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Urologists and nephrologists both treat kidney problems. Urologists are surgical specialists who focus on anatomical or structural disorders of the kidneys and urinary tract. They treat problems such as kidney stones, kidney blockages and kidney cancer. U

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Surgery for early prostate cancer may not save lives

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Most men just as likely to survive with limited or no treatment.A major 20-year study provides further evidence that prostate cancer surgery offers negligible benefits to many men with...

Hypermagnesemia: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article, find out about the blood condition hypermagnesemia, the possible causes and symptoms of this condition, and how it is treated.

Everything you need to know about water retention

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Find out all you need to know about water retention and what you can do to relieve this common health issue with home remedies or simple lifestyle changes.

Eight reasons why coffee is good for you

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Learn about eight possible reasons why drinking coffee could benefit your health, including how it might boost your mood or protect against diabetes.

New way of predicting kidney function could improve chemotherapy dosing

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have developed a new statistical model which estimates kidney function in patients with cancer.

Simple test predicts return of bladder cancer

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists have devised a simple test for an earlier and more accurate warning of returning bladder cancer than existing methods, according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer.

Rhabdomyolysis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Rhabdomyolysis is when skeletal muscle tissue deteriorates. This may cause kidney failure. In this article, learn how to diagnose and treat rhabdomyolysis.

Catheters linked to most bloodstream infections in dialysis patients

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Using catheters to access the blood during hemodialysis continues to be linked with increased rates of bloodstream infections, according to a recent analysis of data from US dialysis facilities.

Mixed results on effectiveness of acupuncture to treat stress urinary incontinence, infertility

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Electroacupuncture improved stress urinary incontinence - that's when a woman can experience an involuntary loss of urine such as when sneezing or coughing - but acupuncture did not increase the...

Five home remedies for UTIs

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about what you can do at home to help alleviate the symptoms of a urinary tract infection, as well as when to see a doctor.

Kidney cancer prognosis: What you need to know

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about kidney cancer, how it is diagnosed, and the different tests that may be undertaken. What is cancer staging?

Blood cell discovery identifies patients with aggressive prostate cancer

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Patients who have aggressive prostate cancer could be identified by a highly accurate and simple blood test, according to an early study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Female genital sores: Causes and diagnosis

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

What are female genital sores and what are the main causes? How might a sore be prevented, how are they diagnosed, and what is the outlook?

Research provides new insights into the cause of urinary dysfunction in Parkinson's disease

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study from the University of Hertfordshire, published in the journal PLOS ONE, has found that urinary dysfunction and incontinence observed among Parkinson's disease sufferers may start at the...

Kidney graft success - does age and sex matter?

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New study hints at the role of estrogen in graft success and suggests that patients could benefit from personalized immunosuppression strategies.

One in seven American adults estimated to have chronic kidney disease

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The number of Americans affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD) is higher than previously estimated and affects 15% of the U.S.

Adding abiraterone to standard treatment improves prostate cancer survival by 40 per cent

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Adding abiraterone to hormone therapy at the start of treatment for prostate cancer improves survival by 37 per cent, according to the results of one of the largest ever clinical trials for prostate...

New genomic analysis promises benefit in female urinary incontinence

Wed, 31 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Urinary incontinence in women is common, with almost 50% of adult women experiencing leakage at least occasionally.

Infections, other factors raise risk of pregnancy-related stroke in women with preeclampsia

Tue, 30 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Urinary tract infections, chronic high blood pressure and bleeding or clotting disorders may increase the risk of pregnancy-associated stroke in women with preeclampsia, a high-blood pressure...

Study: A new way to slow cancer cell growth

Mon, 29 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Cancer is an extremely complex disease, but its definition is quite simple: the abnormal and uncontrollable growth of cells.

Sensors detect disease markers in breath

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A small, thin square of an organic plastic that can detect disease markers in breath or toxins in a building's air could soon be the basis of portable, disposable sensor devices.

Five tips for treating bacterial vaginosis at home

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

While bacterial vaginosis can usually be treated with antibiotics, some women prefer to try home remedies first. Are they effective? What are the risks?

Seven tips to get rid of vaginal odor

Sun, 21 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the different types of vaginal odor, which menstrual products should be selected, and how to practice gentle hygiene.

Studies: Concerns for bladder cancer risk of e-cigarette smokers and traditional smoking

Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Data being presented at the 112th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) shows harmful links between the use of e-cigarettes and bladder cancer risk, and associates...

Ten signs of uncontrolled diabetes

Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

As many as a third of adults with type 2 diabetes do not know they have it. In this article, learn about the common signs of uncontrolled diabetes.