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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. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Weight Loss Surgery Eases Urinary Incontinence?

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery appears to have an additional side benefit -- it may improve urinary incontinence symptoms in women, according to a new study. The study found that nearly half of women in a weight-loss surgery pro

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  6. Can Weight-Loss Surgery Lower Cancer Risk for Some?

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery may do more than lower the risk of heart problems and improve type 2 diabetes in obese patients: A new review suggests it may also lower their chances of a cancer diagnosis. "Bariatric surgery is asso

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  7. Weight-Loss Surgery May Ease Type 2 Diabetes Long-Term

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that weight-loss surgery is more helpful to obese patients with type 2 diabetes over the long term than regular care is. "This important study demonstrates what many of us in weight-loss surgery have su

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  8. Weight Loss Surgery May Help Prevent AFib

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery not only helps obese people drop pounds, but it may also prevent the dangerous heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation, according to new research. Scientists from the Mayo Clinic found that

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  9. Taste Changes Reported After Weight-Loss Surgery

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- After weight-loss surgery, many patients report changes in appetite, taste and smell, a new study says. One positive aspect of these changes is that they may lead patients to lose even more weight, the researchers suggest

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  10. Weight Loss Surgery for Severely Obese Teens

    Dec. 10, 2013 (Washington, D.C.) -- Fifteen-year-old Jacob Miller’s body mass index, or BMI, was off the charts. More than 6 feet tall, Jacob weighed 702 pounds at his heaviest. An online BMI chart from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute goes up to 443 pounds, which, for a 6-foot-4 indivi

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