An analysis of published studies indicates that children with chronic kidney disease may have lower intellectual functioning compared than children in the general population. Compared with children with mild-to-moderate stage kidney...Show More Summary
Chronic kidney disease causes irreversible deterioration in renal function, often requiring dialysis or transplant surgery. In children, genetic causes account for the greatest number of cases. Published today in the Clinical Journal...Show More Summary
Chronic wasting disease, which has now been reported in 24 states, is an always-fatal disease that wreaks havoc on infected deer, elk, and other cervids, and can linger for years in the environment, making it difficult to control. Photo...Show More Summary
Chronic heavy drinking is a major risk factor for all types of dementia, especially early onset of the disease, according to a study published Wednesday in The Lancet Public Health. Researchers examining more than 57,000 cases of early-onset...Show More Summary
A study suggests take-home robots can help patients with COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, stay on track.
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) The frequency of adverse reactions to benznidazole is high when treating chronic Chagas patients, although they were mostly mild effects, according to a study led by ISGlobal, in collaboration with the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona. Show More Summary
Remarkable improvements in advanced life-saving therapies have brought chronic disease management to the forefront of American health care. Today, we see more patients that have complicated conditions. Often, these patients are admitted...Show More Summary
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease driven by the interplay of genetics, environmental factors and a diverse cast of immune cells. Researchers have now identified a subset of T cells, whose frequency serves as early childhood immune signature that predicts the risk of developing asthma later on.
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease driven by the interplay of genetics, environmental factors and a diverse cast of immune cells. In their latest study, researchers at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LJI) identified a subset of T cells, whose frequency serves as early childhood immune signature that predicts the risk of developing asthma later on.
(La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology) Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease driven by the interplay of genetics, environmental factors and a diverse cast of immune cells. In their latest study, researchers at La Jolla Institute...Show More Summary
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Biomimetics offers an innovative approach to solving human problems by imitating strategies found in nature. Medical research could also benefit from biomimetics, as a group of international...Show More Summary
Sue Barton, who helmed the rollout of more than 50 studio films, including Academy Award-winner Ghandi and Tootsie, has died. She was 79 and passed away Jan. 5 in Monterey, California of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according...Show More Summary
People over 65 years old may be increasing their stroke risk by taking anticoagulants for an irregular heartbeat if they also have chronic kidney disease, finds a new study led by UCL, St George's, University of London and the University...Show More Summary
State officials in Minnesota say they are having a hard time fighting the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD). A deer with the illness, also known as "zombie deer disease," was recently found in Mississippi. CWD, which is spread by misfolded proteins known as prions, hasn't been known to infect people. Show More Summary
Actor tells of radical surgery in attempt to end years of chronic pain from debilitating disease Lena Dunham, the star and creator of the HBO comedy series Girls, has undergone radical surgery to remove her uterus and cervix in an attempt to rid herself of the debilitating disease endometriosis. Related: What is endometriosis? A guide Continue reading...
A new study found cannabis therapy is safe and efficacious for elderly patients who are seeking to address cancer symptoms, Parkinson's disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis, and other medical issues. Show More Summary
Global wearables juggernaut Fitbit has announced plans to acquire Twine Health, a health coaching platform aimed at helping employers manage chronic disease in the workforce. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded out of Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 2014, Twine Health is a cloud-based platform that connects clinicians with patients to work together to create […]
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a disease that causes long-term fatigue and difficulty with simple physical activities to the point where it negatively impacts almost every facet of a sufferers' life. It's been described as an invisible, almost silent illness, and it's that illness that Robin tries to illustrate. More »
Like any other chronic illness, addiction is a disease of remission and relapse.
There may be new hope for people who suffer from asthma or other respiratory disorders such as chronic obstruction pulmonary disease (COPD). Scientists from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and Shanghai University have developed a drug...Show More Summary