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If you have been drinking more water than your body needs, the body tells the kidney filters to get rid of the spare water. That’s when your urine will look paler. Shutterstock

Curious Kids: why is urine yellow?

One of the waste products that your kidneys put into your urine is a chemical called urobilin, and it is yellow.
Our bodies are pretty good at telling us when we need to drink water. from www.shutterstock.com

Health Check: how do I tell if I’m dehydrated?

Most of us get thirsty when we need to drink more water. But there are other tell-tale signs that not all is well.
Image of a mini-kidney formed in a dish from human induced pluripotent stem cells. Minoru Takasato

Kidney failing? Grow a new one

The ability to grow new kidneys from stem cells might transform our treatment for kidney disease.

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