How to prevent kidney stones as hospital cases soar
EMERGENCY hospital admissions for painful kidney stones are soaring in England. But how can you stop kidney stones from forming in the first place?  (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Austin med tech company broadens geographic reach with acquisition
HealthTronics Inc., a developer of mobile technology that zaps kidney stones and cancer tumors, has acquired Chicago-based United Therapies LLC. The Austin company said the deal would broaden its national presence and includes investments in facilities that provide low-cost alternatives to hospitals. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. United Therapies, which was founded in 1985, develops mobile lithotripsy and laser technology for health care providers in 22 states, according… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 9, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Christopher Calnan Source Type: news

Boston Scientific releases ureteral stent tracker app
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) has launched a new app designed to help urologists track ureteral stents implanted in patients with kidney stones. The app was developed as a joint operation between the Marlborough, Mass.-based medical device company and digital healthcare tool developer Visible Health, according to the company’s website. The tracker is designed to address issues with retained ureteral stents by making them more visible to both the care team and the patient themselves, Visible Health said. Boston Scientific said that 13 out of 100 ureteral stents will be forgotten after implantation, and 10 of ...
Source: Mass Device - March 3, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Patient Monitoring Software / IT Urology Boston Scientific Source Type: news

Boston Scientific, app developer launch Ureteral Stent Tracker app
Boston Scientific has launched a new app, called the Ureteral Stent Tracker, that helps urologists and their staff keep tabs on ureteral stents implanted in patients with kidney stones. The app was developed in partnership with health app developer Visible Health. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 2, 2016 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Ginger tea shown to naturally kill cancer, dissolve kidney stones, improve liver health and more
(NaturalNews) Ginger is another example of a 'superfood' that has been prized for thousands of years for its amazing health benefits, and which is now being scientifically proven to have more beneficial properties than almost anyone had previously imagined.Recent research has... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney stones are on the rise
This study and past research have not been able to determine the reason kidney stones seem to be on the rise. The rising rate of obesity may be playing a role. Another possibility is climate change, as warmer temperatures encourage dehydration. The fact is, no one knows for sure. What’s a person to do? If you have symptoms of kidney stones, see your doctor or report directly to an emergency room. The most common symptoms are waves of pain in the back or lower abdomen, pain with urination, or blood in the urine. If you’ve already been diagnosed with a kidney stone, it’s important to figure out why it happe...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - February 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert Shmerling, M.D. Tags: Kidney and urinary tract Source Type: news

Allena begins Phase II trial of ALLN-177 in patients with secondary hyperoxaluria
US-based Allena Pharmaceuticals has started its 28-day Phase II trial of ALLN-177, an orally administered recombinant oxalate-degrading enzyme, and potential treatment for hyperoxaluria and kidney stones. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - February 11, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Imprimis Pharma to make cheaper alternative to Retrophin's Thiola
(Reuters) - Compounding pharmacy Imprimis Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Wednesday it plans to make a cheaper alternative to Retrophin Inc's kidney stone drug, Thiola. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Kidney Stones on the Rise in the United StatesKidney Stones on the Rise in the United States
Adolescents, females, and blacks saw the greatest increases in the incidence of nephrolithiasis during a 16-year period. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Nephrology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Nephrology Headlines - January 28, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Kidney stone prevalence on the rise
Stephen FellerPHILADELPHIA, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Sharp increases in the number of children, women, and African Americans with kidney stones have been seen in the last 15 years, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rise in Kidney Stones in Teens a Cause for Concern
Researchers also report growing number of cases among women, blacks and children (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rise in Kidney Stones in Teens a Cause for Concern: Study
Researchers also report growing number of cases among women, blacks and children Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Kidney Stones, Teen Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rise in Kidney Stones in Teens a Cause for Concern: Study
Title: Rise in Kidney Stones in Teens a Cause for Concern: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/15/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/15/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - January 15, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Boston Scientific launches LithoVue 1-use Ureteroscope
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) said today it launched its LithoVue single-use digital flexible ureteroscope designed for minimally invasive endoscopic procedures such as diagnosing and treating stones and other kidney, ureter and bladder conditions. The single-use scope is designed to be cost-effective compared to multi-use scopes which require maintenance, sterilization and reprocessing, as well as other operational and financial challenges, Boston Scientific said. “Flexible ureteroscopy is considered the gold standard for treating many stones in the ureter and kidney, and the LithoVue System provides h...
Source: Mass Device - January 12, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Boston Scientific Source Type: news

Kidney Stones: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
They can be extremely painful and not that uncommon.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Mitchell Humpreys tells us about kidney stones. To listen, click the link below. Kidney Stones (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 24, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

One Terrible Habit That Jack Dorsey And Steve Jobs Have In Common
On a busy day, Jack Dorsey has about 360 minutes to himself. That's just six hours to unwind or -- you know, sleep -- before the next day starts. Then, once again, he ping-pongs between the neighboring offices of Twitter, the social network he co-founded nine years ago, and Square, his mobile payments startup. He is the chief executive of both companies, having stepped into the role at Twitter in October. Running two companies is hard. Running two publicly traded companies is harder, especially when investors clamor over underperforming stock. Running two unprofitable, publicly traded companies at critical turning points i...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Urine Purine Metabolite Determination by UPLC-Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Inborn errors of purine metabolism, either deficiencies of synthesis or catabolism pathways, lead to a wide spectrum of clinical presentations: urolithiasis (adenine phosphoribosyltransferase), primary immune deficiency (adenosine deaminase deficiency and purine nucleoside phosphorylase deficiency), severe intellectual disability, and other neurological symptoms (Lesch-Nyhan disease, adenylosuccinase deficiency, and molybdenum cofactor deficiency). A rapid quantitative purine assay was developed using UPLC-MS/MS to determine purine nucleoside and base concentrations in urine. Taking advantages of ultra performance liquid c...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Imaging/Radiology - November 27, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Sleeping Around: How to Sleep on the Side of a Mountain
"Sleeping Around" is a recurring blog post series where Dr. Winter, a sleep specialist, goes beyond the typical questions about healthy sleep and seeks out the most unique sleep circumstances to offer his assistance in how to tackle them. Even if your problems are not as extreme, hopefully the experience can help shed some light on your own sleep difficulties. A few years ago, a reporter asked me to describe insomnia with one word. The question elicited an almost immediate response from my brain. "Fear," I replied. For those who experience chronic insomnia, bedtime elicits a sense of dread, coupled wi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Conquering Parkinson's One Obstacle at a Time
"Slow and steady wins the race." Those words continued flooding my brain. One, two, three people, "slow and steady," as I passed another one. Barbed wire, wind and pelting rain, freezing cold ice water; yet all I heard was "slow and steady." Mud, thick mud swallowing my shoes. "Slow and steady." I had been checking the forecast for the last month. The closer to November 7th, the cloudier the forecast got. By, Friday the 6th, I was just praying for a miracle. Hardly sleeping my alarm rang at 7 a.m.. One hundred percent chance of rain for the day. So, I resigned myself to the condition...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treatment Options for Kidney Stones
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 13, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Causes of Kidney Stones: Are You at Risk?
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 5, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

A Mysterious Epidemic Plaguing Central America May Be Linked To Climate Change
A mysterious disease has been sweeping through the sugar cane fields of Central America, with more than 20,000 laborers dying from it over the past decade. As of 2012, it had killed the husbands of more than 100 women of the 250 families living on one island in Nicaragua, giving rise to the grim nickname “Island of the Widows.” “Chronic Kidney Disease of nontraditional causes,” as researchers have called the condition, attacks the kidneys and prevents the body from eliminating waste and excess fluid. As the name suggests, no one really knows what causes it. A new report, however, shows&nbs...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 16, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Suffering from kidney stones? SEX is the answer to all your problems
IF you've ever suffered from kidney stones, you'll understand they're one of the most painful conditions to try and deal with - but there is a new cure. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Calcium Supplements and Kidney Health
Source: HealthDay - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Calcium, Dietary Supplements, Kidney Stones (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sex 3-4 times a week 'can help spontaneously clear kidney stones'
Doctors at Turkey's Ankara Training and Research Hospital found men who had regular sex had better success at passing stones than those who took medication or underwent medical procedures. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Calcium supplements may increase the risk of kidney stone recurrence
, according to a new study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 13, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Calcium Supplements Tied to Kidney Stone Risk
But don't stop on your own if doctor recommended them, experts say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney Stones: Very Scary True Stories. And Entombed Mysteries.
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - October 2, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How well does calcium intake really protect your bones?
This study was a randomized controlled trial conducted among 3,800 elderly French women (average age 84) in assisted living. The women initially had a low calcium intake (around 500 mg a day), low vitamin D levels, and low bone density. Those who received 1,200 mg of calcium and 800 international units (IU) of vitamin D supplements daily for three years had a 23% lower risk of hip fracture, and a 17% lower risk of fractures over all, than those taking placebos. The women who took calcium also built bone, while those on placebos continued to lose it. Those results — reported in 1992 and 1994 — are often cited by...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - September 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Beverly Merz Tags: Drugs and Supplements Osteoporosis calcium Source Type: news

Are calcium pills any good at preventing bone fractures?
Conclusion These two studies pour cold water on the idea that most healthy people aged over 50 need to eat more calcium than they currently do, or that they need to take calcium supplements. They found that, for most people, increased calcium has little effect on bone strength or chances of breaking a bone. However, the research is based on available studies, of which there were only two small randomised controlled trials with a combined total of 262 people that looked at calcium intake and risk of fracture.  The cohort studies found are not able to show cause and effect as they are subject to confounding, so the comb...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Source Type: news

Kidney stones in children linked to development of adult atherosclerosis
Stephen FellerCOLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Researchers established a link between having kidney stones as a child and the development of atherosclerosis as an adult. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sorry, Your Vitamin C Megadose Is Basically Useless
Schools are back in session, which means the common cold is not too far behind.  To avoid a cold or cut one short, you may be tempted to stock up on supplemental drink mix-ins like Emergen-C and Airborne for supposed cold-fighting ingredients like vitamin C or zinc. But do these unregulated powders and tablets actually work? Unless you’re a marathon runner, skier or soldier in extremely cold temperatures, extra vitamin C probably isn't going to keep you from getting sick. And children are most likely to benefit from zinc, but their parents? Not so much.   The basics Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is an e...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Water fluoridation 'a safe way of stopping tooth decay'
Conclusion This cross-sectional study used reliable national data on water fluoridation areas and linked this to registries and databases to see how this influenced the rate of different health outcomes. Primarily, the study seems to confirm what is already quite well established – fluoride protects against tooth decay. The rate of tooth decay among young children is a particular concern and is a widespread problem across the UK. The study found rates of tooth decay among five and 12-year-olds and hospital admissions for tooth decay in under-fives were significantly lower in fluoridated areas. The study also ai...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Want to get enough vitamin D? Try supplements — or sunshine
This morning, I swallowed a small translucent capsule I’d popped out of the blister pack I keep next to the coffee pot. I’m not sure what’s in this little pill, but I’ve taken one with breakfast every day for more than two years and will keep taking them for at least two more years. Like almost 26,000 other women and men, I’m part of the VITamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL, otherwise known as the VITAL study. Every day we take identical pills, but half of us are getting 2,000 IU of vitamin D and the rest of us are taking a placebo. We’re also taking another capsule that contains either a gram of...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - August 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Beverly Merz Tags: Drugs and Supplements vitamin d vitamins Source Type: news

Greater Risk for Kidney Stones in Summer
Kidney stones affect approximately 3.8 million people in the U.S. each year and they are especially more common in the summer. The stones are described as small, hard deposits of mineral and acid salts that form when urine becomes concentrated. The minerals crystallize and stick together, forming a stone which can range in size from a grain [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 4, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

URS preferable for urolithiasis treatment during pregnancy
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - August 1, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

How eating kale could lead to bloated bellies, thyroid problems and KIDNEY STONES
EXCLUSIVE: Eating raw kale does to your insides what a cactus does to your skin when you rub up against it, says wellness guru Lauren Imparato, who runs a studio in New York. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kale: The toxic truth! How our obsession with the leafy greens could lead to bloated bellies, thyroid problems and even KIDNEY STONES
EXCLUSIVE: Eating raw kale does to your insides what a cactus does to your skin when you rub up against it, says wellness guru Lauren Imparato, who runs a studio in New York. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug May Ease Passage When Kidney Stone Strikes
Title: Drug May Ease Passage When Kidney Stone StrikesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/29/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/30/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - July 30, 2015 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Drug May Ease Passage When Kidney Stone Strikes
Tamsulosin is especially helpful with larger stones, while smaller ones may pass on their own, study finds (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug May Ease Passage When Kidney Stone Strikes
Tamsulosin is especially helpful with larger stones, while smaller ones may pass on their own, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Kidney Stones (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For Women, No Link Between Kidney Stones, Osteoporosis
Title: For Women, No Link Between Kidney Stones, OsteoporosisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/28/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/29/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - July 29, 2015 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

For Women, No Link Between Kidney Stones, Osteoporosis
But one stone increases odds for more, study found (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For Women, No Link Between Kidney Stones, Osteoporosis
But one stone increases odds for more, study found Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Kidney Stones, Osteoporosis, Women's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Kidney Stones?
Title: Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Kidney Stones?Category: Health NewsCreated: 7/23/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/23/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - July 23, 2015 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Bust up big kidney stones with tamsulosin
Tamsulosin works no better than placebo on small kidney stones, but does improve passage of more large kidney stones than placebo does, a new study concludes. 83.3 percent of patients treated with tamsulosin whose kidney stones measured between 5 and 10 millimeters in length passed their stones, compared to only 61 percent of those who were treated with placebo. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 21, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Bust up big kidney stones with tamsulosin
(American College of Emergency Physicians) Tamsulosin works no better than placebo on small kidney stones, but does improve passage of more large kidney stones than placebo does. The results of this large clinical trial evaluating tamsulosin versus placebo were published online Friday in Annals of Emergency Medicine: 'Distal Ureteric Stones and Tamsulosin: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Randomized, Multi-Center Trial (The DUST Trial).' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 21, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Alex Norton: Kidney stones left me in agony
“WHEN I was 17, I remember waking up one night screaming with pain,” recalls Alex Norton, the veteran actor and director best known for his role in the long-running police drama Taggart. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news