Weight-loss surgery may help perk up kidney function too

A new study has claimed that weight loss surgery, not only helps shed those extra kilos, but it may also improve our kidney function.

Saudi health minister sacks deputy as MERS toll rises

Saudi Arabia`s health minister has sacked one of his deputies as the death toll by the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)coronavirus reached 190, the ministry said on Twitter on today.

Gene linked to pediatric kidney cancer `could help in kidney regeneration`

Researchers have said that about one-third of cases of Wilms tumor, a pediatric cancer of the kidney, are linked to a gene called Lin28.

Smart nanofibres to treat kidney failure

A new technique for purifying blood using a nanofibre mesh could be a cheap, wearable alternative to kidney dialysis, scientists say.

Drinking milk can cause complications in kidney patients

Patients undergoing dialysis need to be extremely careful with the kind of food they eat.

Qatar announces third MERS death

An expatriate living in Qatar had died after he contracted MERS, bringing to three the number of deaths from the coronavirus in the Gulf state, health authorities said today.

Preeclampsia during pregnancy may up kidney failure risk later in life

A new study has suggested that preeclampsia- a condition in pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure, sometimes with fluid retention and protein excretion in the urine- during pregnancy is a risk factor for developing kidney failure later in life.

Why chronic itching can be so excruciating

Researchers found that in chronic itching, neurons that send itch signals also co-opt pain neurons to intensify the itch sensation.

Saudi confirms new MERS deaths ahead of hajj

Two Saudis have died in Riyadh after they contracted the MERS virus, health authorities announced Thursday, as the kingdom prepares to host some two million Muslim pilgrims for the annual hajj.

Obesity increases risk of kidney failure

Obesity suppresses an important cellular process that is capable of preventing kidney cell damage, a new study has revealed.

Eating citrus fruits helps prevent formation of kidney cysts

A component of grapefruit and other citrus fruits like naringenin, blocks the formation of kidney cysts, a new study has revealed.

Banned drug continues to kill Indian vultures

A scientific study has shown that seven years after the pain killer Diclofenac was banned by the central government for veterinary use due to its fatal effect on vultures.

How to save a Failing Fistula: Advice to kidney patients undergoing dialysis

The most popular way of doing dialysis is through the AV Fistula, where an artery, particularly in the forearm, is connected to a vein

Top 13 ways to lower BP without medication

High blood pressure can boost the risks of leading killers such as heart attack and stroke, as well as aneurysms, cognitive decline, and kidney failure.

Prediabetes `wake-up call to take immediate prevention action`

Although prediabetes has no symptoms it is not benign, according to an expert.

High doses of statins could damage kidney

Statins that are taken daily by millions of people to control cholesterol could dramatically increase the risk of kidney damage, researchers have warned.

Herbal medicines can cause kidney failure, cancer

Millions of people may be exposed to risk of developing kidney failure and bladder cancer by taking herbal medicines that are widely available in Asia.

A new dialysis procedure to treat kidney failure

Patients undergoing dialysis can now benefit from a new procedure that removes additional toxins and may increase their longevity, says a study.

Irregular heartbeat may raise risk of kidney failure

The risk of kidney failure is greater for people with chronic kidney disease who also have atrial fibrillation, one of the most common forms of irregular heart rhythm in adults, researchers including an Indian origin have found.

Simple tips to prevent Diabetes

Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure in the world. The situation threatens to deteriorate further if we choose to remain complacent and non chalant about our health. So don’t get trapped in the fangs of this sweet killer-Diabetes and follow these simple lifestyle tips to avert this disease. But most importantly, stay informed and well aware about your body.