Neuroscience

Reduced kidney function linked to increased risk of dementia

Chronic kidney disease is when a person's kidneys progressively lose their ability to filter waste from the blood and eliminate fluids. Now a new study has found that people with reduced kidney function may have an increased ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The enzyme that could help 700 million people worldwide

University of South Australia researchers have identified an enzyme that may help to curb chronic kidney disease, which affects approximately 700 million people worldwide.

Medications

Farxiga approved to reduce risk for CKD progression

(HealthDay)—Farxiga (dapagliflozin) oral tablets are now approved for adults with chronic kidney disease at risk for disease progression, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday.

Cardiology

Women face unique risks for high blood pressure and stroke

Women have a lot on their plates, and sometimes important self-care can take a back seat to work, family and other obligations. In fact, nearly 50% of adult women have high blood pressure, and nearly three-quarters of those ...

Oncology & Cancer

Study finds disparities in colorectal cancer screenings

Patients with one or more health conditions are more likely to be screened for colorectal cancer than those without comorbidities, according to new research in the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. However, patients with five ...

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

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