Tag Archives: Kidney

Trump Proposes Ways to Improve Care for Kidney Disease and Increase Transplants

President Trump issued a sweeping set of proposals aimed at improving medical care for the tens of millions of Americans who have kidney disease, a long-overlooked condition that kills more people than breast cancer. “This is a first, second and third step. It’s more than just a first step,” Mr. Trump said in a speech… Read More »

Chance the Rapper sends out desperate plea in search of kidney donor for his aunt

Chance the Rapper during the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images) Chance the Rapper sent out a plea on social media asking for the public’s help in finding a suitable kidney donor for his aunt. The Chicago rapper appealed to his 8 million followers to help find his aunt, Toni a kidney… Read More »

What causes kidney stones (and what to do)

Stone disease has plagued humanity since ancient times. Kidney stones have been identified in Egyptian mummies. The Hippocratic oath describes their treatment: “I will not use the knife, not even verily, on sufferers from stone, but I will give place to such as are craftsmen therein.” Who gets kidney stones and why? The lifetime risk… Read More »

35 kidney genes linked to chronic kidney disease risk

An international study lead by University of Manchester scientists has discovered the identity of genes that predispose people to chronic kidney disease. The discovery is a major advance in understanding of the significantly under-diagnosed disorder which, if left undetected, can lead to failing kidneys that need dialysis or kidney transplantation. The discovery of 35 kidney… Read More »