Can You Skip Antibiotics for Urinary Tract Infection?
TUESDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) -- Some women with symptoms of
a urinary tract infection may be able to skip the antibiotics
typically prescribed and have their symptoms improve or clear,
according to a new Dutch study.
New Drug May Help Immune System Fight Cancer
THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug that
taps the power of the body's immune system to fight cancer is
shrinking tumors in patients for whom other treatments have failed,
an early study shows.
CDC Guidelines Could Cut Bloodstream Infections From Dialysis
TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- Dialysis facilities could
cut bloodstream infection rates among their patients by up to half
by following a set of recommendations from the U.S. Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention, according to new research.
Could Adaptable Bacteria Cause Repeat Urinary Tract Infections?
WEDNESDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- Women suffering from recurring urinary tract infections may carry a particularly hearty strain of E. coli bacteria that flourishes in both the gut and the bladder, and can migrate back and forth despite repeated treatments, a small new study finds.
Cholesterol Drugs Might Boost Kidney Cancer Survival
TUESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs that are taken by millions of Americans might also improve survival from a type of kidney cancer called renal cell carcinoma, a new study suggests.