Urinary Tract Infection

For herbs, 2017 was a very good year

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For herbs, 2017 was a very good year

By Mark Blumenthal, founder and executive director of the American Botanical Council

The past year had been a good one for the industry, with sales rising toward $8 billion and supporting clinical evidence for the category continuing to accrue.

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Cranberry effective against recurrent UTIs: Meta-analysis

By Stephen Daniells

A daily intake of cranberries may significantly reduce the risk of recurrent urinary tract infection (rUTI) in generally healthy women, says a new meta-analysis of seven randomized controlled trials.

E coli cells after agglutination in presence of cranberry PACs.  Fruit d' Or photo.

Electron microscope used to highlight cranberry activity

By Hank Schultz

The release of microscopic images gives graphic evidence of how research on the characterization of cranberry has borne fruit in helping to elucidate a mechanism of action in inhibiting the action of harmful bacteria.

Dr Carmela Spagnuolo, from the Institute of Food Sciences, National Research Council in Italy, presents her research involving elderberries.


3 berry interesting ideas about polyphenols

By Will Chu

The elderberry may play a larger role than previously thought in counteracting the decline in neuronal and cognitive functions, particularly in Alzheimer’s disease, according to research presented at the 10th World congress on Polyphenol Applications...

Symrise-Diana Food has paid an undisclosed sum for Nutra Canada

Cranberry players unite

By Shane Starling

Botanicals firm Diana Food has bought a Canadian start-up to expand its technology and footprint in cranberry and other fruits and pursue novel health domains.

Flowens targets ‘huge category' of men with LUTS

Flowens targets ‘huge category' of men with LUTS

By Maggie Hennessy

French botanicals firm Naturex launched a cranberry powder extract aimed at older men with the lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) often associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). 

Cranberry juice is ‘unlikely’ to prevent UTIs, however supplements may have some promise, says the Cochrane review

Cranberries ‘unlikely’ to prevent UTIs, says Cochrane

By Nathan Gray

Cranberry juice does not appear to have a significant benefit in preventing urinary tract infections and may be 'unacceptable' to consume in the long term, according to the findings of a new systematic review by the Cochrane Collaboration.

Cranberry juice beats powder for UTI protection?

Cranberry juice beats powder for UTI protection?

By Stephen Daniells

The urinary tract benefits of cranberry may be better delivered as a juice than as a powder, according to a new study that indicates the mechanism are more complex than first thought.


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