UTI treatment reduces E. coli, may offer alternative to antibiotics

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) tend to come back, even when treated. Most UTIs are caused by E. coli that live in the gut and spread to the urinary tract. A new study has found that a molecular decoy can reduce the numbers of UTI-causing bacteria in the gut. With the pool of disease-causing bacteria smaller, the researchers say, the risk of developing a UTI goes down….

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) tend to come back, even when treated. Most UTIs are caused by E. coli that live in the gut and spread to the urinary tract. A new study has found that a molecular decoy can reduce the numbers of UTI-causing bacteria in the gut. With the pool of disease-causing bacteria smaller, the researchers say, the risk of developing a UTI goes down….