Opdivo Approved for Advanced Kidney Cancer

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Opdivo (nivolumab) has been approved to treat advanced renal cell carcinoma, the most common type of kidney cancer.

Kidney Woes Tied to Raised Cancer Risk, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney failure and having a kidney transplant may increase the risk for certain types of cancer, a new study suggests.

Childhood Cancer Tied to Raised Risk for Other Ills in Adult Life

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Childhood cancer survivors are at increased risk for diabetes and other autoimmune diseases, a new study suggests.

Barbecued, Pan-Fried Meat May Boost Kidney Cancer Risk

MONDAY, Nov. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cooking meats at high temperatures, as in barbecuing or pan-frying, may increase the risk for kidney cancer, a new study suggests.

Kidney Disease Rates Have Stabilized in U.S., Study Finds

SATURDAY, Nov. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of chronic kidney disease among Americans has leveled off over the last decade after climbing for many years, a new study found.

Donor Kidneys More Likely to Be Discarded on Weekends: Study

SATURDAY, Nov. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kidneys from deceased donors tend to be discarded more often over the weekend than on weekdays, a new study shows.

Kidney Transplant 'Tourism' Comes With Risks: Study

FRIDAY, Nov. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When people languish on a wait-list for a kidney transplant, they may start to consider a desperate measure: Traveling to a country where they can buy a donor kidney on the black market.

Poor Sleep Might Harm Kidneys, Study Suggests

THURSDAY, Nov. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Lack of sleep may be a gateway to kidney disease, at least for women, a new study suggests.

Early Warning Sign for Kidney Disease Identified in Study

THURSDAY, Nov. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've discovered an early warning sign of chronic kidney disease.

Severe Combat Injuries Linked to Risk of Chronic Diseases

MONDAY, Nov. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. soldiers who've suffered severe combat injuries are at high risk for chronic diseases, according to a new study.