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Re­search finds that your breasts have their own mi­cro­biome and that drink­ing wa­ter could keep UTIs at bay.

more than half of Amer­i­can women have ex­pe­ri­enced a blad­der in­fec­tion, or UTI. Of those, more than 25 per­cent will ex­pe­ri­ence a se­cond in­fec­tion within six months, and 44 to 77 will have a re­cur­rence within a year. If you’re one of these women, you know how des­per­ately you do not want an­other UTI, and your so­lu­tion could be as sim­ple as turn­ing on your tap.

Ac­cord­ing to re­search, sim­ply in­creas­ing your wa­ter in­take could keep re­peat in­fec­tions at bay. Study par­tic­i­pants who nor­mally drank less than 1.5 liters of flu­ids per day re­duced their num­ber of blad­der in­fec­tions by al­most half just by drink­ing an ad­di­tional six 8-ounce glasses of wa­ter a day. This fluid in­crease ap­pears to re­duce harm­ful bac­te­ria and makes it more dif­fi­cult for that bac­te­ria to at­tach to the blad­der walls, caus­ing in­fec­tion.

Re­mind your­self to drink more wa­ter by set­ting an alarm on your phone or with an app.

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