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March 6, 2021
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A call to action to address racial inequities in medical tests

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new perspective article published in CJASN examines how the use of race in calculating kidney function, as well as other aspects […]
March 6, 2021
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Three-layered masks most effective against large respiratory droplets

The droplet impacting on the mask surface is recorded at 20,000 frames per second. These time sequence images of droplet impingement on a single-, double-, and […]
March 6, 2021
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Italy extends regional coronavirus lockdowns

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Italy’s health minister announced Friday that another region would be subject to lockdown measures due to worsening pandemic numbers fuelled by the […]
March 4, 2021
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Assessing patients’ kidney health may help predict their risk of cardiovascular disease

Credit: CC0 Public Domain New research indicates that tests of patients’ kidney health may provide insights on their risk of developing cardiovascular disease. The findings are […]
March 4, 2021
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Ireland investigates stillbirths linked to COVID-19

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Irish health officials are investigating four stillbirths potentially linked to COVID-19, the Republic’s deputy chief medical officer said Thursday. Ronan Glynn said […]
March 4, 2021
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Virus kills fewer African women than men: WHO study

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Women in Africa are less likely to die from COVID-19 than men, but more likely to succumb to maternal complications due to […]
March 3, 2021
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Albumin provides no benefit to hospitalized patients with advanced liver disease

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Daily infusions of albumin provide no significant health benefit to patients hospitalised with advanced liver disease, over and above ‘standard care’, finds […]
March 3, 2021
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Czechs launch mass testing to battle COVID surge

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The Czech Republic launched mass coronavirus testing at business premises on Wednesday, in a bid to stem the world’s highest infection rate. […]
March 3, 2021
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Progressive kidney disease may be predicted by proteins in urine

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain In a study of people who were diagnosed during hospitalization with the short term but serious disorder called acute kidney injury (AKI), […]
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