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News tag: Kidney


Excessive waistline increase risk of several cancer types

2 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
An excess body weight has been linked to increased risk of diabetes, but a recent research unveiled the growing waistline also increases the risk of colorectal cancer by up to 15 percent. Authors of the research emphasize that maintaining a healthy weight, eating a diet rich in vegetables and fruit,…


Relevant reasons why drinking water benefits your health

18 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Frequently, we are reminded of the many benefits resulting from drinking water, and that we are not drinking enough of it. Possible explanations for not drinking sufficient water include the taste of plain water, or lack of discipline of sticking to the eight glasses per day as doctors recommend. Water…


New kidney regeneration technology announced by scientists

25 Nov, 2014 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
In a world's first, The Japanese researchers created a nephron, which is scientifically known as the morphological and functional kidney unit. After managing to create the nephron by  harvesting a single mouse cell, the researchers showed their enthusiasm about the prospect of a new technology allowing kidney regeneration: "If we…


Highly toxic compounds found in popular hand blenders

29 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
An alarming eight out of twelve hand blender models are leaving traces of chlorinated paraffins when used according to manufacturer’s instructions, a recent Swedish study reveals. Scientists from Stockholm University examined a selection of popular hand blenders available on the Swedish market. Chlorinated paraffins, present in the subject group, are…


Ancient kohl eyeliner not safe for women, according to study

15 Oct, 2014 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
A new study published in the Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications reveals worrying evidence that some of the eye cosmetics used by Arabic women might pose risks to their health. The researchers analyzed the active ingredients found in 13 cosmetics samples, trying to determine the level of toxins (arsenic,…


Math model predicts kidney damage, treatment results

18 Sep, 2014 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
A mathematical model predicts whether nephritis will develop into to interstitial fibrosis, a kidney condition having no treatment today. Currently, the only way to determine the situation is performing an invasive kidney biopsy. Additionally, the mathematical model could monitor how effective is the treatment with experimental drugs or procedures targeting…


Kidney stones may increase risk of heart disease and stroke

10 Sep, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
People prone to developing kidney stones have additional reasons to worry about this condition. With its ill famed reputation of causing renal diseases, kidney stones may also increase the risk of heart disease, a recent study in American Journal of Kidney Disease suggests. According to this study, people with kidney…