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Kidneys might affect mental status as you age
Young adults with kidney problems may be at increased risk for mental decline in middle age, a new study suggests.
Too many sugary sodas might harm your kidneys
Drinking lots of sweetened soda may increase the risk of developing chronic kidney disease, two new studies find.
Excess dietary salt may weaken immunity against bacteria in kidneys
Eating more than the recommended amount of salt disrupts the antibacterial function of a type of immune cell, research in mice and humans has found.
Learn more about 'the kidneys' of the environment
It can fly from Siberia to Tasmania in just six weeks, lives for 20 years, and weighs about the same as a chocolate biscuit.
Patients who accepted infected kidneys cured of hepatitis C
Some patients in desperate need of a kidney transplant participated in a bold experiment where they received organs infected with hepatitis C. The gamble paid off.
Researchers find way to prevent damage in donated kidneys
Researchers have identified a panel of genes which can help predict whether a transplanted kidney will later develop fibrosis — a condition which can cause the organ to fail.
Major step toward growing kidneys
Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have identified the cells that give rise to the blood vessels within the kidney, a significant step toward growing replacement kidneys.
Poor sleep might harm kidneys
Lack of sleep may be a gateway to kidney disease, at least for women, a new study suggests.
Study: Hormone replacement protects women's kidneys
Hormone replacement therapy may be good for a woman's kidneys, a preliminary study suggested.
Healthy diets are good for kidneys
A healthy diet may help protect the kidneys, according to two new studies.
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