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The Irish Times ran an article this week entitled Flawed weight-loss operations abroad creating ‘huge problem’ The article states that there is currently a waiting list of over 400 people in Ireland needing bariatric surgery, and that some of those people are accessing faster treatment by paying for surgery abroad,…

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Obesity has been identified as one of the significant risk factors for people catching the COVID-19 coronavirus. Here in Ireland, the vaccine rollout is being done in groups, which starts with: Group 1 – People ages 65 years and older who live in long-term care facilities Group 2 – Frontline…

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With record numbers of COVID-19 positive people currently in hospital, the HSE in Ireland is taking over some of the capacity of private hospitals. It’s expected that around 25% of capacity in private hospitals will be controlled by the HSE for a period of about 12 months. That’s going to…

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There are two weight loss surgery support groups on Facebook for people in Ireland who have had surgery or are considering it. The groups are: Gastric Surgery Support Ireland Bariatric Surgery Support Ireland Both are private groups that you have to ask to join. But once you’re in you can…

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We are launching a new World Obesity Day on March 4, 2020, to call for a global response to this critical challenge. Obesity is now a global crisis that affects 650 million people worldwide, but is poorly understood. The complexity of the disease, the challenge of developing sustainable solutions and the…

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