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Natural Substance Produced by Kidneys Prevents UTIs

A urinary tract infection confined to the bladder is usually just irritating, but an infection that spreads to the kidney can cause ...

Urine HPV test could offer alternative to conventional smear and improve screening uptake

A simple urine test for human papillomavirus (HPV) could offer a more acceptable, non-invasive alternative to the conventional cervical test and improve ...

In mice, vaccine stops urinary tract infections linked to catheters

By Michael C. Purdy - The most common type of hospital-associated infection may be preventable with a vaccine, new research in mice suggests. ... Full story

Researchers Identify Potential Risk Factors for Urinary Tract Infections in Young Girls

Winston-Salem, N.C. – Young girls with an intense, red, itchy rash on their outer genital organs may be at increased risk of developing urinary tract infections (UTIs), according to new research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The treatment may be as simple as better hygiene and avoiding potential irritants such as bubble baths and swimming pools. ... Full story

St. Michael’s clinical trial tests possible HIV prevention drug

By Geoff Koehler - it’s often said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. ... Full story

Study debunks common misconception that urine is sterile

Bacterial differences found in urine of healthy women and women with overactive bladder ... Full story

Painkillers may decrease susceptibility to recurring urinary infections

By Michael C. Purdy - Women plagued by repeated urinary tract infections may be able to prevent the infections with help from over-the-counter painkillers, new research in mice shows. ... Full story

Breakthrough NIH study will have major implications for treating pediatric UTIs

New findings by the Children’s Hospital of Michigan - Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Chief of Pediatric Nephrology and Wayne State University School of Medicine Pediatrics Professor Dr. Tej K. Mattoo and a national team of researchers – was published this week in the authoritative New England Journal of Medicine – are likely to change the way pediatricians manage troublesome urinary tract infections in millions of American children. They are also likely to change the current guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics on renal imaging after first urinary tract infection in young children. ... Full story

Drug pair cuts children’s urinary infections up to 80 percent

NIH study yields first clinical evidence validating common practice ... Full story

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