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This study offers evidence that long-term deep brain stimulation of the ventromedial hypothalamus (VMH) can alter weight gain in mammals without affecting feeding behavior. Animals stimulated unilaterally at high frequencies of 150 or 500 Hz demonstrated increased CO(2) production that decreased from prestimulation levels after the stimulation was removed.(More)
BACKGROUND Heel pain is a common presentation in primary care and the risk of developing pain is higher with increasing body mass index and age.1 This is troubling given the increasing prevalence of obesity and an ageing population. OBJECTIVE This article aims to assist with differential diagnosis of heel pain, which is critical as there are many(More)
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