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Girl, 12 year old, gets obesity surgery

12-year-old gets gastric bypass surgery

A Texas girl is recovering from surgery for a medical condition that made her rapidly gain weight. People around the world were able to follow the operation as it happened. 12-year-old Alexis Shapiro is having a rough go at life, and Cincinnati children’s Hospital is working to set it right. Read More »

Another ‘Glitch’ discovered in Obamacare website

Another 'Glitch'

The federal website central to Obamacare has been operating with a calculating error that could have negatively affected enrollment numbers, and no one seemed to know about it for nearly six months. The error primarily affects households that are just barely above the poverty line in states that have not yet expanded Medicare, the Inquirer reported. It said the website ... Read More »

Two-thirds of alzheimer’s women, study says

Women hit hard by Alzheimer's

HOUSTON -It’s a hard fact of life, and it’s harder for women than anyone else. 5 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s, two thirds of them, women. New numbers from the Alzheimer’s Association show that women 65 and over are nearly twice as likely to develop dementia and other Alzheimer’s related diseases than men. Read More »

More Muscles Linked to Longer Life, new study

More Muscles Linked to Longer Life, new study

THE more muscle mass you have, the healthier you are, and new evidence indicates said mass could also help you live longer! A new study out of UCLA builds on previous research led by Dr. Preethi Srikanthan, an assistant clinical professor in the endocrinology division at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Her past findings indicated that building ... Read More »

Jenny McCarthy slammed for anti-vaccination talk

Jenny McCarthy slammed for anti-vaccination talk

Apparently a lot of people want their mate to be vaccinated. Actress Jenny McCarthy tweeted a question Thursday evening: “What is the most important personality trait you look for in a mate? Reply using #JennyAsks,” McCarthy, 41, asked. Some of the responses weren’t that friendly — but admittedly funny, too. “Somebody who gets that refusing vaccines because of ‘toxins’ and ... Read More »

Diet Company Uses Rachele Cateyes’ Bikini Photo

Diet Company Uses Rachele Cateyes' Bikini Photo

A Milwaukie, Oregon woman who writes a blog about body acceptance wants to know why an online diet company is using a photo of her in a bikini without her permission. Rachele Cateyes told KGW she posted the photo of herself in a bikini on her blog, to send a message about having a positive self-image. Read More »

Chimerix To Give Josh Hardy Experimental Drug

Chimerix approves drug for Josh Hardy

After wide public outcry over the social networking sites the small ailing boy has been made available the required drug by the company. Chimerix will be experimenting the drug to the 7-year-old Virginia boy and undertaking a huge operational burden. However, the small and unprofitable biotechnology company said the experiment will only be on one patient, the young boy, and ... Read More »

British Man Gets 3D-Printed Skull

British Man Gets 3D-Printed Skull

A survivor of a serious motorbike accident has had pioneering surgery to reconstruct his face using a series of 3D printed parts. Stephen Power from Cardiff is thought to be one of the first trauma patients in the world to have 3D printing used at every stage of the procedure. Read More »

Life expectancy for heart transplant patients

Life expectancy for heart transplant patients

The surgical-style mask covering Oviedo coach Tom Hammontree’s mouth and nose fogs his glasses as he breathes. “It’s just something you have to put up with,” Walter Dahn said. Dahn understands. Hammontree, a track and field and cross country coach at Oviedo, and Dahn are part of a select group of Central Floridians who have had heart transplants. Read More »