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Does cranberry juice help UTIs? Why this isn’t entirely a myth

Though cranberries cannot cure a UTI if you already have one, they can help prevent future UTIs from occurring. Cranberries contain a substance called proanthocyanidins (PACs), which help keep bacteria from sticking to the lining of the bladder. Cranberry juice is not the best way to consume cranberries for UTI […]
Does cranberry juice help UTIs? Why this isn’t entirely a myth
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Some urinary tract infections are becoming antibiotic-resistant, making them potentially deadly even for healthy people

Urinary tract infections are becoming increasingly difficult to treat because the bacteria that causes them is resisting once-effective antibiotics. Left untreated, bacteria from UTIs can enter the blood and become deadly. Certain strains of E. coli seem to be responsible for many cases of antibiotic-resistant UTIs. Other disease-causing bacteria have […]
Some urinary tract infections are becoming antibiotic-resistant, making them potentially deadly even for healthy people
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Drinking more water helps women prevent repeat UTIs, a new study says

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are really painful, and in some people, they happen repeatedly. A new study found that women with a history of recurring UTIs got fewer repeat infections when they drank an extra one and a half quarts of water per day. Women can also prevent UTIs by […]
Drinking more water helps women prevent repeat UTIs, a new study says
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If you’re going to see the 3-hour-long ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ plan your bathroom break wisely. Here’s what can happen if you hold your pee too long.

As “Avengers: Endgame” hits theatres this week, some people may discover an unexpected challenge to enjoying their extra-large soda: when do you break for the bathroom during a three-hour movie? Peeing is important for your kidneys to filter excess water and waste out of your blood. Normally, your bladder can […]
If you’re going to see the 3-hour-long ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ plan your bathroom break wisely. Here’s what can happen if you hold your pee too long.