Stronger doses of statins may increase the risk of kidney damage by a THIRD

Stronger doses of statins may increase the risk of kidney damage by a THIRD Patients taking high potency statins had 34% higher risk of kidney damage Those in the high-risk group were taking 40 milligrams or more Most patients take between 20-40 mg of simvastatin a day By Jenny Hope Medical Correspondent PUBLISHED: 00:41 GMT, 20 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:41 GMT, 20 March 2013 Patients taking high potency statins had a 34 per cent higher risk of being hospitalised for acute kidney injury Taking statins in high doses increases the risk of emergency hospital treatment for kidney damage, warn researchers.

Rugby player who shattered his kidney in FOUR places and had injuries "worse than a 70mph" car crash makes miracle recovery

Rugby player who shattered his kidney in FOUR places and had injuries 'worse than a 70mph' car crash makes miracle recovery Kieran O'Connor, 22, was accidentally kneed in the back by a rival playerLost six pints of blood during emergency surgery to remove the organCan now never play rugby again as only has one kidney remaining By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 18:17 GMT, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:24 GMT, 13 March 2013 An innocuous rugby tackle led to Kieran O'Connor suffering kidney injuries worse than a '70mph car crash victim' A rugby player has made a miraculous recovery after shattering his kidney in four places following an innocuous tackle.

Taking vitamin C every day DOUBLES the risk of painful kidney stones

Taking vitamin C every day DOUBLES the risk of painful kidney stones 'Excruciatingly painful' condition affects 12 per cent of men and four per cent of women in the UKSome of the vitamin C absorbed by the body is excreted in urine as oxalateThis is one of the key components of kidney stones By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 12:05 GMT, 5 February 2013 | UPDATED: 12:33 GMT, 5 February 2013 Men who took vitamin C supplements at least once a day had the highest risk of kidney stones Men who take vitamin C supplements every day double their risk of suffering from kidney stones, new research suggests.

Chinese man kept alive for 13 years with HOMEMADE dialysis machine

Chinese man kept alive for 13 years with HOMEMADE dialysis machine (bet you'll never complain about the NHS again!) Hu Songwen built his machine after he could no longer afford hospital bills He said two of his friends had died after building and using similar machinesOffered Government medical aid after story went national, but says nearest hospital is too far away and too crowded By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 14:36 GMT, 22 January 2013 | UPDATED: 17:55 GMT, 22 January 2013 Three times a week, Hu Songwen sits on a small toilet in his home in a rural east China town and fires up his homemade dialysis machine.

Peter Andre: "I have an annual Botox jab to stop my lines from getting too deep"

'I have an annual Botox jab to stop my lines from getting too deep': Under the microscope with Peter Andre /12/31/article-2255483-16AC5117000005DC-221_233x370.jpg” width=”233″ height=”370″ alt=”'I do a lot of dancing, so I feel like I'm turning 30, not 40,' said Peter Andre” class=”blkBorder” /> 'I do a lot of dancing, so I feel like I'm turning 30, not 40,' said Peter Andre HOW FIT ARE YOU I do a lot of dancing, so I feel like I’m turning 30, not 40.

Cryoablation: The icy blast using freezing gas that kills off kidney cancer without the need for surgery

The icy blast using freezing gas that kills off kidney cancer without the need for surgery Cryoablation freezes and destroys the cancer using argon gas passed to the tumour tissue through fine needles in the patient's skinNo surgery is needed and patients can leave hospital the next day Suitable for patients with tumours less than 2in in diameter or for those where surgery is considered too risky | UPDATED: 10:26 GMT, 23 December 2012 A remarkable procedure that uses freezing gas to destroy kidney cancers is offering hope to the 8,000 Britons diagnosed with the disease each year.

The icy blast using freezing gas that kills off kidney cancer without the need for surgery

The icy blast using freezing gas that kills off kidney cancer without the need for surgery Cryoablation freezes and destroys the cancer using argon gas passed to the tumour tissue through fine needles in the patient's skinNo surgery is needed and patients can leave hospital the next day Suitable for patients with tumours less than 2in in diameter or for those where surgery is considered too risky | UPDATED: 01:14 GMT, 23 December 2012 A remarkable procedure that uses freezing gas to destroy kidney cancers is offering hope to the 8,000 Britons diagnosed with the disease each year.

Alli: Popular slimming aid "can lead to liver and kidney damage and limit effectiveness of anti-cancer drugs"

Popular slimming aid 'can lead to liver and kidney damage and limit effectiveness of anti-cancer drugs' Alli can cause 'toxicity' in organs and can hamper the effectiveness of medicines including anti-cancer drugs, according to a new studyResearchers in the U.S.

Diabetics are almost 50% more likely to have a heart attack than those without the condition

Diabetics are almost 50% more likely to have a heart attack than those without the condition Condition increases the risk of heart attack by 48 per cent, according to the National Diabetes Audit Almost 14,500 diabetics in England and Wales suffered a heart attack between 2010 and 2011 People with diabetes also 65 per cent more likely to have heart failure than the rest of the population | UPDATED: 11:38 GMT, 10 December 2012 People with diabetes are almost 50 per cent more likely to have a heart attack than those who do not have the condition, new research has shown.

Pioneering breast cancer treatment turns tumours into a ball of ice which kills harmful tissue

Pioneering breast cancer treatment freezes tumours into a ball of ice which kills harmful tissue Needle cooled to -170C with liquid nitrogen repeatedly inserted into cancerous tissue Device turns cancerous tumour into 'ball of ice' Technique developed by Israel-based firm could be completed in 15 minutes without need for surgeryCryoablation could one day be used to treat kidney, prostate and liver cancer | UPDATED: 12:30 GMT, 9 December 2012 Surgery may soon be a thing of the past for breast cancer patients, thanks to a new technique that destroys tumours by freezing them.