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The New York Times' Well blog reports on a study published in Pediatrics that analyzed the death rates of children due to influenza. The study looked at 830 influenza-related childhood deaths reported between 2004 and 2012. Both children with high-risk medical conditions, such as neurological, pulmonary and...
Bloomberg News reports that while the the number of medical students who enrolled this year increased by 2.8%, there are still not enough residency positions, making it difficult to solve the  growing physician shortage. Furthermore, the mandatory funding cuts to the U.S. Medicare program, which funds more...
Obesity may be passed on through generations in ways other than those traditionally studied, the Los Angeles Times reports. A study published in BMC Medicine looked at the effect of rat exposure to the pesticide DDT, now endorsed for mosquito control, on obesity in future generations. Rats were injected...