Which Obesity Surgery Is Right for You?

By comparison, sleeve gastrectomy is simpler: Surgeons remove a large portion of the stomach, turning it into a tubular pouch that holds much less food. Like bypass, it alters gut hormone activity. On average, people shed more pounds with bypass. A 2018 study of 46,000 patients found that bypass patients …

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Trauma of Miscarriage May Trigger PTSD

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) isn’t confined to soldiers on the battlefield; it can happen to anyone after a traumatic event — including pregnancy loss. After a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy, 1 in 6 women can have PTSD nearly a year later, European researchers …

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Probiotics: Don’t Buy the Online Hype

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Many people turn to the internet with health questions, but how reliable is the information you find? When it comes to probiotics, a new study urges caution. The research found that of 150 websites that came up with a search of probiotics, most …

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Prices of MS Medications Keep Soaring

Hopes that generic glatiramer acetate would help stem drug costs were dashed in part because of a strategy that pharmaceutical companies often employ to stay one step ahead, Hartung noted. Prior to the release of the generic version, Copaxone manufacturer Teva Pharmaceuticals created a slightly different formulation of its branded …

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Alcohol-Related Deaths Double

Alcohol-Related Deaths Double

Americans love their alcohol — sometimes to death. Alcohol-related deaths have doubled in the U.S. in the last two decades, and that number is thought to be undercounted, since death certificates often fail to capture the role alcohol plays in a death, according to CNN. The group with the highest …

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