Obstetrics & gynaecology

USPSTF recommends counseling for healthy pregnancy weight gain

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends behavioral counseling interventions to promote healthy weight gain in pregnancy. This recommendation forms the basis of a final recommendation statement ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 symptom exacerbation leading cause of reencounters

(HealthDay)—COVID-19 symptom exacerbation is the leading cause of early acute-care hospital reencounters (ACHEs) after COVID-19 hospitalization, according to a study published online May 21 in GeroScience.

Health

Vast under-treatment of diabetes seen in global study

Nearly half a billion people on the planet have diabetes, but most of them aren't getting the kind of care that could make their lives healthier, longer and more productive, according to a new global study of data from people ...

Oncology & Cancer

Combining BMI with body shape better predictor of cancer risk

New research being presented at The European Congress on Obesity (ECO) held online this year, suggests that a measure of body shape should be used alongside body mass index (BMI) to help determine the risk of obesity-related ...

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