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2014-02-17 23:01:08

The Dallas bariatric surgeon discusses the claims of a report published by The Lancet. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 The Lancet, a respected British medical journal, recently published an entire series dedicated to the benefits of bariatric surgery. As a Dallas-based bariatric surgeon, Dr. Dirk Rodriguez is excited about this report and the many claims it puts forth. “This series definitely answers questions patients and their doctors have had for years about obesity surgery,”...

2009-06-19 16:59:05

Experts say the world has spent more than $196 billion trying to save people from death and disease in poor countries over the last two decades, The Associated Press reported. But two studies published Friday in the medical journal Lancet suggest it isn't quite clear what the world has gotten for its money. While millions of people around the world have been protected from diseases like yellow fever, experts say it's tough to gauge the effectiveness of costly programs led by the United...

2004-11-30 05:00:00

WASHINGTON -- Government questions about "basic data integrity" derailed publication of a report raising safety concerns about arthritis drug Vioxx on the eve of a contentious congressional hearing, according to an e-mail exchange. Without a clear agency go-ahead, Food and Drug Administration safety reviewer David Graham withdrew the paper from consideration for publication in The Lancet medical journal. The paper said high doses of Vioxx tripled the risk of heart problems compared with a...

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  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
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