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  1. Weight-Loss Surgery and Risk of Severe Headaches

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- After weight-loss surgery, some patients may be at risk for developing severe headaches, a new study suggests. In a small number of people, the surgery was associated with a condition known as spontaneous intracranial

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  2. How I Lost Half My Body Weight

    Four years ago I was 54 years old and weighed 404 pounds. Being overweight was something that sort of crept up on me. In my early 20s, I wasn’t fat -- I played softball and soccer with pickup teams and rode my bicycle. Then I got married, had kids, and started a career. I was traveling, building my

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  3. Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Help With Depression

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While most severely obese people get a mood boost after weight-loss surgery, some may have a recurrence of depression symptoms months after they have the procedure, a new study finds. The study included 94 women and 13 men

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  4. Apple Cider Vinegar and Health

    You probably have a bottle of apple cider vinegar in your pantry right now. It’s a tasty addition to homemade pickles, marinades, and salad dressing, but is it also good for you? As a folk remedy, apple cider vinegar has been credited with curing everything from the flu to warts. Many of its suppose

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  5. Stress Might Be Even More Unhealthy for the Obese

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Recurring emotional stress may trigger a stronger biochemical response in overweight people, possibly increasing their risk of chronic illnesses such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. Researche

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  6. Nerve Blocking Falls Short in Weight Loss Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A device intended to help with weight loss by blocking a certain nerve linked to appetite and metabolism failed to meet expectations in a trial among obese patients. Using electric impulses to block the vagus nerve, whi

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  7. African Mango: What to Know About Irvingia Gabonensis

    If you were hoping that African mango supplements would help with weight loss, you should know that the research on this is thin. Irvingia gabonensis (IG) is the Latin name of the tree grown in Central and West Africa that produces a fruit similar to a mango and nicknamed African mango, wild mango,

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  8. Obese More Likely to Survive This Serious Infection

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese seniors are more likely to survive a life-threatening bloodstream infection called sepsis than those who are at a normal weight, according to a new study. The results are surprising because obesity often leads to wo

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  9. 5 Tricky Diet Situations, Solved

    You're working on your weight, and certain situations make it really challenging. Usually, it's a social situation where food is front and center. You can still join in the fun and stick to your diet. Use these strategies to keep yourself on track. The problem: It's a co-worker's birthday -- or baby

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  10. How They Lost 478 Pounds

    Weight loss is about numbers: Burn more calories than you eat or drink. But it's also personal. Everyone is different, and there are so many diets and workouts to choose from. What's right for you? It can help to get inspiration from people who have been where you are now and have lost the weight. S

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