Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Doctors should evaluate hand function in RA, systemic sclerosis

(HealthDay)—Assessment of hand function is an important component in the clinical evaluation of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic sclerosis (SSc), according to a study published online March 21 in the ...

Surgery

Organ 'biological age' could predict transplant success

Factors regulating the biological age of a transplanted kidney (miles on the clock ) as opposed to the chronological age (calendar years) are key to determining how well it will work after transplantation, a new study has ...

Oncology & Cancer

'Scoring system' may spot those in greatest need of colonoscopy

(HealthDay)— Colonoscopy can save lives, but experts agree that testing rates remain too low. Now, researchers say a special scoring system might point to those people at highest risk for colon cancer, who may need the ...

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