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Urology / Nephrology
Afinitor (everolimus)
Sat, 31 Aug 2019 00:00:00 PDT
Afinitor (everolimus) is a brand-name prescription medication. Itís used to treat certain types of cancers, tumors, and seizures. It comes as an oral tablet (Afinitor) and as a tablet for oral suspension (Afinitor Disperz). Learn about side effects, cost, uses and more.

Urology / Nephrology
Kidney disease: Does gout increase risk?
Sat, 31 Aug 2019 00:00:00 PDT
A recent study finds that people with gout have a higher risk of advanced chronic kidney disease. The results could help design preventive strategies.

Diabetes
What to know about glycosuria
Fri, 30 Aug 2019 10:00:00 PDT
Glycosuria is where the urine contains more blood sugar (glucose) than usual. Diabetes and kidney disease can cause glycosuria. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments here.

Urology / Nephrology
What to know about kidney pain after drinking alcohol
Tue, 27 Aug 2019 14:00:00 PDT
The kidneys are responsible for filtering out waste products, including alcohol, from the body. Kidney pain can be a sign of serious health issues. Learn more in this article.

Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses
Is it a yeast infection or a urinary tract infection?
Fri, 09 Aug 2019 19:00:00 PDT
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) and yeast infections share some similarities, but they have distinct symptoms and treatment options. Learn about the differences here.

Urinary Tract Infection
Is a urinary tract infection contagious?
Thu, 08 Aug 2019 13:00:00 PDT
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are not contagious, but the bacteria that cause them can travel between people. Learn more about these infections and how they develop here.

Back Pain
What causes pain in the lower left back?
Wed, 31 Jul 2019 13:00:00 PDT
Pain in the lower left back often originates from muscle strains or kidney problems, but there are many other possible causes. We describe these causes and their treatments.

Urology / Nephrology
Everything you need to know about urinalysis
Tue, 30 Jul 2019 14:00:00 PDT
Urinalysis, or a urine test, can help a doctor diagnose certain health issues, check for pregnancy, or screen for drug use. In this article, learn more about the uses and results.

Urology / Nephrology
Can home remedies help with a kidney infection?
Mon, 29 Jul 2019 14:00:00 PDT
Kidney infections will usually require treatment with antibiotics. Home remedies on their own cannot treat a kidney infection, but some may help relieve symptoms alongside antibiotics. Learn more here.

Body Aches
What causes pain in the right upper quadrant of the ribs?
Thu, 25 Jul 2019 12:00:00 PDT
The right upper quadrant of the abdomen includes the pancreas, right kidney, gallbladder, liver, and intestines. Pain under the ribs in this area can indicate an issue affecting one of these organs. Here, learn about possible causes, their treatments, and when to see a doctor.

Urinary Tract Infection
Drug resistant UTI bacteria can hide in the gut
Thu, 25 Jul 2019 09:00:00 PDT
A new study reveals that superbugs that cause hard-to-treat UTIs can persist in the guts of some healthy women, even those with no recorded history of UTI.

Fertility
Ovulation bleeding: What to know
Wed, 24 Jul 2019 12:00:00 PDT
Ovulation bleeding is light bleeding or spotting that occurs around the time a person ovulates. Ovulation usually takes place in the middle of the menstrual cycle. Learn more here.

Urology / Nephrology
'Electronic tongues' may help diagnose early stage bladder cancer
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 00:00:00 PDT
New research proposes the use of electronic tongues for detecting bladder cancer in its early stages. The device is cheap, noninvasive, and easy to use.

Pain / Anesthetics
What causes upper left abdominal pain under the ribs?
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:00:00 PDT
There are many possible causes of upper left abdominal pain under the ribs, including kidney infection, broken ribs, and pancreatitis. In this article, learn about the different causes of this pain, including how to recognize and treat them. We also explain when to see a doctor.

Cancer / Oncology
Could the common cold 'revolutionize' bladder cancer treatment?
Sat, 13 Jul 2019 03:00:00 PDT
New research suggests that a strain of the common cold may successfully treat non-muscle invasive bladder cancer, which is 'highly prevalent.'

Back Pain
Is there a link between back pain and incontinence?
Mon, 08 Jul 2019 10:00:00 PDT
Back pain and incontinence can occur at the same time due to a single underlying condition, such as cauda equina syndrome. If they suddenly occur at the same time, it may signal a medical emergency. At other times, the conditions may develop for two separate reasons. Learn more about causes and treatment options here.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Urine test can help diagnose aggressive prostate cancer
Mon, 08 Jul 2019 00:00:00 PDT
New research introduces a diagnostic test for aggressive prostate cancer, which may help people 'avoid an unnecessary initial biopsy.'

Nutrition / Diet
What are the health benefits of phosphorus?
Mon, 01 Jul 2019 14:00:00 PDT
Phosphorus is a mineral that is essential for human health. It is available in a wide variety of foods, including meat, fish, dairy, and some vegetables. Learn more about its benefits here.

Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs
How long is acid detectable in the body?
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 21:00:00 PDT
Acid, or LSD, is a drug that can cause hallucinations and feelings of euphoria. In this article, learn how long these effects last and how long the drug stays in the human body.

Urology / Nephrology
Kidney function tests: Everything you need to know
Thu, 06 Jun 2019 11:00:00 PDT
There are many different types of kidney function tests, usually involving the blood or urine. In this article, learn about the tests and what to expect from the results.

Urology / Nephrology
What to know about low urine output
Thu, 06 Jun 2019 10:00:00 PDT
Low urine output can occur as a result of various causes, including infections, dehydration, and urinary tract blockages. The treatment options will depend on the cause. Learn more about low urine output here.

Nutrition / Diet
What to know about kidney cleanses
Wed, 05 Jun 2019 11:00:00 PDT
Kidney cleanse programs typically involve restricted diets or consuming only water and juice for several days. Supporters claim that these programs can cleanse the kidneys and promote better health. However, there is little scientific evidence to support these claims. Learn more here.

Urology / Nephrology
What foods are good for kidneys?
Wed, 05 Jun 2019 10:00:00 PDT
Foods that are beneficial for kidney health include dark leafy greens, berries, and apples. Foods to avoid include high-phosphorous foods. Learn more about foods that are good for the kidneys here.

Back Pain
What can cause lower back pain?
Tue, 04 Jun 2019 19:00:00 PDT
Lower back pain is very common and often the result of a minor injury or overuse. However, it can sometimes be a symptom of conditions that affect the spine, such as spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, scoliosis, sciatica, and cauda equina syndrome. Learn more about lower back pain here.

Urology / Nephrology
What to know about urinary urgency
Thu, 30 May 2019 20:00:00 PDT
Urinary urgency is the urgent need to urinate despite not having a full bladder. It may occur alongside frequent or painful urination. Learn about the possible causes and treatment options here.