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University of Alberta research sheds light on surgical risks linked to severe obesity | Globalnews.ca

EDMONTON – New research out of the University of Alberta is delving into the heightened risks faced by severely obese patients going through emergency surgery.

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Medical Study

How This Common Drug Can Have Lasting Effects on Kids

In a study published in Nature Communications, scientists document the possible long-term effects of antibiotics when they’re used early in life. Their study involved mice, but the team used the drugs in doses and treatment regimens that mimic those frequently administered in young children. 396 more words

Most common plastic surgery procedures

Plastic surgery is increasingly popular all over the world. The number of procedures done increases every year and no signs of deceleration emerge.

There are two types of plastic surgery patients: the ones who always wanted it, and the ones who only realize the need for plastic surgery at a certain point in their lives. 345 more words

Medical Tourism

Weeks 16 - 19 - I'm still here!!!

OK, things are fine.  First the stats….

  • Week 16, Tuesday, 6/2/15, 227.8 (conversion to my scale from medi-weightloss……a loss of almost 2 pounds according to my scale, which ran a pound higher than medi’s)
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Daily Musings

Pretty Face Squad

So, I guess this is a thing I’ll be doing.

Another poem. This one is about the backhanded compliments/unsolicited advice that big girls receive all the time. 237 more words

Bariatric Surgery

Daily measurement can help keep weight off, study says

Measuring weight daily and tracking changes over time helps people keep lost weight off, a new study has found.

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Health

Letter: Point about aspartame is debatable

Re: “Attacks against aspartame fall short of credible” (Joe Schwarcz, June 27)

Joe Schwarcz’s excellent (as usual) article, I believe, missed one issue about aspartame. Aspartame is safe, but the fact that it had “no impact on the growing incidence of obesity” is debatable. 126 more words

Letters