Higher Spending on Poor Leg Circulation May Not Pay Off
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Poor circulation in the legs, a condition called peripheral artery disease (PAD), affects many Americans and can become so serious it leads to amputation.
Kidney Procedure Might Help Ease Tough-to-Treat High Blood Pressure
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A new therapy may help lower tough-to-treat high blood pressure in people with chronic kidney disease, a new study finds.
Eyes Might Be Window Into Common Heart Disorder
MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Damage to the blood vessels of the eyes or kidneys might help identify people who are at raised risk for a common type of heart-rhythm disorder, a new study suggests.
New Study Paints Grim Health Picture for Obese Teens
MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Severely obese teens are at increased risk for a host of serious health problems as adults, including asthma, kidney disease and sleep disorders, according to a new study.
Study Finds Two Drugs Aren't Better Than One for Kidney Disease
THURSDAY, Nov. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Two drugs are not always better than one, a new study indicates.
Urine Tests Don't Always Confirm Urinary Infections, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- When doctors suspect a patient has a urinary tract infection, they often request a urine sample so they can test for the presence of bacteria. Now, new research suggests this step may be unnecessary.
Urine Test May Spot Heart, Kidney Risk in Kids With Type 1 Diabetes
MONDAY, Nov. 11 (HealthDay News) -- A simple urine test can help identify kids with type 1 diabetes who are at risk for heart and kidney disease and would benefit from early treatment to prevent these serious health problems, a new study suggests.
Sugary Soda Habit May Harm Kidneys, Study Suggests
SATURDAY, Nov. 9 (HealthDay News) -- If you have a penchant for drinking sugary sodas, you might be raising your risk for kidney disease, new research suggests.
Signs of Early Kidney Damage Found in Some 9/11 Responders
SATURDAY, Nov. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Some first responders who toiled at the World Trade Center site after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks are now showing signs of early kidney damage, a preliminary study finds.
Arthritis Drug Could Benefit Some Kidney Disease Patients
FRIDAY, Nov. 8 (HealthDay News) -- A drug that is currently prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis also may be beneficial for patients with a common form of kidney disease that is difficult to treat and often leads to kidney failure, according to a small new study.