Sunday, August 29, 2010

Obesity Surgery in England Increase Ten Times Since 2000

Obesity SurgeryThe use of weight loss surgery or bariatric surgery, is ten times more frequent in NHS hospitals in England, than it was in 2000, a new study published on finds.

A team of researchers from the Imperial College London analyzed national results after surgery on obese patients in the NHS in England.

They used the Hospital Episode Statistics database, and they identified all adult patients that have had a first elective bariatric intervention between April 2000 and March 2008.

Scientists also recorded mortality rates 30 days and one year after surgery, as well as the overall hospital stay and unplanned readmission rates.

During this time period, a total of 6,953 bariatric procedures were carried out, the number of procedures rising more than ten-fold from 238 in 2000 to 2,543 in 2007, e! Science News reports.

Gastric banding proved to be less dangerous than gastric bypass, as patients that underwent gastric banding had lower post-surgery mortality and readmission rates, as well as a shorter length of stay, but the poorest post-surgery outcome belonged to patients with comorbidities.

Another type of procedures that saw its rates increase were laparoscopic procedures, from 28% in 2000 to 75% in 2007, but as it did not cause any increase in mortality or unplanned readmission, scientists suggested it has been introduced in a safe manner into the NHS.

One explanation for this increase in weight loss surgery is the higher demand of patients that become aware that surgery is a viable treatment option.

The surgery is performed only on people who are dangerously obese, with the purpose of loosing weight, and the most common interventions are: reducing the size of the stomach with a surgical band (gastric banding), re-routing the small intestines to a small stomach pouch (gastric bypass), or removing a portion of the stomach (sleeve gastrectomy).

The interventions reduce the risk of death, hospital admissions and long term expenses for the health department, and are recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) for people with "morbid obesity" (body mass index of at least 40 or of at least 35 if accompanied by coexisting disease that could be improved by weight loss).

Possible candidates must have tried all other non-surgical treatments and failed, before they can actually have bariatric surgery, according to NHS official regulation, but who knows exactly?

Source @ Softpedia

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Friday, August 27, 2010

SkyFire for iPhone?

SkyFire for iPhoneSkyFire is the smart phone browser that was chewing through Flash video and other rich media long before any of the built-in browsers were supporting such things — and on a number of platforms, it’s still the only option.

We’ve known that SkyFire Labs was crackin’ away at an iPhone port for some time now — the company confirmed it after Opera got a surprise App Store thumbs up. But when would it be done? More importantly, when would it be submitted for that oh-so-important stamp of approval? Soon, according to reliable sources.

It’s by no means official just yet, but a pair of much-trusted little birdies have just informed me that SkyFire has just entered the final testing phase of what they intend to be the first public iPhone build, with plans to submit to Apple early next week.

Latest Installment of Medal of Honor Stirs Controversy

Medal of HonorMedal of Honor and its developers have found themselves in the news a lot recently for many reasons. There is good press, which they are getting because of announcements made at GamesCom, and then there is bad press, which they are getting from the continent of Europe.

This installment of the Medal of Honor has been no stranger to controversy. Similar to some recent movies which despict the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, Medal of Honor has garnered some critics who say that the exploitation of the current situation in the middle east is in poor taste.

That had, however, blown of, due in part to the announcement of certain improvements at GamesCom. Amid the excitement over the promise of better graphics and weapons and game realisticness, Europe, and specifically Britain has gotten up in arms over the game.

The sticking point is that in the upcoming game you have the option to play as either NATO forces or a member of the Taliban. Now, as a member of the Taliban, you would of course be shooting, and killing British troops.

This even has the British Minister of Defense, Liam Fox, chiming in about the game. Mr. Fox stated that, "the game is totally against the British, and it is mocking the families who lost their husbands and fathers in the War."

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Balancing Your Life

What is the latest trend we have these days? The answers are varying from Android phone, iPhone to America’s Got Talents, the list will keep rolling but mostly with one similar industry which is entertainment. Most people seek entertainment because it can balance the busy life we have! And thanks to the internet world, now people have a lot of choice to balance our hectic life too.

You can buy the most high-tech gadgets such as iPhone and other latest trend android phones, you can watch your favorite shows in the internet, and you can play your favorite games in the internet! People play from WOW to On line casinos in the internet, from simple funny games to the most brain exercising games. There are plenty of games people can enjoy, you can play free games or paid bases games and it’s up to you.

You can just stay at home and play your favorite games or grab your most sophisticated gadget and play, or go out and enjoy your favorite shows. The most important thing is you get all the fun you need. You need them to face all the challenge for the rest of your days. Work needs to be balanced with fun, so do not forget to relax, enjoy and have fun. The latest trend provides you with all things you need to balance of your life!