High, low BMI tied to higher medical expenditures in children

Medical expenditures for privately insured children, including out-of-pocket (OOP) expenditures, are higher for all body mass index (BMI) categories other than healthy weight, according to a study published online July 3 ...

Oncology & Cancer

Body mass index tied to multiple myeloma survival

Underweight and severe obesity are associated with decreased survival in patients with multiple myeloma (MM), according to a study published online Jan. 12 in the Blood Cancer Journal.


Underweight, obesity may increase risk for migraine

Underweight and obesity are associated with increased migraine risk, according to a review published in the July/August issue of Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Many adults inaccurately perceive their own BMI and body size

Less than two thirds of adults can correctly estimate their own body mass index (BMI) and less than half can identify their own body size, according to a study of 744 Polish adults published in Scientific Reports.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q&A: Foot rash and COVID-19

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am prone to hives and skin rashes, and I have severe eczema and other issues that prompted a recent visit to my dermatologist. She suggested that a rash on my feet was related to COVID-19. She also suggested ...

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