Kidneys From Dead Older Donors May Help Seniors, Study Finds

THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older people who need a kidney transplant are better off receiving an available organ from an older deceased donor rather than waiting for one from a younger donor, a new study shows.

Health Tip: Keeping Kidney Stones at Bay

(HealthDay News) -- Kidney stones may form during the body's process of filtering and eliminating waste. Once you've had one, experts say you're more likely to develop another.

Urine Test Shows Promise for Early Diagnosis of Kidney Cancer

FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A urine test might someday become a much-needed early detection test for kidney cancer, a new study suggests.

Kidney Stones Can Send Patients to Hospital More Than Once

FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One in nine patients discharged from the emergency department after being treated for kidney stones may return with the same problem, a new study suggests.

HIV Patients May Fare as Well as Others With Kidney Transplants

THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney transplant patients with HIV have similar survival rates as those without HIV, a new study finds.

Millions of Kidney Failure Patients Die for Lack of Treatment: Study

FRIDAY, March 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than 2 million kidney failure patients worldwide die prematurely every year because they can't get treatment, a new study finds.

Salt May Be Bad for More Than Your Blood Pressure

FRIDAY, March 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even if you don't develop high blood pressure from eating too much salt, you may still be damaging your blood vessels, heart, kidneys and brain, a new study warns.

Device Approved for Female Fecal Incontinence

FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The Eclipse System has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat fecal incontinence in adult women aged 18 to 75, the agency said in a news release.

Meat-Heavy, High-Acid Diet Poses Risk for Those With Kidney Disease: Study

FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients struggling with chronic kidney disease who routinely consume meat-rich, highly acidic diets may boost their risk for kidney failure, a new study suggests.

Kidneys From HIV Donors May Be OK for HIV Patients, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research from South Africa suggests that HIV may not be a barrier for kidney transplants between people infected with the virus that causes AIDS.