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Omega-3 fatty acids found in seafood linked to lower risk of kidney problems

Study shows how higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids found in seafood are associated with a moderately lower risk of chronic kidney disease and, therefore, a slower decline in kidney function.
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Ultrasound bursts provide non-invasive treatment for kidney stones

As the first alternative for non-invasive treatment of kidney stones, ultrasound bursts can actually break up kidney stones – making it easier for them to pass on their own.
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Potential kidney damage from long-term use of blood pressure drugs

Research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine brings attention to the dangers of long-term use of blood pressure medication
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Research highlights sex differences in developing kidney stones

New research presents an insight into the risk of developing kidney stones and the link between differences in sex.
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Keto diet risk to pregnant women and kidney disease patients

New analysis of ketogenic (keto) diets discovers health risks, including cancer, to pregnant women and patients with kidney disease.
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Afro-Caribbean people with kidney problems face COVID hospitalisation

New research explores the link between ethnicity and ESKD, which finds that Afro-Caribbean patients are four times more likely to undergo COVID hospitalisation.
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The importance of keeping the kidneys healthy

Here, Dr Masanori Katakura from the Laboratory of Nutritional Physiology, explains the importance of keeping the kidneys healthy, as well as the surprisingly common condition, chronic kidney disease (CKD).
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The Japanese Society of Nephrology: Research and education to tackle kidney disease

Here we find out how The Japanese Society of Nephrology engages in research developing human resources, providing lifelong education and disseminating knowledge to the public, to tackle kidney disease and promote health.

Ageing and chronic kidney disease (CKD): The phosphate connection in biomedical science

Dr Makoto Kuro-o from the Division of Anti-Aging Medicine, Jichi Medical University in Japan gives a fascinating glimpse into an aspect of biomedical science that concerns the subject of how phosphate accelerates ageing, including his thoughts on chronic kidney disease (CKD).
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Be Clear on Cancer campaign urges public to ‘look before they flush’

Public Health England (PHE) is launching a national 'Be Clear on Cancer' campaign to encourage everyone to 'look before they flush' and visit their GP if they notice blood in their urine
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Caring for our kidneys – findings from the Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Audit

The topic of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is placed under the spotlight by experts from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society and the charity Kidney Care UK.
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World Kidney Day shines a spotlight on women’s health

This World Kidney Day, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health, joins organizations around the world in urging women to take action to prevent kidney disease

UK “most giving” nation for organ donation

The UK has been deemed the most giving nation for organ donation but more could still be done according to a study led by Nuyoo In the recent study led by Nuyoo, it was revealed that the UK had increased the number of organ donors to 1,413, a 4% rise...

Chronic kidney disease – advancing opportunities for personalised treatment

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan explores advancing opportunities for personalised treatment of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and research into membranous nephropathy (MN) According to The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Health Information Center, in the US alone, approximately 30 million adults are estimated to...
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Membranous nephropathy and how can it be identified and treated

The National Kidney Foundation analyses the causes of membranous nephropathy and the science available to identify and treat it
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Organ donation – where next?

Fiona Loud, Policy Director at Kidney Care UK highlights the challenges of organ donation in England and how the country lags behind Wales and Scotland
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Membranous nephropathy: A renal auto-immune disease

Professor Pierre Ronco describes advances in our understanding of membranous nephropathy and the promise of precision medicine to treat the disease A rare disease which affects the kidney, membranous nephropathy is the second-most common cause of nephrotic syndrome, which is characterised by massive protein loss in the urine. The consequence...

Kidney transplants – the gold standard treatment

Adnan Sharif, Consultant Nephrologist at University Hospitals Birmingham discusses kidney transplants and the impact it has on the patient and their quality of life. Chronic kidney disease affects over 10% of the UK population and can progress to end-.stage kidney disease, requiring renal replacement therapy in the form of either...

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