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It costs Canada $9B to treat obesity, while barely any money is put into preventative care

The costs associated with rising rates of obesity worldwide are staggering and it doesn’t look like they’ll be dropping anytime soon. The disease costs the global economy an estimated $ 2 trillion each year. In Canada — where more than one in four people live with obesity — related health care costs are as high… Read More »

Fitbit to wade into care management in pilot this year

Dive Brief: Fitbit is launching a paid service next month, called Fitbit Premium. As part of the platform, the fitness tracker giant plans to develop personalized wellness reports allowing users to share their data with their physician, including health data trends and analyses of activity, heart rate, sleep and weight fluctuations, later this year. Fitbit… Read More »

These Medical Devices Are Inserted Into 500,000 Patients Each Year — but Are Tough to Sterilize

In hospitals around the world, the snakelike duodenoscope is regarded as an indispensable tool for diagnosing and treating diseases of the pancreas and bile ducts. But these fiber-optic devices have a remarkable drawback: Although they are inserted into the upper part of the small intestine through the mouth and constantly reused, they cannot be sterilized… Read More »

Woman, 31, goes into anaphylactic shock after swallowing her partner's SEMEN

Woman, 31, with severe allergy to penicillin goes into anaphylactic shock after swallowing her partner’s semen ‘because was on antibiotics’  The unidentified woman began to vomit and struggle to breathe after fellatio The woman, from Spain, went to hospital with a suspected anaphylactic shock  She revealed she had an allergy to penicillin but denied having… Read More »