Several American travelers who went to Tijuana returned with an antibiotic-resistant infection. The kind of infection they have is rare in the United States and considered difficult to treat.
Public Health January 25, 2019
University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have developed an extraordinary device that offers a promising solution to the problem of obesity. The device is planted in the body to stimulate a nerve that can suppress appetite by reducing feelings of hunger.
Public Health December 21, 2018
Yogita and Anisha were already having breathing problems at just six and eight years old because of their obesity. Thanks to a kind doctor, the sisters received the medical care that they need for free.
Medicine April 22, 2018
Drastic weight loss resulting from bariatric surgery can be life-changing. Studies in Sweden show that induced weight loss can either start or end romantic relationships.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 29, 2018
An engineered version of the protein GDF15 caused test animals to lose weight. Researchers also observed a link between increased levels of the protein and lowered cholesterol and insulin levels in the blood.
Public Health October 20, 2017
The world's heaviest woman, Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, has lost hundreds of pounds since her bariatric surgery and therapy. Learn her story and see her transformation through these videos.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 5, 2017
The world's heaviest woman would soon be shifted from Mumbai's Saifee Hospital to Abu Dhabi's Burjeel Hospital. Doctors from both hospitals devised the gargantuan plan of moving the patient.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 28, 2017
The world's heaviest woman lost more than 100 kilograms before she underwent bariatric surgery to remove the fats in her body. She is expected to lose another 100 kilograms more in the next 45 days.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 9, 2017
A study found that 23 percent of those undergoing bariatric surgery reported having a current mood disorder, mostly depression, and binge eating disorder. Does this mean patients stand to gain certain mental benefits aside from the weight loss effects of bariatric surgery?
Life January 15, 2016
Weight loss surgery increases the risk of bone fracture because it reduces absorption of important nutrients and vitamins essential for bone health.
Life December 27, 2015
Obese individuals who have high body mass index ratings and suffer from weight-related health problems may already be candidates for bariatric surgery. Here are some of the things a person needs to know about obesity and how it is addressed through weight loss surgeries.
Life December 26, 2015
According to a study, weight loss surgery may be as effective for teens as it is for adults. While most teens in the study were still obese after surgery, most of them experienced an elimination of things like high blood pressure and issues with their cholesterol.
Life November 9, 2015
Bariatric surgery has major health benefits for obese teens. Researchers said that the surgery is safer and can lead to significant reduction in risks for heart attack.
Life November 7, 2015
Bariatric surgery may help reduce odds for obesity-related conditions but it also increases risks for self-harm behavior. Researchers offer possible reasons as to why the weight loss operation could elevate suicidal tendencies in some patients.
Life October 8, 2015
A new study conducted by University of Pittsburg researchers suggests that bariatric surgery can benefit people suffering from type 2 diabetes more than simply undergoing a lifestyle change.
Life July 6, 2015
If you're trying to figure out how to better manage type 2 diabetes, then bariatric surgery may be the answer, according to a new study.
Life July 5, 2015
Having an ideal weight is a great way to maintain health, most especially during pregnancy. Those looking to get pregnant should avoid baratric surgery though to steer clear of other problems.
Life March 1, 2015
Women who had bariatric surgery prior to getting pregnant have reduced odds of developing gestational diabetes but the weight loss surgery is also tied with unwanted effects on the baby.
Life February 27, 2015
When all else fails, bariatric surgery is there to offer weight loss. A study showed that bariatric procedures improve health and ultimately lengthen life.
Life January 7, 2015
In obese individuals, those who underwent bariatric surgery had reduced odds of developing type 2 diabetes than those who did not have weight loss surgery.
Life November 3, 2014
Weight loss surgery appears to be associated with a type of severe headache. In a new study, 3.3 percent of the subjects with spontaneous intracranial hypotension underwent bariatric surgery.
Life October 23, 2014
Researchers suggest that weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, just trims weight but does not help an individual to address depression. Symptoms of depression may also increase after surgery.
Life September 28, 2014
New research indicates bariatric surgery could do more than reduce weight gain. It may reduce cancer risk, says new report.
Life June 16, 2014
A new study from the Cleveland Clinic has found that obese patients with Type 2 diabetes may be able to have their condition cured after undergoing bariatric weight loss surgery.
Life March 31, 2014
Although there are risks associated with bariatric surgery, researchers have found that it helps very obese patients lose weight and improve their overall health. A new study even suggests that the surgery can lower a patient's risk of uterine cancer.
Life March 24, 2014
Obese Americans are increasingly finding it difficult to find insurance plans that would cover their bariatric surgery aka. weight loss surgery. Special requirements and evaluations have also been imposed to ensure that surgery is the patient's last resort.
Life February 19, 2014
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