Cranberry Products May Not Prevent UTIs

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: jleff
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Many American women swear by cranberry juice as a home remedy to help prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs). But a new study finds that cranberry capsules didn't prevent recurring UTIs in older women who lived in nursing homes.
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Many American women swear by cranberry juice as a home remedy to help prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs). But a new study finds that cranberry capsules didn't prevent recurring UTIs in older women who lived in nursing homes.

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THURSDAY, Oct. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News)—Many American women swear by cranberry juice as a home remedy to help prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs).

But a new study finds that cranberry capsules didn't prevent recurring UTIs in older women who lived in nursing homes.

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Chickenpox Rates Have Decreased Significantly

  • Posted on: 14 August 2015
  • By: helen
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Chickenpox cases have decreased sharply since 1995 for several reasons—read on to learn why.

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THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chickenpox cases in the United States have dropped sharply since a vaccine against the disease became available in 1995, a new study shows.

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Can Cranberries Really Protect Against Urinary Tract Infections?

  • Posted on: 22 August 2012
  • By: jleff
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Some things never get old. Take old wives' tales and folk remedies, for instance. They're forever in the background noise of our lives. Eat chocolate and angry zits will appear… step on a crack and break your mother's back…swallow your gum and it'll stay in your stomach for seven years… REALLY??

And then there's this one: Cranberries protect against urinary tract infections.

Aha! Finally found one that might be worth listening to.

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