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Gastric Bypass Hypnosis: Help or Hype?

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May 1, 2013
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A couple says a hypnotherapist helped trick their brains into thinking they had weight-loss surgery! But does it really work? We have the bariatric debate


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Obesity Surgery Benefits Teens, Study Shows

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AP (Nov. 4, 2013) — Results of an ongoing study released online Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics show that obese teens who undergo gastric surgery improve their overall medical condition and quality of life. The National Institutes of Health paid for the study. (Nov. 4)
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Scientists Restore Functionality in Brain Damaged Rats

Scientists Restore Functionality in Brain Damaged Rats

Reuters (Dec. 10, 2013) — Neuroscientists have shown that behavior in brain damaged rats can be partially restored by using implants to bypass the injured area. The research is in its infancy, but the scientists believe a similar approach could one day be used to help people with traumatic brain injuries. Rob Muir reports.
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Singing Doctor Turns Social Media Into Treatment Tool

Singing Doctor Turns Social Media Into Treatment Tool

Reuters (Sep. 27, 2013) — A doctor in the UK has become a Youtube sensation while demonstrating the power of social media to help patients. Dr Tapas Mukherjee is now known as 'The Singing Doctor', with his version of 90s hit "Breakfast at Tiffany's" by the band Deep Blue Something, which he has adapted lyrically to help acute asthma patients treat their condition. Jim Drury went to meet him.
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Robotic 'Creature' Could Help Those With Autism

Robotic 'Creature' Could Help Those With Autism

AFP (Aug. 8, 2013) — For autistic children, reading the emotions of those around them is a big challenge. Animals have long been used to help such kids to open up emotionally, and now researchers in Canada are testing an interactive robot that might be able to help in a similar way.
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