News

Seniors / Aging
Anti-aging peptide recovers fur growth, kidney health in mice
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:00:00 PDT
New study reveals how a peptide targeted senescent cells - known to play a role in aging - to restore fitness, fur growth, and kidney function in old mice.

Pediatrics / Children's Health
Survival of children receiving dialysis varies widely across Europe
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT
All European Union Member States have made commitments towards reducing inequalities in access to health care and in health outcomes.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer trial shows treating with precision radiotherapy cuts course of treatment by 50 percent
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT
An Ontario-led international clinical trial with 1,206 men with localized prostate cancer shows that compressing radiation treatments into four weeks from eight delivers similar outcomes.

Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Vitamin E may decrease the risk of acute kidney injury after coronary catheterization
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT
Acute kidney injury is quite a common adverse effect that associates with coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary interventions.

Blood / Hematology
Sickle cell gene linked to elevated risk of developing kidney failure
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT
New research indicates that being born with one copy of the sickle gene puts an individual at elevated risk for developing kidney failure requiring dialysis.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Nonsurgical treatment for enlarged prostate remains effective for years
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT
A minimally invasive treatment that reduces urinary tract symptoms for men with enlarged prostates maintains its effectiveness for at least three years after patients undergo the therapy, according...

Urology / Nephrology
Bladder infection: Causes, treatments, and remedies
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT
In this article, learn about what a bladder infection is. What are the symptoms, can it be prevented, and are there any home remedies that may help?

Lupus
Tackling Lupus and its renal complications with novel small molecule drug candidate
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT
Lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease, has proved difficult to treat, but a new international study co-led by a Rush University Medical Center researcher suggests that a drug starting through the...

Urology / Nephrology
FDA approves first treatment for frequent urination at night due to overproduction of urine
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Noctiva (desmopressin acetate) nasal spray for adults who awaken at least two times per night to urinate due to a condition known as nocturnal...

Urology / Nephrology
Timing of anti-donor antibody responses affects the survival of kidney transplants
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT
New research provides insights on transplant recipients' antibody responses against donor kidneys and how the timing of those responses can have important implications.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
New test distinguishes 'tigers' from 'pussycats' in prostate cancer
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT
A new test has been developed to make the vital distinction between aggressive and less harmful forms of prostate cancer, helping to avoid sometimes-damaging unnecessary treatment.

Diabetes
Youth with type 2 diabetes develop complications more often than type 1 peers
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT
Teens and young adults with type 2 diabetes develop kidney, nerve, and eye diseases - as well as some risk factors for heart disease - more often than their peers with type 1 diabetes in the years...

Cancer / Oncology
Investigational drug shows promise for hard-to-treat renal cancer
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT
Savolitinib seems to halt tumor progression in some people with papillary renal cell carcinoma - a form of kidney cancer - according to new study results.

Urology / Nephrology
Involuntary urinary incontinence can discourage sufferers from exercise
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT
According to a study published in the distinguished journal PLOS ONE, urinary incontinence symptoms in middle-aged woman are linked to lower levels of exercise.

HIV / AIDS
HIV+ kidney failure patients face hurdles in receiving necessary transplants
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT
A new study finds that HIV-infected individuals with kidney failure are less likely to receive a kidney transplant - especially from living donors - than their uninfected counterparts.

Sexual Health / STDs
Six herbs for treating erectile dysfunction
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 04:00:00 PDT
Learn about six different herbal supplements that could help people with erectile dysfunction, including ginkgo biloba, horny goat weed, and red ginseng.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Novel mutation may be linked to prostate cancer in African American men
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:00:00 PDT
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 PDT
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 PDT
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 PDT
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 PDT
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 PDT
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 PDT
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 PDT
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 PDT
New research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has identified a novel syndrome in patients with kidney and adrenal disease.