Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Ease Incontinence: Study

FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery may also help ease urinary incontinence in the long term, a new study suggests.

U.S. Dialysis Patients Increasingly Live in Poor Areas

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than one-third of kidney dialysis patients in the United States live in poor neighborhoods, a study finds.

Most Children With Migraines Don't Get Proven Treatments: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite the availability of medications proven to ease migraines in children, most kids seeking care for severe headaches are not given these drugs, a new study suggests.

Smoking Blamed for Half of Deaths From Major Cancers in People Over 35

MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- About half of U.S. deaths caused by certain cancers -- including lung, colon and pancreatic tumors -- can be attributed to smoking, a new American Cancer Society study estimates.

Health Tip: Know the Signs of Kidney Stones

(HealthDay News) -- When mineral deposits build up in the kidneys or urinary tract, they're called kidney stones. When they become lodged in these areas, they cause pain ranging from moderate to severe.

Prompt Treatment of Kidney Stones Keeps Costs Down: Study

SATURDAY, May 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Delaying surgery for kidney stones can increase the risk of complications, raising health care costs, a new study finds.

Botox Eases Overactive Bladder, 2 Studies Find

FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although Botox has long been used to smooth aging skin, new research finds that the muscle relaxant is also a useful treatment for urinary incontinence.

Abnormal Test Results in Hospital Signal Raised Kidney Injury Risk

WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Common kidney function tests using blood or urine can help doctors identify hospitalized patients at risk for acute kidney injury, researchers say.

Health Tip: Spotting Signs of Urinary Tract Infection

(HealthDay News) -- A urinary tract infection (UTI) occurs when bacteria become prolific in the bladder, kidneys or elsewhere in the urinary tract.

Study Casts Doubt on Use of Common Antibiotic for UTIs in Women

THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The antibiotic most commonly prescribed for bladder and other urinary tract infections, nitrofurantoin, may not be the most effective option, new research suggests.