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Kidney Disease Leading Risk Factor For Covid Hospitalisation Reveals Study

New York: According to a study of electronic health records, chronic kidney disease is the leading risk factor for hospitilisation from COVID-19. For the study, the researchers examined the health records of 12,971 individuals who were tested for Covid-19 within the Geisinger Health System in the US. Of this group, 1,604 were Covid-positive and 354 […]

HIV patients more likely to develop heart diseases

New York: HIV patients are at a significantly higher risk of suffering from heart and blood vessel diseases as compared to those without the infection, according to a new scientific statement. In the statement, published in the Circulation journal, the researchers indicated that the heart disease risk among HIV patients occurs due to interactions between […]

Passive smoking can raise kidney disease risk

Seoul: Besides affecting your heart and lungs, exposure to second-hand or passive smoking can also raise the chances of chronic kidney disease (CKD), which can lead to renal failure, warns a new study. The findings showed that individuals with less or more than 3 days of exposure per week had nearly double the risk of […]

Common heartburn drug linked to kidney disease risk

New York: Intake of widely prescribed drugs to neutralise stomach acid by people with heartburn or stomach ulcers could be associated with increased risk of kidney disease, warns a study of over 40,000 patients. The study, published in the Scientific Reports journal, showed patients who took proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) were more likely to experience […]

35 genes linked to chronic kidney disease risk identified

London: Scientists have identified 35 genes that predispose people to chronic kidney disease (CKD), a finding that can boost diagnostic tests and treatment for the debilitating condition that affects around one in ten adults worldwide. “Chronic kidney disease is known for its strong genetic component,” said lead researcher Maciej Tomaszewski, Professor at the University of […]

Kidney disease biomarker may indicate COPD risk

New York: Researchers have found that a commonly used biomarker of kidney disease may also indicate lung problems, particularly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The study, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, reported a link between albuminuria — a condition that indicates the presence of the protein albumin in urine […]

Removing ovaries linked to chronic kidney disease

New York: Premenopausal women with no genetic risk for breast and ovarian cancer should not remove their ovaries as it can increase their risk of developing chronic kidney disease, a study has claimed. Ovaries produce the reproductive female hormones oestrogen and previous animal studies have shown that the female hormone oestrogen protectively affects the kidneys. […]

Genes for childhood chronic kidney disease identified

Tokyo: Researchers have identified a group of genes that could shed light on the underlying mechanism for childhood nephrotic syndrome — a chronic kidney disease among children. Childhood nephrotic syndrome, also called nephrotic, is an incurable disease with an unknown cause, characterised by large amounts of protein leaving the body in the patient’s urine, and protein […]

Women more prone to kidney maladies than men

New Delhi: Chronic kidney disease in India is more common in women than in men, finds a survey by SRL Diagnostics. The survey showed that abnormalities in kidney function was an average of 11.36 per cent higher in women than in men (9.48%) It also showed that kidney function disorders were very common in the […]

Number of years spent in obesity may up heart damage risk

New York: The longer a person spends being obese, the higher is the risk of a “silent” heart damage, finds a study, which says “the number of overweight or obese years may “add up” to the risk. The findings showed that for each 10 years that a person spends being obese, the risk of having […]

Kidney disease hits Pedaguda village in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: Though crores of rupees are being sanctioned every year towards improvement in water supply, people in several places in Odisha are still forced to drink contaminated water and allegedly falling prey to kidney ailments and other water-borne diseases. Pedaguda village in Malkangiri district is one such village where potable drinking water still remains a […]

Kidney disease may up risk of diabetes

New York: Suffering from kidney dysfunction? you may be at high risk of developing diabetes, says a study. The risk may be attributed to the rising level of urea — the nitrogen-containing waste product in blood, which comes from the breakdown of protein in foods. Kidneys normally remove urea from the blood, but it can […]

Drinking coffee may cut death risk in kidney disease patients: Study

London: A new study suggests that taking cup of coffee may help you tackle diseases related to kidney. As per study, consumption of caffeine may increase the lifespan of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The findings showed a dose-dependent inverse association between caffeine and all-cause mortality. People who had the highest intake of coffee […]

Kidney disease fear grips Sonepur village

Sonepur: Panic gripped Majhimunda village of Rengali block in the district after five persons died and eight others were down with kidney disease.