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Saw palmetto ‘doesn’t ease urinary problems in men with enlarged prostates’

A new study has found that men with enlarged prostates who took higher doses of herbal supplement saw palmetto had no relief from urinary problems than those given a placebo Continue reading “Saw palmetto ‘doesn’t ease urinary problems in men with enlarged prostates’” »  More...

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By BioNews On Tuesday, September 20th, 2011
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How high salt intake and obesity team up to wreak havoc on BP, kidneys

High dietary salt intake and obesity, when combined, deliver more damage to the heart and kidneys than the sum of their individual contributions Continue reading “How high salt intake and obesity team up to More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, September 13th, 2011
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Hormone to predict premature death

High levels of a specific hormone in a patient of kidney ailment can tell who will develop heart problems Continue reading “Hormone to predict premature death” »  More...

By BioNews On Saturday, August 13th, 2011
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Kids with mild kidney disease face poor growth, late puberty and heart problems

Even a moderately impaired kidney function can lead to poor growth, delayed puberty, and heart problems Continue reading “Kids with mild kidney disease face poor growth, late puberty and heart problems” More...

By BioNews On Friday, July 15th, 2011
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Large waist can double risk of dying for patients with kidney disease

A study has found that patients with kidney disease face double the risk of dying if they have large waists Continue reading “Large waist can double risk of dying for patients with kidney disease” »  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011
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‘Home dialysis better than hospital dialysis for kidney patients’

Nephrologists at St. Michael”s Hospital have found more evidence of the benefits of home dialysis for patients with kidney failure Continue reading “‘Home dialysis better than hospital dialysis for More...

By BioNews On Thursday, June 16th, 2011
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Hormone linked to mortality in chronic kidney disease patients

Researchers at the University of Miami have identified a new marker to predict progressive kidney failure, death Continue reading “Hormone linked to mortality in chronic kidney disease patients” »  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, April 28th, 2011
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Kidney failure, muscle breakdown linked to kava tea

A study has found that a trendy tea derived from the kava plant can cause kidney failure and muscle breakdown Continue reading “Kidney failure, muscle breakdown linked to kava tea” »  More...

By BioNews On Sunday, April 24th, 2011
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Gene key to kidney disease, failure and death identified

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 Continue reading “Gene key to kidney disease, failure and death More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, April 12th, 2011
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Cholesterol-lowering drug could protect kidneys after surgery

A new study involving an Indian-origin researcher has suggested that taking a cholesterol-lowering drug called statin before having major elective surgery Continue reading “Cholesterol-lowering drug could More...