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.
Three-day antibiotic treatment for treating bladder infections in women

Three-day antibiotic treatment for treating bladder infections in women

Bioartificial kidney containing billions of donor kidney cells under study at the Medical College of Georgia

Bioartificial kidney containing billions of donor kidney cells under study at the Medical College of Georgia

Multi-state urinary tract infections likely caused by consumption of a contaminated food product of animal origin

Multi-state urinary tract infections likely caused by consumption of a contaminated food product of animal origin

Higher risk of kidney infection among women with a history of incontinence and diabetes

Higher risk of kidney infection among women with a history of incontinence and diabetes

FDA approval of Tysabri, for the treatment of multiple sclerosis

FDA approval of Tysabri, for the treatment of multiple sclerosis

Research advances understanding of urinary tract infections

Research advances understanding of urinary tract infections

Carbon coatings to prevent bacteria collecting on indwelling catheters

Carbon coatings to prevent bacteria collecting on indwelling catheters

Cranberry juice may help prevent gum disease

Cranberry juice may help prevent gum disease

Practical lifestyle tips that can ease living with prostate problems

Practical lifestyle tips that can ease living with prostate problems

Study could lead to new, more effective treatments for urinary tract infections

Study could lead to new, more effective treatments for urinary tract infections

Bactericidal (bacteria-killing) versus bacteriostatic (bacteria-inhibiting) drugs for treating infections

Bactericidal (bacteria-killing) versus bacteriostatic (bacteria-inhibiting) drugs for treating infections

Researchers make House of Commons focus on school toilets

Researchers make House of Commons focus on school toilets

Herbal, nutritional supplements linked to side effects ranging from dry eye to retinal hemorrhages and transient visual loss

Herbal, nutritional supplements linked to side effects ranging from dry eye to retinal hemorrhages and transient visual loss

3 year study to validate bladder cancer test

3 year study to validate bladder cancer test

Drinking eight ounces of cranberry juice works better than four in combating urinary tract infections

Drinking eight ounces of cranberry juice works better than four in combating urinary tract infections

International research sheds light on Escherichia coli

International research sheds light on Escherichia coli

Study to compare prostate surgery and drugs

Study to compare prostate surgery and drugs

Increase in the number of urinary tract infections and cases of blood poisoning caused by strains of E. coli

Increase in the number of urinary tract infections and cases of blood poisoning caused by strains of E. coli

TUNA therapy results in significantly reduced erectile dysfunction

TUNA therapy results in significantly reduced erectile dysfunction

Study shows herpes is common in suburban populations, with Denver up to 20 percent

Study shows herpes is common in suburban populations, with Denver up to 20 percent