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HealthDay News: Renal system

Are Good Kidneys Going to Waste?

THURSDAY, Dec. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Despite long waiting lists for kidney donation, a new study finds that one kidney from a deceased donor is transplanted while the other kidney is often thrown away.

Thanksgiving Overeating Could Spell Kidney Problems

THURSDAY, Nov. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Holiday overeating can harm your kidneys, a kidney expert warns.

Common Heartburn Meds Show Ties to Kidney Trouble

SATURDAY, Nov. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you're one of the millions of Americans who takes one of a class of anti-reflux meds such as Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid, take heed: These drugs have been linked to higher odds of kidney trouble.

Coffee May Be Kind to Your Kidneys

FRIDAY, Nov. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Can caffeine help people with chronic kidney disease live longer?

Kidney Failure Declining Among U.S. Diabetics: CDC

THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- While diabetes cases continue to rise in the United States, one potential outcome -- kidney failure -- has decreased by one-third, health officials report.

Common Exercise Therapy May Not Help Women With Leaky Bladder

MONDAY, Oct. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A commonly promoted exercise purported to help a woman control a leaky bladder probably isn't effective, experts say.

Did Your Urinary Infection Come From a Chicken Coop?

MONDAY, Oct. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Could ingesting undercooked poultry give you a urinary tract infection?

Hate UTIs? One Simple Step Can Cut the Risk

MONDAY, Oct. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking plenty of water each day may have an unexpected benefit -- staving off urinary tract infections, a new study reports.

Limiting 'Cold Time' Could Make More Organs Available for Transplant

THURSDAY, Oct. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- By improving the way certain donated organs are handled before a transplant, more organs could end up being used, new research suggests.

Coming Soon: A Faster Test for Antibiotics Against UTIs?

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Urinary tract infections (UTIs) plague millions of Americans each year. Now, researchers say they've developed a test that can tell in minutes whether or not a particular antibiotic can clear up the problem.

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