Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientist defends Sweden's hotly debated virus strategy (Update)

Sweden's chief epidemiologist on Wednesday defended his country's controversial coronavirus strategy, which avoided a lockdown but resulted in one of the highest per capita COVID-19 death rates in the world.

Cardiology

Diastolic dysfunction more dangerous than previously thought

Sudden cardiac death is a common cause of death in patients with reduced systolic ejection function. As part of a long-term observational study, MedUni Vienna researchers from the Division of Cardiology have now shown the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Research: It's vital to protect older South Africans from coronavirus

Evidence is building around the world that elderly people are the most vulnerable group in the COVID-19 pandemic. They are more likely to develop severe symptoms and to die from this viral disease, especially if they have ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Highlighting diabetes risks in COVID-19

An international review involving Monash University has found elderly people with diabetes who contract COVID-19 are at a much higher risk of dying from the disease—and the virus may actually trigger the onset of diabetes ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Is the Southern US more at risk for COVID-19?

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend life in cities across the world, a University of Mississippi sociologist is focusing on the current and potential impact of the virus on rural communities across the South.

Surgery

Kidney transplants from, to extreme elderly feasible in ESRD

(HealthDay)—Kidney transplantation among elderly people with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) can be successful, allowing them to live dialysis-free, according to a study recently published in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Figures show hundreds of COVID-19 deaths in UK care homes

Leading British charities said the new coronavirus is causing "devastation" in the country's nursing homes, as official statistics showed Tuesday that hundreds more people with COVID-19 have died than are recorded in the ...

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