Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mortality down for autoantibody-associated vasculitides patients

(HealthDay)—From 1999 to 2017, there was a decrease in mortality among individuals with antineutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody-associated vasculitides (AAV) in the United States, according to a research letter published ...

Cardiology

Alarming number of heart infections tied to opioid epidemic

An alarming number of people nationwide are developing infections of either the heart's inner lining or valves, known as infective endocarditis, in large part, due to the current opioid epidemic. This new trend predominantly ...

Health

Access to palliative care in US hospitals still not universal

Despite rapid expansion in hospital palliative care programs in the U.S., access to these programs nationwide varies across geographic regions and depends on factors such as hospital size and tax status, according to a new ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Disparities in lung function found worldwide may impact health

A global study led by McMaster University researchers has found large differences in lung function between healthy people from different socioeconomic and geographical regions of the world which could impact their health.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

New estimates suggest that prevalence of dementia is falling in UK

The new study, which was led by Professor Carol Brayne, of the Cambridge Institute of Public Health (CIPH), University of Cambridge, UK, is part of the Medical Research Council (MRC) funded Cognitive Function and Ageing Studies ...

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