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Most peptic ulcers are caused by an infection with a type of bacteria called Helicobacter pylori. Use of painkillers, excessive alcohol use and smoking can increase your risk. Common symptoms include abdominal pain, heartburn or nausea. Treatments include lifestyle changes and medications.
Research evidence shows that home-based end of life care increases the chances that people will die at home. It may not be everyone's preference to die at home and a person's preferred place for end of life care can change as their symptoms and illness change.
This article describes the cause, symptoms and treatments for shingles. There is a safe vaccine that you can get to prevent shingles.
Hamilton, ON - April 10, 2017
McMaster University has partnered with the Alzheimer Society of Ontario to support people living with dementia and their caregivers by ensuring they have access to the evidence-based health information. Learn more.