Kidney :: Help for Fabry patients

Physicians at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) have discovered the first successful treatment to stop progressive kidney function loss in patients suffering from Fabry disease. David Warnock, M.D., director of the UAB Division of Nephrology, led the team, whose results are published in the September edition of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

Obesity :: Surgery for severe obesity saves lives

An extensive Swedish study from the Sahlgrenska Academy has established that surgery reduces premature death in patients with severe obesity. A long-term follow up has shown that mortality is significantly lower among patients who undergo surgery than among those who do not.

Obese :: Gastric bypass reduces mortality risk in severely obese patients

Severely obese patients who undergo gastric bypass surgery significantly reduce their risk of death from coronary heart disease, diabetes and cancer, according to research published in the Aug. 23, 2007, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The study was led by a team of researchers from the University of Utah School of Medicine and LDS Hospital.

Newborn :: New research explores newborn in-hospital weight loss

Healthy, full-term newborn babies tend to lose weight during the first few days after their birth. A groundbreaking new study published in the latest issue of the Journal of Human Lactation explores the reasons why certain newborns lose more (or less) than others and what conclusions can be drawn from the research.