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Buried in a report from the New York Times on Apple CEO Steve Jobs's health scare is this revelation:

People who are close to Mr. Jobs say that he had a surgical procedure this year to address a problem that was contributing to a loss of weight.

Weight loss is a common side effect of the Whipple surgery Jobs had in 2004 to treat his pancreatic cancer. One possibility, says a person familiar with the procedure speculates Jobs may have been treated for an intestinal blockage. Why is Apple PR insisting on trotting out a line about Jobs taking antibiotics to treat a "common bug," when it's so clear something more serious is going on with his health?