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Nephropathy is a broad medical term used to denote disease or damage of the kidney, which can eventually result in kidney failure. The primary and most obvious functions of the kidney are to excrete any waste products and to regulate the water and acid-base balance of the body – therefore loss of kidney function is a potentially fatal condition.

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McMaster’s is helping raise awareness of the importance of regular blood pressure monitoring.

McMaster’s is helping raise awareness of the importance of regular blood pressure monitoring.

Fish oil reduces heart attack and blood vessel disease

Fish oil reduces heart attack and blood vessel disease

Black women with high blood pressure during pregnancy have higher homocysteine levels

Black women with high blood pressure during pregnancy have higher homocysteine levels

New scanning technology allows researchers to look into a kidney

New scanning technology allows researchers to look into a kidney

Bad hygiene may be good for you

Bad hygiene may be good for you

Citrus soda culprit in patient’s medical mystery

Citrus soda culprit in patient’s medical mystery

Natural medication shown to not always be a safe alternative to synthetic medication

Natural medication shown to not always be a safe alternative to synthetic medication

Cinacalet helps control overactive thyroids, a major complication of advanced kidney disease

Cinacalet helps control overactive thyroids, a major complication of advanced kidney disease

New Zealand researcher awarded largest renal failure grant ever

New Zealand researcher awarded largest renal failure grant ever

70% of Americans not aware of their blood glucose (sugar) level

70% of Americans not aware of their blood glucose (sugar) level

Stem cell research that could help diabetics

Stem cell research that could help diabetics

Researchers find link that could aid in treatment of kidney cyst diseases

Researchers find link that could aid in treatment of kidney cyst diseases