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Insurance co told to foot Rs 3L weight loss surgery bill

07 Jul, 2017

Ahmedabad: Morbid Obesity Is A Disease: Consumer Court
Bariatric surgery to reduce excess fat cannot be always categorized as a cosmetic surgery; morbid obesity is a disease which leads to several health complications as well, a consumer court has held...

Diabetes Surgery

04 Sep, 2016

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday underwent a planned diabetes management surgery at a private hospital here and was recovering well. 61-year-old Jaitley was admitted to the hospital in Saket last evening and today an elective laparoscopic procedure was carried out on...

India home to 6.3cr diabetics DIABOLIC S...

18 Jul, 2016

India needs an effective jab to control its rising diabetics count. Figures released by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) are not encouraging. India has g rabbed second spot, after China, in the list of nations with a high number of diabetics. India’s is a progressive story: from 5.08 crore diabetics in 2010, to 6.1 crore in 2...

City kids face, Fat Epidemic

18 Jul, 2016

Children in the city are staring at major health risks in the future. A survey of over 11,000 school kids in 16 English and Gujarati-medium schools by Ahmedabad Medical Association (AMA) revealed that 20%students are either obese or overweight. The fact that 64% students con-fessed they did not in-dulge in any physical exer-cise, includi...

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