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Five reasons why you should drink water

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 15:43

Why would you waste your money on drinks that have artificial flavourings and have no health benefits when you have pure and clear water, which is the elixir of life?

How to keep your kidneys healthy

Last Updated: Monday, September 02, 2013, 18:48

Chronic kidney disease (CKD), also known as chronic renal disease is dangerous and is characterised by a steady loss in renal function over time.

Discarded kidneys could be `recycled` to produce replacement organs

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 13:38

Researchers have found that human kidneys discarded for transplant can potentially serve as a natural "scaffolding material" for manufacturing replacement organs in the lab.

World’s first lab-grown kidney implanted into rat

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 23:55

In a step that may aid scientist to get closer to being able to grow kidneys for humans, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, USA, have created a kidney in the laboratory, which works successfully when implanted into animals.

Bioengineered rat kidneys offer hope for patients suffering from renal failure

Last Updated: Monday, April 15, 2013, 12:52

A research team at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has developed bioengineered rat kidneys that successfully produced urine both in a laboratory apparatus and after being transplanted into living animals.

Painkillers damaging kidneys in youngsters, says expert

Last Updated: Thursday, March 14, 2013, 00:42

Painkillers and stress-reducing medicines are the primary reason for kidney ailments in youngsters, said a leading urologist here on the eve of World Kidney Day Wednesday.

Tissue-engineered kidneys come closer to reality

Last Updated: Friday, October 19, 2012, 14:14

Researchers, who have been diligently working to find ways to engineer new kidney tissue from a patient’s own cells or another source, have come a step closer to realizing that goal with a breakthrough.

Passive smoking can increase platelet activation in the blood

Last Updated: Sunday, August 26, 2012, 14:02

Passive smoking can increase platelet activation in healthy people leading to formation of blood clots which can damage many organs including the kidneys, heart and brain.

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