Thousands of kidneys thrown away by US transplant centers

2019-08-29 12:41

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.

Woman donates kidney to firefighter who saved her daughter’s life

2019-05-21 13:29

A mother has donated her kidney to a firefighter after he saved her two-year-old’s life.


2018-09-11 10:30

WHY do we ignore the kidneys? Everyone focuses on the heart, skin or liver but we need the kidney to keeps us alive too.

850 million people worldwide have this hidden disease

2018-07-26 20:46

Globally, kidney disease affects more people than cancer or HIV/Aids.

Kidney disease can increase diabetes risk

2018-01-08 14:45

It was always thought that diabetes increased the risk of kidney disease, but it actually works both ways.

4 things parents can do to help protect their kids' kidneys

2017-08-11 15:28

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.

Marathon running may cause short-term kidney injury

2017-03-29 15:03

Luckily recovery is quick, usually within a day or two, according to researchers.

200kg heavier in only 3 months

2015-07-02 15:26

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.

Unhealthy SA lifestyles boost organ demand

2014-09-29 12:58

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 neither good nor bad for kidneys

2014-05-02 12:33

Statins have no effect – neither good nor bad – on kidney function, according to an American Society of Nephrology news release.


How 'Dr Google' helps some patients diagnose a rare disease

2019-08-20 22:02

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.

Welkom mom suffers setback after donating kidney to save her daughter

2019-05-03 16:21

Lisa Steenberg from Welkom collapsed in tears when she realised it was her turn to suffer kidney disease.

6 top tips to maintain kidney health and help curb incontinence

2018-08-30 14:16

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.

2018-07-16 05:00

A new study suggests that surgical removal might not be the only option for kidney cancer patients.

Selena Gomez on her kidney transplant: 'This is why I was lying low'

2017-09-14 13:48

The US hit singer announced to her fans that she'd recently undergone a kidney transplant.

Can't smell? This drug might help

2017-08-07 09:40

Loss of smell is common in chronic kidney disease and can lead to malnutrition and other health issues.

Obesity increases young adults' risk of kidney disease

2016-05-26 12:11

Albuminuria, a sign that the kidneys are not functioning normally, puts one at increased risk for chronic kidney disease.

Mystery kidney disease killing Sri Lankan farmers

2015-01-18 07:15

A kidney disease is stalking Sri Lanka's farmers and no one knows why. No one cause has been identified, but theories abound.

Test helps doctors identify cause of kidney disease

2014-06-03 14:13

The FDA has approved a test to help doctors identify the cause of a certain type of kidney disease.

More muscle mass may benefit dialysis patients

2014-04-25 13:26

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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