Latest Ulceration Stories

2010-11-22 00:00:40

Vitamin B therapy, analgesics, anti-inflammatories and lifestyle changes are the best way to combat painful mouth ulcers until a cure is found, says noted Encino dentist. Encino, CA (PRWEB) November 20, 2010 One in five people experience canker sores. That translates to 60 million Americans who know how painful mouth sores can be, says Dr. Allan Melnick, a clinical dentist from Encino, Calif. The root cause of this oral affliction is unclear, but researchers are taking a closer look at...

2009-11-18 14:55:22

Indomethacin has been proved by epidemiological and experimental studies to be closely associated with peptic ulcer development. Vardenafil is a potent phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor and its effects on the gastric mucosa havenot been reported. A research article to be published in October 28, 2009 in the World Journal of Gastroenterology addresses this question. The research team, led by Dr. Karakaya MD from Zonguldak Karaelmas University, designed an experimental study in rat which they used...

2007-11-10 18:00:23

MEDICS are urging people on Tyneside to get their mouths checked to spot any early signs of cancer. Mouth cancer kills one person every five hours in the UK and Gateshead's oral health promotion team are raising awareness of the importance of early detection. Throughout Mouth Cancer Awareness Week, which runs until November 17, the team will be out and about explaining how to prevent the illness. Joanne Robson, oral health co-ordinator for Gateshead Primary Care Trust, said: "Mouth...

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...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.