Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Dementia diagnosis often comes as part of costly crisis

Getting diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or another kind of dementia is never pleasant—but a new study shows that when and how someone's cognitive issues come to light can also make a big difference in their health care ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New guidance released for preventing hospital-acquired pneumonia

In the second in series of updates on guidance for infection control in acute-care hospitals, five medical organizations are recommending best practices for preventing hospital-associated pneumonia. Pneumonia is the most ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Recurrent UTIs linked to gut microbiome, chronic inflammation

One of the greatest frustrations regarding urinary tract infections (UTIs) is that they so often recur. UTIs are caused by bacteria in the urinary tract and characterized by frequent and painful urination. A round of antibiotics ...

Pediatrics

Role of race in calculating UTI risk in children reassessed

The variable race is associated with urinary tract infection (UTI) in children, but it can be replaced with history of UTI and duration of fever in a previously developed prediction tool, according to a review published online ...

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