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Ethicon to present obesity treatments at IFSO

Ethicon, part of Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies (JJMD), will present its innovations in bariatric surgery at the 23rd World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Diseases (IFSO 2018).

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mHealth models to drive cardiometabolic market

New business models such as direct-to-consumer (DTC) and telemonitoring services are supporting market players in reaching larger patient bases across the global cardiometabolic diseases landscape, a report said. Growth partnershi

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mHealth models to drive cardiometabolic market

New business models such as direct-to-consumer (DTC) and telemonitoring services are supporting market players in reaching larger patient bases across the global cardiometabolic diseases landscape, a report said. Growth partnershi

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New approach needed to stop obesity epidemic: expert

Doctors must adopt new treatments that look beyond diet, exercise and surgery if they hope to stem the Middle East’s rising obesity epidemic, a leading Cleveland Clinic surgeon said during the Arab Health Congress 2018 in Dubai, UAE.

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Zulekha experts perform live bariatric surgery

A live bariatric surgery has been successfully completed at Zulekha Hospital Sharjah as part of the healthcare group’s ongoing efforts to increase awareness of obesity, enhance patient safety and help educate fellow surgeons and healthcare

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Global obesity has reached pandemic levels, says report

Urgent action is required to limit the global fallout from rising obesity levels, according to a report published today by Aetna International, one of the world’s leading health insurance providers. Aetna International combi

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Combine science, compassion in fighting obesity: Princess Haya

Regional leaders, organisations and poeple must combine science and compassion in tackling obesity in the Middle East, said HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, chairperson of Dubai Healthcare City Authority. They must unite in movi

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Eating fat won't make you fat say groups

Encouraging people to eat a low-fat diet is making Britain's weight problem worse, not better, and it is having a disastrous impact on health, two anti-obesity campaign groups said on Monday. In a report questioned by other he

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Diabetes rates quadruple as poorer countries hit

The number of adults with diabetes has quadrupled worldwide in under four decades to 422 million, and the condition is fast becoming a major problem in poorer countries, a World Health Organization study showed. In one of the larg

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Robotic surgery ‘can cut obesity’ in Bahrain

Bahrain’s obesity rate could be trimmed down by as much as 30 per cent if more people opted for robotic weight-loss surgery, according to a visiting expert. Surgical gastroenterologist and bariatric surgeon Dr Prasad Krishnan said the pr

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