Hormone Replacement May Protect Women's Kidneys, Study Suggests

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hormone replacement therapy may be good for a woman's kidneys, a preliminary study suggests.

Do Taller Patients Fare Worse on Dialysis?

THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Tallness may be linked with an increased risk for premature death in kidney failure patients on dialysis, a new study suggests.

New Immune-Focused Drug Shows Promise Against Advanced Kidney Cancer

FRIDAY, Sept. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug that harnesses the power of the immune system to fight tumors appears to help people battling advanced kidney cancer, a new study finds.

A High Salt and Potassium Diet May Accelerate Chronic Kidney Disease

THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A diet high in sodium and potassium can make chronic kidney disease (CKD) worse, a new study claims.

Health Tip: What May Cause Urinary Incontinence

(HealthDay News) -- The inability to fully control the bladder, a condition known as urinary incontinence, has many potential causes and treatments.

Dangers of Vaginal Mesh Surgery for Incontinence May Be Overstated: Study

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Surgical mesh appears to be relatively safe for treating urinary incontinence in women, despite concerns raised by U.S. regulators, a new report contends.

Kidney Problems Linked to Brain Disorders: Study

THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney problems can increase the risk of brain disorders, a new study finds.

Cooling Bodies of Brain-Dead Donors May Boost Kidney Function After Transplant

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Transplant surgeons may have found a simple way to improve the functioning of kidneys from brain-dead donors: Cool the donor's body by just a few degrees.

Drug May Ease Passage When Kidney Stone Strikes

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney stones can quickly cause extreme pain, and passing the stones is the immediate goal for patients.

Dialysis Patients May Be Unprepared for Natural Disasters

TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many kidney dialysis patients may be unprepared for natural disasters, a new study finds.