News tagged with urine

New research detects kidney cancer

New research shows the possibility to detect kidney cancer with a simple blood or urine test. This paves the way for screening, and might help to determine which treatment works. The study is now published in Cell Reports.

May 16, 2016
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Two-thirds of young swimmers dehydrated, study shows

About two-thirds of young athletes in a local swim club showed up for morning practice already dehydrated and never caught up with optimal hydration levels throughout the day, according to a study published in the Journal ...

May 06, 2016
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Urine

Urine is a liquid waste product of the body secreted by the kidneys by a process of filtration from blood called urination and excreted through the urethra. Cellular metabolism generates numerous waste compounds, many rich in nitrogen, that require elimination from the bloodstream. This waste is eventually expelled from the body in a process known as micturition, the primary method for excreting water-soluble chemicals from the body. These chemicals can be detected and analyzed by urinalysis. Amniotic fluid is closely related to urine, and can be analyzed by amniocentesis.

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