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.

Low birth weight `may increase heart and kidney disease risk`

Being underweight at birth may have consequences above and beyond the known short-term effects.

Purple corn may help treat diabetes, kidney disease

A compound found in Purple Corn may help in developing future treatments for Type 2 diabetes and kidney disease, scientists have said.

New version of `rapamycin` can combat kidney disease: Study

A chemically synthesised version of the drug `rapamycin`, earlier used as an immunosuppressive agent, could be highly effective in treating kidney diseases, scientists have claimed.

Value of screening for kidney disease unclear

Screening people to catch early kidney disease may sound like a good idea, but there is no research to prove that it`s worthwhile.

Protein linked to kidney disease identified

The protein plays a crucial role in kidney fibrosis, a condition that leads to kidney failure.

Pomegranate juice good for kidney disease patients

Pomegranate juice offers a wide variety of health benefits to kidney disease patients including managing blood pressure and lowering cholesterol.

Metabolic syndrome ups risk of kidney disease by 55%

Metabolic syndrome, which comprises a group of medical disorders may contribute to kidney disease.

Simple urine test to detect kidney disease

A simple screening test for urine protein could be used to identify individuals at highest risk of rapid kidney function decline, according to a new research.

Simple urine test to detect kidney disease

A simple screening test for urine protein could be used to identify individuals at highest risk of rapid kidney function decline, according to a new research.

Vegetarian diet good for kidneys

A new study has suggested that sticking to a vegetarian diet can help kidney disease patients avoid accumulating toxic levels of phosphorous in their bodies.