Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antibiotics: Why asking doctors' to prescribe less is futile

An 85-year-old woman with dementia is admitted to hospital with worsening confusion, new urinary incontinence and constipation. These symptoms suggest a urinary tract infection, but the doctor treating her has a dilemma because ...

Health

Study finds a lack of adequate hydration among the elderly

Drinking enough water is a concern for everyone, but the elderly are particularly prone to underhydration and dehydration. A new UCLA School of Nursing study shows that these conditions are likely to be under-recognized, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antibiotics could be key to relieving chronic bladder pain

Antibiotics can successfully help rid a patient of chronic urinary tract infection symptoms. This is the finding of a new clinical study led by Sheela Swamy of University College London in the UK. The study in the International ...

Medical research

Understanding the mechanics of the urinary bladder

Dr. S. Roccabianca and Dr. T.R. Bush, researchers from Michigan State University compiled an extensive review of the key contributions to understanding the mechanics of the bladder ranging from work conducted in the 1970s ...

Health

DHEA improves vaginal discomfort after menopause

A new phase III trial with positive results is taking intravaginal DHEA a step closer to governmental approval. The formulation could provide women who cannot or do not wish to use intravaginal estrogen with an effective ...

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