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Medical News Today: New obesity treatment shows real promise

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 23:00
Could bariatric arterial embolization offer a safer, easier and more effective alternative to gastric surgery in the treatment of obesity? A recent pilot study gives hope.

Medical News Today: More than half of fentanyl patch prescription use remains unsafe

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 23:00
Fentanyl patch prescription is safer than in the past, but physicians are still not meeting the safety requirement that patients should already have some opioid tolerance.

Medical News Today: Virtual consultations vary in quality of care

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 08:00
As virtual visits grow in popularity among patients with acute conditions, a study reveals variation in the quality of treatment - depending on the company and the condition.

Medical News Today: Higher calcium intake 'may protect seniors from CVD, but not stroke, fractures'

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 07:00
While a higher intake of calcium was found to lower cardiovascular disease risk for older adults in a new study, it had no effect on the risks for stroke and fractures.

Medical News Today: Oxytocin nasal spray: how can it help curb obesity?

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 06:00
Synthetic oxytocin delivered through a nasal spray has improved self-control in a group of overweight and obese men; it could be a novel treatment strategy for obesity.