Don't Pee Before Sex Unless You Want A UTI

We spent my second-to-last night in London in his flat listening to old bands and piping. And then we did the same thing on my last night. I started daydreaming about our future life together the second I kissed him goodbye. Through customs. Through boarding. Through the first round of drinks from the cart. It got so… » 1/24/15 3:45pm 1/24/15 3:45pm

Supermarket Meats Are Giving Us Drug Resistant UTIs

Just in case you needed more to be afraid of in life, urinary tract infections are becoming more and more resistant to antibiotics used to treat them and have the potential to become life threatening bloodstream infections. Oh, and there's a good chance people are getting at least some of these infections from the… » 10/14/14 4:50pm 10/14/14 4:50pm

We've Bred a Race of Super UTI Bacteria That Could Leave Us in a World of Hurt

Brace your bladders, ladies. It appears that the bacteria E. coli, which is so fond of invading our sensitive lady urethras on a regular basis and wreaking all kinds of painful havoc up in our tracts, is growing smarter and learning to overcome our best defenses. A new study of over 12 million bacteria found that E.… » 5/01/12 9:30am 5/01/12 9:30am

Snooki's Bacteria-Laden Urethra Is the Eighth Roommate

Snooki's urinary tract health has turned out to be a major story arc this season of Jersey Shore, with the complications and treatment of her UTI spanning over several episodes (and even crossing over to Bravo). She's become an unlikely face for UTI awareness. Perhaps she can add antibiotics to her growing empire of… » 2/17/12 2:40pm 2/17/12 2:40pm

How to Mark Your Territory With Urine

It kind of goes without saying, but Jesus Christ, do not follow the health advice of anyone on Jersey Shore. On last night's episode, Snooki was suffering from a urinary tract infection (which we later learned was caused by anal sex). Experiencing classic symptoms like loss of bladder control (she wet her pants at… » 2/03/12 3:15pm 2/03/12 3:15pm

In The Fight Against UTIs, Cranberry Juice Is All You've Got

If you're interested in warding off urinary tract infections you should learn to love cranberry juice, because scientists won't be coming out with a pill version anytime soon. Proanthocyanidins or PACs, a group of flavonoids found in cranberries, were thought to be what makes the juice effective at fighting… » 10/31/11 10:55am 10/31/11 10:55am