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FDA Approves Device To Treat Obesity

Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the very first weight loss device that controls satiety. The Maestro Rechargeable System targets the neural pathway between the brain and the stomach that controls feelings of hunger and fullness. However, this device will only be available to adults aged 18 years ...

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Bleeding after menopause: Get it checked out

Bleeding after menopause can be disconcerting, but the good news is, more than 90% of the time it’s not caused by a serious condition, according to a study in JAMA Internal Medicine. That said, the study also reinforces the idea that postmenopausal bleeding should always be checked out by your ...

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Unorthodox Ways to Rein in Your Appetite

(CC BY-SA 2.0) by Les Chatfled/Flickr When Just Telling your Stomach “Whoa” Doesn’t Cut it Brook had never laughed so much in her life. “What’s so funny?” asked Serge. “Your new diet,” said Brook. “Replacing the bulb in the refrigerator with a black light so everything ...

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Does weather affect arthritis pain?

Medical myths die hard. Maybe that’s because there’s no agreement on whether a common belief is indeed a myth. For example, there’s the longstanding belief that weather affects arthritis pain. Many of my patients notice a clear connection; some are so convinced of the link, they believe they can predict ...

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Have You Found Yourself in a Diet Cult?

(CC BY-SA 2.0) by TORLEY/Flickr The world of nutrition and diet has seen an ongoing trend toward the formation of cult-like diet systems. For example, there has been a lot of noise recently about the carnivore diet , where you basically only eat meat, preferably beef. This has ...

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