Genes May Be Tied to Cardiac Arrest Risk in Dialysis Patients

THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Genes may play a role in cardiac arrest risk among kidney patients who are on dialysis, new research suggests.

Urine Isn't Free of Bacteria

FRIDAY, April 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Though it's commonly believed that urine is bacteria-free, normal urine is not sterile, a new study finds.

HIV-Infected People Often Do Well After Kidney Transplant

FRIDAY, April 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For years, it's been thought that people living with HIV wouldn't be good candidates to receive a new kidney.

Man's Iced Tea Habit May Have Swamped His Kidneys

WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking too much iced tea might be surprisingly hard on your kidneys, a new case report contends.

Report Shows Progress in America's War on Cancer

MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- America is making slow but steady progress against cancer, with a continuing decline in cancer deaths, according to a new report.

Synthetic Pot Linked to Kidney Injury

MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that synthetic marijuana, also known as K2 or Spice, might harm the kidneys.

Kidney Dialysis Increasing for Pregnant Women

FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report that more pregnant women are developing kidney failure, an apparent product of the growing prevalence of chronic kidney disease in the United States.

Drinking Water Helps Prevent Kidney Stones

FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking plenty of water will lower your risk of kidney stones, researchers report.

Kidney Patients Living Longer on Dialysis, Study Shows

FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New statistics suggest that kidney patients on dialysis are surviving longer.

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.