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UTI Can Cause Life-Threatening Complications, Doctors Warn

UTI Can Cause Life-Threatening Complications, Doctors Warn

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Some medical practitioners have warned that Urinary Tract Infections could lead to potentially life-threatening complications if left untreated. The experts made this known in interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Abuja. UTI is an infection in any part of human urinary tract system, including the kidney, ureters, bladder and urethra. Dr Egbete Chimaobi, the Managing Director, Ternopil State Medical University, Ukraine, said: “When UTIs are left untreated, it can lead to Sepsis and Abscess, which is an extensive and more serious form of any infection, especially in women. “UTIs can lead to major infertility as women who are pregnant would experience premature labour and miscarriages. “UTIs could also lead to kidney failure and cancer of the bladder,” he sa
Contrary to Popular Thinking, Cough Drugs Could be Toxic, Doctors Warn

Contrary to Popular Thinking, Cough Drugs Could be Toxic, Doctors Warn

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A senior doctor has urged parents not to give kids cough and cold medicines or syrups. Rather, he said, honey and lemon should be used to treat cough. Dr. Oliver Bevington warned that over-the-counter treatments may not work and the ingredients could have side-effects or be toxic in large doses. He also said many cough syrups contain paracetamol, which could lead to parents unintentionally overdosing their children. Dr. Bevington, chairman of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health’s trainees’ committee, said: “There is absolutely no evidence that cough medicines work, as there has been very little research with regards to their use. “And, potentially, they could actually do the children more harm than good.” He added that parents should stick to “old-fashioned hon