Kara Elam is currently working on her Doctorate in Health Policy. She holds Master Degrees in both epidemiology and microbiology. Her research interests include emerging viral diseases, the intersection of human rights and intellectual property rights, and ending violence against women.
Two studies recently provided strong evidence of an association between a mother’s diagnosis of both obesity and diabetes and the risk of her having an autistic child. The first study, published in ... Read more
The U.K.’s Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (RCOG) published a Scientific Impact Paper suggesting that weight loss surgery can improve fertility and reproductive outcomes in obese women. The paper ... Read more
This week a group of interdisciplinary researchers from the University of Toronto (UT) released study findings in which they made an important discovery in the field of Obesity Medicine. The ... Read more
A paper published in the latest issue Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), highlights the unique challenges that plastic and ... Read more
This week EnteroMedics, a medical device company that develops technology to treat obesity and metabolic diseases, finally received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for their Maestro® System; a decision they have been anticipating since May ... Read more