Many U.S. counties lack infectious disease specialists

(HealthDay)—The distribution of infectious disease (ID) physicians in the United States is geographically skewed, with 90 percent of U.S. counties having below-average ID physician density or no ID physicians at all, according to a research letter published online June 3 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and colleagues examined the […]

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China virus death toll nears 1,400, US bemoans ‘lack of transparency’

The death toll from China’s virus epidemic neared 1,400 on Friday, as the United States complained of a “lack of transparency” from Beijing over its handling of a crisis that has fuelled global panic. Nearly 64,000 people are now recorded as having been made ill by the virus in China, with the last two days showing a steep rise after […]

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Lack of specialists doom rural sick patients

Residents of rural areas are more likely to be hospitalized and to die than those who live in cities primarily because they lack access to specialists, recent research found. The study, led by Kenton Johnston, Ph.D., assistant professor of health management and policy at Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice, looked at data from Medicare patients […]

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Faith community events for children: Good for the soul but lack nutrition

Childhood obesity affects about 13.7 million children and adolescents in the United States and has been increasing for more than four decades. It is a serious problem that puts children at risk for poor health and chronic disease. Unlike foods served in public schools, which must typically adhere to U.S. Department of Agriculture food guidelines to enable meal reimbursement, most […]

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Scientists said, why run the risk of dying people with excess and lack of weight

Excessively high and excessively low levels of body mass index (BMI) are associated with increased risk of death from almost all major causes, with the exception of road accidents. A study published October 31 in the journal The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology and conducted by researchers from the London school of hygiene and tropical medicine (London School of Hygiene and […]

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