Some people thank their lucky stars when fortune smiles on them but Pittsburgh Penguins fan Kelly Sowatsky knows exactly who was behind her life-saving kidney transplant, after her plea for help was answered by a fellow supporter. School teacher Sowatsky, 31, was in desperate need of the transplant after her kidney function dropped to just […]
Kidney cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in the UK. The disease can often be cured if it’s caught early, but if not diagnosed until after the cancer has spread to other parts of the body, a cure is not likely to be possible. That’s why it’s important to recognise the […]
Lower back pain usually isn’t the sign of anything serious and normally improves within a few weeks or months. But if pain doesn’t start to improve within a few weeks or the pain is very severe or gets worse over time it can indicate that something more serious is going on. If you experience severe […]
KIDNEY stones can cause severe pain in the stomach or back. But drinking water and avoiding dehydration could help to prevent painful kidney stones. This is how to check if you’re at risk when you’re going to the toilet for a wee.
Silicon Valley’s favorite diet can lead to kidney trouble — here’s how to go keto without getting sick
Shutterstock The keto diet is a popular strategy for rapid weight loss and can help with certain medical conditions like seizures and Type 2 diabetes. But kidney doctors say if you’re not careful, it can be a recipe for kidney stones and other health concerns. It’s not the diet itself that’s necessarily bad, but the […]
SEEDS of kidney cancer may be planted in childhood or adolescence, decades before the disease is diagnosed, scientists have learned. The common fault, caused by the botched repair of broken chromosomes, remains hidden and harmless in the majority of the population.
CANCER symptoms vary depending on which part of the body is affected by a tumour. You could be at risk of kidney cancer if you’re showing signs of a pain in your side.
A Nova Scotia man who gave one of his kidneys to help a total stranger is recovering well and says he’s touched by the outpouring of support for his decision.
Despite much criticism of the enormous, buck-toothed twin-kidney grille that made its debut on the X7 concept, BMW seems to be fond of the design. So much so that it’s not just arriving on the production X7 and probably the next X5, it’s also influencing a refresh of the 7 Series flagship sedan. The spy […]
CANCER symptoms usually include an unexplained change in the body’s normal processes. But, having a pain in your side that doesn’t go away could be a sign of kidney cancer, and you should see a GP.