Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Men with chronic kidney disease have worse outcomes than women

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have found that men with chronic kidney disease, or CKD, are more likely to experience disease progression and death when compared with women suffering from the same condition.

Pediatrics

Sexual risk assessment tool in the child welfare system developed

Children in the welfare system are particularly vulnerable to commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) according to a 2013 U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means hearing, but few practical screening tools currently ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Prevalence of eating disorders 1.4 percent in preteens

(HealthDay)—The prevalence of eating disorders among 9- to 10-year-olds in the United States is 1.4 percent, with no difference in prevalence between boys and girls, according to a research letter published online Nov. ...

Neuroscience

Is cirrhosis associated with increased risk of stroke?

Cirrhosis was associated with increased risk of stroke, especially hemorrhagic, in a study that included a representative sample of more than 1.6 million Medicare beneficiaries, according to an article published by JAMA Neurology.

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