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Diabetes drug may help reduce risk of heart, kidney disease

Diabetes drug may help reduce risk of heart, kidney disease

Type 2 diabetes which affects around 450 million people worldwide also increases the risks of stroke and heart attack.

Prevent yourself from chronic kidney disease

Prevent yourself from chronic kidney disease

Besides performing life sustaining function of removing the waste products and regulating the amount of water and chemicals in the body, kidneys perform the important function of maintaining normal blood pressure, produce a hormone called erythropoietin which helps in formation of red blood cells and activate vitamin D which helps in making our bones strong.

World Kidney Day: What you can do to prevent kidney disease, obesity

World Kidney Day: What you can do to prevent kidney disease, obesity

There are many factors that can increase an individual's risk of chronic kidney disease. 

Most chronic kidney disease patients in India suffer from obesity

Most chronic kidney disease patients in India suffer from obesity

The study funded by the Union government's Department of Biotechnology has been enrolling patients in nine hospitals across the country.

Hyderabad: This man has three kidney transplants in over 20 years

Hyderabad: This man has three kidney transplants in over 20 years

Beating all odds, a 52-year-old man from Hyderabad underwent three kidney transplantations, which is a rare case in the country.

Chronic kidney disease: What you should not forget

Chronic kidney disease: What you should not forget

The most common causes of kidney disease are high blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes, high cholesterol. 

Anti-ageing hormone 'Klotho' could prevent kidney disease in diabetics

Anti-ageing hormone 'Klotho' could prevent kidney disease in diabetics

The new research suggests Klotho may play a significant role in the development of kidney disease, which is often prevalent in patients with diabetes.

Implantable artificial kidney to end dialysis by end of decade?

Implantable artificial kidney to end dialysis by end of decade?

The device being engineered in the US will go through a series of safety and efficacy trials on hundreds of patients in that country before it is approved by the FDA.

Kidney disease: Here's why too much phosphorous is bad for you

Kidney disease: Here's why too much phosphorous is bad for you

Excess phosphorous in human body can cause chronic kindey diseases, including hyperphosphatemia - in which phosphate levels shoot up abnormally high.

Kidney failure patients on dialysis at risk of early death

Kidney failure patients on dialysis at risk of early death

The study found that these patients tended to have a denser clot structure than individuals without kidney disease. 

Sushma Swaraj's kidney transplant: Useful tips for a healthy recovery

Sushma Swaraj's kidney transplant: Useful tips for a healthy recovery

Here are a few tips every kidney transplant recipient should follow for a healthy recovery as well as to live a healthful life post transplant.

Kidney transplant: Who can have it? Procedure, risks and complications!

Kidney transplant: Who can have it? Procedure, risks and complications!

Here are some facts you need to know about kidney transplantation or renal transplantation.

Signs your child has chronic kidney disease!

Signs your child has chronic kidney disease!

he kidneys acts as the filter removing waste products from the body through urine and returing cleaned blood back to the body.

Here comes an alternative for dialysis – Bioartificial kidney

Here comes an alternative for dialysis – Bioartificial kidney

"The strategies and methods of this work could be relevant to the development of other bioartificial organs, such as a bioartificial liver or bioartificial pancreas, and organs on chips -- such as a kidney on chip, a lung on chip, or a liver on chip," said Dimitrios Stamatialis, from the University of Twente in the Netherlands.

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 failure: Know these conditions and factors that increase your risk!

Kidney failure: Know these conditions and factors that increase your risk!

Kidney failure, also called renal failure, is a condition in which the kidneys become unable to remove or filter metabolic wastes from the blood.

Diabetes mellitus: Reasons why diabetic complications are much more dangerous and deadly!

Diabetes mellitus: Reasons why diabetic complications are much more dangerous and deadly!

Diabetes, often referred to by doctors as diabetes mellitus, is a chronic condition in which your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high.

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.

Toxins in soft drinks – The health hazards of lead and cadmium!

The results of the test conducted by the Health Ministry's Drugs Technical Advisory Board (DTAB) showed traces of heavy metals such as antimony, lead, chromium and cadmium and DEHP, or Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, in five samples of soft drinks.

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.