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.

Women Less Likely to Get Kidney Dialysis Than Men, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that women aren't treated with dialysis as often as men when they have end-stage kidney disease, and the gap seems to have little to do with biological differences between the genders.

Study Finds Kidney Stones Linked to Weakened Bones

THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney stone patients may be at increased risk for broken bones and may require treatment to protect their bone health, a new study suggests.

Urinary Prosthetic Device for Women Approved

TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A device to help women with a condition called impaired detrusor contractility (IDC), in which they can't contract bladder muscles needed to excrete urine, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High of Nearly 79 Years: CDC

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Average life expectancy in the United States reached an all-time high of 78.8 years in 2012, federal officials reported Wednesday.

Aerobic Exercise May Boost Quality of Life for Dialysis Patients

THURSDAY, Oct. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Aerobic exercise may improve the physical and mental health of kidney dialysis patients and may also extend their lives, new research suggests.

Obesity Tied to Higher Cancer Risk for Colon Cancer Survivors

TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer patients who are overweight or obese when diagnosed appear to face a slightly higher risk for developing a second weight-related cancer, new research suggests.

Nonsurgical Treatments Suggested for Women's Urinary Incontinence

TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Effective treatment options exist for women with urinary incontinence that don't involve medication or surgery, according to new guidelines from the American College of Physicians.

Statins May Help Prevent Diabetes-Related Nerve Damage, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Sept. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-busting statins may also help prevent common and serious diabetes complications, a new study indicates.

Injected Substance Used With CT Scans Seems Safe for Kidneys: Study

TUESDAY, Sept. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An injected iodine-based substance often used to enhance the images produced by CT scans is safe for most patients, a new study reveals.