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28/03/17 - Research
Genetic obesity
A study led by researchers from McMaster University has shown that, while relatively rare in the general population, there are a large number of varied, genetic syndromes associated with obesity....
28/03/17 - Research
E-learning
A study by researchers from University of Heidelberg is examining whether scoring laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) videos with performance checklists improves learning effects and...
24/03/17 - Research
Exercise in pill form
Researchers at Saint Louis University will tackle the twin epidemics of diabetes and obesity by tapping into the potential of two nuclear receptors that control muscle metabolism. The scientists will...
24/03/17 - Industry
Acquisition
Ethicon has completed its acquisition of Torax Medical, a privately held medical device company that manufactures and markets the Linx Reflux Management System for the surgical treatment of...
23/03/17 - Policy
Restricting bariatric surgery
A freedom of information (FOI) request made to all NHS commissioning groups (CCGs) shows that several CCGs have adopted policies which attempt to ration bariatric surgery to the super-obese, and...
18/10/17 - Industry
Product approval
TransEnterix has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the Senhance Surgical Robotic System. With this clearance, the Senhance becomes the first new market entrant into the field of abdominal surgical...
18/10/17 - Research
Contraception and bariatric surgery
Many women do not follow the guidelines to prevent pregnancy for an 18-month period following bariatric surgery, according to researchers examining post-surgery contraceptive practices and conception...
18/10/17 - Research
Pain thresholds and obesity
Healthcare professionals should consider pain thresholds and tolerance of pain when treating severely obese patients for acute or chronic pain, according to a study by researchers from Leiden...

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