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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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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.



Fluid overload linked to premature death in patients on dialysis

Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research indicates that sustained fluid overload - when there is too much fluid in the blood - may increase the risk of early death in kidney failure patients on hemodialysis.



New blood test predicts who will benefit from targeted prostate cancer treatments

Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new blood test could predict which men with advanced prostate cancer will respond to new targeted treatments for the disease.



Stereotactic radiation highly effective for kidney cancer

Thu, 04 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Kidney cancer patients may soon have an alternative to traditional treatments, new research at UT Southwestern Medical Center's Kidney Cancer Program of the Harold C.



Hospital acquired complications may be especially dangerous for kidney disease patients

Tue, 02 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Recently, researchers reported that patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at an increased risk of experiencing complications when hospitalized.



Potential new treatment for kidney failure in cancer patients

Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Kidney dysfunction is a frequent complication affecting more than 50 percent of all cancer patients, and is directly linked to poor survival.



Symptoms of cystitis probably caused by bacterial infection, even when tests are negative

Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The majority of women suffering with pain when urinating, or needing to urinate often or urgently probably do have a bacterial infection, even when nothing is detected by standard urine testing.



Standard test may miss urinary infection in symptomatic women

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:00:00 PDT

New research suggests that the majority of women with symptoms of urinary tract infection probably are infected, despite negative result on standard test.



Higher prostate cancer risks for black men may warrant new approach to screening

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In two independent studies, scientists at the University of Basel have demonstrated that both the structure of the brain and several memory functions are linked to immune system genes.



Testing urine for particular proteins could be key to preventing kidney transplant failure

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Testing for molecular markers in the urine of kidney transplant patients could reveal whether the transplant is failing and why, according to research presented at the 27th European Congress of...



How to treat an overactive bladder with natural remedies

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the symptoms of an overactive bladder, when a doctor should be consulted, and natural remedies to treat an overactive bladder.