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Walking may help prolong life of kidney patients

Last Updated: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 14:14

Suffering from kidney diseases? Take up walking at the earliest as researchers have found that walking may help patients with kidney disease prolong life and reduce the risk of needing dialysis or a kidney transplant.

Robot-assisted surgery may preserve kidney function

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 19:49

A robot-assisted partial nephrectomy (RPN) may save kidneys and preserve kidney function in patients who need it most.

Epigenetic changes behind chronic kidney disease

Last Updated: Sunday, November 24, 2013, 15:20

Researchers have found, in a genome-wide survey, significant differences in the pattern of chemical modifications on DNA, which affect gene expression in kidney cells from patients with chronic kidney disease.

Low salt, more vegetables key to heart and kidney health

Last Updated: Friday, November 08, 2013, 19:13

A new study has found that reducing salt intake and increased consumption of vegetable protein provide clear benefits for the heart and kidney health of patients with chronic kidney disease.

Obesity increases risk of kidney failure

Last Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013, 11:17

Obesity suppresses an important cellular process that is capable of preventing kidney cell damage, a new study has revealed.

Calcium supplements could be lethal for kidney patients

Last Updated: Saturday, July 20, 2013, 12:38

A new study has found that kidney patients who take calcium supplements to lower their phosphorous levels could be at a 22 percent higher risk of death than those who take other non-calcium based treatments.

Slow pace linked to early death in kidney disease patients

Last Updated: Monday, April 22, 2013, 20:19

Slow walking speed, a trait common in diabetics and others with chronic kidney disease, is strongly associated with early death, according to a new study.

Fruits and veggies may help protect kidneys from acid build-up

Last Updated: Friday, February 08, 2013, 14:58

Adding fruits and vegetables to the diet may help protect the kidneys of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) with too much acid build-up, according to a study.

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