News

GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology
Remedies for ulcerative colitis constipation
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST
Some people with ulcerative colitis experience frequent constipation. Learn about the treatment options, including magnesium and castor oil.

Urology / Nephrology
Acute kidney injury linked with heart failure
Fri, 01 Dec 2017 02:00:00 PST
Acute kidney injury is a growing problem in the United States. According to the latest study, it may also increase the risk of heart failure.

Nutrition / Diet
What foods to eat if you have diarrhea
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:00:00 PST
A limited diet can help a person reduce the symptoms of diarrhea. In this article, learn what foods to eat, what foods to avoid, and when to see a doctor.

Endocrinology
How to lower creatinine levels
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:00:00 PST
The best way to lower creatinine is to treat the underlying cause. There are also many diet and lifestyle changes that can help lower creatinine.

Pain / Anesthetics
What causes pain in the lower left abdomen?
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST
There are a range of conditions that can cause pain in the lower left abdomin, including gas, diverticulitis, and hernias. Learn more in this article.

GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology
What you need to know about gallbladder sludge
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST
A look at gallbladder sludge, where various substances collect in the gallbladder. Included is information on its clinical significance and causes.

GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology
What is chronic diarrhea and how is it treated?
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST
Learn all about chronic diarrhea, with a focus on why it might occur and what treatments and home remedies exist to relieve symptoms.

Urology / Nephrology
What causes diarrhea after eating?
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 03:00:00 PST
Learn about postprandial diarrhea, or diarrhea after eating. This article examines the causes and treatment options for both acute and chronic PD.

Urology / Nephrology
Warm, wet weather: The key to kidney stones?
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 02:00:00 PST
Earlier studies found a link between temperature and kidney stones. A new project finds that heat is not the only factor; humidity plays a part, too.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Are there any alternatives to Flomax?
Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST
BPH is a condition often treated with a drug called Flomax. A number of alternatives can help people with BPH relieve their symptoms and feel better.

Urology / Nephrology
Caffeine may prolong life for kidney disease patients
Sat, 04 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST
Consuming higher amounts of caffeine could be an effective, inexpensive way to increase survival for patients with chronic kidney disease, say researchers.

Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia
Insomnia may raise risk of kidney disease and death
Sat, 04 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST
Insomnia has wide-ranging implications when it comes to health outcomes. New research suggests it may be a factor in the heightened risk of kidney disease.

Erectile Dysfunction / Premature Ejaculation
Curved penis may increase cancer risk
Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST
Peyronie's disease is a relatively common condition that causes the penis to curve. The latest research finds that it may also increase the risk of cancer.

Nutrition / Diet
All you need to know about low creatinine levels
Thu, 02 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST
A look at low creatinine levels. Included is information on what creatinine is, how it affects the body, and how to increase low creatinine levels.

Urology / Nephrology
How often should you poop each day?
Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST
A look at how many times you should poop a day, including what is normal and abnormal, factors affecting how often you go, and when to see a doctor.

Cancer / Oncology
Bladder cancer: Noninvasive urine test steps closer
Fri, 27 Oct 2017 03:00:00 PST
At the SIU symposium, researchers revealed how a novel noninvasive urine test can accurately detect bladder cancer in low- and high-risk patients.

Diabetes
Urine test for diabetes: What you need to know
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:00:00 PST
Urine tests for diabetes check for protein, ketones, and glucose. They are frequently used for diagnosing and monitoring diabetes. Learn more.

Diabetes
What is diabetic nephropathy?
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 03:00:00 PST
Diabetic nephropathy is kidney disease that occurs in people with diabetes. It can cause serious complications, including kidney failure. Learn more.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Everything you need to know about prostate nodules
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 09:00:00 PST
A prostate nodule is a firm, knuckle-like area on the prostate. There are several causes of prostate nodules, including prostatitis and prostate cancer.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Despite concerns, vasectomy and prostate cancer not linked
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 02:00:00 PST
A debate that has raged for more than 30 years may finally be over: prostate cancer risk does not seem to be increased following a vasectomy.

Urology / Nephrology
Eleven ways to help prevent kidney stones
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PST
Kidney stones are crystalized minerals that form in the kidneys. They can cause a lot of pain and discomfort. We look at 11 ways to prevent kidney stones.

Urology / Nephrology
Suprapubic catheters: Uses, care, and what to expect
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 05:00:00 PST
Suprapubic catheters are a type of catheter that empties urine from the bladder via an incision in the belly. Learn how to use and care for one.

Cancer / Oncology
Papillary urothelial carcinoma: Treatment and outlook
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PST
What is papillary urothelial carcinoma? What are the signs of papillary urothelial carcinoma, what are the causes, and what are the risk factors?

Urology / Nephrology
Nephroptosis: Causes, diagnosis, and treatment
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:00:00 PST
A floating or mobile kidney is medically known as nephroptosis. In this article, we learn about causes, risk factors, and complications for this condition.

Nutrition / Diet
Why beetroot turns poop and pee red
Sun, 17 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PST
Beetroot is widely hailed for its healthful properties. But some people find their next restroom visit a colorful experience: red poop and pee await them.