News tagged with chronic illness
After a decade and a half of near stagnation, four new drugs could help make advanced prostate cancer a chronic illness instead of a terminal disease, a leading Colorado prostate cancer expert says.
Cancer Feb 16, 2012 | 3.3 / 5 (13) | 2 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Mental illnesses -- led by anxiety disorders and depression -- now affect one-quarter of the US population according to new research. In Europe a similar proportion -- about 27 percent ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 12, 2011 | 4.8 / 5 (6) | 1 |
Ever wondered why you wake up in the morning -- even when the alarm clock isn't making jarring noises? Wonder no more. Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have identified a new component ...
Genetics Sep 29, 2011 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Antibiotics for acute infections are a pillar of medicine, but doctors say the pillar is crumbling as pharmaceutical companies neglect antibiotic development and instead chase massive profits from chronic ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 22, 2011 | 5 / 5 (4) | 60
The debate about the dangers of eating too much salt has gained a new wrinkle: A federal study suggests that the people most at risk are those who also get too little potassium.
Health Jul 11, 2011 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 1
Patients with cancer, heart disease and other chronic illness struggle not only with complications inherent to their disease, they also experience an involuntary loss of weight and muscle mass triggered by ...
Medical research Nov 15, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
Approximately 68 percent of U.S. adults are overweight or obese, according to the National Cancer Institute, which puts them at greater risk for developing cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and a host of other chronic ...
Medical research Dec 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Researchers at the University of Florida and Metagenics Inc. today announced that a program consisting of a breakthrough medical food combined with a low-glycemic, Mediterranean-style diet is almost twice as effective as ...
Health May 19, 2011 | 2.5 / 5 (4) | 4
Chronic stress has a more powerful effect on the brain during adolescence than in adulthood and now there's proof at the molecular level, according to findings published in Neuron by University at Buffalo researchers.
Neuroscience Mar 07, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
(HealthDay) -- Adults with mental illness are more likely to have certain types of chronic physical health problems than those without mental illness, according to a U.S. government report released this week.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
For years the Mediterranean diet has been associated with a lesser chance of illness and increased well-being. A new study has now linked it to mental and physical health too.
Health May 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have discovered that a pair of molecules work together to kill so-called 'self-reactive' immune cells that are programmed to attack the body's own organs. ...
Immunology Sep 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Researchers discovered that small pieces of genetic material called microRNAs link the two defining characteristics of fit muscles: the ability to burn sugar and fat and the ability to switch between slow- ...
Medical research May 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Known for her poetry, letters, love affair and marriage to Robert Browning, Elizabeth Barrett Browning also left a legacy of unanswered questions about her lifelong chronic illness. Now, a Penn State anthropologist, with ...
Other Dec 19, 2011 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
The holidays are over, January has arrived, and many of us enter the New Year determined to live our lives a little healthier than last.
Health Jan 06, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 1
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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