Doing so could help us mature as a species
They wouldn’t in cases where these professionals are caring for infectious patients, but in other situations, they have
Human health is obviously crucial, but epidemiological models should not ignore economic and ethical considerations
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By Cesarachp, via Wikimedia Commons If you thought heart disease and diabetes were the main problems associated with obesity and overweight, think again.
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