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Study uncovers method to treat cocaine abuse

The study is the first to demonstrate a central nervous system role for bile acids in altering reward-related behaviors, and it opens the possibility of treating drug abuse in new ways. 

Sep 03, 2018, 10:57 AM IST

Weight-loss surgery may cut heart disease risk among adolescents

The study, published in the online journal Pediatrics, was conducted over 242 adolescents who were diagnosed with heart risk factors at the baseline. 

Jan 08, 2018, 18:52 PM IST

Bariatric surgery may make obese people less prone to cancer

Compared to people who didn’t have bariatric surgery, patients who did were 33 percent less likely to develop any type of cancer during the study. 

Oct 07, 2017, 17:59 PM IST

Is weight loss surgery safe? Chennai woman loses life while undergoing treatment

A 46-year-old woman from Chennai lost her life in the process of losing weight which reportedly was about 160 kilos.

Sep 24, 2017, 11:41 AM IST

Beware, obese men! Undergoing bariatric surgery may make you less fertile

Researchers discussed the possible impact of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) on male reproductive capability.

Sep 09, 2017, 12:53 PM IST

Eman Ahmed, once world's heaviest woman, eats food by herself for first time in 25 years

The other good news is that Eman is taking currently and for the last two days, half of her meal by herself.

May 29, 2017, 12:01 PM IST

Indonesian boy weighing 30 stone after cola and noodle addiction undergoes successful bariatric surgery

Arya, used to eat five meals a day that consisted of rice, meat, fish, cola and five packets of instant noodles, leading to drastic weight gain.

May 24, 2017, 13:55 PM IST

After Eman Ahmed, world's heaviest man Juan Pedro Franco undergoes successful weight loss surgery in Mexico

Franco, who at one point weighed almost 600 kilogrammes (1,300 pounds), is being closely monitored by doctors following his weight loss surgery.

May 10, 2017, 12:59 PM IST

Eman Ahmed will not undergo weight loss surgery for now – This is how she'll be treated in UAE

The Egyptian woman once considered the world's heaviest is now being treated by a team of 20 doctors and specialists in Abu Dhabi.

May 09, 2017, 14:09 PM IST

'Heaviest woman' Eman Ahmed battling multiple conditions in UAE, may take at least a year to recover

Doctors at Burjeel Hospital say Eman, who left India last week in a chaotic manner, is also suffering from a 'cardiac issue', thyroid imbalance, poor kidney and liver function, COPD and infected bed sores, apart from her severe obesity. 

May 08, 2017, 10:34 AM IST

Eman Ahmed's doctor Dr Muffazal Lakdawala – A victim or a hero?

Today, Eman weighs 176kgs (down 324 kgs) and is like any other obese person.

May 05, 2017, 13:02 PM IST

'World's heaviest woman' Eman Ahmed reaches Abu Dhabi, admitted in Burjeel Hospital for further treatment

She will now begin a year-long course of physiotherapy at VPS Burjeel hospital in Abu Dhabi, her doctors in Mumbai said.

May 05, 2017, 08:41 AM IST

At 170kg, Eman Ahmed, once world's heaviest woman, leaves India for Abu Dhabi

At 170kg, Eman, once known as the world's heaviest woman, is now lighter by over 350kg following her treatment at the Saifee hospital in Mumbai. 

May 04, 2017, 09:03 AM IST

Saifee hospital doctor slams Shobhaa De for her column on Eman Amhed's weight loss row

In her column, De had called Dr Muzaffal Lakdawalla a media-savvy, photogenic bariatric surgeon on behalf of the Saifee team.

May 03, 2017, 12:10 PM IST

One of the heaviest women in India now 175 kg lighter, thanks to bariatric surgery

Throughout her teenage years, Amita's weight didn't stop increasing and even after her parents took her to London for consultation, doctors were unable to put a finger on the exact reason.

May 03, 2017, 00:21 AM IST

'World's heaviest woman' Eman Ahmed to leave for Dubai on Wednesday: Reports

However, Saifee Hospital – where Eman is being treated at present – denied receiving any communication from the VPS Healthcare that owns the Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi.

May 02, 2017, 21:33 PM IST

When singers Roop Kumar Rathod, wife Sonali sang for Eman Ahmed to cheer her up

The couple also sang for the Egyptian woman, once considered to be the ‘world’s heaviest woman’ until she arrived in Mumbai in February for her treatment.

May 02, 2017, 10:18 AM IST

World's heaviest woman, Eman Ahmed, to leave for Dubai; Dr Muffazal Lakdawala says, 'Will miss her'

Even though he is against her family's decision of shifting Eman to a Dubai hospital, Dr Lakdawala expressed that they will miss Eman, in a post on Twitter.

Apr 30, 2017, 12:36 PM IST

Did Eman's sister ignore doctors' advice? Cops called in after Shaimaa feeds world's heaviest woman water

As per the reports in mid-day, the Saifee hospital where Eman is being treated called on the cops after her sister Shaimaa tried to feed a few drops of water to the Egyptian woman, despite warning from doctors who said it can prove fatal.

Apr 28, 2017, 10:26 AM IST

Spat between world's heaviest woman Eman's kin & doctors gets murkier, mother releases new video

A day after her sister Shaimaa Salim leveled shocking allegations against bariatric surgeon Dr Muffazal Lakdawala and Saifee Hospital in a video uploaded online that has gone viral, now her mother, Thanaa Ahmed, too, released a scathing footage on Eman's health.

Apr 26, 2017, 10:42 AM IST