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Drinking arsenic water leads to cancer

...ds in support with this, to preserve rain water to filtering off pond water....

Filtration treatment assigns more live kidney donation

According to a new study, filtering out the antibodies that can cause donor kidney rej...treating the recipients blood prior to transplant, filtering out the antibodies that would otherwise destroy the foreign organ. This will allow transplant betwee...

Premature Babies More Likely If Women Have Higher Protein Albumin In Urine

...arly sign of kidney disease. It occurs due to the filtering pores of the kidney enlarging and it leads to loss of larger protein molecules. Recent research has also indicated that people with albuminuria may also be at higher risk of stroke, heart attack and heart failure. In pregnancy also proteinuria may d...

Heparin Based Nanoscale Materials Developed For Dialysis Treatment

...ould work as an artificial kidney, or dialyzer, by filtering the blood and maintaining its flow. The presence of this blood-compatible dialyzer could potentially eliminate the need for systemic administration of heparin to the patient during kidney dialysis, the researchers say. The heparin-coated membranes ...

Blood Flow to Kidneys Better Restored by Less Invasive Procedures

...evious studies of angioplasty without a suction or filtering device, results have been inconsistent. Angioplasty involves inserting a balloon-like device into the vessel to crush fatty deposits that are blocking blood flow. In many cases, a stent, or scaffold-like device, is inserted to help keep the vessel ...

Children’s Center to Lead Largest-Ever Study on Kidney Disease in Childre

...ation rate (GFR). GFR, which measures the kidneys’ filtering capacity, is the most precise indicator of kidney function and status. The new, improved method, which measures how fast the kidneys clear an injected contrast agent from the blood, promises to become the new gold standard for kidney function estim...

Fresh Water Algae Filtered Out With Water Filtration Technique

...eb site. Rather than invent a new technology for filtering microcystin-lr, Walker and his colleagues decided to test whether combining activated carbon with membrane filters would do the trick. That technology has already proven effective for removing herbicides and pesticides from drinking water. "This to...

Cause of ‘Down Syndrome’ cannot be pinned down to maternal age aloe

...f future infertility increases, this selection, or filtering stringency, is expected to relax. Neuh?user and K...ringency of quality control of embryos (or relaxed filtering stringency), which increases the probability that these women will bring children with developmental...

Chronic Kidney Disease Related To Mutant Gene

...n are retained in the bloodstream. If the kidney's filtering units don't work properly, nephrotic syndrome develops. Proteins leaking out from the glomerulus are excreted in urine, and body tissues retain too much water, which causes swelling around the eyes and throughout the body. Some types of nephrotic ...

Protein Essential for Kidney-to-Bladder Urine Transfer

... of cell biology and physiology. "Nephrons are the filtering units of the kidney, and having too few of them can predispose to kidney failure later in life." The findings, published in the online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, are the first to identify a factor that guides the or...

For Kids With High BP, Surgery Can Help When Medicines Fail

...play a major role in regulating blood pressure, by filtering waste from the blood and releasing hormones. But if the blood vessels that feed them become narrowed or partially blocked, the kidneys retain fluids and send out a hormone called renin that causes blood vessels throughout the body to constrict, there...

Surgery, the Best Option for Kids With High Blood Pressure

...play a major role in regulating blood pressure, by filtering waste from the blood and releasing hormones. But if the blood vessels that feed them become narrowed or partially blocked, the kidneys retain fluids and send out a hormone called renin that causes blood vessels throughout the body to constrict, there...

Free Kidney Check Up Camp in Kasturba Hospital on World Kidney Day

...tance of kidneys. Kidney does an astounding job of filtering around 180 liters of our blood every day. It also regulates salts in our blood and keeps our body temperature and blood pressure under control. The intention of World Kidney Day 2007 is to make people aware that ‘kidney disease is common, harmful a...

Kidney Disease In Children: Common but Treatable

...the higher the likelihood that the kidneys are not filtering at normal speed. In addition to blood tests, urinalysis can detect protein and/or blood in the urine also signs of kidney disease. If your child has any signs or symptoms that suggest kidney disease, you should talk to your pediatrician and obtain ...

Guinea Worm Disease Will Be Wiped Out Soon

...fected are providing safe drinking water supplies, filtering drinking water using fine-mesh cloth, and preventing infected people from wading into water sources to relieve the pain. It is also possible to gradually pull out the worm, and clean the ulcer to prevent bacterial infection. JYT...

Ancient Worm Disease Could Be Eradicated Within Two Years, UN Agency Reports

...ds include providing safe drinking water supplies, filtering water through fine-mesh cloth and treating ponds with Abate, which kills water fleas. To contain infection, health workers clean the ulcer, gradually pulling out the worm, disinfecting and bandaging the lesion to prevent secondary bacterial infection...

Use Filtered Blood for Transfusion: Expert

...sis in the April journal, Transfusion suggest that filtering white cells from donor blood before// a transfusion is much safer for patients and is long overdue as a national standard for all surgical procedures. The practice of removing the white cells from blood is called leukoreduction. However, the practi...

Nanoparticles can Damage DNA, Increase Cancer Risk

...hey are much too small for removal by conventional filtering techniques. When nanoparticles find their way into cancer cells, they can wreak havoc, according to Sara Pacheco, an undergraduate researcher at the University of Massachusetts. Yet very little is known about how they behave in the environment or h...

Mouse Model Points to Strategy for Treating Rare Muscle Disease & Kidney Disorders

...ural elements in the kidney that are important for filtering waste from the blood in these animals were severel...he cell layers of the kidney that are required for filtering the blood....

Refugees No Burden On Health System

...ing process undergone by refugee applicants may be filtering out those with poor health, Dr Correa-Velez said. 'There is, however, increasing evidence of poorer health status and high prevalence of a range of health problems among recently arrived refugees in Australia,' he said. 'One way to measure whethe...

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