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FDA Adds 'Boxed Warning' to Devices Used to Remove Uterine Fibroids

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday announced that new "boxed warning" labels will be added to devices called laparoscopic power morcellators, which are used to grind up uterine fibroid growths.
Study Supports Giving Kidney Donors Priority When They Need a Kidney

Kidney donation is one of the most selfless acts one person can do for another. And now a new study finds that former donors who find they need a kidney later in life are benefiting from policies that give them priority on the transplant waiting list.
Laser Used to Remove Tattoos May Help Reduce Acne Scars

The same kind of laser that is used to remove tattoos may reduce scarring from acne, a small pilot study shows.
Mastectomy Rates Rising Among Women Eligible for Lumpectomy

When confronted with early stage breast cancer, surgical removal of the tumor alone (lumpectomy) -- which conserves the breast -- can be a less drastic option than total mastectomy.
Kids Who Need Heart Transplant Should Get the First Available, Study Says

Children who need a heart transplant may be better off if they get a new heart as soon as possible rather than waiting for a perfect match, according to a new study.
3-D Model of Heart May Help Surgeons Fix Defects

Being able to examine a 3-D model of the heart may boost surgeons' ability to treat patients born with complex cardiac defects, a new study suggests.
Wireless ECG Speeds Up Heart Attack Treatments, Study Shows

A new wireless electrocardiogram (ECG) can cut the time it takes for heart attack patients to receive treatment, new research suggests.
Most in U.S. Aren't Suitable Kidney Donors, Study Says

Even if they were willing, most people in the United States aren't qualified to be kidney donors because of health or financial reasons, a new study has found.
Drug Regimen Cures Hepatitis C in Most Liver Transplant Patients in Study

A new drug regimen is producing high cure rates in small groups of liver transplant patients with hepatitis C, researchers report.
Guidelines Aim to Reduce 2nd Surgeries After Breast Cancer Lumpectomy

In a study of more than 240,000 women who had breast conservation surgery for breast cancer, nearly 25 percent needed a second operation, a new study finds.

 

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