Obesity- a weighty issue for employers
In recent years, obesity has been a rising concern for the UK, and according to the Global Burden of Disease study 67% of men and 57% of women are either overweight or obese in the UK. This growing issue has the potential to impact upon the way ...
Lexology (registration) - Wed, 29 Oct 2014 04:48

The tough love message some morbidly obese people need to hear
(CNN) — Inspiration can come from unlikely places. Brian Flemming found the will to change his life in a drawing game. Flemming was addicted to alcohol, severely morbidly obese and full of self-pity when he met Jackie Eastham through a random match on ...
wtvr.com - Mon, 28 Apr 2014 06:54

Intestinal Bypass Surgery for Morbid Obesity: Long-Term Results
Intestinal bypass for control of severe, morbid obesity was initiated in 1956 by jejunocolic anastomosis, which was modified to a jejunoileal technique after intolerable metabolic complications were experienced. This novel and drastic form of treatment ...
JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association - Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:03

Obesity: Is it a Mental Disorder?
Sturm R. Increases in morbid obesity in the USA: 2000-2005. Public Health 2007;121:492–496. [CrossRef]. 76. Rosenbaum M, Leibel RL, Hirsch J. Obesity. N Engl J Med 1997;337:396–407. [CrossRef]. 77. Berthoud HR. Homeostatic and non-homeostatic ...
Focus (subscription) - Mon, 10 Nov 2014 06:25

300kg Taiwanese man to undergo surgery for obesity
A man surnamed Li from Pingtung, Taiwan, who weighs 300kg, has been sent to E-Da Hospital in Kaohsiung with the help of 10 men and a van to undergo surgery for morbid obesity. According to a CTS report, his family called emergency services to send ...
AsiaOne - Wed, 12 Nov 2014 15:37

Weight Loss Surgery May Improve Kidney Function
Weight loss, or bariatric, surgery is highly effective for rapid weight loss in patients with morbid obesity, who are at markedly increased risk for kidney failure. Because the effect of bariatric surgery–induced weight loss on kidney function is ...
Newswise (press release) - Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:33

Calgary's Christmas trolls can't douse the good done by the SUNShine Fund
Saint Nick, aka Santa Claus. Immortal, despite the tobacco habit and morbid obesity that makes cramming himself down chimneys seem semi-suicidal. Elves. Short. Pointy ears. Poor fashion sense. Coming from a family of strong trade unionists, the elves ...
Calgary Sun - Sun, 16 Nov 2014 15:26

A morbidly obese patient tests the limits of a doctor's compassion
The patient is large. Very large. At more than 600 pounds, he is a mountain of flesh. “My stomach hurts,” he says, his voice surprisingly high and childlike. It is 10 p.m. in the emergency room, and I am already swamped with patients I'm trying to move ...
Washington Post - Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:21

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