Patients don’t receive recommended follow-up care after weight loss surgery

Patients who have had weight loss surgery may not be receiving follow up care from their GPs as recommended in clinical guidelines—according to new research from the University of East Anglia and the University of Birmingham. Clinical guidelines recommend that patients receive nutritional and weight monitoring annually for life following procedures such as having a […]

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Novel biomarkers predict the development of incident heart failure

Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital have discovered several new biomarkers that are associated with incident heart failure. In a new study, several inflammatory biomarkers and cell energy metabolites were linked to an increased risk of incident heart failure. The study used a random selection of 10,106 men participating in […]

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US to blacklist dozens of Chinese companies, Wilbur Ross says

The U.S. is preparing to place dozens of Chinese companies, including Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp, on a trade blacklist, citing national security concerns, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Friday morning. The Commerce Department will add about 80 companies, the majority of which are Chinese, to the so-called entity list for national defense reasons. The firms […]

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Mum, 42, jailed for sharing ISIS videos of beheadings and childhood mutilation

The former wife of a hate preacher jailed for terrorism offences has been sent to prison herself for sharing shocking extremist material online. Khadidja Benboukhemis, whose third husband is Abu Izzadeen, shared a so-called Islamic State video showing beheadings and mutilated children. Kingston Crown Court heard Benboukhemis, from Plymouth, admitted sending the material last year […]

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