Category: Kidney Disease

Australia’s Labor Party Commits to Closing the Indigenous Health Gap in Latest Election Campaign

Federal Labor has said it will commit to closing the gap on Indigenous Australians’ health outcomes if elected to government on May 21. Launching the election policy the centre-left opposition party announced if elected they would train 500 additional Indigenous health workers, as well as invest in life-saving dialysis and rheumatic heart disease treatments for Aboriginal…


Australia to Bring Life Saving Meds Manufacturing Back Onshore

Australia is set to begin manufacturing a number of life-saving medicines used to treat kidney disease and cancer. Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, said in a statement on April 3 that making crucial medicines domestically secures Australian access to treatment, increases local jobs and develops the nation’s skills, reported AAP. “The pandemic has shown us…


Preventing Kidney Disease

Your kidneys are two bean-shaped organs about the size of your fist. They sit below the rib cage on each side of the body. Kidneys filter blood. They remove waste products and water to make urine. They filter about a half cup of blood every minute. The kidneys also make substances that control your blood…