Health News

Poor Diets, Poor Kidneys
Poor people in the United States are more likely to develop kidney disease. Unhealthy diets may have something to do with this gap. A recent study showed poor dietary habits were strongly associated with kidney disease among the urban poor.
Blood Pressure in CKD: An Ethnic Gap
Ethnic minorities are more likely to develop kidney failure than whites. A team of California researchers wondered if poor blood pressure control played a role in this ethnic gap.
Fruits and Veggies For Your Kidneys
Your kidneys are your body's filters. That is, they help rid the blood of waste. So it may follow that what you put in your body can affect your kidneys, especially if you have kidney disease.
At Last a Drug for Genetic Kidney Disease
Researchers have known about polycystic kidney disease for more than a century. However, they have had trouble coming up with an effective treatment for this common disease. That is, until now.
Kidney Donor Health and Care Gaps
While kidney transplants can save lives, transplant recipients still face certain risks. And recipients are not the only ones who may face complications; donors may be at risk as well.
Kidney Disease Risks Open to All Ages
There are several ways to measure kidney function. A couple of these measures were thought to increase as people grew older. Now it looks like signs of poor kidney function are not just part of the aging process.
Blocked Blood Flow in Kidney Disease
If your kidneys are damaged, you may start to have health problems in other parts of your body. As rates of kidney disease rise, researchers want to know what these health problems may be.
Failing Hearts Lead to Ailing Kidneys
Heart failure does not mean your heart is totally broken. Rather, it means your heart is weaker and cannot pump blood as easily. With a weaker heart, other organs in your body - including your kidneys - may be affected.
Kidney Risk With Lupus
One of the major complications of lupus is kidney damage. While all patients with lupus have a risk of kidney damage, some patients have a higher risk than others - and ancestry might have something to do with it.
Kidney Survival Better Across the Pond
Kidney transplants can save the lives of patients with kidney failure. Unfortunately, patients' bodies do not always accept the new organ.