Medical research

Measures of kidney function delay Black patients' treatment

To assess kidney function and track chronic kidney disease, health care providers commonly use a measure called eGFR (estimated glomerular filtration rate). But the two predominant equations used in the United States to calculate ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Caregivers more likely to have subjective cognitive decline

(HealthDay)—Caregivers who provide care to a family member or friend with a health condition or disability are more likely to have subjective cognitive decline (SCD), according to research published in the Nov. 19 issue ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

People with chronic kidney disease are vulnerable to hospitalisation

People with multiple health conditions—known as multimorbidity—are at risk of unplanned admissions to hospital. Now, new research has found the rates of hospitalization in these people are even higher if one of their ...

Vaccination

Turkey to start administering Pfizer-BioNTech booster shots

Turkey's health minister announced Wednesday that the country will start administering booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to people who received their second doses at least six months ago.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Monoclonal antibody therapy and COVID-19

Monoclonal antibody therapy is an infusion treatment that can reduce the severity of COVID-19. Here are some of the commonly asked questions about the treatment.

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