Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Is kidney failure a man's disease?

A new analysis of the ERA-EDTA Registry reveals a striking gender difference in the incidence and prevalence of end-stage renal disease. Two thirds of all dialysis patients in Europe are male. It seems beyond hormonal effects ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Five things baby boomers need to know as they grow older

Taking a deep dive into the life expectancy gap that exists between elderly men and women had Kathryn Crespin, a researcher at the University of Virginia's Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, feeling, at times, like ...

Cardiology

Poor sleep and heart-related death

Elderly men who experience extended episodes of interrupted breathing while asleep have a high risk of heart problems. Research shows for the first time that poor blood oxygenation is a good indicator of the chance of heart-related ...

Cardiology

High uric acid levels linked to greater mortality

(HealthDay)—High serum uric acid levels are associated with greater risk of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, but not cancer mortality, in elderly adults, according to a study published online Aug. 16 in the Journal ...

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