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E. Coli in Raw Meat May Cause Half-a-Million UTIs in the U.S. Every Year, Study Finds

E. coli from raw poultry and meat is making its way into people through our food supply, causing UTIs and other illnesses, researchers say.

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Don't Use Certain Tests for Pregnancy, Ovulation, UTIs, FDA Warns

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned that consumers should not use certain pregnancy, ovulation, urine, UTI and breast milk test kits over concerns that the tests may not be safe and effective.

The tests in question were manufactured by Universal Meditech Inc. (UMI), though they were branded under several names and may not include information about UMI on their packaging, the ...

Steer Clear of UTIs This Summer

Dehydration brings lots of risks — including urinary tract infections (UTIs).

An expert offers some tips for avoiding these painful infections without sacrificing summer fun.

“Patients can experience more UTIs during the summer due to inadequate fluid intake, especially in the historic heat waves we've been experiencing,” said

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  • July 19, 2023
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  • The Data Is In: Cranberry Juice Does Help Prevent UTIs

    Women have heard for decades that cranberry products help prevent urinary tract infections. A new study appears to confirm that longstanding advice.

    About 60% of women over age 18 will suffer one or more urinary tract infections in their lifetime. About 30% will have recurrent UTIs, averaging two to three episodes a year, according to background notes with the study.

    A review ...

    E. Coli From Meat May Be Causing Many UTIs

    E. coli bacteria are an infamous cause of food poisoning, but a new study suggests those same microbes lurking in meat may be behind nearly half a million cases of urinary tract infections (UTIs).

    UTIs are very common, affecting more than half of all women at least once in their lives. And the vast majority of those infections are caused by E. coli bacteria.

    Although E. coli may be ...

    Could Estrogen Help Ease the Delirium That Can Come With UTIs?

    Older women with urinary tract infections (UTIs) often experience delirium along with them, and researchers may have found a solution.

    Estrogen, often given as part of hormone replacement therapy after menopause, may prevent these mental changes, according to researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, who

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  • January 3, 2023
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  • New Type of Antibiotic Could Fight Tough-to-Treat UTIs

    The world desperately needs new antibiotics to fight infection as bacteria become resistant to existing options.

    GSK has developed a new antibiotic to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs) that appears to be so effective the pharmaceutical company stopped testing early on the recommendation of independent monitors and plans to submit data to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration soon,

    Combo Drug May Fight Tough-to-Treat UTIs

    Doctors could soon have access to a new weapon in the ongoing battle against antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

    An experimental combination antibiotic appears to offer a new option for doctors treating stubborn drug-resistant urinary tract infections (UTIs), according to new clinical trial results.

    The new combo of cefepime and enmetazobactam outperformed an established antibiotic drug ...

    As Heat Continues Through Fall, Shield Yourself from UTIs

    As summer gives way to fall, hot weather isn't likely to let up anytime soon, and that means it's important to stay hydrated to keep urinary tract infections at bay.

    Getting dehydrated is a l...

    Black Nursing Home Residents More Likely to Need Hospital Care

    Black residents in U.S. nursing homes are much more likely than white residents to be repeatedly transferred to hospital care, a new study reports.

    Black nursing home residents are likely to be transferred to the hospital and back at least four times in a given year, according to data gathered under a U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid quality improvement initiative.

    So are nurs...

    Key to Battling UTIs May Lie in 'Good' Germs Within the Bladder

    As more and more superbugs become resistant to antibiotics, scientists are looking to use the good bacteria that live in people's bodies to fight back.

    A new study reports on efforts to harness the power of "good guy" bacteria that make their home in the bladder to fight bacteria that cause u...

    Are Antibiotics the Cause, Not Solution, of Recurrent UTIs?

    Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common and often easily managed, yet some women are plagued by one infection after another. Now, a new study hints at a culprit: the antibiotics used to treat them.

    UTIs can affect anyone, but are particularly prevalent among women. Studies suggest that up to 80% of women develop a UTI at some point, and about one-quarter of them have frequent recurrenc...

    Experimental Pill May Fight Antibiotic-Resistant UTIs

    Urinary tract infections are common and usually simple to treat. But for people who become sick enough to land in the hospital with one, an experimental antibiotic may soon offer a new treatment option -- taken by mouth instead of delivered by...

    Drug Could Be Non-Antibiotic Alternative to Treat UTIs

    Women plagued by frequent urinary tract infections often take daily antibiotics to ward them off. But an old antibiotic alternative might work just as well, a new clinical trial finds.

    Researchers found that the medication, called methenamine, was comparable to standard, low-dose antibiotics in preventing women...

    Bill Clinton Discharged From Hospital After Recovery From Sepsis

    Former President Bill Clinton was released from a California hospital on Sunday after being treated for sepsis.

    Clinton, 75, was admitted for care at the University of California Irvine Medical Center, in Orange, last Tuesday after developing sepsis triggered by a urological infection.

    A spokesperson for Clinton shared a

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  • Bill Clinton Expected to Be Discharged From Hospital on Sunday

    A spokesperson for former President Bill Clinton said late Saturday that the 75-year-old will be discharged from a California hospital on Sunday, CNN reported. Clinton was hospitalized at the University of California Irvine Medical Center, in Orange, earlier in the week after developing sepsis triggered by a urological infection.

    Speaking on Twitter on Saturday, spokesperson Ange...

    Bill Clinton Hospitalized for Sepsis

    Former President Bill Clinton has been hospitalized after developing sepsis that was triggered by a urological infection.

    Sepsis occurs when the body has an extreme response to an infection, and it can be life-threatening. Infections that can trigger sepsis most often start in the lung, urinary tract, skin or gastrointestinal tract. Without timely treatment, sepsis can quickly lead to tis...

    Are Antibiotics Really the Answer for UTIs in Women?

    Urinary tract infections: They're the bane of millions of women, and a new study finds that many sufferers are unhappy that diagnosis and treatments are still limited for this painful condition.

    One of the biggest concerns researchers found was that many women think frequent antibiotic use to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs) might not be the best solution. The study also noted frustr...

    Women, Take These Key Steps to Good Urological Health

    Women who try to hold their pee during the day might want to rethink that strategy.

    It's time to "get up and go," according to the Urology Care Foundation, which is encouraging women to be proactive about their urological health.

    That, of course, means get up and go to the bathroom if you need to. But the foundation also suggests a number of activities a woman can get up and go...

    Doctors' Group Says Antibiotics Can Be Taken for Shorter Periods

    Millions of Americans have at some point in their lives gotten a long course of antibiotics to treat a bacterial infection. But according to new recommendations from a major U.S. doctors' group, some of the most common bacterial infections can now be treated with shorter courses of the drugs.

    The advice, from the American College of Physicians (ACP), says that for several types of infec...

    A Vaccine Against UTIs? New Mouse Study Brings Shot Closer

    Many women suffer through countless urinary tract infections (UTIs), but a new study in mice offers hope that a vaccine could one day bring their nightmares to an end.

    "Although several vaccines against UTIs have been investigated in clinical trials, they have so far had limited success," said senior study author Soman Abraham, a professor of pathology, immunology and molecular genetics &...

    Many Women Getting Wrong Antibiotics to Treat a UTI: Study

    If you've gone to the doctor for a urinary tract infection (UTI), chances are that you've been given the wrong antibiotic or a longer-than-necessary treatment plan.

    That's even more likely if you live in a rural area, researchers say.

    A new study of private insurance claims data found that 47% of women were prescribed antibiotics that were outside recommended guidelines and 76% were...

    Urinary Incontinence a Common Issue for Older Women, But Treatments Can Help

    Nearly 1 in 2 women over the age of 50 deal with the indignities of urinary incontinence, but experts say no one has to suffer in silence.

    Frequently considered an inevitable problem of aging, most women never even try to get treatment for the urinary leakage that they experience, said Dr. Christopher Hartman, chief of urology at Long Island Jewish Forest Hills in New York City.


    Could High Pollen Levels Trigger Pelvic Pain?

    Most folks are familiar with the havoc that high pollen levels can wreak on their lungs, but new research suggests they can also exacerbate a painful pelvic condition in some people.

    "Our study provides evidence to suggest increased pollen counts may trigger symptom flares in people living with UCPPS [urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome]," said researcher Siobhan Sutcliffe, of Washingto...

    Quit Smoking, Your Bladder Will Thank You

    If you smoke, you significantly increase your odds of developing bladder cancer, experts warn.

    "Everyone knows smoking causes lung cancer, but they don't always know about bladder cancer," said Dr. Srinivas Vourganti, a urologist at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago who specializes in treating bladder and other urinary tract cancers.

    Smoking causes more than half of all case...

    MS Has Mixed Impact on Patients' Cancer Risk: Study

    How does having multiple sclerosis (MS) affect a person's odds for cancer? The answer may depend on the type of cancer, new research shows.

    The study found that MS patients do have much greater odds of developing bladder cancer compared to people without the illness. But there was good news, too: Their risk of breast and colon cancer is no higher than for people who don't have MS, accordi...

    Fish Oil, Vitamin D and Exercise: How Helpful Are They If You're Over 70?

    THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2020 (HealthDay) -- Vitamin D, fish oil supplements and weight training have long been touted for their health benefits, but for healthy seniors, none of them -- either in combination or alone -- boosts physical or mental performance or prevents broken bones, Swiss researchers report.

    For three years, they tracked more than 2,100 men and women (average age: 74) who were...

    HRT Might Help Older Women Ward Off Recurrent UTIs

    Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) might be able to break the cycle of recurring urinary tract infections in some women, a new study reports.

    Women taking HRT for symptoms of menopause tend to have a greater variety of bacteria in their urine, including larger amounts of the healthy Lactobacillus-type bacteria known to protect against urinary tract infections (UTIs), researchers...

    Why So Many Older Women Develop UTIs

    Many older women struggle with urinary tract infections, and researchers now think they know why.

    A big reason is because their bladder walls can be invaded by several species of bacteria, a recent study found.

    Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the most common type of bacterial infections in women, accounting for nearly 25% of all infections. UTI recurrence rate...

    Dangerous UTIs Can Follow Hospital Patients Home

    For the sick or elderly, a urinary tract infection (UTI) can prove deadly. With many vulnerable patients developing UTIs post-discharge, a new study suggests that better monitoring is needed after leaving the hospital.

    Researchers at Oregon State University explored more than 3,000 at-risk patients. The study revealed that the risk of infection tripled once patients went home.


    Infections, Especially UTIs, May Be Triggers for Strokes

    A urinary tract infection might be more than just a painful nuisance for some, with new research suggesting it could raise the risk of stroke in vulnerable people.

    The study of over 190,000 stroke patients found that the risk of suffering a stroke was heightened in the weeks and months following any infection that required a trip to the hospital. But urinary tract infections (UTIs) sh...

    Kids Can Get UTIs, Too

    Adults aren't the only ones susceptible to urinary tract infections, or UTIs. They can occur in kids, even infants, if bacteria get into the urinary tract, often from the bowel.

    Any child can get a UTI. But some kids are more prone than others, and girls get them more often than boys.

    A UTI doesn't always cause symptoms, and a very young child can't voice his or her discomfo...

    What Works Best for Women Struggling With a Leaky Bladder?

    For women who need relief from bladder control problems, behavioral therapies are a better bet than medication, a new research review finds.

    In an analysis of 84 clinical trials, researchers found that overall, women were better off with behavioral approaches to easing urinary incontinence than relying on medication.

    Study patients were over five times more likely to see the...

    Seniors With UTIs Need Antibiotics ASAP, Study Says

    For older adults with a urinary tract infection (UTI), antibiotic treatment should begin immediately to prevent serious complications, a new British study finds.

    Delaying or withholding antibiotics in this age group can increase the risk of bloodstream infection (sepsis) and death, researchers reported Feb. 27 in the BMJ.

    The findings suggest that doctors should "cons...

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