Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Plant-based diets linked to lower mortality in CKD

(HealthDay)—A diet high in plant protein intake is associated with lower all-cause mortality in individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to research published online Dec. 10 in the American Journal of Kidney ...

Cardiology

Hospital quality adds to disparities in cardiac surgery

(HealthDay)—Hospital quality contributes to the racial disparities in outcomes after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, according to research published online on Jan. 8 in JAMA Surgery.

Health

New study finds flaws in mortality projections

A new study by demographer John Bongaarts, Population Council Vice President and Distinguished Scholar, has found that mortality projections from most low-mortality countries are more pessimistic than they should be. The ...

Pediatrics

ESPID: Gender doesn't affect child mortality after vaccines

(HealthDay)—There are no gender-specific differences in child mortality related to the type of vaccine last administered, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious ...

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