Our social development programs are too focused on welfarism and too little on healing the social pain that is overwhelming so many, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
New research has found that in France kidneys from older donors are much more likely to be used for transplants than in the United States.
A mother has donated her kidney to a firefighter after he saved her two-year-old’s life.
WHY do we ignore the kidneys? Everyone focuses on the heart, skin or liver but we need the kidney to keeps us alive too.
Globally, kidney disease affects more people than cancer or HIV/Aids.
It was always thought that diabetes increased the risk of kidney disease, but it actually works both ways.
Chronic kidney disease in children is a rising problem. A Stellenbosch University child health specialist explains what parents can do to help stem the tide.
Luckily recovery is quick, usually within a day or two, according to researchers.
The man admitted to Charlotte Maxeke Hospital after gaining 200kg within a few months says he was turned away from private hospitals because he didn’t belong to a medical fund.
According to the Organ Donor Foundation there is a dire need for organ donation in South Africa – the waiting list for a kidney transplant for example is five to eight years.
Statins have no effect – neither good nor bad – on kidney function, according to an American Society of Nephrology news release.
Most primary care physicians hate that patients use search engines, like Google, to research their symptoms, but many are not trained to spot a rare disease. And even specialists can have a tough time unravelling the mysteries of an illness they may not have seen before.
Lisa Steenberg from Welkom collapsed in tears when she realised it was her turn to suffer kidney disease.
Your kidneys have a direct impact on the health of your bladder, so it is vital to look after them to prevent conditions such as incontinence later in life.
A new study suggests that surgical removal might not be the only option for kidney cancer patients.
The US hit singer announced to her fans that she'd recently undergone a kidney transplant.
Loss of smell is common in chronic kidney disease and can lead to malnutrition and other health issues.
Albuminuria, a sign that the kidneys are not functioning normally, puts one at increased risk for chronic kidney disease.
A kidney disease is stalking Sri Lanka's farmers and no one knows why. No one cause has been identified, but theories abound.
The FDA has approved a test to help doctors identify the cause of a certain type of kidney disease.
A study showed that higher muscle mass is associated with better physical function and quality of life in kidney dialysis patients.
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