Kidney Disease

Risk of heat-related health problems increases with age

Summer is here and it's blazing hot! It is important to be aware of the health risks that higher temperatures can bring. Older adults and people with chronic medical conditions are particularly susceptible to hyperthermia ...

Jul 12, 2016
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Wash cycle—making organs fit for transplantation

There's a nationwide shortage of suitable organs for transplanting – but what if some of those organs deemed 'unsuitable' could be rejuvenated? Researchers at Addenbrooke's Hospital have managed just that – and last year ...

Jul 20, 2016
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Benefits to timing chemotherapy to body's 'awake' time

Not a morning person? Neither are your kidneys. Research from the Washington State University College of Pharmacy suggests there may be benefits to timing chemotherapy in cancer patients to the time of day the body is "most ...

Jun 07, 2016
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Nephropathy refers to damage to or disease of the kidney. An older term for this is nephrosis.

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