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Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) is a vaccine widely used in low and middle-income countries to protect against childhood tuberculosis.
When you flush the toilet, you may be discarding microscopic warning signs about your health.But a cunningly simple new device can stop that vital information from "going to waste.
Regardless of age, frailty is a strong risk factor for dying prematurely after a kidney transplant.
A new Canadian guideline recommends that the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test should not be used to screen for prostate cancer based on evidence that shows an increased risk of harm and uncertain...
Fewer women than men are treated with dialysis for end-stage kidney disease, according to a new comprehensive analysis of sex-specific differences in treatment published in PLOS Medicine.
People who develop kidney stones may be at increased risk of experiencing bone fractures, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of...
UCLA researchers have shown for the first time that the quality of diagnostic staging using biopsy in patients with bladder cancer is directly linked with survival, meaning those that don't get...
People who have suffered spinal cord injuries are often susceptible to bladder infections, and those infections can cause kidney damage and even death.
Every minute counts in the event of an overdose. ETH professor Jean-Christophe Leroux and his team have developed an agent to filter out toxins from the body more quickly and efficiently.
To treat the debilitating anemia associated with reduced erythropoietin (EPO) production by the kidneys in chronic renal disease, patients are often given recombinant human EPO to increase...
Evidence-based guidelines play an increasing role in setting standards for medical practice and quality but are seldom systematically evaluated in the practice setting.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has allowed marketing of the inFlow Intraurethral Valve-Pump, a replaceable urinary prosthesis for use in female adults who cannot contract the muscles...
Scientists are surprised to find an involuntary link in the brain between the pelvic floor and other muscles
Wherever you are right now: squeeze your glutes. Feel that? You just also contracted your pelvic floor too, whether you wanted to or not.
Pre-eclampsia, the potentially deadly condition that affects pregnant women, may be caused by problems meeting the oxygen demands of the growing fetus, according to an editorial in Anaesthesia, the...
A groundbreaking study of nephrology nurses has revealed an overall culture of patient safety and teamwork, however there is room for improvement in key areas needed to keep patients - and...
Recent policy and guideline changes related to the care of patients with kidney failure have not created racial disparities, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of...
Children who start toilet training before age 2 have a three times higher risk of developing daytime wetting problems later, according to new research at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
After living with overactive bladder and urinary retention symptoms for 11 years, Jennifer LaForest, a 26-year-old woman from Auburn Hills, Michigan, recently became one of the first in the U.S.
Aerobic activity may improve quality of life and prolong survivalAerobic physical activity is strongly linked with better health-related quality of life, fewer depressive symptoms, and prolonged...
Tests could help safeguard patients' heart healthTwo blood markers are strongly linked with the development of heart failure in individuals with mild to severe kidney disease, according to a...