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10/03/17 - Policy
EASO warning
EU Member States are being called on to do more to tackle the growing obesity epidemic or they could face crippling costs of providing medical care in the future. The stark warning, and the call for...
07/03/17 - Policy
Balloon alert
The FDA has issued an alert to healthcare providers about potential adverse events linked to fluid-filled intragastric balloons for the treatment of obesity. The devices affected are the ReShape...
09/02/17 - Policy
Paediatric obesity
The Endocrine Society has issued a Clinical Practice Guideline advising healthcare providers on how to prevent and treat childhood obesity with lifestyle changes. The guideline has been published in...
08/02/17 - Policy
EndoBarrier reimbursement
InEk, the German Institute for the Hospital Remuneration System, has awarded GI Dynamics’ EndoBarrier NUB Status 1 for 2017. The NUB process allows for introduction of new and innovative medical...
30/01/17 - Policy
ADA Standards
The American Diabetes Association has emphasised the important role of metabolic surgery for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in its 2017 Standards of Medical Care published in a supplement in...
27/06/17 - Policy
Scientific Statement
A Scientific Statement issued by the Endocrine Society has called for more research aimed specifically at understanding the underlying mechanisms that make it difficult to maintain long-term weight...
26/06/17 - Policy
Obesity screening
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is recommending that clinicians screen for obesity in children and adolescents aged six years and older and offer or refer them to comprehensive,...
17/05/17 - Policy
European Obesity Day 2017
European Obesity Day will take place on Saturday 20th May and will be marked by events to be held across the region to draw attention to the growing obesity epidemic. Europe's leading organisation...

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