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Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Markers that cause toxic radiotherapy side-effects in prostate cancer identified
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT
A new study involving researchers from The University of Manchester looked at the genetic information of more than 1,500 prostate cancer patients and identified two variants linked to increased...

Urology / Nephrology
Newly described cellular defense activity could guide solutions to UTIs
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 PDT
The process cells use to secrete chemicals also appears to be the way to clear urinary tract infections, or UTIs, according to a study by researchers from Duke Health and Duke-National University...

Urology / Nephrology
New proteome-based marker classifies chronic kidney disease progression at early stage
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 09:00:00 PDT
Chronic kidney disease is often diagnosed quite late, because in early disease it causes no pains or other specific symptoms.

Urology / Nephrology
Red meat consumption linked to kidney failure
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT
The number of kidney disease cases is steadily rising. Breaking research finds a strong link between increased red meat intake and end-stage renal disease.

Pediatrics / Children's Health
Research will help GPs diagnose urinary tract infections in children and improve antibiotic use
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:00:00 PDT
Urinary tract infections (UTI) in young children can lead to kidney damage, but are notoriously difficult to diagnose in primary care because symptoms can often be vague and unclear.

Urology / Nephrology
Researchers identify bacterial infection as a possible cause of bladder condition
Mon, 11 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Researchers identify bacterial infection as a possible cause of bladder condition.

Cancer / Oncology
Socioeconomic status influences the risk and stage of penile cancer
Thu, 07 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Low educational level, low disposable income, being divorced or never married, and living in a single-person household all increase the risk of advanced stage penile cancer, according to new...

Water - Air Quality / Agriculture
Air pollution linked to increased rates of kidney disease
Mon, 04 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT
While air pollution is known to cause respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, a new study indicates that it also likely causes damage to the kidneys.

GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology
Know the Signs and Symptoms of Gallbladder Problems
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 06:00:00 PDT
Find out all about conditions affecting the gallbladder and the symptoms that they can cause. This article includes information on gallstones.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
NICE recommends FIRMAGON for men with advanced hormone-dependent prostate cancer and spinal metastases
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:00:00 PDT
Ferring Pharmaceuticals announced today that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended FIRMAGON® (degarelix) for a group of men with advanced...

Cancer / Oncology
Certain occupations linked to increased bladder cancer risk
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:00:00 PDT
A new analysis of UK workers reveals that certain occupations may increase the risk of bladder cancer.

Urology / Nephrology
Immune system link to kidney disease risk, research finds
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 PDT
A gene which forms part of our body's first line of defence against infection may be associated with an increased risk with a type of kidney disease, research involving academics at The University...

Urology / Nephrology
Virtual tissue technology reveals new drug target in polycystic kidney disease
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Advanced computer simulations show that failures of cell adhesion and inhibition cause two types of kidney cyst formation.

Urology / Nephrology
IU study finds testicular cancer survivors may have hearing loss after cisplatin therapy
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 07:00:00 PDT
Many testicular cancer survivors experience hearing loss after cisplatin-based chemotherapy, according to researchers at Indiana University.The researchers, led by Lois B. Travis, M.D., Sc.D.

Diabetes
Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes in Men
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Learn about the signs and symptoms of diabetes in men. This article includes information on how diabetes can affect sex and cause erectile dysfunction.

Cancer / Oncology
Mycobacterium in olive oil for cancer treatment
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 07:00:00 PDT
Researchers at the Universitat Autnoma de Barcelona (UAB) with the collaboration of the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), led by the professor of the UAB Department of Genetics...

Cancer / Oncology
Study finds surgery can lengthen survival of metastatic kidney cancer patients
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 09:00:00 PDT
Surgery to remove a cancerous kidney can often lengthen the lives of patients receiving targeted therapy for metastatic kidney cancer, but only about three in ten such patients undergo the...

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
New radiotherapy regime for prostate cancer could save NHS tens of millions per year
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 05:00:00 PDT
A shorter course of prostate cancer radiotherapy, involving fewer hospital visits and higher individual doses of radiotherapy, is as effective as the current standard treatment for both survival...

Pediatrics / Children's Health
Racial disparities found in children's urologic surgery
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 04:00:00 PDT
Black children who undergo urologic surgery are more likely than white children to have postsurgical complications and hospital-acquired infections 30 days after the surgery.

Cancer / Oncology
New research paves the way for improved individual treatment of patients with cancer
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 04:00:00 PDT
A research group has found new molecular sub-groups in early stages of bladder cancer.Bladder cancer is a frequent disease affecting approximately 1,900 persons in Denmark annually.

Pediatrics / Children's Health
Certain factors affect vitamin D levels in children with chronic kidney disease
Fri, 17 Jun 2016 07:00:00 PDT
Researchers have identified certain modifiable and non-modifiable factors associated with vitamin D deficiency in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Diabetes
Diabetes drug lowers risk of cardiovascular complications, kidney disease
Mon, 13 Jun 2016 15:00:00 PDT
For the first time, a large clinical trial showed across-the-board cardiovascular benefit of a diabetes drug - liraglutide - a much-needed outcome for people with type 2 diabetes.

Urology / Nephrology
Study finds little consistency for UTI prevention in nursing homes
Mon, 13 Jun 2016 03:00:00 PDT
A survey of nearly 1,000 nursing homes in the U.S. found little consistency across facilities of policies implemented to prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs), according to a new study presented...

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Laser ablation becomes increasingly viable treatment for prostate cancer
Mon, 13 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Prostate cancer patients may soon have a new option to treat their disease: laser heat.

Urology / Nephrology
Intestinal calcium absorption may ID individuals at risk of developing kidney stones
Fri, 10 Jun 2016 04:00:00 PDT
Measuring intestinal calcium absorption may help to identify individuals who are prone to develop kidney stones, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the...