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Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Aerobic Exercise Benefits Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Aerobic Exercise Benefits Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients on hemodialysis experience greater quality of life and lower mortality with regular exercise.

Hypertension Team-Based Approach Aids Hypertension Control

Team-Based Approach Aids Hypertension Control

Hypertensive patients see better control of their condition through team-based collaboration with pharmacists.

Diabetes High Magnesium Intake May Reduce Diabetes Risk

High Magnesium Intake May Reduce Diabetes Risk

Higher magnesium intake is associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Hypertension Binge Drinking Could Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men

Binge Drinking Could Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men

Researchers didn't find the same cardiovascular effect of binge drinking in young women or teens of either sex.

Hemodialysis Uremic Toxin in Hemodialysis Patients Predicts Heart Failure Risk

Uremic Toxin in Hemodialysis Patients Predicts Heart Failure Risk

High levels of indoxyl sulfate are associated with a more than 5-fold increased risk of a first heart failure event.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Strokes Raise Death Risk in Dialysis Patients

Strokes Raise Death Risk in Dialysis Patients

The risk of dying after suffering a hemorrhagic or ischemic stroke is greatest in the first week.

Hypertension Uncontrolled Hypertension Risk Higher with Psoriasis

Uncontrolled Hypertension Risk Higher with Psoriasis

Researchers suspect inflammation is the common denominator for uncontrolled hypertension.

Hemodialysis Severe Adverse Technical Events Rare in Home Hemodialysis

Severe Adverse Technical Events Rare in Home Hemodialysis

Study reveals a rate of 0.038 such events per 1,000 home dialysis treatments.

Hypertension Plant Leaves Could Treat Pulmonary Hypertension

Plant Leaves Could Treat Pulmonary Hypertension

Novel compound derived from plant leaves could help in the treatment of pulmonary hypertension.

Hemodialysis Home Dialysis On the Rise Despite High Cost

Home Dialysis On the Rise Despite High Cost

Experts say that issues of cost to providers have prevented broader application of home dialysis.

Diabetes Grape Seed Extract May Lower Blood Sugar in Diabetes Mellitus

Grape Seed Extract May Lower Blood Sugar in Diabetes Mellitus

Grape seed extract may help to lower blood sugar and glucose levels in patients with diabetes mellitus.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) High Dietary Fiber Associated with Better Kidney Function

High Dietary Fiber Associated with Better Kidney Function

High dietary fiber also associated with decreased systemic inflammation and mortality risk.

Diabetes Intensive Glucose Control in Diabetics Offers No Survival Advantage

Intensive Glucose Control in Diabetics Offers No Survival Advantage

But targeting an HbA1c level below 6.5% is associated with a decreased risk of end-stage renal disease.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Fracture Risk Increases with Declining Kidney Function

Fracture Risk Increases with Declining Kidney Function

Individuals older than 65 years are more likely to suffer a fracture than those aged 40-65 years, regardless of eGFR.

Hyperuricemia Smoking Found to Cut Gout Risk

Smoking Found to Cut Gout Risk

Analysis found that cigarette smoking was associated with a 24% overall reduction in gout risk.

Prostate Cancer Eating More Tomatoes Lowers Prostate Cancer (PCa) Risk

Eating More Tomatoes Lowers Prostate Cancer (PCa) Risk

Consuming ten portions of tomatoes a week can lower the risk of prostate cancer.

Reproductive Medicine Vegetarian Diet Lowers Sperm Quality

Vegetarian Diet Lowers Sperm Quality

Men who abstain from eating meat have significantly reduced sperm levels and quality.

Prostate Cancer Aspirin May Lower Non-Metastatic Prostate Cancer Mortality

Aspirin May Lower Non-Metastatic Prostate Cancer Mortality

Significant association observed for high-risk prostate cancers with no difference according to daily dose.

Prostate Cancer Vitamin D May Suppress Prostate Tissue Inflammation

Vitamin D May Suppress Prostate Tissue Inflammation

Vitamin D may be able to suppress inflammation in prostate tissue by boosting expression of the GDF-15 gene.

Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Risk Not Linked to Fertility

Prostate Cancer Risk Not Linked to Fertility

Fathering of dizygotic twins, a marker of high fertility, was not associated with increased risk of prostate cancer.

Reproductive Medicine Fertility Treatment Less Effective in Black Women

Fertility Treatment Less Effective in Black Women

Success rates for in vitro fertilization seen in black women are half those of white women.

Bladder Cancer Bladder Cancer Biopsies Often Suboptimal

Bladder Cancer Biopsies Often Suboptimal

Absence of muscle tissue in bladder cancer biopsy samples is common and associated with increased risk of death.

Prostate Cancer ConfirmMDx Genetic Test Identifies Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness

ConfirmMDx Genetic Test Identifies Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness

New data confirms that ConfirmMDx, an epigenetic assay, is able to accurately identify prostate cancer aggressiveness

Prostate Cancer Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) May Promote Prostate Tumor Growth

Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) May Promote Prostate Tumor Growth

Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) may promote prostate cancer tumor growth.

Reproductive Medicine Caffeine Hinders While Alcohol Aids Infertility Therapy in Men

Caffeine Hinders While Alcohol Aids Infertility Therapy in Men

Researchers suggest male beverage consumption of caffeine and alcohol affects in vitro fertilization results.

Urology Circumcision Risks, Costs Higher Past Newborn Stage

Circumcision Risks, Costs Higher Past Newborn Stage

Delaying circumcision procedure also linked with higher costs.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Sitting to Urinate Eases Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS)

Sitting to Urinate Eases Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS)

Sitting to urinate is associated with an improved urodynamic profile in lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS).

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Sildenafil (Viagra) Shows Cardioprotective Effect in Men

Sildenafil (Viagra) Shows Cardioprotective Effect in Men

Sildenafil (Viagra) has demonstrated improvement in heart function without any adverse effect on blood pressure.

Hypogonadism Low Testosterone Raises Atherosclerosis Risk in Diabetics

Low Testosterone Raises Atherosclerosis Risk in Diabetics

Low testosterone may increase cardiovascular (CV) risk in middle-aged men with type 2 diabetes.

Kidney Stones Higher Kidney Stone Incidence Potentially Linked to Climate Change

Higher Kidney Stone Incidence Potentially Linked to Climate Change

Climate change could be associated with an increase in the incidence of kidney stones.