kidney disease

Kidney stones double risk of dialysis


September 7th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 7 (IANS) Kindey stones could double the risk of dialysis or kidney transplant later in life for people who have had them, says a study.University of Alberta faculty ... Read more...

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West Nile virus hits US, four dead


August 4th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) The US has been badly hit by mosquito-borne West Nile virus, with 241 cases of the disease, including four deaths, reported nationwide so far this year, ... Read more...

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Help artists in distress: Pakistani daily


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 23 (IANS) A leading Pakistani daily has highlighted the plight of a Pakistani pop music pioneer and demanded that the government should disburse funds and lend support ... Read more...

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Low vitamin D worsens lupus: Study


May 8th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 8 (IANS) Lupus patients may develop more severe symptoms if their vitamin D levels are low, says an Australian study.Known as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), lupus is an ... Read more...

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Kidney disease on rise in Pakistan


March 10th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 10 (IANS) Pakistan is witnessing a rise in chronic kidney diseases due to late diagnosis and a rising trend of high blood pressure and diabetes.Health experts reached this ... Read more...

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Dubai marks world kidney day


March 8th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 8 (IANS/WAM) The Dubai Health Authority conducted free health screenings Thursday to mark the 7th World Kidney Day.Hospitals and health centres have highlighted the need for people to ... Read more...

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Nick Cannon suffers from autoimmune disease


March 3rd, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New York, March 3 (IANS) Singer Nick Cannon, who was hospitalised with acute kidney failure after Christmas last year, has revealed he is suffering from an autoimmune disease.The kidney disease ... Read more...

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Can proteins in blood predict early death?


December 16th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) Levels of two blood components - cystatin C and beta trace protein - are newly proposed markers that may be better predictors of an individuals' future ... Read more...

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Mexican author dies hours after winning prize


November 20th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Nov 20 (IANS/EFE) Mexican novelist and poet Daniel Sada died following a lengthy illness and just hours after being awarded his country's 2011 National Arts and Sciences Prize, ... Read more...

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Sea salt no healthier than table salt


November 17th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) Sea salt, which can be 19 times as expensive as its humbler cousin table salt, is no healthier because both kinds are overwhelmingly sodium chloride and ... Read more...

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Urine test can predict fatal condition in pregnant women


November 13th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 13 (IANS) A simple urine test during mid-pregnancy could tell which women will suffer from pre-eclampsia, a potentially fatal complication.The key problem so far has been separating which ... Read more...

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Hormone to predict premature death


September 13th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) High levels of a specific hormone in a patient of kidney ailment can tell who will develop heart problems, require dialysis or die prematurely."This discovery allows ... Read more...

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Hyderabad hospital performs rare kidney transplant


August 19th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 19 (IANS) For the first time in the country, a hospital in Hyderabad has successfully performed kidney transplant between non-matching blood groups.Kamineni Hospitals doctors transplanted the kidney of ... Read more...

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Low-calorie diet can cure diabetes


June 24th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) Diabetic patients who consumed just 600 calories a day were able to live without their pills at the end of a two-month trial, say experts.Eleven men ... Read more...

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Gene key to kidney disease, failure and death identified


April 24th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 24 (ANI): A new study has found that a gene called PVT1 may help reduce the kidneys ability to filter blood, leading to kidney disease, failure and death.Researchers at the ... Read more...

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Scottish scientists grow kidneys in lab


April 10th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 10 (ANI): Scottish scientists have made a breakthrough in organ transplantation by successfully growing kidneys in a laboratory.The development could help tackle the tragic shortage of organs for transplant, reports ... Read more...

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Genetic clues to major cause of kidney disease worldwide found


April 6th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 06 (ANI): Scientists have discovered five regions in the human genome that increase susceptibility to immunoglobulin A (IgA) nephropathy, a major cause of kidney failure worldwide - systematically identifying those ... Read more...

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Device lowers BP in patients with difficult-to-treat hypertension


April 6th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 6 (ANI): A new research has revealed that a device developed to treat people with resistant hypertension helped lower blood pressure by 33 points, a substantial drop that would otherwise ... Read more...

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Gene variations linked to type 2 diabetes


March 2nd, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): A new study has found that certain variations of the gene HMGA1 are associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus for individuals of white European descent.Type 2 diabetes mellitus ... Read more...

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Tool predicts death probability from stroke


February 11th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 11 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new tool that will help doctors predict death probability in patients after an ischemic stroke. An ischemic stroke, the most common type of stroke, ... Read more...

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New online tool predicts probability of death in patients after stroke


February 11th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new tool that will help doctors predict the probability of death in patients after an ischemic stroke.The study, conducted by researchers at St. Michael's ... Read more...

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Green LED products contain lead, arsenic


February 11th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Light-emitting diodes (LeDs) marketed as environment-friendly and safe actually contain lead, arsenic and a dozen other hazardous substances, research shows."LeDs are touted as the next generation of lighting...We ... Read more...

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Awareness about kidney risks posed by diabetes ‘very low’


February 10th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): According to a multi-cultural study, the first time that many patients realise that diabetes can affect their kidneys is when they are referred to renal services.UK researchers who ... Read more...

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Genetic sequencing alone ‘is not enough’ to understand human disease


January 24th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): Genetic sequencing alone doesn't offer a true picture of human disease, say researchers at Duke University Medical Center.They have shown that functional tests are absolutely necessary to ... Read more...

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New study explores why some diabetics escape complications


January 22nd, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): A new study from Lund University Diabetes Centre attempts to find out why some diabetics never develop severe or fatal complications.After only ten years with diabetes, 70 per ... Read more...

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Americans urged to cut salt consumption


January 15th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): The American Heart Association has issued anadvisory, urging Americans to cut salt intake so as to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.The association's recommendation for the general population ... Read more...

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Kidney disease gene linked to debilitating mental disorder


January 5th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 5 (ANI): Oz researchers have found that gene mutations, which cause a rare kidney disease, may also be involved in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).Researchers from the Centenary Institute in Sydney ... Read more...

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Poor response to anti-anemia drug linked to heart disease risk


December 29th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): Scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found that patients with diabetes, kidney disease and anemia who don't respond to treatment with an anti-anemia drug have a higher ... Read more...

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Protein sheds light on cause and treatment for kidney disease


December 13th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 13 (ANI): A new study has shed light on causes and treatment of a kidney disease associated with proteinuria-the leakage of protein in the urine.Researchers at the University of Alabama ... Read more...

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Congress’ former Jharkhand unit chief dead


November 29th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 29 (IANS) The Congress' former Jharkhand unit chief Thomas Hansda died in a Kolkata hospital Monday after a prolonged kidney disease, party officials said.Hansda, who had a kidney transplant in ... Read more...

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Glass of red wine can help regulate diabetes


November 22nd, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 22 (IANS) A small glass of red wine consumed daily can keep adult diabetes under control, says research.A new study found that the drink contains high concentrations of chemicals that ... Read more...

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Pomegranate juice ‘can help combat kidney disease’


November 19th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 19 (ANI): A new research has suggested that pomegranate juice can help combat kidney disease.The super food has long been hailed for its health giving properties thanks to its high ... Read more...

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Patients receiving dialysis ‘at higher risk for sudden cardiac death’


November 15th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): A new research has revealed that patients receiving dialysis are at a heightened risk for sudden cardiac death."Patients on dialysis are excluded from clinical trials examining sudden cardiac ... Read more...

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Diabetes drug may retard growth of cysts in polycystic kidney disease


November 12th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): A new study has found that a drug usually used to treat diabetes may also retard the growth of fluid-filled cysts of the most common genetic disorder-polycystic kidney ... Read more...

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Genetic deletion identified as major risk factor for autism, schizophrenia


November 5th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): An international team of scientists led by Emory University has identified the deletion of a genomic region on chromosome 17 as a significant risk factor for autism spectrum ... Read more...

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