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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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Manuka honey could stave off catheter-associated UTIs

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Manuka honey shows promise for tackling catheter-associated urinary tract infections, after a study found it halted the formation of bacterial biofilms.

Roller coasters could help pass kidney stones

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Using a 3-D-printed kidney model, researchers found riding on the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Walt Disney World could help pass small kidney stones.

'Teashirt' gene links autism and kidney problems, new study finds

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A gene dubbed the 'Teashirt' by its discoverers has been identified as a link between children with kidney problems and autism, in a new study which has implications for how doctors working on both...

Researchers take a new step towards non-antibiotic bladder infection therapies

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PDT

A cross-border team of scientists has gained fresh insight into the development of bladder infections, also known as cystitis.

UTI testing technology cuts screening time to four hours

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers using DNA sequencing to profile antibiotic resistance in infection have achieved a turnaround time from 'sample to answer' of less than four hours for urinary tract infections (UTIs).

Few patients with mild chronic kidney disease are at risk for end-stage disease

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:00:00 PDT

The vast majority of patients with mild chronic kidney disease (CKD) managed by primary care doctors have a benign disease with little risk of progression and complications, according to a...

Preterm birth leads to smaller kidneys, higher blood pressure in adulthood

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Premature birth cuts short kidney development, resulting in smaller kidney size and higher blood pressure in adulthood, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association's Council on...

Eating more fruits and vegetables cut kidney patients' medicine expense in half

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:00:00 PDT

People with kidney disease who added more fruits and vegetables to their diet had improved blood pressure and cut their medicine expenses nearly in half compared to those who were treated with a...

Human kidney progenitors isolated, offering new clues to cell renewal

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

In a first-of-its-kind look at human kidney development, researchers at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles have isolated human nephron progenitor (NP) cells.

Exercise app reduces incontinence

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Urinary leakage whilst coughing and jumping is common in women. Using a self-administered treatment via a mobile app called Tät® for three months reduced symptoms, led to fewer leakages and...

Obesity may prolong survival for kidney cancer patients

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDT

A surprising new study has linked a high BMI to longer survival for patients with kidney cancer, and there may be a genetic explanation for this finding.

Slowing progress: Obesity linked to improved survival in kidney cancer

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Obesity almost always increases cancer risk and worsens outcomes, but researchers led by scientists at Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute report that overweight patients with...

Should I Worry About a Papilloma?

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Papillomas are benign lumps that may cause problems in some locations. Learn about their causes, symptoms, and treatment with this article.

Enlarged prostate: Molecular mechanism clue may explain link to inflammation

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Discovery of molecular mechanism may explain how inflammation leads to benign prostatic hyperplasia and improve response to androgen-targeted therapies.

Accumulation of a product of cell metabolism found to be linked with kidney tumor growth

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) have shown that when the metabolite fumarate accumulates in a hereditary form of renal cancer it leads to an epigenetic reprogramming that...

Towards better treatment of cystitis

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Every year, millions of people are treated for cystitis, but despite its prevalence, the disease is still a scientific mystery.

New method creates endless supply of kidney precursor cells

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Salk Institute scientists have discovered the holy grail of endless youthfulness--at least when it comes to one type of human kidney precursor cell.

All You Need to Know About Nephritis

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Learn all about nephritis, a condition where the kidney becomes inflamed. This article looks at the causes, symptoms, and treatment of nephritis.

Gallbladder Disease: What You Need to Know

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 06:00:00 PDT

The gallbladder can be affected by diseases such as gallstones and cholecystitis. Learn about their diagnosis, treatment, and prevention with this article.

New oral diabetes drugs may also protect patients' kidney health

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A recent study indicates that a new class of oral diabetes drugs may help protect patients' kidney health in addition to lowering their blood sugar levels.

Post-transplant anxiety linked to complex instructions, caregiver empathy

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Some anxiety is perfectly normal for kidney transplant patients, but new research suggests that medical staff can help patients feel more at ease when they leave the hospital and that could...

Chronic kidney disease may cause diabetes

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A team from the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) has discovered a novel link between chronic kidney disease and diabetes.

What are BUN Levels and What Do They Measure?

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Learn all about BUN levels, how they are measured, and when a BUN test might be used. This article also looks at ways to keep BUN levels healthy.

Strict blood pressure control may provide long-term benefits for kidney disease patients

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

For individuals with chronic kidney disease, strict blood pressure control may help protect against premature death. That's the conclusion of a recent analysis of clinical trial data.

Mid-range 'good' cholesterol levels associated with longer life

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Low and high HDL cholesterol levels have been associated with an increased risk of premature death, while intermediate levels decrease the risk of death.