Archive: 28/04/2011

Reducing risk of renal failure in obese patients

The angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor drug, ramipril, is particularly effective in lowering the risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in obese patients, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of ...

Green light for flu vaccine in transplant recipients

Getting vaccinated against the flu lowers kidney transplant recipients' risk of organ loss and death, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN). ...

Alcohol, mood and me (not you)

Thanks in part to studies that follow subjects for a long time, psychologists are learning more about differences between people. In a new article published in Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the ...

Video: Top 10 risky food pathogens

Researchers at the University of Florida have identified the top 10 riskiest combinations of food and disease-causing microorganisms. Number one on the list, a microorganism called campylobacter, which is linked with poultry. ...

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