Kidney

  • Hindu, Muslim couples swap kidneys for transplant 07-08-2013 05:25 AM

    Rising above religious and sectarian divide, a Hindu couple and a Muslim couple swapped their kidneys for transplantation, as the blood groups of their spouses did not match, a leading specialty hospital official said in Bangalore on Tuesday. "We have carried out a historic swap kidney transplant involving two couples...
  • Diabetes and BP are enemies of Kidney: Dr Vyanketesh Joshi 03-07-2013 03:34 PM

    According to doctors, 10 per cent of Indian people suffers from chronic kidney disease. More than 90 percent of the 230,000 people who develop chronic kidney failure each year in India die within months because of lack of treatment. Is there any alternative to allopathic treatment, dialysis and kidney transplant?...
  • AP: 6 women approach rights panel to sell kidneys for husbands 13-11-2012 10:46 PM

    Karimnagar: Six poor women from the district have approached the Andhra Pradesh State Human Rights Commission seeking its permission to sell their kidneys to raise "blood money" for the release of their husbands lodged in a Dubai jail. The women said in the petition that they be allowed to sell...
  • For some, Facebook is a route to new kidney 02-01-2012 06:51 PM

    Seattle: Here's another reason for holdouts to join the social media site Facebook: It's a great place to find a kidney. Between the kid photos and reminiscences about high school, more and more pleas for help from people with failing kidneys are popping up. Facebook and other social media sites...
  • US: daughter donates kidney to mother 28-11-2011 01:35 PM

    An American woman, who has been waiting for a kidney transplant for years, will now get a new kidney as a surprise from her daughter. Sarah Nesbit lost her kidney function because of a complicated pregnancy. ...
  • Faulty gene behind a third of kidney cancers 20-01-2011 03:38 PM

    London: A faulty gene is linked to more than a third of all kidney cancers. The finding will help researchers understand how the cancer develops and may in the future lead to new treatments and earlier diagnosis. Everyone is born with a gene called PBRM1, but in some people it...
  • Kidney's role vital in managing blood pressure 16-01-2011 03:44 PM

    Washington: The kidneys play a vital role in maintaining blood pressure, says a new study. The organ is made up of roughly a million basic working units called nephrons, which remove waste products from the blood, recycle some substances and eliminate what is left as urine. The end segment of...
  • Donor in 1st successful transplant dies in Maine 30-12-2010 03:59 PM

    Maine: Ronald Lee Herrick, who donated a kidney to his dying twin brother 56 years ago in what's recognized as the world's first successful organ transplant, has died of complications following heart surgery. He was 79. Herrick died Monday at the Augusta Rehabilitation Center in Augusta, said his wife, Cynthia....
  • World's 1st artificial kidney device by an Indian 05-12-2010 09:00 AM

    New Delhi: A US based Indian-origin researcher has created the world's first artificial implantable kidney. If this passes human trials, it could eliminate the need for kidney dialysis and even a transplant. The world's first artificial kidney that can mimic almost all vital kindey functions has been created. Indian origin...
  • Parents seek permission to sell their kidneys 11-11-2010 08:51 PM

    Kanpur: The parents of an ill teenager in Kanpur have asked a local court to permit them to sell their kidneys so that they can raise the money needed for his treatment. Anuj Behl, 14, has aplastic anemia - a disorder in which the body does not produce new blood...
  • Murder convict donates kidney to save mother 23-10-2010 12:22 PM

    Pune: Lata Nelkhade's eyes fill with tears of gratitude. This kidney patient had lost all hope but she now thanks God that the court has granted her son Akash, a murder convict, parole so that he could donate her a kidney. All Lata Nelkhade can say is “May God give...
  • Live kidney donation a safe procedure: study 11-03-2010 09:58 AM

    kidney transplant in India still remains at an all-time low. ...
  • Docs organise kidney donation program in US 16-12-2009 04:12 PM

    The donation program has been organised ahead of Christmas. ...
  • Boss donates his kidney to save employee's life 12-11-2009 03:35 PM

    It's safe to say an employee-boss bond goes well beyond the workplace. ...
  • Watch: After swapping wives, couples now swap organs 26-08-2009 05:01 PM

    Two couples in California swapped kidneys. ...
  • Rise in chronic kidney diseases in Delhiites 18-03-2009 01:16 PM

    1/3rd of the subjects do not even know about their ailment. ...
  • IBNLiving Doc Talk: How to avoid kidney stones 24-11-2008 12:11 PM

    Kidney stones is a problem hitting more and more youngsters. ...
  • CBI files chargesheet against kidney kingpin 29-04-2008 03:36 PM

    Mirpur: The curtains came down on the maiden Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) on Wednesday with Dhaka Gladiators lifting the trophy by beating Barisal Burners by eight wickets on Wednesday. Both the teams played their respective semifinals on Tuesday and clashed in the finals without a rest day. It was Dhaka...