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Health News on February 22, 2011

Potential treatment target for congenital heart disease identified
Two separate but related studies have shown that two drugs - one already approved as an immunosuppressant and the other being tested as an anti-cancer agent - could prevent and reverse hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) in mouse models of congenital heart disease. ANI

Gastric bypass surgery leads to better long-term results
Two new studies have found that gastric bypass surgery lead to better long-term results including greater weight loss, resolution of diabetes and improved quality of life compared with sleeve gastrectomy and "lap-band" surgery. ANI

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