May 2013

  • Risk Of Death Has Decreased Substantially For Children Initially Treated With Dialysis For End-Stage Kidney Disease

    In a study that included more than 20,000 patients, there was a significant decrease in the United States in mortality rates over time among children and adolescents initiating end-stage kidney disease treatment with dialysis between 1990 and 2010, according to a study in the May 8 issue of JAMA.

  • Living Close To Major Road May Impair Kidney Function

    Living close to a major road may impair kidney function - itself a risk factor for heart disease and stroke - and so help contribute to the known impact of air pollution on cardiovascular risk, suggests research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

  • Salt Levels In Food Still Too High

    The dangerously high levels of salt in processed food and restaurant food remain the same despite many efforts from several public and private health agencies to change them, according to new research performed by Northwestern Medicine and the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).