kidney function

New blood test detects deadly calcium deposits


September 7th, 2012 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bern, Sep 7 (IANS) A new test could identify individuals who are likely to develop potentially deadly calcium deposits in their tissues and blood vessels, a precursor to chronic kidney ... Read more...

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What’s your risk of developing kidney failure?


August 17th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 17 (IANS) New research has thrown up some startling insights about the likelihood of middle-aged adults developing kidney failure during their lifetime. About one in 40 men and ... Read more...

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UK: Docs’ ‘basic errors’ killing 1,000 a month


July 13th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has revealed that in UK, basic errors by doctors result in the death of almost 1,000 people a month. The London School of Hygiene ... 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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Pomegranate perks up sex life, fights heart disease


November 11th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 11 (IANS) Pomengranate is virtually nature's elixir that can help stave off heart disease, relieve stress and perk up your sex life.A two million pounds study has found ... Read more...

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Amar Singh’s bail pleas to be heard Oct 19


October 18th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court adjourned, till Wednesday, the hearing of regular and interim pleas for bail by Rajya Sabha member and former Samajwadi Party ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

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...

Posted in Health |

Colombian singer Joe Arroyo dead


July 27th, 2011 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, July 27 (IANS/EFE) Joe Arroyo, a Colombian singer and songwriter who created his own signature style of dance music, died Tuesday in a hospital in the Caribbean coastal city ... Read more...

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Dopamine also vital for kidney health, lifespan


July 20th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) Dopamine, a key neurotransmitter active in the brain, is best known for triggering feel good emotions. Now investigators have shown how dopamine produced outside the brain, ... Read more...

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Ramdev stable, say doctors


June 10th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, June 10 (IANS) Fasting yoga guru Baba Ramdev who was hospitalised Friday morning after his condition deteriorated, is stable and recovering, doctors attending on him said. Spiritual guru Sri ... Read more...

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MIM leader attack: Seven accused sent to judicial custody


May 4th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 4 (IANS) A city court Wednesday sent seven accused in the case relating to an assassination attempt on Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) legislator Akbaruddin Owaisi to 14 days of ... Read more...

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Low carb, high-fat diet may reverse kidney failure in diabetes


April 21st, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Researchers have for the first time determined that the ketogenic diet, a specialized high-fat, low carbohydrate diet, may reverse impaired kidney function in people with Type 1 and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Three weeks in hospital, Sai Baba remains critical


April 18th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) The overall condition of spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba continues to be critical, doctors attending on him said Monday.A medical bulletin issued by the Sathya Sai ... Read more...

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Sai Baba critical, no plans to shift him to home


April 17th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 17 (IANS) The condition of spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba remains critical and there is no proposal to shift him from the hospital to his residence, doctors attending ... Read more...

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Sathya Sai Baba gradually improving, say doctors


April 8th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Puttaparthi (Andhra Pradesh), April 8 (IANS) The condition of spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba is stable and gradually improving, the hospital where he has been undergoing treatment for the last ... Read more...

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Sai Baba shows signs of improvement (Lead)


April 7th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Puttaparthi (Andhra Pradesh), April 7 (IANS) Spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba is showing signs of improvement, doctors attending on him said Thursday.According to the medical bulletin issued by Sathya Sai ... Read more...

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Sathya Sai Baba critical but stable


April 7th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Puttaparthi (Andhra Pradesh), April 7 (IANS) Spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba's condition continues to be critical but stable, doctors attending on him said Thursday.According to the medical bulletin issued by ... Read more...

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Sai Baba still on ventilator, but stable: Doctors (Lead)


April 6th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Puttaparthi (Andhra Pradesh), April 6 (IANS) Spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba's condition is stable, though he continues to be on a ventilator, doctors attending on him said Wednesday. The doctors ... Read more...

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Saathya Sai Baba stable, remains on ventilator support (Second Lead)


April 5th, 2011 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Puttaparthi (Andhra Pradesh), April 5 (IANS) Spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba's condition is stable but he remains on ventilator to support his respiratory function, doctors treating him here said Tuesday.According ... Read more...

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Sathya Sai Baba shows signs of improvement, Puttaparthi tense (Lead)


April 5th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Puttaparthi (Andhra Pradesh), April 5 (IANS) Spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba is showing signs of improvement and all vital organs, except his kidneys, are functioning normally, doctors attending on him ... Read more...

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Depression may heighten risk of kidney failure


March 11th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 11 (IANS) Depression, already implicated in cardiac disease, is also a factor in the increased risk of developing kidney failure.Lead investigator Willem Kop, neuropsychologist at the University of ... Read more...

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Depression may increase kidney failure risk


March 11th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11 (ANI): Depression is linked to an increased risk of developing kidney failure in the future, according to a new study.Lead investigator, Dr. Willem Kop (Department of Medical Psychology and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kidney transplant recipients should exercise to live longer


March 6th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): Kidney transplant patients with low physical activity are more likely to die early, suggests a new study.The results suggested that patients needed to exercise to fend off an ... Read more...

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Kidney transplant patients with low physical activity ‘likely to die early’


March 6th, 2011 - 11:27 am ICT by ANI
Washington, March 06 (ANI): A study has indicated that low physical activity increases kidney transplant patients' likelihood of dying early.The results suggest that patients need to exercise to fend off an early ... Read more...

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Pine bark extract improves kidney function in patients with metabolic syndrome


March 2nd, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 02 (ANI): A new study has revealed that Pycnogenol, an antioxidant plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree, improves kidney function in patients with metabolic syndrome.In ... Read more...

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Low levels of anti-aging hormone may be an indicator of kidney disease


February 19th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found that low levels of the anti-aging hormone Klotho may serve as an early warning sign of the presence of kidney disease ... Read more...

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Wake Forest University Baseball Coach Tom Walter Donates Kidney To Freshman Kevin Jordan


February 9th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Feb 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Tom Walter is one coach who has successfully proved that he can make sacrifices when required for his team. This is what the Wake Forest University ... Read more...

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New findings offer hope to patients with damaged kidneys


February 2nd, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a cell in zebrafish that can be transplanted from one fish to another to regenerate nephrons and improve kidney function.Many non-mammalian vertebrates generate nephrons throughout ... Read more...

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Vitamin D, parathyroid hormone levels ‘don’t affect cardiovascular mortality’


December 16th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): A new research has found that there is no link between serum levels of vitamin D or parathyroid hormone and cardiovascular mortality.Researchers collected data from the Rancho Bernardo ... Read more...

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How toasts and croissants speed up ageing


November 24th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 24 (ANI): The next time you eat that crispy toast in the breakfast, better think again, as scientists have suggested that these toasts could be fast-tracking ageing and chronic disease.Josephine ... Read more...

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Potassium citrate may effectively prevent and even treat osteoporosis


November 21st, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): Potassium citrate may be effective for preventing and even treating osteoporosis, suggests a new study.The Western diet creates an acidic environment in the body that removes calcium from ... Read more...

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Cheryl Cole would like to be friends with ex-hubby Ashley


October 24th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 24 (ANI): X Factor judge Cheryl Cole says she would like to remain friends with her ex-husband Ashley."We've been divorced. That's a pretty big ending. Maybe we can be friends... ... Read more...

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Cell responsible for kidney failure in diabetics found


October 6th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): Researchers have found a cell in the kidney that could be key to understanding why diabetes leads to kidney failure.Diabetes related kidney disease has previously been thought to ... Read more...

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Poor kidney function gives early warning of heart disease


October 1st, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) Poor kidney function could be an early warning of heart disease and stroke, two studies have found. In the first study, researchers from Taiwan and the US found ... Read more...

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Man-made kidney could do away with dialysis, donor organs


September 7th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) An artificial kidney implant that would work as well as a natural organ is in the offing. The first prototype of the device just unveiled by the US ... Read more...

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