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Is it a yeast infection or a urinary tract infection?
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) and yeast infections share some similarities, but they have distinct symptoms and treatment options. Learn about the differences here. (Medical News Today)

Is a urinary tract infection contagious?
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are not contagious, but the bacteria that cause them can travel between people. Learn more about these infections and how they develop here. (Medical News Today)

What causes pain in the lower left back?
Pain in the lower left back often originates from muscle strains or kidney problems, but there are many other possible causes. We describe these causes and their treatments. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about urinalysis
Urinalysis, or a urine test, can help a doctor diagnose certain health issues, check for pregnancy, or screen for drug use. In this article, learn more about the uses and results. (Medical News Today)

Can home remedies help with a kidney infection?
Kidney infections will usually require treatment with antibiotics. Home remedies on their own cannot treat a kidney infection, but some may help relieve symptoms alongside antibiotics. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What causes pain in the right upper quadrant of the ribs?
The right upper quadrant of the abdomen includes the pancreas, right kidney, gallbladder, liver, and intestines. Pain under the ribs in this area can indicate an issue affecting one of these organs. Here, learn about possible causes, their treatments, and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Drug resistant UTI bacteria can hide in the gut
A new study reveals that superbugs that cause hard-to-treat UTIs can persist in the guts of some healthy women, even those with no recorded history of UTI. (Medical News Today)

Ovulation bleeding: What to know
Ovulation bleeding is light bleeding or spotting that occurs around the time a person ovulates. Ovulation usually takes place in the middle of the menstrual cycle. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

'Electronic tongues' may help diagnose early stage bladder cancer
New research proposes the use of electronic tongues for detecting bladder cancer in its early stages. The device is cheap, noninvasive, and easy to use. (Medical News Today)

What causes upper left abdominal pain under the ribs?
There are many possible causes of upper left abdominal pain under the ribs, including kidney infection, broken ribs, and pancreatitis. In this article, learn about the different causes of this pain, including how to recognize and treat them. We also explain when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Could the common cold 'revolutionize' bladder cancer treatment?
New research suggests that a strain of the common cold may successfully treat non-muscle invasive bladder cancer, which is 'highly prevalent.' (Medical News Today)

Is there a link between back pain and incontinence?
Back pain and incontinence can occur at the same time due to a single underlying condition, such as cauda equina syndrome. If they suddenly occur at the same time, it may signal a medical emergency. At other times, the conditions may develop for two separate reasons. Learn more about causes and treatment options here. (Medical News Today)

Urine test can help diagnose aggressive prostate cancer
New research introduces a diagnostic test for aggressive prostate cancer, which may help people 'avoid an unnecessary initial biopsy.' (Medical News Today)

What are the health benefits of phosphorus?
Phosphorus is a mineral that is essential for human health. It is available in a wide variety of foods, including meat, fish, dairy, and some vegetables. Learn more about its benefits here. (Medical News Today)

How long is acid detectable in the body?
Acid, or LSD, is a drug that can cause hallucinations and feelings of euphoria. In this article, learn how long these effects last and how long the drug stays in the human body. (Medical News Today)

Kidney function tests: Everything you need to know
There are many different types of kidney function tests, usually involving the blood or urine. In this article, learn about the tests and what to expect from the results. (Medical News Today)

What to know about low urine output
Low urine output can occur as a result of various causes, including infections, dehydration, and urinary tract blockages. The treatment options will depend on the cause. Learn more about low urine output here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about kidney cleanses
Kidney cleanse programs typically involve restricted diets or consuming only water and juice for several days. Supporters claim that these programs can cleanse the kidneys and promote better health. However, there is little scientific evidence to support these claims. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What foods are good for kidneys?
Foods that are beneficial for kidney health include dark leafy greens, berries, and apples. Foods to avoid include high-phosphorous foods. Learn more about foods that are good for the kidneys here. (Medical News Today)

What can cause lower back pain?
Lower back pain is very common and often the result of a minor injury or overuse. However, it can sometimes be a symptom of conditions that affect the spine, such as spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, scoliosis, sciatica, and cauda equina syndrome. Learn more about lower back pain here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about urinary urgency
Urinary urgency is the urgent need to urinate despite not having a full bladder. It may occur alongside frequent or painful urination. Learn about the possible causes and treatment options here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about blood in urine (hematuria) in females
Blood in the urine, or hematuria, may arise after an infection or injury. Some causes are specific to females or more likely to affect females than males. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about the protein test and results
Total protein tests measure the amount of protein in a person's urine or blood. In this article, we discuss the total protein test, including its uses, normal protein levels, and what abnormal levels mean. (Medical News Today)

What causes back pain on the lower right side?
Lower back pain is a common complaint. When back pain occurs on the lower right side, causes can include sprains and strains, kidney stones, infections, and conditions that affect the intestines or reproductive organs. Learn more about what causes back pain on the lower right side and when to see a doctor here. (Medical News Today)

Scientists find possible causes for chronic kidney disease 'epidemic'
New research suggests that climate change and environmental toxins may explain the increasing prevalence of chronic kidney disease. (Medical News Today)

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