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.

U.S. Smoking Deaths May Be Underestimated, Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may be killing more people than even current estimates indicate, a new study suggests.

Type 1 Diabetes More Deadly for Women Than Men, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with type 1 diabetes have a nearly 40 percent greater risk of dying from any cause and more than double the risk of dying from heart disease than men with type 1 diabetes, Australian researchers report.

Timing of Kidney Transplants Doesn't Affect Pregnancy Chances

MONDAY, Feb. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnancy outcomes are similar for women who received a kidney transplant whether they were a child or an adult when they got their transplant, a new study says.

Some With Kidney Stones Might Have Calcium Buildup in Blood Vessels: Study

FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some people who develop recurring kidney stones may also have high levels of calcium deposits in their blood vessels, and that could explain their increased risk for heart disease, new research suggests.

Health Tip: Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections Among Children

(HealthDay News) -- There are things parents can do to help prevent urinary tract infections among children.

Overactive Bladder a Common Problem, FDA Says

MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than 33 million Americans suffer from overactive bladder, including 40 percent of women and 30 percent of men, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

Kidney Disease Treatment May Be Improving, Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite a rising incidence of kidney disease, rates of kidney failure and related deaths are declining in the United States, according to a new report.