News tagged with chronic diseases

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Zurampic approved for gout

(HealthDay)—Zurampic (lesinurad) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to control blood levels of uric acid associated with gout.

Dec 23, 2015
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Kidney injury common following vascular surgery

Both acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease were common in patients undergoing major vascular surgical procedures and were associated with an increase in long-term cardiovascular-specific death compared with patients ...

Dec 23, 2015
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CEO challenge spurs workers to adopt healthy practices

(HealthDay)—The American Cancer Society's Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) Challenge can increase implementation of health promotion practices, according to a study published in the Dec. 17 issue of the U.S. Centers for ...

Dec 22, 2015
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Lifetime stress accelerates epigenetic aging

An important risk factor for accelerated aging and age-related diseases is excessive or chronic stress. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich have now found how psychological stress, which accumulates ...

Dec 22, 2015
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Chronic (medicine)

In medicine, a chronic disease is a disease that is long-lasting or recurrent. The term chronic describes the course of the disease, or its rate of onset and development. A chronic course is distinguished from a recurrent course; recurrent diseases relapse repeatedly, with periods of remission in between. As an adjective, chronic can refer to a persistent and lasting medical condition. Chronicity is usually applied to a condition that lasts more than three months.

The definition of a disease or causative condition may depend on the disease being chronic, and the term chronic will often, but not always appear in the description:

Many chronic diseases require chronic care management for effective long-term treatment.

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