Skip to Content

Join the 'Bladder Infection' group to help and get support from people like you.

Bladder Infection News

Related terms: Cystitis, Infection, Bladder

Drinking Enough Water Could Be Key to Avoiding UTIs

Posted 17 days ago by

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 – Women plagued by recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) may look no farther than their kitchen tap for relief, a new study suggests. Researchers found that women who drank plenty of water had a significant reduction in their odds for a recurrence of the common infections. "This study provides convincing evidence that increased daily intake of water can reduce frequent ...

Health Tip: Keep Your Bladder Healthier

Posted 20 Aug 2018 by

-- Each day, adults pass about 1.5 quarts of urine through the bladder, the National Institute on Aging says. Keeping your bladder healthy can help prevent infection and incontinence, which tend to become more common as you age, the agency says. It suggests: Drink plenty of fluids, especially water. Most people should drink at least six 8-ounce glasses each day. Limit alcohol and caffeine. Quit ...

Health Tip: Recognize Signs of a Urinary Tract Infection

Posted 2 Aug 2018 by

-- The urinary system is the body's way to rid itself of wastes and extra water. But the urinary tract also is a common spot for infection (UTI). While anyone can develop a UTI, about four times as many women develop them as men, the U.S. National Library of Medicine says. You're also at higher risk if you have diabetes, a spinal cord injury or require a tube to empty your bladder. The agency ...

Kidney Stones on the Rise Among Women

Posted 13 Feb 2018 by

TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 – Kidney stones are becoming more common, especially in women, new research has found. Better diagnostic tools could be part of the reason for the steady rise in diagnoses, according to Mayo Clinic researchers. By using CT scans, "we are now diagnosing symptomatic kidney stones that previously would have gone undiagnosed because they would not have been detected," lead ...

Health Tip: Identifying Common Bladder Problems in Women

Posted 29 Nov 2017 by

-- Women may have a variety of bladder problems as they age. But many don't seek help because they are embarrassed or believe their symptoms are a normal part of aging. identifies these women's symptoms that may indicate a bladder problem: Needing to go to the bathroom eight or more times per day. Getting up to go to the bathroom at night. Having a strong urge and fearing you ...

Hate UTIs? One Simple Step Can Cut the Risk

Posted 9 Oct 2017 by

MONDAY, Oct. 9, 2017 – Drinking plenty of water each day may have an unexpected benefit – staving off urinary tract infections, a new study reports. Young women plagued by UTIs who drank an additional 6 cups of water each day were nearly half – 48 percent – as likely as a control group to have another infection, the study showed. The water group also reduced their use of antibiotics by ...

Did Your Urinary Infection Come From Undercooked Chicken?

Posted 9 Oct 2017 by

MONDAY, Oct. 9, 2017 – Could ingesting undercooked poultry give you a urinary tract infection? Maybe. Although exactly how it might happen isn't clear, say researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who investigated a possible foodborne source of these common infections. Their interest was sparked by earlier Berkeley research ...

Coming Soon: A Faster Test for Antibiotics Against UTIs?

Posted 4 Oct 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 4, 2017 – Urinary tract infections (UTIs) plague millions of Americans each year. Now, researchers say they've developed a test that can tell in minutes whether or not a particular antibiotic can clear up the problem. The issue is an important one, doctors say, since many of the bacteria behind UTIs have grown resistant to certain antibiotics. And, left untreated, these ...

8 Ways College Women Can Protect Their Health

Posted 11 Sep 2017 by

MONDAY, Sept. 11, 2017 – The start of college means it's time for young women to take charge of their health. Dr. Aparna Sridhar, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of California, Los Angeles, offers several tips in a university news release. Know your health status. Talk to your parents and your doctor to make sure you're up-to-date with health screenings, ...

Antibiotic Vabomere Approved For Certain Complicated Urinary Tract Infections

Posted 30 Aug 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 – The intravenous antibiotic Vabomere (meropenem and vaborbactam) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat certain complicated urinary tract infections, including the kidney infection pyelonephritis. "The FDA is committed to making new safe and effective antibacterial drugs available," said Dr. Edward Cox, director of the Office of ...

The Doctor Will (Virtually) See You Now

Posted 8 Jun 2017 by

THURSDAY, June 8, 2017 – Telemedicine is playing an ever-expanding role in the U.S. health care landscape. Among the reasons: a growing national shortage of doctors, both primary care and, in certain areas, specialists. And one-quarter of the population lives in rural areas without easy access to care. So, telemedicine has stepped in to help fill the gap. In fact, more than 10 million Americans ...

Can Tracking Germs in One Hospital Make All Hospitals Safer?

Posted 24 May 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 – One hospital's germ history may help doctors curb infections in all hospitals, researchers report. Scientists analyzed more than 10,000 samples collected over 12 months from surfaces, air and water in the University of Chicago's new hospital, the Center for Care and Discovery. Samples were also taken from 252 patients. The samples were collected for two months before ...

Bike Fanatics Shouldn't Worry About Effects on Sexual Health

Posted 15 May 2017 by

MONDAY, May 15, 2017 – The groin pain and numbness some serious bicyclists experience isn't harmful to their sexual or urinary health, two new studies suggest. "As cycling gains in popularity, as both a hobby and a professional sport, it is important for the public to know that it has no credible link to urologic disease or sexual dysfunction," said Dr. Kevin McVary, a spokesman for the American ...

Prostate Cancer Treatments Have Varying Side Effects, Study Shows

Posted 21 Mar 2017 by

TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 – The long-term side effects of different prostate cancer treatments vary – and knowing that may help men decide which one is right for them. That's the conclusion of two new studies published March 21 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Both followed men who had early stage prostate cancer treated with "modern" approaches – including the latest surgical ...

Safeguards May Be Reducing Serious Catheter Infections

Posted 23 Jan 2017 by

MONDAY, Jan. 23, 2017 – Improved catheter safety measures in hospitals significantly reduce bloodstream infections and health care costs, a new study indicates. "Safety interventions are a win-win for both patients and hospitals," said study leader Dr. Teryl Nuckols of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She is director of the center's division of general internal medicine. More than ...

Page 1 2 Next

Ask a Question

Further Information

Related Condition Support Groups

Cystitis Prophylaxis, Prevention of Bladder infection, Alkylating Agent Cystitis, Hemorrhagic Cystitis Prophylaxis, Urinary Tract Infection

Related Drug Support Groups

amoxicillin, cephalexin, Cipro, ciprofloxacin, Levaquin, Keflex, nitrofurantoin, sulfamethoxazole, Macrobid, view more... trimethoprim, levofloxacin, tetracycline, Elmiron, cefuroxime, Macrodantin, Amoxil, Ceftin, cefixime, ofloxacin, cloxacillin, cefpodoxime, Ceclor, Hiprex, methenamine, cefprozil, fosfomycin, Cefzil, cefaclor, Monurol, gatifloxacin, Floxin, norfloxacin, Urex, Biomox, Vantin, Lorabid, Suprax, Cefizox, Noroxin, Maxaquin, Fortaz, sulfisoxazole, nalidixic acid, cephradine, dimethyl sulfoxide, lomefloxacin, Trimox, Rimso-50, Zartan, Biocef, Moxilin, Amoxicot, Spectrobid, Keftab, Cryoserv, Wymox, Ceclor CD, Ceclor Pulvules, Apo-Amoxi, Kefurox, Velosef, Panixine, Sumycin 250, Lorabid Pulvules, Tegopen, Cloxapen, Nitro Macro, Floxin IV, Achromycin V, Tequin Teqpaq, Gantanol, Levaquin Leva-Pak, Gantrisin Pediatric, Truxazole, Cinobac, Emtet-500, Trimpex, Tetracon, acetohydroxamic acid, Tetracap, pentosan polysulfate sodium, Cipro IV, Zinacef, Cedax, Tazicef, Geocillin, Lithostat, loracarbef, Tequin, cinoxacin, ceftizoxime, ceftibuten, ceftazidime, carbenicillin, bacampicillin, Cipro XR, Mandelamine, Brodspec, Ceptaz, Ala-Tet, Robitet 500, Panmycin, Cipro Cystitis Pack, Tazicef Novaplus, Tazidime, Proquin XR, NegGram, DisperMox, Raniclor, Proloprim, Primsol, Sumycin, Gantrisin, Furadantin, Daxbia