Cranberries Effective for UTI Prevention

Cranberry extract may lower the risk of urinary tract infection (UTI) by 50% in women who have a catheter in place while undergoing elective gynecological surgery, researchers from the University of Michigan have found.

SHBG Predicts ED in Young Men

High levels of free testosterone (FT) and bioavailable testosterone (BT), and low levels of sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG), are tied to a decreased risk of erectile dysfunction (ED) in young men.

Iced Tea Wreaks Havoc on Kidneys

Excessive consumption of iced tea has been linked to renal failure caused by oxalate nephropathy in a case study appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Male Fertility Linked to Hypertension, Medications

Hypertension, taking multiple medications and working a physically demanding job may impact male fertility, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Stanford University.

Kidney Disease Up, But Deaths Declining

Despite a rising incidence of kidney disease, rates of kidney failure and related deaths are declining in the United States.

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Recurrent Kidney Stone Prevention Guidelines

Increased fluid intake is recommended to prevent recurrent nephrolithiasis, with pharmacological monotherapy suggested for patients in whom increased fluid intake fails to reduce stone formation.

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Common Rx for UTIs in Older Women May Not Be Best Choice

Nitrofurantoin may not be the most effective option for treatment of urinary tract infections in older women, according to a new new study.

FDA: Beware of Hidden Ingredients in Multiple Supplements

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to use or buy the following tainted supplements marketed for weight loss and sexual enhancement:

Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Arteriovenous Fistula Use

Lower odds of initiating hemodialysis with AVF for black, Hispanic versus white patients

High-Dose Creams More Effective for Genital Warts, Reports Study

A high-dose treatment of sodium nitrite and citric acid creams applied twice daily was more effective than placebo for treating anogenital warts, according to a new study in JAMA Dermatology.

CRLX101 Fast Tracked for Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation to CRLX101 (Cerulean Pharma) in combination with Avastin (bevacizumab) for the treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) following progression through two or three prior lines of therapy.

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Too Much Tea Wreaks Havoc on the Kidneys

Too Much Tea Wreaks Havoc on the Kidneys

Excessive consumption of iced tea has been linked to renal failure caused by oxalate nephropathy in a case study appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine.

How to Start a Subspecialty Clinic

How to Start a Subspecialty Clinic

In-house clinics can be a cost-efficient way to provide high-quality healthcare, without having to make a large investment.

Experts Weigh In: Omega-3s and Prostate Cancer

Experts Weigh In: Omega-3s and Prostate Cancer

Some researchers are not convinced that high blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids are associated with an increased PCa risk.

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