Health News

Mediterranean Diet May Decrease Risk of Kidney Disease
The Mediterranean diet has been tied to many health benefits, such as improved heart health. And new research suggests it may also protect kidney health.
Kidney Stone Patients May Be More Likely to Break Bones
Kidney stones are painful enough on their own. But they might put patients at risk for even more pain in the future, a new study found.
Physical Activity Enhanced Kidney Patients' Lives
Exercise can be an effective natural “medicine.” It can help reduce high blood pressure and lower blood sugar. For those with kidney failure, it may prolong life and boost mental health.
FDA Approves New Use of Glucose Monitoring System for Hospitals
Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared a new indication for the Nova StatStrip Glucose Hospital Meter System, extending its use to critically ill patients who have been hospitalized.
Concerns May Deter Some From Transplants
Some patients are less likely than others to undergo surgery to receive a new kidney. New research looked at the concerns that may drive this decision-making in patients.
CT Scans Safe, Study Said
For decades, the use of iodine-based material to get images from inside the body has been linked to causing kidney damage. New research, however, questions the contrast material’s effect on the body.
FDA Allows Marketing of Kidney Injury Test
Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowed marketing of the NephroCheck test, a first-of-a-kind laboratory test to help determine if certain critically ill hospitalized patients are at risk of developing moderate to severe acute kidney injury (AKI) in the 12 hours following the administration of the test.
Baxter Recalls Dialysis Solution
Baxter International Inc. announced today it is voluntarily initiating a recall in the United States of two lots of DIANEAL Low Calcium (2.5mEq/L) Peritoneal Dialysis Solution with 2.5% Dextrose 5000mL (Ambu-Flex II) to the hospital/user level.
Pain and Depression Reduced Dialysis Success
Previous studies have shown that kidney failure patients on dialysis experience both emotional and physical symptoms. New research suggests that emotional symptoms may interfere with treatment and make physical symptoms worse.
What Blood in the Stool and Urine May Mean
When you cut or scrape yourself and see blood, you likely know the source of that blood. However, if you see blood in the toilet after using the restroom, the cause may not be so clear. Here are some possible reasons you might see blood in your stool or urine.