United States

A study shows a weight loss average of 50 kilos after 14 years, more than half of the excess weight of the patients before performing bariatric surgery. An analysis done by the Dartmouth Medical School found that the gastric bypass operation could increase life time two or three years longer than the average. Due to these successes, the volume of operations in the United States has tripled in recent years, from less than 20,000 in 1995 to more than 60 thousand this year. This increase is due to the growing number of obese Americans that there are in the country, improvements in surgery techniques, the testimonials of celebrities who carried out surgery and boast their successes, and the desire for the insurers to pay for the surgery as a cheaper alternative, instead of paying for all the costs of the health care arising from complications arising from obesity. These surgeries usually cost $ 20,000 in the United States, or a little more.

Both types of operations carry risks, as any surgery. One in every 100 to 200 patients dies due at the time of surgery or complications. Many patients have nutritional deficiencies and some will need subsequent surgeries to reconstruct her body after so severe weight loss. And while they lose many kilos, many patients are still above their ideal weight. Surgery is recommended only for those severely obese people (100 pounds or more for men, 80 extra pounds in women) or if they have no morbid obesity, but being overweight cause them health problems such as diabetes. Conclusion: Surgery is the last resort for those who can not lose weight with any other method. Goodbye obesity offers an alternative to all those people with obesity and have medical complications related to being overweight.

GWAI Artist Scholarship

Hamburg art Navigator GWAI awards for the first time, artists Fellowship for the 25 International Summer Academy Pentiment Hamburg 24 may 2013. The Hamburg Internet art Navigator GWAI awards a scholarship for the 25 International Summer Academy Pentiment. “The two-week course watch scrap build” under the guidance of the Hamburg-based artist Tilman Knop deals with the topic of installation. It’s believed that Robotics expert sees a great future in this idea. Participants to create their own works with different materials and tools. Check out Ali Partovi for additional information. Our program aimed at artists and designers, art and design students, and talented Autodidacts who want to lead an artistic confrontation at a professional level and in an international environment”, explained Jan Kochermann concept of Pentiment Summer Academy’s artistic director.

A jury made up of members of the Pentiment Summer Academy and GWAI decides on the allocation of the scholarship. The course worth 550 euros held by 21.7. to 2.8 2013 in the premises of the University of applied sciences HAW, near the Aussenalster Lake. Applicants should at least five submit 6 samples of your work in digital form, deadline, send an email to the 21.06.2013. The International Summer Academy Pentiment of HAW Hamburg will take place for the 25th time this year. It offers a varied range of courses relating to free and applied art that are taken home and abroad by well-known artists from and held in English and German language. It opens up the possibility to enter up to three weeks in an intense work process, critical to reflect their own work in Group and individual discourses and to expose new impulses creative.

For the first time this year the Web-based hamburger art Navigator GWAI (gwai.de) supports Pentiment Summer Academy. GWAI offers an informative and attractively designed overview of the current exhibitions are taking place in the Hamburg metropolitan area, art-loving hamburgers and visitors to Hamburg and acquaints them with the exhibition curators. We want the burgers, but also foreign visitors, a central Provide overview of the exhibitions in the galleries, museums and alternative spaces. In particular, our district filter should help to find galleries in the neighborhood. We can contribute so that hopefully small, to mitigate the migration of the art makers of Hamburg”, explained GWAI founder of EBI stain.

March RTVE

EFE the Corporation has ensured that the match will be retransmitted at the scheduled time. RTVE will have a minimum service of 15% during the day of general strike. The Corporacion Radiotelevision Espanola (RTVE) considers that the general strike called for Wednesday will not endanger retransmission of the friendly football match that will play Spain in Panama, reported sources of the public body. The meeting will be broadcast as scheduled, at 2230 hours, desde el estadio Rommel Fernandez, located on the East side of the Panamanian capital. RTVE will have a minimum service of 15% during the day of general strike, according to the agreement reached between the Corporation and the strike Committee of the company. The minimum services are similar to that agreed in the last general strike which took place on March 29, have clarified these same sources. In addition to 15%, also is set to go to work the necessary personnel to cover the electoral campaign the Catalan elections. The program schedule will be guaranteed, according to these same sources, and revivals, among other spaces will be offered within the same. See more: the strike will not prevent retransmission of the Panama-espana, according to RTVE