Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

South Africa's surge of virus cases expected to rise rapidly

South Africa's current surge of COVID-19 cases is expected to dramatically increase in the coming weeks and press the country's hospitals to the limit, the health minister said Sunday night.

Oncology & Cancer

Complications after colonoscopy up for those aged ≥ 75

(HealthDay)—For individuals undergoing outpatient colonoscopy, the risk of 30-day postcolonoscopy complications is increased for those aged ≥75 years, according to a study published online June 25 in JAMA Network Open.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

U.S. officials change virus risk groups, add pregnant women

The nation's top public health agency on Thursday revamped its list of which Americans are at higher risk for severe COVID-19 illness, adding pregnant women and removing age alone as a factor.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Should physicians rethink terms used to describe kidney health?

Results from a new study indicate a need to reconsider certain medical terms and phrases that clinicians use when communicating with patients who have kidney disease. More patient-focused terminology may improve patient autonomy, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Young, but vulnerable to COVID-19

Although populations in countries in the Global South are on average younger than in Europe, they might be more vulnerable to severe forms of COVID-19. One reason for this is the higher proportion of people at working age ...

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Nephropathy refers to damage to or disease of the kidney. An older term for this is nephrosis.

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