635 Articles Matching "kidney"

He wanted to help a neighbor. In the process, he became the oldest living kidney donor

Jun 11, 2019 , CNN Health
Frank Dewhurst was walking in his neighborhood when he saw the sign in his neighbor's yard....
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Heartburn Drugs Linked To Fatal Heart And Kidney Disease, Stomach Cancer

Jun 01, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Extended use of popular drugs to treat heartburn, ulcers and acid reflux has been associated with an increased risk of premature death. However, little has been known about the specific causes of death attributed to the drugs. Now, a study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine ......
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California Measure Would Allow People To Receive Their First 30-Days Of PReP Without A Prescription

May 31, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The bill faces opposition from the California Medical Association, which represents doctors and major insurance companies, because it says Truvada has potential side effects, including impaired kidney function, and that people who take it need to be closely monitored by doctors. In other pharmaceutical news, the weekend kicks off the annual meeting of the world’s biggest gathering of cancer doctors; a pharmaceutical company settles claims of kickbacks; and a look at the medications that have...
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A teen needed a stable home to make the kidney transplant list. So his teacher took him in

May 31, 2019 , CNN Health
Damien, 13, didn't believe it when he found out his new foster parent would be his math teacher, Finn Lanning....
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Should The US Government Pay People For Their Kidneys?

May 29, 2019 , Forbes
The idea of paying Americans for their kidneys is not new but it is illegal thanks to outdated laws, which if reversed or amended could save tens of thousands of lives and billions of...
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Lasix vs. Aldactone, Carospir

May 22, 2019 , RxList
Lasix (furosemide) and Aldactone and Carospir (spironolactone) are used to reduce edema (fluid accumulation) caused by heart, liver or kidney problems, or high blood pressure...
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A Minnesota woman donated her kidney to a firefighter who rushed to help her daughter after a seizure

May 21, 2019 , CNN Health
When Becca Bundy's young daughter was having a seizure at home, volunteer firefighter Bill Cox was the first person to help. Two years later, the Minnesota woman was able to offer a lifesaving thank you, by giving him one of her kidneys....
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Measuring Quality Of Life After Pediatric Kidney Transplant

May 17, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
After receiving a kidney transplant, children may experience quality-of-life difficulties that underscore the importance of screening transplant recipients for psychosocial function, according to Children's research presented May 4, 2019, during the 10th Congress of the International Pediatric Tran......
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Why is bubonic plague still a thing?

May 09, 2019 , CNN Health
A local folk remedy thought to provide good health had the opposite effect for one Mongolian couple: After eating the raw kidney of a marmot, the pair died of bubonic plague, AFP news agency reported on Monday. Health authorities responded by declaring a quarantine that included locals and foreign tourists who had come into contact with the couple....
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VUMC, UCSF Win KidneyX Award For Home Dialysis Design

May 04, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A roadmap to create an implantable dialysis system that would allow patients to treat kidney failure at home has won researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), UC San Francisco (UCSF), and Silicon Kidney one of 15 cash prizes in the inaugural KidneyX’s Redesign Dialysis Phase I co......
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A drone just flew a kidney to a transplant patient for the first time ever — it won't be the last

May 04, 2019 , CNBC Health
The proof-of-concept flight is being hailed as "a stunning...
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Healthy plant-based diet (but not plant-based junk food) may protect kidneys

May 04, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - While a healthy-plant based diet is tied to a lower risk of kidney disease, people who fill their plates with starchy, sugary vegetarian fare may actually increase their risk of kidney damage, a new study suggests....
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Plant-Based Diets Help Reduce Kidney Disease Risk

May 03, 2019 , eMedicine Health
Plant-Based Diets Help Reduce Kidney Disease Risk Long...
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Plant-Based Diets Help Reduce Kidney Disease Risk Long Term

May 03, 2019 , RxList
A diet that favors plant-based foods, as well as a completely vegetarian diet, modestly reduces the long-term risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the general population provided individuals are not overweight or obese to begin with, a new community-based cohort study...
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First drone delivery of a donated kidney ends with successful transplant

May 02, 2019 , CNN Health
For the first time, a drone delivered a donated kidney that was then successfully transplanted into a patient, University of Maryland Medical Center said last week. Unmanned aircraft delivery could soon become the fastest, safest and least expensive method for beating the organ transplant clock, the drone developers say....
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In a World First, Drone Delivers Kidney for Transplant

May 01, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: In a World First, Drone Delivers Kidney for TransplantCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/29/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/30/2019 12:00:00...
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World First: Drone Delivers Kidney for Transplant

May 01, 2019 , WebMD
According to the surgeons and researchers, the flight shows how drones could improve access to organs for people on transplant waiting...
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German scientists create see-through human organs

Apr 25, 2019 , Reuters
Researchers in Germany have created transparent human organs using a new technology that could pave the way to print three-dimensional body parts such as kidneys for transplants....
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Merck's Keytruda wins FDA approval as combination therapy for kidney cancer

Apr 23, 2019 , Reuters
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Merck & Co Inc's cancer therapy, Keytruda, as part of a combination therapy for previously untreated patients with the most common type of kidney cancer, the company said on Monday....
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Older Adults Starting Dialysis Die At Higher Rates Than Previously Thought

Apr 23, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Older adults with end-stage kidney disease who start dialysis--a treatment that keeps their blood free of toxins--appear to die at higher rates than previously thought, according to findings of a new study by researchers at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Veterans Affairs Bosto......
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