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 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why COVID-19 poses greater risks for men than women

While it's not exactly clear why, the finding itself is certain: Men are suffering worse fates than women when it comes to COVID-19, regardless of geography or age. A variety of data from outbreaks across the world has established ...

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

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, ...

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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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