Immunology

Study sheds light on low asthma rates in rural children

Researchers Oluwafemi Oluwole and Joshua Lawson have shed light on findings from previous studies that indicated rural children are less likely to have asthma. Without investigating diagnostic explanations, those studies ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Geographic disparities seen in distribution of dermatologists

(HealthDay)—There are substantial disparities in the geographic distribution of dermatologists that are worsening with time, according to a study published online Sept. 5 in JAMA Dermatology.

Health

Why young women say no to rural Australia

When it comes to migration trends, young people aged 15-24 are among the most itinerant in Australia. According to the 2016 census statistics, slightly more than half (50.5%) of people in this age bracket changed their residence ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

DR Congo's Ebola outbreak coming to an end: minister

An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo is just weeks away from being defeated, after claiming 29 lives, the country's health minister said Thursday.

Overweight & Obesity

Obesity plagues rural America

(HealthDay)—Country folk are being hit harder by the U.S. obesity epidemic than city dwellers, two new government studies show.

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