News

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Novel mutation may be linked to prostate cancer in African American men
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:00:00 PST
Researchers have identified a novel mutation that may be associated with prostate cancer in African American men, according to a new study published in PLOS Computational Biology.

Acid Reflux / GERD
Popular heartburn drugs linked to gradual yet 'silent' kidney damage
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST
Taking popular heartburn drugs for prolonged periods has been linked to serious kidney problems, including kidney failure.

Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses
Researchers make breakthrough in fight against superbug
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST
Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have discovered why a lethal superbug is so resistant to the last line antibiotic meaning potential treatments could now be developed to fight the killer...

Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness
Weight-loss surgery can get the blood flowing
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST
Research reveals patients regain urinary and erectile function within a month.

Diabetes
'Anti-aging' hormone could unlock new treatments for kidney and heart disease
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST
A new study by researchers at King's College London has found that patients with diabetes suffering from the early stages of kidney disease have a deficiency of the protective 'anti-ageing...

Urology / Nephrology
Alpha-lipoic acid prevents kidney stones in mouse model of rare genetic disease
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST
Alpha-lipoic acid, a dietary supplement widely available to consumers, prevented stone formation in a mouse model of cystinuria, a rare inherited disease that causes recurrent formation of painful...

Diabetes
Immune receptor that's typically activated by bacteria is a major contributor to bladder dysfunction in diabetes
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST
Bladder dysfunction is a reality for about half of patients with diabetes and now scientists have evidence that an immune system receptor that's more typically activated by bacteria is a major...

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Researchers find a new human androgen receptor structure, key target for the treatment of prostate cancer
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST
A team led by researchers of the Institute of Biomedicine of the University of Barcelona (IBUB) and the Research Institute of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau (IIB Sant Pau) shows for the...

Genetics
Genetic defect found to cause disease in multiple organs
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST
New research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has identified a novel syndrome in patients with kidney and adrenal disease.

Urology / Nephrology
Skin sodium content linked to heart problems in patients with kidney disease
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST
New research may provide insights concerning the cause of changes in the heart's structure that often occur in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Cancer / Oncology
The immunotherapy, pembrolizumab, is active against mucosal melanoma tumours and prolongs survival for patients with bladder cancer
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST
Clinical trials of a new immunotherapy, pembrolizumab, have shown that it prolongs life significantly for patients with bladder cancer and is active against a rare sub-type of melanoma, called...

Genetics
iGeorge syndrome kidney problems may be caused by missing gene
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
Loss of function of the CRKL gene causes kidney and urinary tract defects in people with DiGeorge syndrome, a multinational team of scientists led by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) has...

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Predicting and preventing prostate cancer spread
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
University of Adelaide researchers have uncovered a new pathway which regulates the spread of prostate cancer around the body.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Study paves the way for better understanding how prostate cancer spreads around the body
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST
Scientists have taken a major leap forward in being able to fully understand how prostate cancer cells acquire their ability to spread from the initial tumour to other areas of the body.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
One in four men with suspected prostate cancer could avoid unnecessary biopsy if given an MRI scan first, study estimates
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST
Giving men with suspected prostate cancer an MRI scan could improve diagnosis and save those who do not have aggressive cancers from having an unnecessary biopsy, according to a study published in...

Urology / Nephrology
Protein deficiency may explain kidney disease
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
A new study investigates the link between the circulating protein called 'soluble Klotho' and the risk of declining kidney function.

Urology / Nephrology
Atrial fibrillation more prevalent in dialysis patients than expected
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST
Atrial fibrillation, which is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, is an important risk factor for strokes.

Eczema / Psoriasis
Genital Psoriasis: Symptoms and Treatment
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
Learn all about genital psoriasis. This article looks at the symptoms and treatments for this condition, as well as how it might affect sexual health.

Diabetes
Remarkable progress made reducing kidney failure from diabetesin Native American populations
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
Federal data show diabetes-related kidney failure among Native American adults (American Indians/Alaskan Natives) decreased 54 percent between 1996 and 2013.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Genetic basis of aggression in prostate cancer
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST
New insights into the genetic drivers of prostate cancer that may inform treatment decisions are highlighted in two papers published online in Nature and Nature Communications this week.

Cancer / Oncology
Enzyme target for slowing bladder cancer invasion
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST
Researchers at Okayama University have uncovered a potential new therapeutic target for invasive bladder cancer.

Urology / Nephrology
Structure of kidney failure patients' blood clots may increase their risk of early death
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
Dialysis patients may have altered blood clots that increase their risk of dying prematurely, according to a study appearing in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Research helps explain why androgen-deprivation therapy doesn't work for many prostate cancers
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
Metastatic prostate cancer, or prostate cancer that has spread to other organs, is incurable.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Scientists uncover new way to defeat therapy-resistant prostate cancer
Fri, 06 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST
A new study led by scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) sheds light on a signaling circuit in cells that drives therapy resistance in prostate cancer.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: Treatment, Symptoms, and Causes
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
What is BPH and what are the causes and risk factors? Learn about its diagnosis, complications, medication that may be used, and tips for living with BPH.