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The Medical Minute: Blood in the urine often an important warning sign

Blood in the urine can be a scary sight, yet it’s a symptom many people ignore until it is bad enough to ...

Organic food and malformations in the urinary tract (hypospadias) in newborn boys

Women who ate organically produced food during pregnancy had halved likelihood of giving birth to a boy with hypospadias compared to women ...

A person’s diet, acidity of urine may affect susceptibility to UTIs

By Julia Evangelou Strait - The acidity of urine — as well as the presence of small molecules related to diet — may influence how well bacteria can grow in the urinary tract, a new study shows. The research, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, may have implications for treating urinary tract infections, which are among the most common bacterial infections worldwide. ... Full story

Bladder Cells Regurgitate Bacteria to Prevent UTIs

By Duke Medicine News and Communications - DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke Medicine researchers have found that bladder cells have a highly effective way to combat E. coli bacteria that cause urinary tract infections (UTIs). ... Full story

Boosting the Body’s Natural Ability to Fight Urinary Tract Infections

Experimental drug that stabilizes immune defense protein HIF-1alpha protects against major UTI pathogen ... Full story

Non-invasive device instantly diagnoses urinary tract infections

A patient demonstrates use of the wireless UTI detection device. ... Full story

Loyola researchers identify method to assess UTI risk after pelvic-floor surgery

Findings may help better manage women with urinary tract infections ... Full story

Next-generation treatment for urinary tract infections may focus on fitness genes

University of Michigan Health System identifies genes expressed during UTIs ... Full story

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 permanent organ damage and even death due to sepsis. ... Full story

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