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Analysis Finds Lower IQ in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease

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

Kids with chronic kidney disease have lower IQs and poorer educational outcomes

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

States need to be more proactive in stopping spread of chronic wasting disease among deer

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

Dementia clearly linked to chronic boozing: study

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

Robots may help patients with lung disease stick to treatment - CNET

A study suggests take-home robots can help patients with COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, stay on track.

New safety data for the most commonly used drug to treat Chagas disease

(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

Chronic disease is making medical education worse

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

Immune signature predicts asthma susceptibility

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.

Immune Signature Predicts Asthma Susceptibility

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.

Immune signature predicts asthma susceptibility

(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

New treatment strategies for chronic kidney disease from the animal kingdom

(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 Dies: Publicist And Marketer For Major Studios Was 79

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

Blood thinners may raise stroke risk in over-65s with kidney disease

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

US health authorities are warning that 'zombie deer disease' is spreading — and some fear it could start infecting humans

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

Lena Dunham has total hysterectomy in fight against endometriosis

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...

Medical cannabis significantly safer for elderly with chronic pain than Opioids

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

Fitbit pushes into employee health care and coaching with Twine Health acquisition

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 […]

Robin Is A Game About Coping With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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 »      

Addiction Relapse Happens, It Is Not A Sign Of Failure

Like any other chronic illness, addiction is a disease of remission and relapse.

New asthma treatment may help when inhalers don't

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

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

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