Principal Proposed Natural Treatments
Other Proposed Natural Treatments
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29 Kontiokari T, Sundqvist K, Nuutinen M, et al. Randomised trial of cranberry-lingonberry juice and Lactobacillus GG drink for the prevention of urinary tract infections in women. BMJ. 2001;322:1-5.
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- Reviewer: EBSCO CAM Review Board
- Review Date: 09/2012 -
- Update Date: 09/17/2012 -