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  • Men should get checked for hernias

    When you’re experiencing discomfort in your groin, it can be concerning and at times, even embarrassing. It’s the reason so many men fail to seek out necessary preventive care and sometimes even urgent care.

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  • You don’t have to live with pain of gallstones

    Treatment for gallstones includes dietary changes (eating a low-fat diet) and medications that can reduce pain and slowly break them down. If you have frequent gallbladder attacks and more conservative treatments don’t work, you may be a candidate for surgery to remove your gallbladder, Darr says.

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  • Obese people lack cells with satiety hormones

    Individuals with severe overweight have an inhibited sense of satiation -- they release fewer satiety hormones than people of normal weight. The reason: the responsible cells in the gastrointestinal tract of obese people are severely reduced. Surgical weight-loss procedures can repair this disorder.

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  • Fewer complications, lower mortality with minimally invasive hernia repair

    Minimally invasive surgical techniques are now used in nearly 80% of operations for paraesophageal hernia repair (PEH) and are associated with many outcome improvements, in comparison with open surgery, according to a retrospective study of data from nearly 100,000 cases

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  • Fruit discovery could provide new treatments for obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease

    A combination of two compounds found in red grapes and oranges could be used to improve the health of people with diabetes, and reduce cases of obesity and heart disease. The find has been made by researchers who now hope that their discovery will be developed to provide a treatment for patients.

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