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16/08/17 - Research
Obese cardiac surgery
After cardiac surgery, obese patients tend to require additional intensive care unit (ICU) services and longer recovery times when compared to non-obese patients. This results in more expensive, more...
17/08/17 - Policy
FDA alert
The FDA has issuing an update to alert health care providers of five reports of unanticipated deaths that occurred from 2016 to present in patients with liquid-filled intragastric balloon systems...
16/08/17 - Research
Blood sugars
A person's fasting glucose levels may be useful in identifying the best type of diet for weight loss, according to researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA)...
10/08/17 - Community
TV programme
blink Films are developing a television series looking at the increasing number of obese people in Britain who are physically or psychologically unable to leave their homes due to their weight. They...
16/08/17 - Research
Food preservatives and obesity
Investigators from Cedars-Sinai have developed a novel platform and protocol for testing the effects of endocrine disruptors on humans so show how they contribute to the obesity epidemic. The...
18/08/17 - Policy
DA intragastric balloons warning
The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the Association for Bariatric Endoscopy (ABE), a Division of ASGE, has responded to the FDA’s letter alerting healthcare providers about...
17/08/17 - Research
Adhesive surgical glue
A non-toxic glue modelled after adhesive proteins produced by mussels and other creatures has been found to out-perform commercially available products, pointing toward potential surgical glues to...
17/08/17 - Research
Laparoscopic training videos
Researchers at MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a new system that can efficiently search through hundreds of hours of laparoscopic surgery videos for events and visual features...

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