Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vitamin D appears to play role in COVID-19 mortality rates

After studying global data from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, researchers have discovered a strong correlation between severe vitamin D deficiency and mortality rates.

Genetics

Aging and chronic diseases share genetic factors, study reveals

The global population age 60 or over is growing faster than all younger age groups and faces the tide of chronic diseases threatening their quality of life and posing challenges to healthcare and economic systems. To better ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Climate change may lead to higher prevalence of CKD

(HealthDay)—Climate change may increase rates of chronic kidney disease worldwide as rising temperatures and heat stress damage kidneys, according to research published online May 5 in the Clinical Journal of the American ...

Addiction

New report: First compilation of global addictions

The world's first comprehensive report on global addictions has revealed Australians smoke less tobacco and drink less alcohol than the British, but Aussies take more illicit drugs.

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