Obstetrics & gynaecology

Global study shows teenage motherhood is still high

The high rate of adolescent motherhood across developing countries isn't shifting, with reductions either modest or absent in some regions and rising in others, according to University of Queensland-led research.

Diabetes

CDC: 26.4 percent of U.S. adults with diabetes meet ABCS goals

(HealthDay)—About one in four U.S. adults (26.4 percent) with diabetes meet the combined goals for preventing or delaying complications of diabetes, according to research published in the Nov. 13 issue of the U.S. Centers ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study reveals most effective drugs for common type of neuropathic pain

More than 20 million people in the U.S. suffer neuropathic pain. At least 25% of those cases are classified as unexplained and considered cryptogenic sensory polyneuropathy (CSPN). There is no information to guide a physician's ...

Overweight & Obesity

To reach weight-loss targets, start with small goals

People have been formulating weight-loss plans for centuries. In 1087, William the Conqueror replaced food with alcohol and slimmed down enough to resume riding his horse. England's William Banting published one of the first ...

Health

UN chief: Pandemic shows need for universal health coverage

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the "utterly inadequate health systems" around the world, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday in arguing that universal health coverage is essential for nations ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

People's life goals relate to their personality type, study suggests

In the first research of its kind, a new University of California, Davis, study suggests that for the most part, people formulate goals consistent with their personality traits—and an individual's goals are related to how ...

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