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It Causes Gaping, Weeping Wounds, but We Don't Know How

Australian scientists are concerned by the rise of 'Mycobacterium ulcerans' infections

(Newser) - One of the least reassuring sentences you'll read this week: A flesh-eating bacterial infection that leads to "gaping, palm-sized ulcers" is on the rise, and experts have no idea how it's being spread. One of the more reassuring: It's happening in Victoria, Australia, so if you... More »

Baby Broccoli Staves Off Cancer

A chemical in sprouts helps fight cancer-causing bacteria

(Newser) - Broccoli is good for you, but its proto-form might be even better, according to a new study. Eating a couple ounces of broccoli sprouts daily for two months helped patients infected with Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium known to cause ulcers and stomach cancer. The baby broccoli reduced inflammation and infection... More »

Docs Link Ulcer Drop, Asthma Boom

Decline in stomach bacteria might link to asthma boom

(Newser) - A lack of ulcers may be driving the increased incidence of childhood asthma, Reuters reports. In a study of children infected with the H. pylori bacteria, which causes ulcers, those who had the infection were 59% less likely to have asthma than those who didn't. H. pylori infection has been... More »

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