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  • Jul 2019

    Could the common cold 'revolutionize' bladder cancer treatment?

    New research suggests that a strain of the common cold may successfully treat non-muscle invasive bladder cancer, which is 'highly prevalent.'

  • Jul 2019

    Is there a link between back pain and incontinence?

    Back pain and incontinence can occur at the same time due to a single underlying condition, such as cauda equina syndrome. If they suddenly occur at the same time, it may signal a medical emergency. At other times, the conditions may develop for two separate reasons. Learn more about causes and treatment options here.

  • Jul 2019

    Urine test can help diagnose aggressive prostate cancer

    New research introduces a diagnostic test for aggressive prostate cancer, which may help people 'avoid an unnecessary initial biopsy.'

  • Jul 2019

    What are the health benefits of phosphorus?

    Phosphorus is a mineral that is essential for human health. It is available in a wide variety of foods, including meat, fish, dairy, and some vegetables. Learn more about its benefits here.

  • Jun 2019

    How long is acid detectable in the body?

    Acid, or LSD, is a drug that can cause hallucinations and feelings of euphoria. In this article, learn how long these effects last and how long the drug stays in the human body.

  • Jun 2019

    Kidney function tests: Everything you need to know

    There are many different types of kidney function tests, usually involving the blood or urine. In this article, learn about the tests and what to expect from the results.

  • Jun 2019

    What to know about low urine output

    Low urine output can occur as a result of various causes, including infections, dehydration, and urinary tract blockages. The treatment options will depend on the cause. Learn more about low urine output here.

  • Jun 2019

    What to know about kidney cleanses

    Kidney cleanse programs typically involve restricted diets or consuming only water and juice for several days. Supporters claim that these programs can cleanse the kidneys and promote better health. However, there is little scientific evidence to support these claims. Learn more here.

  • Jun 2019

    What foods are good for kidneys?

    Foods that are beneficial for kidney health include dark leafy greens, berries, and apples. Foods to avoid include high-phosphorous foods. Learn more about foods that are good for the kidneys here.

  • Jun 2019

    What can cause lower back pain?

    Lower back pain is very common and often the result of a minor injury or overuse. However, it can sometimes be a symptom of conditions that affect the spine, such as spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, scoliosis, sciatica, and cauda equina syndrome. Learn more about lower back pain here.

  • May 2019

    What to know about urinary urgency

    Urinary urgency is the urgent need to urinate despite not having a full bladder. It may occur alongside frequent or painful urination. Learn about the possible causes and treatment options here.

  • May 2019

    What to know about blood in urine (hematuria) in females

    Blood in the urine, or hematuria, may arise after an infection or injury. Some causes are specific to females or more likely to affect females than males. Learn more here.

  • May 2019

    What to know about the protein test and results

    Total protein tests measure the amount of protein in a person's urine or blood. In this article, we discuss the total protein test, including its uses, normal protein levels, and what abnormal levels mean.

  • May 2019

    What causes back pain on the lower right side?

    Lower back pain is a common complaint. When back pain occurs on the lower right side, causes can include sprains and strains, kidney stones, infections, and conditions that affect the intestines or reproductive organs. Learn more about what causes back pain on the lower right side and when to see a doctor here.

  • May 2019

    Scientists find possible causes for chronic kidney disease 'epidemic'

    New research suggests that climate change and environmental toxins may explain the increasing prevalence of chronic kidney disease.

  • May 2019

    Causes of swollen hands

    Some causes of swollen hands include pregnancy, exercise, and fluid retention. Treatment depends on the underlying issue. Learn more about possible causes of swollen hands here.

  • May 2019

    What to know about a low-protein diet

    People with kidney-related illnesses may benefit from a low-protein diet. Key changes can help people create a varied, healthful, low-protein diet plan that works for them. Learn more here.

  • May 2019

    When to see a doctor for severe stomach pain

    A wide range of problems and medical conditions can cause severe stomach pain, but not all of them require a visit to the doctor. Learn about the causes of severe stomach pain here.

  • May 2019

    What causes sharp stomach pain that comes and goes?

    Many common problems can cause sharp stomach pain that comes and goes, including trapped gas and viruses. Learn about these and other causes in this article.

  • Apr 2019

    What to know about potassium deficiency symptoms

    Symptoms of potassium deficiency, or hypokalemia, can include constipation, kidney problems, muscle weakness, fatigue, and heart issues. Poor diet, illnesses that cause severe vomiting or diarrhea, and certain medications can lead to low potassium levels. Learn more here.

  • Apr 2019

    What to know about urethral syndrome

    Urethral syndrome, also known as urethral pain syndrome, can occur when the urethra becomes irritated. Symptoms can include urination difficulties and pain or discomfort in the lower abdomen. Learn more about the symptoms, risk factors, and treatment of urethral syndrome here.

  • Apr 2019

    Urethral stricture: Everything you need to know

    Urethral stricture refers to scarring on the urethra, which is the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body. Learn more about urethral stricture here.

  • Apr 2019

    How to tell the difference between kidney pain and back pain

    It can sometimes be difficult to tell the difference between back pain and kidney pain because the kidneys sit below the rib cage near the back.

  • Apr 2019

    Signs and symptoms of MS in women

    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that damages the nerves and causes a wide range of symptoms, including vision problems and numbness. In this article, learn about the symptoms of MS in women.

  • Apr 2019

    What to know about high potassium

    Symptoms of high potassium, or hyperkalemia, may include nausea, and difficulty breathing. A person may not show symptoms. Kidney issues are the main cause. Learn more here.