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Chronic Kidney Disease Risk Lower In Women

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a type of kidney disease in which there is a gradual loss of kidney function over a period of months or years. Early on there are typically no symptoms. Later, leg swelling, feeling tired, vomiting, loss of appetite or confusion may develop. Complications may include heart disease, high blood pressure, bone disease, or anemia. Causes of Chronic kidney disease include diabetes, high blood pressure, glomerulonephritis,…

Certain Birthmarks Warrant Quick Treatment

For common birthmarks, doctors should abandon the traditional wait-and-see approach, a leading group of pediatricians says. Instead, physicians should try to identify those that could cause scarring or medical problems and begin immediate treatment, according to a new American Academy of Pediatrics guideline. Infantile hemangiomas Infantile hemangiomas are bright red or bruise-like birthmarks that appear shortly after a…

A Dramatic Pattern of Bone Growth in Female Mice

In ‘game-changing’ finding, bone mass rose 800% after signals were blocked in brains of mice. UCLA and UC San Francisco scientists have found that blocking some signals from a small number of neurons in the brain causes female, but not male, mice to build super-strong bones. Researchers published their data in the journal Nature Communications. “We…

Helping Kids Manage Side Effects of Allergy Treatments

Immunotherapy a promising treatment for peanut allergies uncomfortable side effects can induce anxiety. young patients to the mindset that so uncomfortable side effects are a sign that treatment is working can help reduce anxiety, according to new research by Stanford psychologists. The study, published Jan. 28 in Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology In Practice,…