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 ...

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 ...

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