Sickle Cell Trait Tied to Higher Kidney Failure Risk for Blacks

THURSDAY, March 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Black people with a trait for sickle cell anemia appear to have double the risk of kidney failure that requires dialysis, new research suggests.

Kidney Transplant Survival Up Among Babies, Kids

MONDAY, March 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Survival rates for children who get kidney transplants have improved significantly over the last half-century, a new study finds.

Noctiva Approved for Frequent Urination at Night

MONDAY, March 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Noctiva nasal spray has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat frequent urination at night due to excess urine production.

Youth With Type 2 Diabetes Often Face Complications

TUESDAY, Feb. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Young people with type 2 diabetes are much more likely to show signs of complications from the blood sugar disease than those who have type 1 diabetes, a new study shows.

Cutting Salt a Health Boost for Kidney Patients

THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Encouraging people with kidney disease to reduce their salt intake may help improve blood pressure and cut excess fluid retention, at least for a while, a new study suggests.

Heart Disease Affects Far More Than the Heart

TUESDAY, Feb. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Heart disease affects more than just the heart. It also can take a toll on the legs, feet, kidneys and even the brain, according to vascular surgery experts.

Non-English Speakers Less Likely to Be on Kidney Transplant List

THURSDAY, Feb. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Language barriers may prevent some eligible U.S. patients from receiving a kidney transplant, a new study suggests.

Undocumented Immigrants Often Face Tough Health Care Choices

MONDAY, Feb. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Two new studies offer insights into the medical plights facing undocumented immigrants in the United States.

Depression Often Untreated in Dialysis Patients

THURSDAY, Jan. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Depression is common among kidney failure patients undergoing dialysis. But efforts to get them on antidepressants often fail, a new study finds.

Native Americans Make Progress Against Diabetes Complication

TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Diabetes-related kidney failure among Native American adults fell by more than half over almost 20 years, a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report shows.