THURSDAY, March 31, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A noninvasive ultrasound technique is capable of quickly pulverizing kidney stones, an early study shows — in what researchers call a first step toward a simpler, anesthesia-free treatment for the painful problem. The study reports on the first 19 patients who’ve had kidneyContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Saline intravenous (IV) fluids are as effective as more costly solutions in treating intensive care patients and keeping them alive, Australian researchers report. “Just about every patient admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) will receive intravenous fluids for resuscitation or as partContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — In another breakthrough for animal-to-human organ transplantation, U.S. researchers say they’ve transplanted two genetically modified pig kidneys into a living human. The recipient was Jim Parsons, 57, a brain-dead man on life support whose family agreed to allow the surgical team at theContinue Reading