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Early kidney transplant must for children with renal failure

Early kidney transplant must for children with renal failure

Early transplant of kidney is important for children diagnosed with advanced kidney failure.

Experts urge everyone to make kidney health a priority

Experts urge everyone to make kidney health a priority

Chronic kidney disease is the gradual loss of the kidneys` abilities to perform these essential functions, and can be caused by high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, smoking and other risk factors. 

Kidney patients' urine may foretell death risk: Study

Kidney patients' urine may foretell death risk: Study

However, this measurement may only partly indicate whether the body is having trouble maintaining its acid-base balance or not, because the kidneys are important for eliminating acid in the urine.

Gearing up for a marathon? You may be at risk of kidney injury!

Gearing up for a marathon? You may be at risk of kidney injury!

For the study, the team analysed participants who took part in the 2015 Hartford Marathon.

Here's some hope for dialysis patients – Read story

Here's some hope for dialysis patients – Read story

Kidney failure patients on dialysis have a very high prevalence of atrial fibrillation, a common heart arrhythmia

Doctor's book on kidney ailments available in 30 languages

Doctor's book on kidney ailments available in 30 languages

A website educating and guiding people about kidney ailments hosts information in a record 30 languages.

Power failure in government hospital during dialysis takes lives of three patients

Power failure in government hospital during dialysis takes lives of three patients

Health Minister Malladi Krishna Rao, who rushed to the hospital after coming to know of the tragedy, announced an ex gratia relief of Rs five lakhs each to the families of the three patients.

Essential to develop cost-effective access to dialysis, say experts

Essential to develop cost-effective access to dialysis, say experts

Experts in the new research paper titled 'Ethical issues in dialysis therapy' published in the Lancet today said that a mere 30 per cent of patients manage to receive this life-saving therapy in India.

Common heartburn drugs may lead to 'silent' kidney damage: Study

Common heartburn drugs may lead to 'silent' kidney damage: Study

A new study has revealed that group of drugs commonly prescribed for heartburn, ulcers and acid reflux may cause gradual yet 'silent' kidney damage.

In a first, Kochi doctors perform dual live-donor transplant on 20-month-old girl

In a first, Kochi doctors perform dual live-donor transplant on 20-month-old girl

In a significant medical breakthrough and a first in the world, doctors at Kochi hospital performed a dual live-donor transplant on a 20-month-old girl, who weighs just seven kgs on Saturday.

History of kidney injury complicates pregnancy

History of kidney injury complicates pregnancy

Women with any past episode of kidney damage, despite recuperation before pregnancy, were likely to face complications like premature delivery and pre-eclampsia, a study has found.

Smoking during pregnancy may impair children's kidney

Smoking during pregnancy may impair children's kidney

A new research has revealed that expectant mothers should not smoke during pregnancy as it might impair children's kidney.

Eat these fruits to keep your kidney healthy!

Eat these fruits to keep your kidney healthy!

One should eat a healthy balanced diet to lead a good and healthy lifestyle. 

Drink green tea to reduce kidney damage caused by cancer drug 'cisplatin'

Drink green tea to reduce kidney damage caused by cancer drug 'cisplatin'

Everyone knows that green tea is a healthier substitute to normal beverages like coffee and other types of tea and also promotes many health benefits.

Scientists find process by which APOL1 gene aids kidney disease

Scientists find process by which APOL1 gene aids kidney disease

According to a paper publishedin the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, a Children`s National Health System research team has come up with a novel process by which the gene APOL1 contributes to kidney disease.

Kidney has no religious labels: Sushma Swaraj after Muslim man's offer

Kidney has no religious labels: Sushma Swaraj after Muslim man's offer

Kidney has no religious labels, this is what External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, undergoing treatment for renal failure, tweeted while thanking a Muslim man who offered her his kidney.

Sushma Swaraj undergoing treatment for kidney failure in AIIMS

Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj admitted in AIIMS after kidney failure today. Watch complete news story for getting detailed updates!

Delhi doctors remove massive 7kg tumour from woman's kidney

Delhi doctors remove massive 7kg tumour from woman's kidney

The surgery on the 35-year-old woman lasted for 6 hours and the doctors also managed to save the organ.

Post trial scientists develop tablet to prevent kidney cancer relapse

A recent trial demonstrates that consuming oral tablet Sunitinib for one year reduces the likelihood of cancer returning for kidney cancer patients following removal of the kidney. 

How antibiotic-resistance are making kidney infections more deadly

Pyelonephritis -- infection of the kidney usually caused by E. coli bacteria and which can start as a urinary tract infection -- causes fever, back pain and vomiting.