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  • Sep 2019

    New prostate cancer blood test could reduce biopsies

    Testing for circulating tumor cells in the blood alongside PSA can increase accuracy of prostate cancer diagnosis to more than 90%, new study reveals.

  • Aug 2019

    Afinitor (everolimus)

    Afinitor (everolimus) is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s used to treat certain types of cancers, tumors, and seizures. It comes as an oral tablet (Afinitor) and as a tablet for oral suspension (Afinitor Disperz). Learn about side effects, cost, uses and more.

  • Aug 2019

    Kidney disease: Does gout increase risk?

    A recent study finds that people with gout have a higher risk of advanced chronic kidney disease. The results could help design preventive strategies.

  • Aug 2019

    What to know about glycosuria

    Glycosuria is where the urine contains more blood sugar (glucose) than usual. Diabetes and kidney disease can cause glycosuria. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments here.

  • Aug 2019

    What to know about kidney pain after drinking alcohol

    The kidneys are responsible for filtering out waste products, including alcohol, from the body. Kidney pain can be a sign of serious health issues. Learn more in this article.

  • Aug 2019

    Is it a yeast infection or a urinary tract infection?

    Urinary tract infections (UTIs) and yeast infections share some similarities, but they have distinct symptoms and treatment options. Learn about the differences here.

  • Aug 2019

    Is a urinary tract infection contagious?

    Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are not contagious, but the bacteria that cause them can travel between people. Learn more about these infections and how they develop here.

  • Jul 2019

    What causes pain in the lower left back?

    Pain in the lower left back often originates from muscle strains or kidney problems, but there are many other possible causes. We describe these causes and their treatments.

  • Jul 2019

    Everything you need to know about urinalysis

    Urinalysis, or a urine test, can help a doctor diagnose certain health issues, check for pregnancy, or screen for drug use. In this article, learn more about the uses and results.

  • Jul 2019

    Can home remedies help with a kidney infection?

    Kidney infections will usually require treatment with antibiotics. Home remedies on their own cannot treat a kidney infection, but some may help relieve symptoms alongside antibiotics. Learn more here.

  • Jul 2019

    What causes pain in the right upper quadrant of the ribs?

    The right upper quadrant of the abdomen includes the pancreas, right kidney, gallbladder, liver, and intestines. Pain under the ribs in this area can indicate an issue affecting one of these organs. Here, learn about possible causes, their treatments, and when to see a doctor.

  • Jul 2019

    Drug resistant UTI bacteria can hide in the gut

    A new study reveals that superbugs that cause hard-to-treat UTIs can persist in the guts of some healthy women, even those with no recorded history of UTI.

  • Jul 2019

    Ovulation bleeding: What to know

    Ovulation bleeding is light bleeding or spotting that occurs around the time a person ovulates. Ovulation usually takes place in the middle of the menstrual cycle. Learn more here.

  • Jul 2019

    'Electronic tongues' may help diagnose early stage bladder cancer

    New research proposes the use of electronic tongues for detecting bladder cancer in its early stages. The device is cheap, noninvasive, and easy to use.

  • Jul 2019

    What causes upper left abdominal pain under the ribs?

    There are many possible causes of upper left abdominal pain under the ribs, including kidney infection, broken ribs, and pancreatitis. In this article, learn about the different causes of this pain, including how to recognize and treat them. We also explain when to see a doctor.

  • 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.