Urinary tract infections are more likely to affect women than men. Photo: Alamy

Urinary tract infections: why they affect more women, and what you can do to prevent or treat them

  • UTIs are caused by bacteria entering the urinary tract, causing pain, incontinence, bleeding and sometimes nausea
  • The best way to treat them is with antibiotics, although some infections have shown resistance to medications
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Urinary tract infections are more likely to affect women than men. Photo: Alamy
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Food nutrition labels are designed to help us make healthier choices at the supermarket, but some can be confusing. Photo: Alamy

Food nutrition labels: how to know foods high in fat, sugar or salt, and make healthier choices

  • Experts tell us the best ways to cut through the marketing speak and confusing matrix of numbers on some food product labels, and what to look for
  • For high blood pressure, pay more attention to sodium, while if you have diabetes, keep an eye on carbohydrates
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Food nutrition labels are designed to help us make healthier choices at the supermarket, but some can be confusing. Photo: Alamy
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