News tagged with economic factors

Type 2 diabetes and obesity—what do we really know?

Social and economic factors have led to a dramatic rise in type 2 diabetes and obesity around the world. In a review in Science, Mark McCarthy, professor at the University of Oxford, UK, and Paul Franks, professor at Lund ...

Oct 06, 2016
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Supercenters may be supersizing Americans

Health professionals have spent years trying to pinpoint the sources of America's rising obesity levels, but research by University of Virginia Professor Christopher Ruhm suggests it might be time to look beyond the usual ...

Aug 03, 2016
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Primary care doctors must influence lifestyle changes

(HealthDay)—Primary care physicians (PCPs) are increasingly called upon to manage circulatory and circulatory-related diseases among their patients, according to an article published April 10 in Medical Economics.

Apr 22, 2014
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