Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 : Measuring viral RNA to predict which patients will die

The amount of a SARS-CoV-2 genetic material—viral RNA—in the blood is a reliable indicator in detecting which patients will die of the disease, a team led by Université de Montréal medical professor Dr. Daniel Kaufmann ...

Oncology & Cancer

High prevalence of germline variants in rare endocrine tumors

Certain kinds of tumors can be inherited within families. Identifying the underlying genetic cause is important in treatment, but most studies on these tumors have been carried out on Caucasian populations. Now, a research ...

Medications

Heart failure symptoms improve with a type 2 diabetes medicine

Canagliflozin, a medication used to treat type 2 diabetes, was found to greatly improve symptoms and quality of life within 3 months for people with heart failure due to either reduced or preserved cardiac function, even ...