Kidney Disease

Kidney failure risk for organ donors 'extremely low'

The risk of a kidney donor developing kidney failure in the remaining organ is much lower than in the population at large, even when compared with people who have two kidneys, according to results of new Johns Hopkins research.

Feb 11, 2014
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Fight against organ failure advances

(Medical Xpress)—The findings of a 20-year project undertaken by scientists committed to developing improved treatments for chronic kidney disease reveal a significant advance in our understanding of organ ...

Jan 13, 2014
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FDA warns against misuse of laxatives

(HealthDay)—If you are constipated and need to use a laxative, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants you to know that some products can be dangerous if you don't follow the dosing instructions or ...

Jan 09, 2014
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New thresholds for blood pressure drugs sought

Fewer people could be prescribed high blood pressure medications in light of new guidelines published this week, which also call for raising the threshold to initiate drug therapy in people 60 and older.

Dec 20, 2013
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Protein in plasma may one day change transfusions

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