Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New way to blast kidney stones can be done in doctor's office

A noninvasive ultrasound technique is capable of quickly pulverizing kidney stones, an early study shows—in what researchers call a first step toward a simpler, anesthesia-free treatment for the painful problem.

Other

Shock therapy to help erectile dysfunction

(Medical Xpress) -- A new study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine shows that a little shock to the penis may help treat severe erectile dysfunction that does not respond well to prescription drug treatments.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers propose new treatment to prevent kidney stones

Researchers have found evidence that a natural fruit extract is capable of dissolving calcium oxalate crystals, the most common component of human kidney stones. This finding could lead to the first advance in the treatment ...

Health

On nutrition: Vitamin C revisited

Experts at the Linus Pauling Institute sponsored an extremely interesting presentation of vitamin C this week. You may remember Dr. Pauling, a brilliant and sometimes controversial chemist who published numerous books and ...

Medical research

New urine testing method holds promise for kidney stone sufferers

An improved urine-testing system for people suffering from kidney stones inspired by nature and proposed by researchers from Penn State and Stanford University may enable patients to receive results within 30 minutes instead ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Overeating during the holidays is bad for your kidneys

Given all of the delicious foods that are served during holiday meals, many people find it hard to resist eating more than they usually would. But what you may not think about is what all of that extra food is doing to your ...

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