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Urology / Nephrology
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.

Women's Health / Gynecology
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?

Women's Health / Gynecology
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.

Cancer / Oncology
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...

Diabetes
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.

Urology / Nephrology
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.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
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.

Cancer / Oncology
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.

Urology / Nephrology
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.

Cancer / Oncology
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.

Urology / Nephrology
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.

Urology / Nephrology
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.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
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.

Urology / Nephrology
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...

Urology / Nephrology
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.

Cancer / Oncology
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.

Urology / Nephrology
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.

Cardiovascular / Cardiology
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...

Men's Health
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.

Pediatrics / Children's Health
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?

Urology / Nephrology
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?

Urology / Nephrology
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.

Urology / Nephrology
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).

Urology / Nephrology
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.

Urology / Nephrology
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.