Stomach blockages are being treated with Coca

How doctors are using Coca-Cola to treat painful stomach blockages The drink's chemical ingredients do a similar job to gastric acid, by helping to digest fibreThe bubbles also help speed up the process By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 13:59 GMT, 7 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:59 GMT, 7 January 2013 Doctors have discovered that Coca Cola is highly effective at treating stomach blockages Doctors are using Coca-Cola to treat a painful stomach condition, sparing patients from surgery.

Obese father-of-three, 37, loses EIGHTEEN stone in nine months after vowing to slim for his sons

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Wayne Robinson dropped from 31st to 13st after making a ‘conscious effort to constantly avoid embarrassing situations’ like parents evening

Essex “lion”: 30 police officers, crack marksmen and two helicopters join search

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Gastric bypass operations on the NHS have risen five-fold during the past five years

Fat Britain: Gastric bypass operations on the NHS up by 530% over the past five years 18,577 gastric bypass and 7,650 gastric band operations were carried out between April 2006 and March 2012Gastric bands cost up to 8,000 while bypasses cost up to 15,000 Risk of complications are 1 in five for bypasses and 1 in 10 for bands | UPDATED: 11:16 GMT, 23 August 2012 The number of gastric bypass operations carried out by the NHS in England has risen five-fold over the past five years, new figures have revealed.

World”s biggest pool holds 66 million gallons and cost 1billion$ to build

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Just weeks after 17-day Hawaii holiday Michelle Obama takes daughters on ski trip to Aspen

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Asthmatic children at risk as schools banned from keeping spare inhaler due to "needless red tape"

Asthmatic children's lives put at risk by 'red tape' as schools banned from keeping spare inhaler 1.1million children have asthma and 30,000 are admitted to hospital with condition each year Prescription only: Schools cannot have a spare asthma inhaler under current legislation Children with asthma are being prevented from getting access to inhalers in schools due to 'needless red tape', a leading charity has warned. Asthma UK said schools are prevented from keeping a spare blue reliever inhaler on their premises because they are prescription-only medicines. But this puts children's lives at risk when they have forgotten to bring their own inhaler to school or have run out, it said