Racial Disparity in Kidney Transplant Outcomes Narrows: Study

THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Racial disparities in kidney transplant outcomes are shrinking, new research indicates.

Hepatitis C Reported at 19 Dialysis Clinics: CDC

THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Reports of hepatitis C infections among dialysis patients in the United States are rising, largely because of poor infection control practices, health officials say.

New Kidney Transplant Drug Cuts Risk of Earlier Death: Study

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A newer drug used for preventing organ rejection might improve the long-term outlook for kidney transplant recipients, a new study finds.

Rise in Kidney Stones in Teens a Cause for Concern: Study

FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of teens, women and blacks are being diagnosed with kidney stones, and the trend is cause for alarm, researchers report.

Online Tool Helps Predict Chances of Kidney Failure, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new online tool may help predict whether someone with chronic kidney disease will develop kidney failure in the next two to five years.

Even Slight Kidney Decline May Affect Heart

MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Even a slight decline in kidney function can lead to heart damage, a new study suggests.

Heartburn Meds Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease

MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A type of heartburn medication called proton pump inhibitors may be linked to long-term kidney damage, a new study suggests.

Targeted Drug Shows Promise Against Advanced Kidney Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A targeted cancer drug appears to be effective against advanced kidney cancer, although its side effects may keep it from becoming widely used, researchers report.

Diabetic Kidney Damage May Start Earlier Than Thought

TUESDAY, Dec. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney damage from diabetes may begin much sooner than previously thought, according to a new study.

All High-Risk Patients Should Get Blood Pressure Meds: Study

THURSDAY, Dec. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People known to be at high risk for a heart attack or stroke should be given blood pressure-lowering medications no matter their blood pressure level, new research suggests.