Nearly 20 percent of gastric band patients face additional surgeries, study finds

When gastric band surgery was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2001, it was considered a key weapon in the fight against obesity. However, the band's popularity has slipped in recent years, dropping from 55,300 in 2011 to 25,060 in 2013, according to the American Society for Met
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Trevor Noah Tears Into Fox News Over James Comey’s Bombshell Memo

Trevor Noah has spent the past few weeks eviscerating Donald Trump and the scandals that seem to plague his presidency.  On Wednesday, “The Daily Show” host turned his attention to Fox News and its coverage ― or lack thereof ― of bombshell reports that former FBI Director James Comey wrot
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This Refugee Is Building Homes Out Of Plastic Bottles

In a refugee camp in the Sahara desert, one man is making homes more durable in the face of tough weather conditions ― and he’s using trash to do it.Tateh Lehbib Breica, a Sahrawi refugee living in a camp in Tindouf, Algeria, is building homes for other refugees out of plastic bottles filled wit
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Australian woman in Cambodian court in surrogacy case

The lawyer for an Australian woman charged with providing commercial surrogacy services in Cambodia says his client is innocent. Cambodia banned commercial surrogacy last year after becoming a popular destination for would-be parents seeking women to give birth to their children. Tammy Davis-Charl
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NFL Calls BS On Gisele, No Evidence Tom Brady Suffered Concussion

The NFL is disputing Gisele's claims that Tom Brady secretly suffered a concussion during the 2016 season ... saying there's no evidence the Patriots QB suffered any sort of head injury.NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy just issued a statement saying, "We have reviewed all reports relating to Tom Brad
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Shaq Says Lakers Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Draft Lonzo Ball (VIDEO)

Shaq says the Lakers shouldn't let LaVar Ball scare them off from taking Lonzo Ball with their #2 pic ... 'cause despite the media circus that follows the Big Baller, his kid's game is "fabulous."The Big Diesel hasn't always been the biggest fan of the Ball clan -- he publicly dissed the price
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3-D printed ovaries help mice get pregnant, show promise for fertility treatments

In the era of regenerative medicine, which seeks to develop replacement tissues and organs in the lab for the millions of people in need, 3-D printing is a new frontier. The technology has already been harnessed to create everything from human skin to bone and heart tissue to cartilage for use duri
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Ebola outbreak leaves 3 dead in Democratic Republic of Congo

A year after the worst-ever Ebola outbreak was declared over, a new cluster of the disease is suspected of causing three deaths in the the Democratic Republic of Congo. The World Health Organization, which first reported the outbreak last week, said Monday that 19 people are suspected of developin
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Hospitals remain key targets as ransomware attacks expected to increase

The massive cyberattack this weekend that used “Wannacry” ransomware to infiltrate hundreds of thousands of computers has left organizations around the world – including medical care providers – on high alert. The attack on the British National Health Service that affected 16 hospitals bec
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Why the ‘exercise pill’ isn’t likely to eliminate the gym any time soon

Recent headlines touting the benefits of an "exercise pill" have teased the idea that it could be possible to skip the gym and stay fit. But a new study released this month, which takes a closer look at how the drug GW501516 acts on the body's metabolism, shows the alleged benefits aren't all that
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