Health

Physician's weight may influence obesity diagnosis and care

A patient's body mass index (BMI) may not be the only factor at play when a physician diagnoses a patient as obese. According to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the diagnosis ...

Health

U.S. efforts to boost number of primary care doctors have failed

(HealthDay)—Amid signs of a growing shortage of primary care physicians in the United States, a new study shows that the majority of newly minted doctors continues to gravitate toward training positions in high-income specialties ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Ginkgo biloba extract does not prevent Alzheimer's dementia

Ginkgo biloba extract does not significantly reduce the likelihood of diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease in older people, according to the results of the largest ever Alzheimer's prevention study in Europe, published in Lancet ...

Overweight & Obesity

Dentists help in fight against obesity, study finds

(Medical Xpress)—The fight against obesity in the United States may have some unexpected allies—dentists. New research by the Yale School of Public Health has found that counties with a higher number of dentists per capita ...

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