

By Anthony J. Brown, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Helicobacter pylori infection, which affects about one third of adults in the US, is associated with an increased risk of iron deficiency and related anemia, according to the results of a new study. Moreover, this relationship holds true even in the absence of peptic ulcer disease, which can cause iron-deficiency anemia through hemorrhage, the researchers report in the American Journal of Epidemiology. "For the first time in a...

2005-12-12 10:28:24

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - About ten percent of patients taking low-dose aspirin to lower their risk of a heart attack develop peptic ulcers, which frequently cause no symptoms, investigators report. Although aspirin is associated with ulcers, it is unclear whether patients taking aspirin get ulcers more often, or if they are just more likely to bleed from ulcers caused by other factors associated with aspirin's effects, such as reducing levels of platelets, cells in the blood...

2005-10-31 12:56:03

Baltimore, Md. -- In the high-tech 21st century, the most rudimentary natural products continue to reveal exciting ant-cancer properties to scientists, offering people relatively simple ways to help protect themselves from the disease. Five studies presented today during the American Association for Cancer Research's 4th annual Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research meeting in Baltimore, Md., add to the arsenal of research that shows adding certain vegetables and herbs to the diet can...

2005-10-14 12:50:50

By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A study for the first time hints that maternal infection with Helicobacter pylori -- the bacterium that causes most cases of stomach ulcers -- is associated with an increased risk of childhood leukemia in the offspring. Leukemia makes up 25 percent of all childhood cancers worldwide and so-called acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common form of the blood cancer, comprises about 80 percent of all childhood leukemias. The fact...

2005-10-04 04:07:00

CANBERRA (Reuters) - An Australian scientist who jointly won the 2005 Nobel prize for medicine said he became a human guinea pig and drank a cocktail of bacteria to prove his theories that ulcers were not caused by stress. Australian professor Barry Marshall and Robin Warren were awarded the 2005 Nobel prize for their 1982 discovery that the Helicobacter pylori bacterium, rather than stress, caused stomach ulcers and inflammation. Marshall, who spent Tuesday fielding calls of...

2005-10-03 08:15:00

By Patrick Lannin STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Two Australians won the Nobel prize for medicine on Monday for showing that a bacterium rather than stress causes stomach inflammation and ulcers, after one of them drank a witches' brew of bacteria to prove the point. Experts said the discovery of the Helicobacter pylori bacterium by Barry Marshall and Robin Warren in 1982 was met with skepticism by the medical community, which did not think bacteria could survive in the acid conditions of the...

2005-10-03 05:01:14

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Australians Barry Marshall and Robin Warren won the 2005 Nobel Medicine prize for discovering a bacterium that causes gastritis and stomach ulcers, said the Nobel Assembly of Stockholm's Karolinska Institute on Monday. They made the "remarkable and unexpected discovery" in 1982 that the stomach inflammation known as gastritis and ulceration of the stomach and duodenum known as peptic ulcer disease are caused by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori, the Assembly...

2005-10-03 04:44:13

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Australians Barry Marshall and Robin Warren won the 2005 Nobel Medicine prize for discovering a bacterium that causes gastritis and stomach ulcers, said the Nobel Assembly of Stockholm's Karolinska Institute on Monday. They made the "remarkable and unexpected discovery that inflammation in the stomach as well as ulceration of the stomach...is the result of an infection of the stomach caused by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori," it said, announcing the winners...


Latest Helicobacter pylori Reference Libraries

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2011-04-15 15:38:47

Helicobacter pylori is a Gram-negative, microaerophilic bacterium that can inhabit various areas of the stomach, particularly the antrum. It causes low-level inflammation of the stomach lining and is linked to gastric ulcers and stomach cancer. Out of those infected, 80%, are asymptomatic. It was initially named Campyloacter pyloridis and then renamed C. pylori to correct the Latin grammar error. It was later placed in the genus, Helicobacter. Over 50% of the population has H. pylori in...

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