Smoking May Be Even Riskier Than Once Thought
Smokers, it’s never too late to quit — and there may now be even more good reasons to do so.
Some Surgery Patients Boomerang Back to Hospital
Surgical complications could make some patients boomerang back to the hospital. And health care professionals are working to improve care for these patients.
Lower Kidney Function Linked to Certain Cancers
The kidneys help rid the body of toxins. When the kidneys don’t function properly, it can open the door to other serious diseases, and cancer may be among them.
Using Blood Pressure Meds to Treat Kidney Disease
People with advanced kidney disease sometimes must undergo dialysis, during which waste is filtered from the blood. Certain drugs may delay the need for dialysis.
Prostate Cancer Therapy May Cause Kidney Trouble
Medications that have been used to treat advanced prostate cancers are now sometimes used to treat patients with earlier stages of the disease. A new study demonstrated that this practice may have some significant side effects.
Is Birthwort bad for the Kidney?
People have used herbal remedies for thousands of years to treat illness, lose weight, and boost their health in general. The effectiveness of many of these remedies remains unclear. Some may even be harmful.