Oncology & Cancer

Complications after colonoscopy up for those aged ≥ 75

(HealthDay)—For individuals undergoing outpatient colonoscopy, the risk of 30-day postcolonoscopy complications is increased for those aged ≥75 years, according to a study published online June 25 in JAMA Network Open.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Should physicians rethink terms used to describe kidney health?

Results from a new study indicate a need to reconsider certain medical terms and phrases that clinicians use when communicating with patients who have kidney disease. More patient-focused terminology may improve patient autonomy, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Asthma not common in COVID-19 patients who have died

Asthma is not among the top 10 chronic health problems in people who have died from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in New York state, even though many health experts have warned that people with asthma are at increased ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19: Exercise may protect against deadly complication

Regular exercise may reduce the risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome, a major cause of death in patients with the COVID-19 virus, a top exercise researcher reports. He is urging people to exercise based on his findings, ...

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