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Cancer / Oncology
Could the common cold 'revolutionize' bladder cancer treatment?
Sat, 13 Jul 2019 03:00:00 PDT
New research suggests that a strain of the common cold may successfully treat non-muscle invasive bladder cancer, which is 'highly prevalent.'

Back Pain
Is there a link between back pain and incontinence?
Mon, 08 Jul 2019 10:00:00 PDT
Back pain and incontinence can occur at the same time due to a single underlying condition, such as cauda equina syndrome. If they suddenly occur at the same time, it may signal a medical emergency. At other times, the conditions may develop for two separate reasons. Learn more about causes and treatment options here.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Urine test can help diagnose aggressive prostate cancer
Mon, 08 Jul 2019 00:00:00 PDT
New research introduces a diagnostic test for aggressive prostate cancer, which may help people 'avoid an unnecessary initial biopsy.'

Nutrition / Diet
What are the health benefits of phosphorus?
Mon, 01 Jul 2019 14:00:00 PDT
Phosphorus is a mineral that is essential for human health. It is available in a wide variety of foods, including meat, fish, dairy, and some vegetables. Learn more about its benefits here.

Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs
How long is acid detectable in the body?
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 21:00:00 PDT
Acid, or LSD, is a drug that can cause hallucinations and feelings of euphoria. In this article, learn how long these effects last and how long the drug stays in the human body.

Urology / Nephrology
Kidney function tests: Everything you need to know
Thu, 06 Jun 2019 11:00:00 PDT
There are many different types of kidney function tests, usually involving the blood or urine. In this article, learn about the tests and what to expect from the results.

Urology / Nephrology
What to know about low urine output
Thu, 06 Jun 2019 10:00:00 PDT
Low urine output can occur as a result of various causes, including infections, dehydration, and urinary tract blockages. The treatment options will depend on the cause. Learn more about low urine output here.

Nutrition / Diet
What to know about kidney cleanses
Wed, 05 Jun 2019 11:00:00 PDT
Kidney cleanse programs typically involve restricted diets or consuming only water and juice for several days. Supporters claim that these programs can cleanse the kidneys and promote better health. However, there is little scientific evidence to support these claims. Learn more here.

Urology / Nephrology
What foods are good for kidneys?
Wed, 05 Jun 2019 10:00:00 PDT
Foods that are beneficial for kidney health include dark leafy greens, berries, and apples. Foods to avoid include high-phosphorous foods. Learn more about foods that are good for the kidneys here.

Back Pain
What can cause lower back pain?
Tue, 04 Jun 2019 19:00:00 PDT
Lower back pain is very common and often the result of a minor injury or overuse. However, it can sometimes be a symptom of conditions that affect the spine, such as spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, scoliosis, sciatica, and cauda equina syndrome. Learn more about lower back pain here.

Urology / Nephrology
What to know about urinary urgency
Thu, 30 May 2019 20:00:00 PDT
Urinary urgency is the urgent need to urinate despite not having a full bladder. It may occur alongside frequent or painful urination. Learn about the possible causes and treatment options here.

Urology / Nephrology
What to know about blood in urine (hematuria) in females
Wed, 29 May 2019 21:00:00 PDT
Blood in the urine, or hematuria, may arise after an infection or injury. Some causes are specific to females or more likely to affect females than males. Learn more here.

Medical Devices / Diagnostics
What to know about the protein test and results
Wed, 29 May 2019 19:00:00 PDT
Total protein tests measure the amount of protein in a person's urine or blood. In this article, we discuss the total protein test, including its uses, normal protein levels, and what abnormal levels mean.

Back Pain
What causes back pain on the lower right side?
Wed, 22 May 2019 22:00:00 PDT
Lower back pain is a common complaint. When back pain occurs on the lower right side, causes can include sprains and strains, kidney stones, infections, and conditions that affect the intestines or reproductive organs. Learn more about what causes back pain on the lower right side and when to see a doctor here.

Urology / Nephrology
Scientists find possible causes for chronic kidney disease 'epidemic'
Sat, 18 May 2019 03:00:00 PDT
New research suggests that climate change and environmental toxins may explain the increasing prevalence of chronic kidney disease.

Blood / Hematology
Causes of swollen hands
Fri, 17 May 2019 19:00:00 PDT
Some causes of swollen hands include pregnancy, exercise, and fluid retention. Treatment depends on the underlying issue. Learn more about possible causes of swollen hands here.

Urology / Nephrology
What to know about a low-protein diet
Thu, 16 May 2019 21:00:00 PDT
People with kidney-related illnesses may benefit from a low-protein diet. Key changes can help people create a varied, healthful, low-protein diet plan that works for them. Learn more here.

GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology
When to see a doctor for severe stomach pain
Mon, 13 May 2019 14:00:00 PDT
A wide range of problems and medical conditions can cause severe stomach pain, but not all of them require a visit to the doctor. Learn about the causes of severe stomach pain here.

GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology
What causes sharp stomach pain that comes and goes?
Tue, 30 Apr 2019 19:00:00 PDT
Many common problems can cause sharp stomach pain that comes and goes, including trapped gas and viruses. Learn about these and other causes in this article.

Nutrition / Diet
What to know about potassium deficiency symptoms
Mon, 29 Apr 2019 19:00:00 PDT
Symptoms of potassium deficiency, or hypokalemia, can include constipation, kidney problems, muscle weakness, fatigue, and heart issues. Poor diet, illnesses that cause severe vomiting or diarrhea, and certain medications can lead to low potassium levels. Learn more here.

Urology / Nephrology
What to know about urethral syndrome
Mon, 29 Apr 2019 11:00:00 PDT
Urethral syndrome, also known as urethral pain syndrome, can occur when the urethra becomes irritated. Symptoms can include urination difficulties and pain or discomfort in the lower abdomen. Learn more about the symptoms, risk factors, and treatment of urethral syndrome here.

Urology / Nephrology
Urethral stricture: Everything you need to know
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 19:00:00 PDT
Urethral stricture refers to scarring on the urethra, which is the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body. Learn more about urethral stricture here.

Back Pain
How to tell the difference between kidney pain and back pain
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 12:00:00 PDT
It can sometimes be difficult to tell the difference between back pain and kidney pain because the kidneys sit below the rib cage near the back.

Multiple Sclerosis
Signs and symptoms of MS in women
Thu, 11 Apr 2019 18:00:00 PDT
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that damages the nerves and causes a wide range of symptoms, including vision problems and numbness. In this article, learn about the symptoms of MS in women.

Blood / Hematology
What to know about high potassium
Mon, 08 Apr 2019 21:00:00 PDT
Symptoms of high potassium, or hyperkalemia, may include nausea, and difficulty breathing. A person may not show symptoms. Kidney issues are the main cause. Learn more here.