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Targeting iron uptake to create a new class of antibiotics against UTIs

Targeting iron uptake to create a new class of antibiotics against UTIs

September 09, 2020 3 min read

At 11 million cases annually, urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the most common outpatient infections in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 
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Menopausal Hormonal Therapy May Cut UTI Risk

Menopausal Hormonal Therapy May Cut UTI Risk

August 10, 2020 2 min read

Postmenopausal women taking estrogen therapy may be more resistant to recurrent urinary tract infections (UTI), according to new research presented at the European Association of Urology 2020 virtual congress.
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Researchers Uncover How Our Body Fight UTIs

Researchers Uncover How Our Body Fight UTIs

July 20, 2020 3 min read

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can be treated by antibiotics, but may be fatal if left untreated. These infections are usually caused by what are known as uropathogenic E. coli bacteria when they bind to the cells of the bladder, ureter, or urethra with their pili. The body naturally produces a protein called uromodulin that aids in fighting UTIs. 
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Men can get urinary tract infections | Understanding UTIs, Part 6

Men can get urinary tract infections | Understanding UTIs, Part 6

June 23, 2020 3 min read

Robert, a retired 86-year-old man, was outside gardening when he noticed pain in his lower abdomen; and throughout the day, he had difficulty urinating. When he asked his wife about the symptoms, she suggested he might have a urinary tract infection. "I can't have a UTI," he said. "Men don't get UTIs!"
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UTI vs. Yeast Infection: How to Tell the Difference

UTI vs. Yeast Infection: How to Tell the Difference

April 21, 2020 2 min read

Both urinary tract infections (UTIs) and vaginal yeast infections are so common among women that getting your first one is almost a rite of passage. At some point in their lives, more than half of women in the United States will experience a UTI, and around 75 percent will have a vaginal yeast infection, according to the U.S. Office on Women’s Health.

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Want Fewer UTIs? Go Vegetarian, Study Suggests

Want Fewer UTIs? Go Vegetarian, Study Suggests

February 03, 2020 2 min read

Urinary tract infections plague millions of Americans. Now new research suggests that what they eat might have a role to play. 

The Taiwanese study compared UTI rates among nearly 10,000 Buddhists living in the island nation, about a third of whom followed a strict vegetarian diet.

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Can you treat a urinary tract infection at home?

Can you treat a urinary tract infection at home?

February 03, 2020 3 min read

When a UTI hits, many people turn to home remedies like cranberries and baking soda.

Always rushing to the bathroom because of a constant need to pee? Does the urine burn on the way out or come with a lower abdomen ache? Uh oh, it might be a urinary tract infection.

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