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Lipocalin-2, a hormone that suppresses hunger in humans, could be used to treat obesity: Study
Health

Lipocalin-2, a hormone that suppresses hunger in humans, could be used to treat obesity: Study

Obesity not only impairs movement but also increases the risks of many chronic and potentially disabling diseases like type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases and kidney disease

The number of weight-loss surgeries in India has shot from 200 in 2004 to a whopping 20,000 in 2019
Health

The number of weight-loss surgeries in India has shot from 200 in 2004 to a whopping 20,000 in 2019

Late last month, the Obesity Surgery Society of India reported that there has been a 100-fold increase in weight-loss surgeries in India in just 15 years.

Researchers now know why we gain weight as we grow older
Health

Researchers now know why we gain weight as we grow older

Scientists have found that as we age, the body processes lipids at a slower rate. This is a major contributor to weight gain, and even obesity, in old age.

Magma HDI chief explains Indian health insurance market and how the new entrant plans to gain market share
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Magma HDI chief explains Indian health insurance market and how the new entrant plans to gain market share

We offer gen-next innovative covers like Bariatric surgery, IVF cover, Psychiatric treatment and Lasik surgery cover.

Eman Ahmed dead: Former world's heaviest woman passes away in Abu Dhabi at 37 years of age
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Eman Ahmed dead: Former world's heaviest woman passes away in Abu Dhabi at 37 years of age

Eman Ahmed, the Egyptian woman who had come to India after she came to the country for a dramatic weight-loss medical procedure, passed away on Monday morning.

Eman Ahmed, having shed 323 kgs, admitted to Abu Dhabi hospital to continue treatment
India

Eman Ahmed, having shed 323 kgs, admitted to Abu Dhabi hospital to continue treatment

Eman Ahmed, the Egyptian believed to have been the world's heaviest woman, was admitted to a Abu Dhabi hospital to undergo long-term physical and psychological rehabilitation after a drastic weight-loss operation in India

Egyptian Eman Ahmed to be discharged from Mumbai's Saifee Hospital on 4 May, will fly to Dubai
India

Egyptian Eman Ahmed to be discharged from Mumbai's Saifee Hospital on 4 May, will fly to Dubai

Egyptian national Eman Ahmed, who was until recently believed to be the world's heaviest woman, will be discharged on Thursday from the Saifee Hospital here, where she underwent treatment for severe obesity.

Heaviest woman loses weight? Eman Ahmed's sister blames doctor of lying for publicity
India

Heaviest woman loses weight? Eman Ahmed's sister blames doctor of lying for publicity

The miracle story of Egyptian Eman Ahmed was shattered on Tuesday when her 32-year-old sister Shaimaa accused the doctor of Saifee hospital of lying about the weight loss, said media reports.

Heaviest Iraqi man weighing 301 kilos undergoes weight loss surgery
Life

Heaviest Iraqi man weighing 301 kilos undergoes weight loss surgery

A 43-year-old Iraqi national weighing 301 kg, underwent a bariatric surgery in a city hospital and is feeling lighter now as he will be able to shed around 150 kg of his weight over a span of next one year.

'Obese women receive lower starting salaries'
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'Obese women receive lower starting salaries'

A study, led by Monash University, examined whether a recently developed measure of anti-fat prejudice, the universal measure of bias (UMB), predicted actual obesity job discrimination.