Gastric bypass surgery associated with greater weight loss in adults

Adults with severe obesity had greater initial and sustained weight loss with gastric bypass surgery than either sleeve gastrectomy or adjustable gastric banding, according to a new study published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine. This is the largest long-term study of bariatric surgery to date. It included more than 46,000 patients at 41 participating health systems in 11 […]

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ASN: Kidneys Transplanted in France Would Be Discarded in US

MONDAY, Oct. 29, 2018 — Many kidneys transplanted in France would be discarded in the United States, according to a study presented at the American Society of Nephrology’s Kidney Week, held Oct. 23 to 28 in San Diego. Olivier Aubert, M.D., Ph.D., from the Paris Translational Research Center for Organ Transplantation, and colleagues compared kidney quality and outcomes between the […]

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Sales staff recommend more round-shaped products for obese customers

Despite today’s laws and public attitude against overt discrimination, subtle forms of prejudice are still active in the marketplace — often without our awareness. Previous research has shown that overweight or obese customers can experience less eye contact, friendliness and smiling from sales personnel as well as longer wait times. Findings from a new study suggest that sales workers may […]

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How sleeping mammary stem cells are awakened in puberty

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have discovered how the growth of milk-producing mammary glands is triggered during puberty. Sleeping stem cells in the mammary gland are awoken by a protein dubbed FoxP1, according to the research that was published today in the journal Developmental Cell. The research expands our knowledge of how the mammary gland — a component of […]

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The 10 most common chemotherapy side effects

Other common side effects include: nausea and vomiting neuropathy trouble breathing constipation diarrhea Chemotherapy cannot tell normal cells apart from cancer cells and kills both, which is why side effects occur. Most people receiving chemotherapy will experience side effects. Common side effects The 10 most common side effects include: 1. Illness and a weakened immune system Cancer and the treatment […]

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Air pollution leads to millions of asthma attacks annually worldwide: Study

Asthma is the most prevalent chronic respiratory disease worldwide, affecting about 358 million people, said researchers, including those from the University of York in the UK. Countries like India and China may be harder hit by the asthma burden because they have large populations. (Source: File Photo) Air pollution may be to blame for up to 33 million emergency asthma […]

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Could Chinese takeaways help fight dementia?

Could Chinese takeaways help in the fight against dementia? Controversial additive MSG improves the memory of patients, claim scientists It’s a popular treat on a Friday night for many after a tough week at work  But a Chinese takeaway could actually have a medical benefit, experts say  Japanese researchers conducted tests on 200 patients battling dementia  Participants were split into […]

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European Data Summit discusses next steps towards data-driven healthcare

How can European citizens be given union-wide, secure access to their health data? And how can Member States collaborate on the secure and authorised access to national genome databases? At the recent European Data Summit in Berlin, organised by the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, a breakfast session supported by HIMSS Europe saw experts tackle these issues, with Marco Marsella, Head of the eHealth, Well-Being, and Ageing […]

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Tumours push blood vessels with 200 TIMES the force of usual cells

Is this how cancer spreads so easily? Tumours push through blood vessels with 200 TIMES the force of ordinary cells Cancerous cells have more receptors, which allow them to cluster together Blocking these receptors may help to prevent cancers spreading in the body Cancer spreads when parts of tumours break into the blood or lymph system   e-mail View comments It’s a […]

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