An operation that targets the nerves connected to the kidney has been found to significantly reduce blood pressure in patients with hypertension, according to a clinical trial involving UK researchers.
A simple score based on the food people eat could help clinicians predict patients’ risk of becoming overweight and ensure they get the right support and advice, say Spanish researchers who undertook a major long-term study.
Gestational diabetes may predispose women to early-stage kidney damage, a precursor to chronic kidney disease, according to US researchers.
Patients with acute kidney injury face a significantly greater risk of heart failure during their first year after leaving hospital, according to US researchers.
Older people with very low cardiovascular disease risks also have very little frailty, according to UK researchers, who say it raises the possibility that frailty could be prevented.
Experts have encouraged black women to visit their GP if they notice any changes in their breasts, in the wake of research suggesting breast cancer is often perceived as a “disease of whiteness”.
Smartphone messages should be sent to high risk cardiovascular patients when adverse weather conditions are predicted, say researchers, who found heart attacks were more common during cold snaps.
Falling numbers of asthma deaths, hospital admissions and prevalence have not changed regional and socio-economic variations in the condition, according to researchers.
Gout is not associated with an increased risk of fracture, according to a large UK study including thousands of primary care patients.
The Royal College of Nursing has written to the government calling for the pay proposals currently being consulted on by NHS staff to be extended to those working in social care, the private sector and primary care.