Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Your neighborhood may raise your risk of chronic kidney disease

A neighborhood's overall socioeconomic status, including income and education level, may influence its residents' risk of chronic kidney disease, according to a study recently published in SSM Population Health by researchers ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How is COVID-19 affecting Holocaust survivors?

Holocaust survivors have exhibited a wide range of emotional reactions to, and ways of dealing with, the COVID-19 pandemic. Some are dealing well with the current crisis while some experience considerable difficulties. The ...

Health

Fewer women aware of heart disease as leading cause of death

(HealthDay)—From 2009 to 2019, there was a decrease in awareness among U.S. women that heart disease is the leading cause of death (LCOD) among women, according to a special report from the American Heart Association, published ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

CDC: Women more likely to experience anxiety, depression

(HealthDay)—Women are more likely to experience anxiety and depression, and women and older children are more likely to receive mental health treatment, according to new statistics from four data briefs published by the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

SARS-CoV-2 mortality mainly linked to older age, comorbidity

(HealthDay)—For U.S. veterans with COVID-19, mortality is mainly associated with older age, male sex, and comorbidity, according to a study published online Sept. 23 in JAMA Network Open.

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

People with Parkinson's disease can have a brighter future

Well over six million people globally have been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, which has an enormous impact on the lives of patients and their families and incurring mounting costs for society. In this special supplement ...

Neuroscience

Researchers discover new pathway in TDP-43 related dementias

Recent work published by researchers at the University of Kentucky's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) highlights what the lead investigator calls the 'cornerstone' of her lab. Maj-Linda Selenica, assistant professor ...

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Disease

A disease or medical problem is an abnormal condition of an organism that impairs bodily functions, associated with specific symptoms and signs. It may be caused by external factors, such as invading organisms, or it may be caused by internal dysfunctions, such as autoimmune diseases.

In human beings, "disease" is often used more broadly to refer to any condition that causes extreme pain, dysfunction, distress, social problems, and/or death to the person afflicted, or similar problems for those in contact with the person. In this broader sense, it sometimes includes injuries, disabilities, disorders, syndromes, infections, isolated symptoms, deviant behaviors, and atypical variations of structure and function, while in other contexts and for other purposes these may be considered distinguishable categories.

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