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Good Odds for Those Who Need Bone Marrow Donor, Study Finds

Most blood cancer patients in the United States who need a bone marrow transplant can find an acceptable match through the National Marrow Donor Program, a new study has determined.
Weight Loss Surgery May Help Ease Urinary Incontinence

Weight-loss surgery appears to have an additional side benefit -- it may improve urinary incontinence symptoms in women, according to a new study.
Technique Used in Some Hysterectomies May Help Spread Cancer: Study

Removing the uterus with a minimally invasive procedure known as morcellation carries a risk of spreading undetected cancer, and now a new study pinpoints the likelihood more clearly.
Irregular Heart Rhythm Ups Stroke Risk Soon After Heart Surgery

People who are older than 65 who've had a stroke or heart valve surgery, or who have known blood vessel disease, have an increased risk of stroke after heart surgery, a new study finds.
Cost of Kidney Donation May Deter the Poor

Living kidney donations in the United States have declined in recent years, and one reason may be that poorer people can't afford to donate an organ, a new study suggests.
Removing Healthy Breast of Little Benefit to Breast Cancer Patients: Study

For most women with breast cancer, there doesn't seem to be a significant survival benefit from having their healthy breast removed as well, new research suggests.
Is Obesity an Advantage After Heart Procedures?

While a host of cardiovascular ailments are associated with excess pounds, new research supports a puzzling "obesity paradox." It found that overweight heart patients experience fewer heart attacks and higher survival rates after cardiac procedures than their slimmer peers.
Donating a Kidney May Carry Hidden Insurance Costs

People who have donated a kidney may have difficulty getting or changing life and health insurance coverage, a new study finds.
Doctors More Willing Than General Public to Donate Organs

Doctors are almost twice as likely to sign up as organ donors as the general public, a new study finds.
Surgery Soon After Stroke Can Be Risky: Study

People who've had a stroke face a significantly higher risk of serious complications if they have an elective surgery during the nine months following their stroke, according to a new Danish study.

 

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