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Type 2 Diabetes Rx May Pose Serious Health Risks
An FDA safety review has resulted in adding warnings to the labels of a specific class of type 2 diabetes medicines called sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors about the risks of too much acid in the blood and of serious urinary tract infections.
What a Daily Drink Might Do for Your Heart
That nightcap or glass of wine with dinner may be doing more than just relaxing you at the end of a long day. It could be boosting your heart health.
Nursing Home Infection Rates Rose
As people age, nursing homes are often a good option for around-the-clock care. But new research found that nursing home patients faced an increasing risk for infections.
What Blood in the Stool and Urine May Mean
When you cut or scrape yourself and see blood, you likely know the source of that blood. However, if you see blood in the toilet after using the restroom, the cause may not be so clear. Here are some possible reasons you might see blood in your stool or urine.
Stopping a Kid's UTI from Returning
A urinary tract infection in a child can become very serious if not treated. Those who repeatedly experienced UTIs with a fever may have an underlying condition.
UTI Treatment in the Hospital
Urinary tract infections are often painful, bothersome, and if you visit a hospital for treatment, expensive. A new study shows which people may be more likely to be treated in an emergency room or hospital for these infections.
Hormones Can Play Shield Too
Female sex hormones have a number of jobs to do. While they can regulate mood and sexual function, they might also help protect women from infection.
ER Costs the Most for UTI Treatments
When pain or an infection in the bladder presents itself, a visit to the hospital ER might be the first stop for patients. But treatment at the emergency department could take a bigger chunk out of your wallet.
That Might Not Be a UTI
Ladies, take a second before starting any treatments at the hospital for pressure in the belly or pain when using the bathroom. That urine test might need to be done again.
UTI Burden with Schizophrenia
Urinary tract infections are a pretty common problem. But for people with schizophrenia, that type of infection may be even more common and may go unnoticed and untreated for a while.