Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Simple screening for COPD could relieve millions globally

The global burden of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a group of common lung conditions that affects more than 300 million people, could be significantly reduced with a simple health assessment, concludes a large-scale ...

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 ...

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