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The vagus nerve has long been recognised as the internal sensory system, regulating breathing and heart rate among, as well as sensing and signalling that feeling of fullness to the brain. That same nerve also detects nutrients and controls... (more)

10/06/16 - Opinion/blog

Just in case you missed any news in May 2016, these were the 10 most read articles on including the latest research, product & industry news, policy news and more... 45 organisations recommend metabolic surgery for T2DM
07/06/16 - News

EndoStim has announced new data were presented on its new neurostimulation therapy for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD) at the 2016 Digestive Disease Week (DDW) meeting in San Diego, California. The four presentations included analyses of: one year results of an... (more)
03/06/16 - News

Johns Hopkins scientists who indirectly investigated the blood sugar effects of ten (out of 32 selected) commercial weight loss programmes have noted a few show promise of benefit for diabetic patients, but far more rigorous research is needed before doctors can wholeheartedly... (more)

Stretta cost savings


Researchers from Baker Tilly LLP, Fairleigh Dickinson University and Stanford University, has suggested the potential for substantial payer cost...

02/06/16 - News

Researchers from the Cleveland Clinic's Bariatric and Metabolic Institute have recommended physicians use obesity staging models to recognise and manage weight-related health issues, which may not be captured by traditional diagnosis criteria. The authors urge physicians to... (more)
01/06/16 - News

Narvitas Medical Devices International Limited, a UK-based global medical device company, has announced the successful use of its LapDome in a patient that would be medically categorised as morbidly obese. LapDome, which the company claims is the first commercially available... (more)
31/05/16 - News

NDR-UK has launched two innovative new resources, developed by specialist dietetic colleagues at NHS Ayrshire and Arran, Scotland. The comprehensive, 80 page book is designed to support patients before and after gastric sleeve and gastric bypass surgery (not gastric band... (more)

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27/05/16 - Research
Medtronic make Dutch investment
The Nederlandse Obesitas Kliniek (Dutch Obesity Clinic, NOK) and Medtronic have announced that an agreement to enter into a strategic alliance, via a majority ownership position in NOK, with the goal of enhancing NOK's ability to offer integrated, value-based healthcare solutions for the treatment... (more)
26/05/16 - Research
Metabolic surgery for T2DM
A joint statement, ‘Metabolic Surgery in the Treatment Algorithm for Type 2 Diabetes: A Joint Statement by International Diabetes Organizations’, endorsed by 45 international organizations and published in the journal Diabetes Care, has have called for metabolic surgery to be recommended or... (more)
26/05/16 - Research
Obalon balloon
Patients who had a BMI30-40 lost nearly 7 percent of their weight, on average, after using the Obalon 6-Month Balloon System (Obalon Therapeutics), according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2016. They also significantly improved in other health indicators, such as blood... (more)
26/05/16 - Research
Virtual reality in medicine
The race for free and global digital access to information is over with the internet, mobile phones and Google Search addressing the issue of “just in time” problem solving through access to relevant literature, images, and video search results. However, if the ‘right answer’ is available anytime... (more)
26/05/16 - Research
Sponsored article
Dr Rudolf Steffen is a bariatric and metabolic surgeon at the Hirslanden Klinik Beau-Site in Bern, Switzerland, one of the leading centres in the country for bariatric and metabolic surgery. Since 2003, he has performed more than 3,000 banded bypass operations and has recently utilised the... (more)
23/05/16 - Community
European Obesity Day
European Obesity Day 2016, which took place on May 21, has helped to considerably increase awareness of obesity and the benefits of bariatric surgery. The annual event, which takes place on the third Saturday in May, is organised by the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) to bring... (more)