Health

Vitamin D supplements improve markers of bone turnover in CKD

(HealthDay)—For patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), cholecalciferol supplementation can correct vitamin D deficiency and improve markers of bone turnover, according to a study published online Oct. 17 in the Journal ...

Cardiology

Tau may predict neurological outcome after cardiac arrest

(HealthDay)—Serum tau is a promising novel biomarker for prediction of neurological outcome in patients with cardiac arrest, according to a study published online Oct. 5 in the Annals of Neurology.

Cardiology

Adding albumin to risk score improves mortality prediction

(HealthDay)—Serum albumin, as a marker of frailty, can significantly improve the ability of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation (EuroSCORE-2) scores to predict ...

Cardiology

Low serum calcium may increase risk of sudden cardiac arrest

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is fatal for over 90% of patients, and more than half of men and close to 70% of women who die of SCA have no clinical history of heart disease prior to this cardiac event. It is one of the leading ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rapid, easy Zika test developed

A new fast, easy and cheap "dipstick" test for the Zika and dengue viruses could revolutionize public health response to dangerous tropical germs, a new study reports.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Serum cystatin C predicts mortality with cirrhotic ascites

(HealthDay)—Serum cystatin C level is an excellent predictor of mortality in patients with cirrhotic ascites, according to a study published online Sept. 14 in the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Health

Omega 3 helps the gut stay healthy, study finds

Taking omega-3 as part of a healthy diet with plenty of fibre and probiotic foods can improve the diversity of the gut microbiome according to a new study by researchers at the University of Nottingham and King's College ...

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