Kidney Disease

New approach to treating chronic itch

Researchers at the University of Zurich have discovered a new approach to suppressing itch by targeting two receptors in the spinal cord with the right experimental drug. In a series of experiments in mice and dogs, they ...

Aug 15, 2018
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Healthy fat cells uncouple obesity from diabetes

About 422 million people around the world, including more than 30 million Americans, have diabetes. Approximately ninety percent of them have type 2 diabetes. People with this condition cannot effectively use insulin, a hormone ...

Aug 14, 2018
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How safe is vaping?

A survey of adolescents carried out by researchers at Coventry University has shown that than less than half of e-cigarette users knew that vape products contain nicotine or that they are addictive, raising the possibility ...

Aug 08, 2018
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A 3-pronged plan to cut type 2 diabetes risk

(HealthDay)—The type 2 diabetes tide remains unchecked in the United States, as does pre-diabetes—having a blood sugar level higher than normal, but not high enough for a diabetes diagnosis.

Jul 13, 2018
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Cancer drug earns FDA nod after decades

Duncan Hunter chokes up a little when it is suggested that work he began at Western three decades ago will now, finally, be applied to saving hundreds of lives. "It's a good thing," said the Chemistry professor emeritus after ...

Aug 08, 2018
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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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