Study Finds Kidney Stones Linked to Weakened Bones

THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney stone patients may be at increased risk for broken bones and may require treatment to protect their bone health, a new study suggests.

Urinary Prosthetic Device for Women Approved

TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A device to help women with a condition called impaired detrusor contractility (IDC), in which they can't contract bladder muscles needed to excrete urine, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High of Nearly 79 Years: CDC

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Average life expectancy in the United States reached an all-time high of 78.8 years in 2012, federal officials reported Wednesday.

Aerobic Exercise May Boost Quality of Life for Dialysis Patients

THURSDAY, Oct. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Aerobic exercise may improve the physical and mental health of kidney dialysis patients and may also extend their lives, new research suggests.

Obesity Tied to Higher Cancer Risk for Colon Cancer Survivors

TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer patients who are overweight or obese when diagnosed appear to face a slightly higher risk for developing a second weight-related cancer, new research suggests.

Nonsurgical Treatments Suggested for Women's Urinary Incontinence

TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Effective treatment options exist for women with urinary incontinence that don't involve medication or surgery, according to new guidelines from the American College of Physicians.

Statins May Help Prevent Diabetes-Related Nerve Damage, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Sept. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-busting statins may also help prevent common and serious diabetes complications, a new study indicates.

Injected Substance Used With CT Scans Seems Safe for Kidneys: Study

TUESDAY, Sept. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An injected iodine-based substance often used to enhance the images produced by CT scans is safe for most patients, a new study reveals.

Kidney and Thyroid Cancer Rates Up Among U.S. Children, Study Finds

MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although the overall rate of cancer in American children and teens remained stable during the last decade, rates of thyroid cancer and kidney cancer seemed to be on the rise, a new study says.

NephroCheck Test Approved to Predict Kidney Injury Risk

FRIDAY, Sept. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The NephroCheck test, designed to predict the risk of sudden kidney injury within 12 hours, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.