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Complication Rates Low With Mastectomy, Breast Reconstruction: Study

Complications are rare among breast cancer patients who undergo mastectomy and reconstruction, a new study indicates.
Nerve Blocking Procedure Fails to Impress in Weight Loss Study

A device intended to help with weight loss by blocking a certain nerve linked to appetite and metabolism failed to meet expectations in a trial among obese patients.
Double Mastectomy Doesn't Improve Survival, Study Finds

More U.S. women with early stage breast cancer are choosing to have both breasts removed as a precautionary step, although the double mastectomy provides no apparent survival advantage, researchers say.
Melatonin Doesn't Curb Delirium After Surgery

Melatonin supplements did not reduce delirium in seniors who had surgery for hip fractures, a new study found.
'Doctor-Shopping' for Painkillers Common After Broken-Bone Surgery, Study Finds

About one in five patients operated on for broken bones or other orthopedic trauma shops around for additional painkillers after surgery, a new study finds.
Study Questions Value of Certain Knee Surgeries

Compared to conservative treatments, arthroscopic knee surgery offers no apparent benefit for middle-aged people with age-related tears of the meniscus -- the cartilage that cushions the knee joint, according to a new analysis.
Cosmetic Eye Procedure May Ease Migraines, Small Study Says

Cosmetic eyelid surgery involving specific nerves may do more than improve your looks -- the procedure may also provide migraine relief for some, according to new research.
Pigs' Hearts Beat for a Year in Baboons' Abdomens

Pigs' hearts transplanted into baboons survived for more than a year, which is twice as long as previously achieved, researchers report.
Many Women Who Have Mastectomy Don't Get Breast Reconstruction: Study

Breast reconstruction after a mastectomy has long been an option, but a new study shows that only about 42 percent of women choose it.
Implantable Heart Devices Work, Regardless of Race: Study

Implantable heart devices are as effective in reducing the risk of death in minority patients with heart failure as in white patients, a new study says.

 

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