Study Supports Giving Kidney Donors Priority When They Need a Kidney

THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney donation is one of the most selfless acts one person can do for another. And now a new study finds that former donors who find they need a kidney later in life are benefiting from policies that give them priority on the transplant waiting list.

Air Pollution May Be Linked to Higher Rates of Kidney Disease

SATURDAY, Nov. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution may be linked to higher rates of chronic kidney disease, new research suggests.

Most in U.S. Aren't Suitable Kidney Donors, Study Says

FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even if they were willing, most people in the United States aren't qualified to be kidney donors because of health or financial reasons, a new study has found.

Safe, Successful Kidney Dialysis Possible in Ebola Patients

FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. doctors say they now have a protocol for safely and effectively providing dialysis to Ebola patients who have kidney failure.

Sleep Apnea Linked to Kidney Disease Progression in Diabetics

FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney disease may progress faster for diabetics who have kidney disease and also suffer from sleep apnea, according to a new study.

Many Dialysis Patients Ill-Prepared for Emergencies, Study Says

THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although their health depends on working technology, many kidney-failure patients on dialysis are not prepared for natural disasters or other emergencies, new research finds.

Gene Test May Spot Which Kidney Transplants More Likely to Fail

TUESDAY, Nov. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A preliminary gene test may help identify kidney transplant patients at risk of organ rejection, researchers report.

Drug Combo Helps Lupus-Related Kidney Condition

MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of drugs may offer a better way to combat a serious kidney complication that commonly affects people with lupus, a new study from China suggests.

Kidney, Urinary Birth Defects Tied to Obesity in Moms-to-Be

TUESDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- A woman's odds of having a baby with kidney and urinary tract birth defects are higher if she's obese, new research suggests.

Frailty Tied to Lower Survival Rates After Kidney Transplant

THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Physical frailty may lead to worse five-year survival rates among kidney transplant patients, regardless of their age, a new study shows.