News

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
UCLA researchers uncover new evidence linking inflammation and increased prostate cancer risk
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST
UCLA researchers have discovered a previously unrecognized type of progenitor cell that, though rare in most regions of the human prostate, is found in uncommonly high numbers in inflamed areas of...

Urology / Nephrology
Body composition may affect older women's risk of urinary incontinence
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST
In a study of older women, the prevalence of stress- and urgency urinary incontinence (SUI and UUI) was at least two-fold higher among women in the highest category of body mass index (BMI) or fat...

Eye Health / Blindness
TSRI scientists find mechanism behind side effects in vision-loss treatment
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST
A common class of drugs for vision loss may actually add to the problem in some patients, according to new research co-led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI).

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
How highs and lows in testosterone levels 'shock' prostate cancer cells to death
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST
A strategy of alternately flooding and starving the body of testosterone is producing good results in patients who have metastatic prostate cancer that is resistant to treatment by chemical or...

Urology / Nephrology
Simple walking program provides physical and mental benefits to dialysis patients
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST
In a recent study, a simple exercise program carried out at home improved dialysis patients' walking performance and quality of life.

Water - Air Quality / Agriculture
Drinking plenty of fluids when ill may do more harm than good
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:00:00 PST
A new case report about a woman with a UTI who became ill from high water intake raises questions about doctors' advice to 'drink plenty of fluids.'

Urology / Nephrology
World first MRI study sheds light on heart damage during kidney dialysis
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST
Experts in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and kidney disease have carried out the first ever scans to study the heart function of kidney patients while they are having dialysis treatment.

Cancer / Oncology
Anti-cancer drug, CB-839, in combination with everolimus, stops tumours growing in patients with advanced kidney cancer
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST
The first drug to target a key enzyme that cancer cells need to keep them alive has shown that it is effective in controlling disease in patients with advanced kidney cancer when it is used in...

Erectile Dysfunction / Premature Ejaculation
Alternatives to Viagra: Pills, Herbal Remedies, and Other Treatments
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST
Viagra is used to treat erectile dysfunction, but it is not the only option. Find out more about the medical and herbal alternatives that are available.

Genetics
VIB scientists develop diagnostic tool for Familial Mediterranean Fever
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST
Researchers at VIB and Ghent University have developed a tool to diagnose Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF).

Urology / Nephrology
ATOMS device effectively treats male incontinence with high patient satisfaction
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST
In the largest study yet to assess the long-term safety and efficacy of the adjustable transobturator male system (ATOMS) to treat incontinence in men following invasive prostate treatment, the...

Urology / Nephrology
Diet and exercise can improve kidney function in patients with fatty liver disease
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a potentially serious liver condition characterized by excess fat in the liver associated with inflammation and scarring.

Urology / Nephrology
Influenza vaccination keeps dialysis patients out of the hospital
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST
Skipping flu shot increases hospitalization risk by up to 158 percent, according to Fresenius Medical Care study presented at 2016 kidney week meeting.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Computer modeling could lead to new method for detecting, managing prostate cancer
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST
New research coauthored by Brigham Young University researchers may lead to a more accurate system for early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of prostate cancer.

Urology / Nephrology
New method makes peritoneal dialysis more tolerable
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST
The addition of a new type of fluid for use in peritoneal dialysis makes it easier to tolerate and protects the cells in the abdominal cavity.

Diabetes
Three risk factors suggest a reduction in healthy renal function in patients with diabetes
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST
Patients with diabetes and suffering from acute kidney injury (AKI), proteinuria and uncontrolled blood sugar experience a sharp reduction in the number of years they have healthy renal function...

Urology / Nephrology
Scientists get closer to developing bioartificial kidney
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST
Investigators are getting closer to creating a functional bioartificial kidney, with advances presented at ASN Kidney Week 2016 November 15-20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

Acid Reflux / GERD
Reflux and ulcer medications linked to kidney stones and chronic kidney disease
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST
Certain medications commonly used to treat heartburn, acid reflux, and ulcers can have damaging effects on the kidneys.

Urology / Nephrology
Reducing salt intake may help protect kidney patients' heart and kidney health
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST
New research indicates that reducing sodium intake may provide kidney and heart benefits for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Urology / Nephrology
Why Are There Leukocytes in My Urine?
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST
What are the causes of leukocytes in the urine and what are the signs and symptoms? Learn about tests and diagnosis and treatments available.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Advanced Prostate Cancer: Symptoms, Treatment, and Outlook
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST
Learn all about advanced prostate cancer, how it develops, and the symptoms it causes. This article also looks at survival rates for this condition.

Urology / Nephrology
Protozoan parasite increases risk of colitis, study reveals
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST
Researchers from the University of Toronto have discovered that mice infected with the common gut parasite Tritrichomonas muris are at an increased risk of developing inflammatory colitis.

Urology / Nephrology
Stress urinary incontinence drug's benefits do not outweigh harms
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST
A new study indicates that the benefits of duloxetine, a drug used in Europe to treat stress incontinence in women, do not outweigh the harms.

GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology
Constipation may be a risk factor for kidney disease
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PST
A new study examines the link between kidney disease and constipation. The common gastrointestinal problem might affect kidney health through gut bacteria.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Prostate Exam: How is it Done and Who Should Have One?
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST
What is the prostate gland and what is the prostate exam? Learn about the different tests commonly used to examine the prostate and why they are used.