Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Back pain: we're treating it all wrong

Imagine a medical condition that becomes worse the more it's treated – let's call it Malady X. Millions are spent on expensive therapies, on surgery, injections and pills, yet Malady X continues to strike down the young ...

HIV & AIDS

HIV patients ‘aging before their time’

While combination antiretroviral therapy has meant that people with HIV can live longer lives, research shows that the virus makes fundamental changes to the immune system by increasing the risk of developing age-related ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study details highest-risk groups for dying of COVID-19 in Sweden

Being a man, having a lower income, having a lower level of education, not being married, and being born abroad in low- or middle-income countries—these are factors that, independent of one another, are related to an elevated ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Surgical infections linked to drug-resistant bugs, study suggests

Patients having surgery in low income countries are more likely to develop an infection than those in wealthier nations, which may be linked to drug-resistant bacteria, research led by the Universities of Birmingham, Edinburgh ...

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