Urinary Tract Infection News and Research

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Urinary tract infections are a serious health problem affecting millions of people each year. Infections of the urinary tract are the second most common type of infection in the body. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) account for about 8.3 million doctor visits each year.* Women are especially prone to UTIs for reasons that are not yet well understood. One woman in five develops a UTI during her lifetime. UTIs in men are not as common as in women but can be very serious when they do occur.
E. coli superbug spreading by poor toilet hygiene, not through food

E. coli superbug spreading by poor toilet hygiene, not through food

People with PTSD 1.8 times as likely to have other infections, study finds

People with PTSD 1.8 times as likely to have other infections, study finds

Potentially preventable ICU admissions could reduce costs, improve care

Potentially preventable ICU admissions could reduce costs, improve care

Scientists identify cause of antibiotic resistance

Scientists identify cause of antibiotic resistance

New program aims to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions for older adults

New program aims to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions for older adults

Northern Antibiotics working on a new molecule to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Northern Antibiotics working on a new molecule to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria

LUCA Biologics develops live biotherapeutics for unmet medical needs in women's health

LUCA Biologics develops live biotherapeutics for unmet medical needs in women's health

Many healthy women carry drug-resistant E. coli strains in their guts

Many healthy women carry drug-resistant E. coli strains in their guts

E. coli superbug can live in women’s gut without symptoms

E. coli superbug can live in women’s gut without symptoms

NHS England pilot paves way for new smartphone-based UTI test

NHS England pilot paves way for new smartphone-based UTI test

LexaGene’s beta prototype achieves 98.2% consistency with reference lab data

LexaGene’s beta prototype achieves 98.2% consistency with reference lab data

Broader monitoring of patients needed to reduce post-hospitalization UTIs

Broader monitoring of patients needed to reduce post-hospitalization UTIs

Study provides better understanding of bacteria’s role in recurrent UTIs

Study provides better understanding of bacteria’s role in recurrent UTIs

Febrile seizures following vaccination are self-resolving and not dangerous

Febrile seizures following vaccination are self-resolving and not dangerous

Lethal plans: When seniors turn to suicide in long-term care

Lethal plans: When seniors turn to suicide in long-term care

Novel technology set to play key role in the fight against anti-microbial resistance

Novel technology set to play key role in the fight against anti-microbial resistance

Presence of bacteria in urine does not always point to infection, shows study

Presence of bacteria in urine does not always point to infection, shows study

Ball pits used in children's physical therapy may contribute to germ transmission

Ball pits used in children's physical therapy may contribute to germ transmission

First-in-human pilot study shows positive results for ‘bacteria-phobic’ catheter

First-in-human pilot study shows positive results for ‘bacteria-phobic’ catheter

Mother's treatment for infection during pregnancy increases child's risk for autism and depression

Mother's treatment for infection during pregnancy increases child's risk for autism and depression