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5 Deaths Reported After Balloon Obesity Treatments

Five people who had a balloon system put into their stomach to treat obesity have died since 2016, the FDA warns.
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Health officials target pizzas, burgers and ready meals to help tackle child obesity in government drive.
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The UK Government is drawing up guidelines aimed at drastically cutting the calories in popular savoury foods.
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ABSTRACT BackgroundOverweight has been related to renal arteriolosclerosis and is able to modify intrarenal hemodynamics. Increasing evidences suggest an association between weight excess and primary glomerulonephritis (GN). The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between nutritional status and intrarenal arterial stiffness in primary GN associated to arteriolosclerosis. We have considered the glomerular diameter (GD) as morphological parameter in overweight and obese patients. MethodsClinical, laboratory, anthropometric data and renal Doppler ultrasound were performed immediately before kidney biopsy. Resul...
Source: Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
ABSTRACT Purpose: To evaluate intraocular pressure (IOP) and extraocular orbital vessels with color Doppler ultrasound (CDU) and investigate the effects of obesity on retrobulbar blood flow. Methods: Fifty-nine patients were included in this prospective study. Patients were divided into two groups according to body mass index: Group 1 (31 obese patients) and Group 2 (28 non-obese patients). IOP was measured with a Goldmann applanation tonometer, and CDU was used to evaluate the retrobulbar vessels. Results: The mean IOP was 18 ± 6.68 mmHg in the obese group and 13.71 ± 1.60 mmHg in the control group (p
Source: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
Nic and Trees Elderhorst knew exactly how they wanted to die. They were both 91 years old and in declining health. Nic Elderhorst suffered a stroke in 2012 and more recently, his wife, Trees Elderhorst, was diagnosed with dementia, according to the Dutch newspaper, De Gelderlander. Neither wanted to live without the other, or leave this world alone. So […]Related:Tibetan Buddhism-based ‘compassion’ training for doctors targets burnoutThere’s plague in Arizona. Authorities warn of fleas that can infect people and pets.5 dead after FDA-approved obesity treatment that places silico...
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Researchers found a higher rate of coronary heart disease among people who are overweight but otherwise healthy.
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DED linked to 10 percent increase of any obesity - related cancer among normal - weight women
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news
Pokémon-Go: Why Augmented Reality Games Offer Insights for Enhancing Public Health Interventions on Obesity-Related Diseases. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2017;241:128-133 Authors: Wong MC, Turner P, MacIntyre K, Yee KC Abstract Stimulating widespread interests of the population to participate in behavioural changes through information and technology has been an aim of much health informatics research. The recent widespread participation of the augmented reality game Pokémon Go which encourages exercises, provides significant insights into the potential of information technology to improve...
Source: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics - Category: Information Technology Tags: Stud Health Technol Inform Source Type: research
More community education and more physical education in schools are needed to manage the childhood overweight problem in Indonesia and other emerging economies.Medscape Medical News
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Authors: Cata JP, Zavala AM, Van Meter A, Williams UU, Soliz J, Hernandez M, Owusu-Agyemang P Abstract BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a postoperative complication associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The incidence and risks factors for AKI after cytoreductive surgery with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CRS-HIPEC) have not been fully studied. The purpose of this study was to identify perioperative risk factors predictive of AKI after CRS-HIPEC. METHODS: This retrospective study collected demographic, tumor-related, intraoperative and postoperative data from 475 patients who ...
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Int J Hyperthermia Source Type: research
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