Urinary tract infections

Drug compound to kill antibiotic-resistant superbugs found

The research, published in the journal ACS Nano, describes the new compound which kills gram-negative E. coli, including a multidrug-resistant pathogen, said to be responsible for millions of antibiotic-resistant infections worldwide annually.

May 30, 2019, 11:17 AM IST

Women, take note! Drinking 1.5 litres of water a day may keep UTIs at bay

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, 40-60 per cent of women will develop a UTI during their lifetimes and one in four have a repeat infection unless precautions are taken.
 

Oct 07, 2017, 16:51 PM IST

Urinary tract infection symptoms: Try these home remedies for fast relief! (Watch slideshow)

Try these home remedies for fast relief! (Watch slideshow)

Aug 04, 2016, 10:46 AM IST

Cranberry can help fight urinary tract infections in babies

Cranberry extract possesses anti-inflammatory properties, which can improve kidney disease following kidney infection and reflux, present in other patients, the findings showed. 

Jan 19, 2016, 16:37 PM IST

Cranberries can help curb urinary tract infections

Cranberries can help curb recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs), the second most common type of infection in the body, researchers, including one of India-origin, have found.

Nov 08, 2015, 19:46 PM IST

New device to improve urinary infections treatment

Urinary tract infections could be treated more quickly and efficiently using a DNA sequencing device the size of a USB stick, says a study.

Sep 21, 2015, 12:44 PM IST

This DNA sequencing device can UTI-proof your life

A team of researchers has come out with a DNA sequencing device that can improve treatment of urinary infections.

Sep 19, 2015, 16:47 PM IST

New device may detect urinary tract infections in an hour

Researchers have developed a new device which can detect bacterial species that cause urinary tract infections - a major cause of sepsis - within 70 minutes.

Aug 12, 2015, 22:25 PM IST

Soon, a vaccine to avoid urinary tract infections linked to catheters

A new research has revealed about the development of a vaccine that stops urinary tract infections linked to catheters in mice.

Sep 18, 2014, 11:23 AM IST

Circumcision benefits far outweigh its risks

In a new study, researchers have shown that the benefits of infant male circumcision exceed the risks by over 100 to 1.

Apr 04, 2014, 10:53 AM IST

New breakthrough could help thwart recurrent urinary tract infections

Researchers have shown that when chitosan - used in agriculture as a seed treatment and biopesticide - is given in conjunction with antibiotics, it assists the bladder in ridding itself of "reservoir" populations of bacteria that live in its deeper layers and potentially cause recurrent infections.

Mar 26, 2014, 13:42 PM IST

Simple tips to prevent Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

A urinary tract infection (UTI) can be defined as an infection involving the kidneys, ureters, bladder, or urethra. While not all urinary tract infections (UTIs) can be prevented, experts suggest one can still reduce the risk by taking certain steps and precautions.

Feb 17, 2014, 16:30 PM IST

Health benefits of Lingonberry: The new superfood

We all know berries are an amazing group of fruits. You all must have the good fortune of tasting berries like strawberries,cranberries,blackberries, blueberries and raspberries. There is a new berry on the block that science is seriously looking into. It is the lingonberry which has higher concentrations of plant polyphenols and confers even greater health benefits

Jan 27, 2014, 22:16 PM IST

Cranberries help improve heart health, prevent urinary tract infections

A new research has found that cranberries provide unique bioactive compounds that may help reduce the incidence of certain infections, improve heart health and temper inflammation.

Nov 19, 2013, 16:27 PM IST

Holding your pee can lead to miscarriage

Dr Kamakshi Bhate, associate professor with the department of preventive and social medicine at KEM hospital and a member-secretary of MCGM’s Gender Resource Centre, talks to Pooja Bhula, about the link between inadequate urinals and diseases common to women.

Jul 23, 2013, 14:21 PM IST

Eating cranberries could help prevent UTIs

It has been believed that consuming cranberry products has been anecdotally associated with prevention of urinary tract infections (UTIs) for over 100 years.

Jul 16, 2013, 10:20 AM IST

Cranberry juice unlikely to prevent bladder and kidney infections

For decades, cranberries and cranberry juice have been used to prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs), but an updated systematic review has revealed that they might not be very helpful.

Oct 17, 2012, 11:59 AM IST

New approach for treating urinary tract infections

The approach invloves so-called FimH antagonists.

Aug 17, 2012, 15:32 PM IST

Cranberry products may help prevent urinary infections

Use of cranberry-containing products appears to be associated with prevention of urinary tract infections in some individuals.

Jul 10, 2012, 15:19 PM IST

Why some urinary tract infections recur persistently after treatment

Scientists including one of an Indian origin have found new clues to why some urinary tract infections recur persistently after multiple rounds of treatment.

Jun 20, 2012, 09:27 AM IST