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Diabetes
Urine test for diabetes: What you need to know
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:00:00 PDT
Urine tests for diabetes check for protein, ketones, and glucose. They are frequently used for diagnosing and monitoring diabetes. Learn more.

Diabetes
What is diabetic nephropathy?
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 03:00:00 PDT
Diabetic nephropathy is kidney disease that occurs in people with diabetes. It can cause serious complications, including kidney failure. Learn more.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Everything you need to know about prostate nodules
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 09:00:00 PDT
A prostate nodule is a firm, knuckle-like area on the prostate. There are several causes of prostate nodules, including prostatitis and prostate cancer.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Despite concerns, vasectomy and prostate cancer not linked
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 02:00:00 PDT
A debate that has raged for more than 30 years may finally be over: prostate cancer risk does not seem to be increased following a vasectomy.

Urology / Nephrology
Eleven ways to help prevent kidney stones
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PDT
Kidney stones are crystalized minerals that form in the kidneys. They can cause a lot of pain and discomfort. We look at 11 ways to prevent kidney stones.

Urology / Nephrology
Suprapubic catheters: Uses, care, and what to expect
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 05:00:00 PDT
Suprapubic catheters are a type of catheter that empties urine from the bladder via an incision in the belly. Learn how to use and care for one.

Cancer / Oncology
Papillary urothelial carcinoma: Treatment and outlook
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PDT
What is papillary urothelial carcinoma? What are the signs of papillary urothelial carcinoma, what are the causes, and what are the risk factors?

Urology / Nephrology
Nephroptosis: Causes, diagnosis, and treatment
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:00:00 PDT
A floating or mobile kidney is medically known as nephroptosis. In this article, we learn about causes, risk factors, and complications for this condition.

Nutrition / Diet
Why beetroot turns poop and pee red
Sun, 17 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PDT
Beetroot is widely hailed for its healthful properties. But some people find their next restroom visit a colorful experience: red poop and pee await them.

Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine
Thirteen natural home remedies for kidney stones
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT
We look at 13 popular home remedies for treating kidney stones, how they work, the potential risks of home remedies, and when to see a doctor.

Nutrition / Diet
The kidney stone diet: Five foods to prevent them
Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT
What is a kidney stone and what is the kidney stone diet? Learn about foods that may prevent kidney stones and foods to limit with kidney stones.

Urology / Nephrology
Urine leakage while coughing: Is it normal?
Sun, 10 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PDT
Experiencing urine leakage when coughing is relatively common, but is it a sign of a serious problem? In this article, we look at the causes.

MRI / PET / Ultrasound
Researchers discover MRI can measure kidney scarring and predict future kidney function
Tue, 05 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT
Researchers from St. Michael's Hospital have made what are believed to be two world first discoveries: an MRI can measure kidney damage and can predict future kidney function within one year while...

Urology / Nephrology
FDA approves new antibacterial drug
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Vabomere for adults with complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI), including a type of kidney infection, pyelonephritis, caused by specific...

Cancer / Oncology
Study highlights new link between gene fusion and bladder and brain cancer
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT
A study by the University of Warwick sheds new light on gene fusion in bladder and brain cancer.

Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs
Study examines whether marijuana affects kidney function
Mon, 28 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT
A new study found little evidence that marijuana use affects kidney function in healthy young adults. The analysis appears in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN).

Urology / Nephrology
Rare resistance mutation reduces treatment choices for urinary tract infections
Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT
Nearly 20 percent of women aged 15-29 are diagnosed with a urinary tract infection (UTI).

Urology / Nephrology
Reduced kidney function linked to an increased risk of community-acquired infections
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT
Individuals with reduced kidney function may be at increased risk of developing infections acquired in the community, according to a study appearing in an issue of theClinical Journal of the...

Urology / Nephrology
Shy bladder: Causes and treatments
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT
Shy bladder describes a condition where a person finds it difficult to urinate when there are other people nearby. It is usually caused by anxiety.

Endocrinology
Study: Long-term testosterone therapy improves urinary, sexual function and quality of life
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT
A new study shows a significant improvement in both sexual and urinary function as well as quality of life for hypogonadal men who undergo long-term testosterone replacement therapy.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer: Study identifies earlier clinical trial endpoint that can be used to indicate effectiveness of new treatments
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT
Scientists say they have validated a "surrogate endpoint" - a reliable statistical shortcut in a clinical trial - that could accelerate testing of new adjuvant therapies aimed at reducing deaths from...

Dermatology
Henoch-Schnlein purpura: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT
What is Henoch-Schnlein purpura, who does it affect, and what are the causes? Learn about the diagnosis of Henoch-Schnlein purpura and how it is treated.

Urology / Nephrology
Azotemia: Symptoms, types, and treatment
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT
What is azotemia and what are the different types of azotemia? Learn about the causes, how azotemia is diagnosed, and how it is treated.

Urology / Nephrology
Choledocholithiasis: Causes, symptoms, and diagnosis
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT
Choledocholithiasis is when a gallstone becomes stuck in one of the ducts of the bile system. Learn about the causes, risk factors, and treatments.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Osteoporosis medications improve bone health in men with prostate cancer receiving androgen deprivation therapy
Tue, 08 Aug 2017 07:00:00 PDT
Both biophosphonates and denosumab improve bone mineral density (BMD) in men with nonmetastatic prostate cancer who are receiving androgen deprivation therapy (ADT).