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Experts on SCOTUS ACA Ruling, Fewer Side Effects for Breast Cancer Treatment, Glacial Earthquakes, and More Top Stories 26 June 2015

Other topics include resurgence of whales off southern California, treating chronic kidney disease, and a breakthrough in a heart-specific type of stem cell.

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Researchers Outline New Strategies for Combatting Chronic Kidney Disease and Other Long-Term Conditions

Experts have identified new strategies for using electronic health records (EHRs) to treat patients with chronic kidney disease. These recommendations may help clinicians and hospitals better manage individual patients with chronic conditions and identify groups of patients most likely to benefit from different treatment strategies.

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Geography Is Destiny in Deaths from Kidney Failure, Study Shows

The notion that geography often shapes economic and political destiny has long informed the work of economists and political scholars. Now a study led by medical scientists at Johns Hopkins reveals how geography also appears to affect the very survival of people with end-stage kidney disease in need of dialysis.

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More Dialysis Patients Living in Poor Neighborhoods

The percentage of adults beginning kidney dialysis who lived in zip codes with high poverty rates increased from 27.4 percent during the 1995-2004 time period to 34 percent in 2005-2010.

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Vitamin D Supplements May Benefit Children with Kidney Disease

• Among children with chronic kidney disease, those with lower vitamin D levels had higher levels of blood markers related to kidney dysfunction as well as greater kidney function loss over time. • Five-year kidney survival was 75% in patients with vitamin D levels ≥50 nMol/L at the start of the study and 50% in those with lower levels.

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Fast-Tracking Precision Medicine: Science Guides Re-Aiming of Drug to Target Diabetic Kidney Disease

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It started out as a treatment for arthritis. But steered by science, it could become a first new approach in two decades for treating the damage that diabetes inflicts on the kidneys of millions of people.

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Trending Stories Report for 3 June 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: aging & genetics, cancer, treatment for kidney disease, healthcare & wellbeing, environment, welcoming new leaders.

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New Treatment for Polycystic Kidney Disease

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A new technique for treating polycystic kidney disease has been identified by researchers at The University of Manchester and UCL.

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Trending Stories Report for 2 June 2015

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Scientists Announce Major Breakthrough Against Rare Kidney Disease

Scientists at The University of Manchester and Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have made a significant breakthrough in the fight against Membranous Nephropathy (MN) – a rare kidney disease which can lead to kidney failure.