Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Imaging agent may help gauge kidney health

More than 3,000 donated kidneys are discarded every year in the U.S., even as thousands of people die on kidney transplant waitlists. About a fifth of all donated kidneys—particularly those from people who are older, have ...

Health

Poor diet is top contributor to heart disease deaths globally

More than two-thirds of deaths from heart disease worldwide could be prevented with healthier diets. That's the finding of a study published today in the European Heart Journal—Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes, from ...

Genetics

Epigenetic changes precede onset of diabetes

Epigenetic changes in the islets of Langerhans of the pancreas can be detected in patients several years before the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes (T2D). These changes are responsible for the altered methylation activity of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Virus in the blood can predict severe COVID-19

A blood test on hospital admission showing the presence or absence of SARS-CoV-2 can identify patients at a high risk of severe COVID-19. Admitted patients without virus in their blood have a good chance of rapid recovery. ...

Cardiology

Soy food, metabolism and the microbiome

Soy-rich diets have been associated with reduced blood pressure and protection against atherosclerosis, but the mechanisms by which soy may improve cardiac health have not been fully explored.

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