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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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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.

Drug based on malaria protein shows promise against treatment-resistant bladder cancer

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Mouse study finds that treating cisplatin-resistant bladder cancer with a recombinant protein from the malaria parasite has significant anti-tumor effect.

Diabetes study raises treatment hope for kidney disease patients

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Scientists have identified a key molecule linked to kidney disease in people with diabetes.

Common antibiotic azithromycin not linked to increased risk of abnormal heartbeat

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The commonly used antibiotic azithromycin is not linked to an increased risk of ventricular arrhythmia, an often life-threatening rapid, irregular heartbeat, according to a large study published in...

Diabetes and erectile dysfunction: What is the connection?

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:00:00 PDT

One common cause of erectile dysfunction is diabetes, but why might diabetes lead to this condition? Learn why, along with symptoms and treatment options.

Overactive bladder in children: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Learn about the factors that can lead to an overactive bladder in children. What are the signs and when should treatment be given for this condition?

Overactive bladder in men: What causes it and how is it treated?

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 04:00:00 PDT

Overactive bladder is a urinary disorder that can affect men and women. What are the causes in men and can lifestyle changes or medical treatments help?

Best treatments for an overactive bladder

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Learn about different treatment options for an overactive bladder, such as dietary and lifestyle changes. Also learn how to monitor an overactive bladder.

Benefits and harms of osteoporosis medications unclear for patients with CKD

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

More research is needed to determine the benefits and harms of osteoporosis medications on bone mineral density (BMD), fracture risk, and safety among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).

How to manage nocturia: Treating an overactive bladder at night

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 09:00:00 PDT

In this article, we look at the causes of nocturia, which causes frequent urination at night. Learn about how to prevent it and get a good night's sleep.

Low ammonium levels in urine may indicate serious risks for kidney disease patients

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research indicates that measuring ammonium excretion in the urine may be help identify patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) who face serious health risks.