New treatment for inherited kidney disease

A new treatment which involves targeting tiny blood vessels inside the kidneys may slow down the progression of an inherited kidney disease that is affecting around 12.5 million individuals worldwide, research has found.

New, less-invasive method to detect kidney disease

Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have identified a new, less-invasive method using Raman spectroscopy to provide diagnostic information on kidney disease and its severity.

New test to catch kidney disease early

A test which detects structural differences in kidney filters - tiny units that control what passes into the urine - can predict kidney disease before any damage has been done or symptoms appear, researchers say.

Therapy reduces chances of dialysis

A new stem cell therapy discovered by Australian researchers could help patients with chronic kidney disease to avoid dialysis or kidney transplants.

'Around 10% of world's population has Chronic Kidney Disease'

Around 10 percent of the world's population has Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), said a health expert.

Top five kidney-friendly super foods

Eating a healthy and balanced food is important in order to lead good life. Apart from promoting overall health, eating a balanced diet will help in keeping your kidneys healthy.

Red meat rich diet can make your kidney disease even worse

Lay off those beef steaks, as a new study has claimed that high consumption of red meat could make existing kidney disease even worse.

DNA: Bottled water may be harmful to health, BARC study reveals

Drinking packaged water may appear to be good for health but you are wrong. A new research conducted by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in 18 bottled water companies in Mumbai has revealed the presence of harmful chemicals in samples of bottled water.

Second protein linked with common kidney disease identified

An international team of researchers has identified the second protein that turns a person's immune system against itself in the form of a kidney disease known as membranous nephropathy (MN).

Weight-loss surgery could improve kidney function

In addition to helping patients to shed flab, weight loss surgery may also improve their kidney function, a new study says.

How to keep your kidneys healthy

Whether you are young or old, it is extremely important to keep your kidneys healthy. Kidneys are vital organs that perform various functions in the body.

Pesticide causes kidney disease, ovarian disease and obesity in future generations

A new study has revealed that ancestral exposures to the pesticide methoxychlor may lead to kidney disease, ovarian disease and obesity in future generations.

Exhaustion helps us make healthier decisions

Researchers have suggested that when it comes to making decisions about our bodies, we make better health care decisions when we`re feeling tired and run down.

New study turns established diabetic kidney disease theories on head

While a prevailing theory suggests elevated cellular levels of glucose ultimately result in diabetic kidney disease, a new research led by Indian origin scientist has claimed that the truth may, in fact, be quite the opposite.

How to keep your kidneys healthy

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

How defect in cells trigger hearing, vision loss and kidney disease

Johns Hopkins scientists have unearthed clues about which protein signaling molecules are allowed into hollow, hair-like "antennae," called cilia, that alert cells to critical changes in their environments.

Why people with apple-shaped bodies have higher kidney disease risk

A new study has suggested that high blood pressure in the kidneys of people with apple-shaped bodies may be responsible for their increased risk of developing kidney disease later in life.

Promising therapy for inherited form of kidney disease identified

Mayo Clinic researchers have found a potential drug therapy for treating an inherited form of kidney disease called autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD).

How kidney patients can manage nutrition

Researchers including one of Indian origin have provided new information on diet and blood pressure in kidney disease patients in three new studies.

Obese teens at higher risk for kidney disease

Being obese or overweight during adolescence may raise the risk of kidney diseases.