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Family Squabbles Can Derail Recovery From Cancer Surgery

Cancer patients burdened by stress and family conflicts before surgery may face a higher risk for complications following their operation, a new study suggests.
'Angelina Jolie Effect' Prompted More Testing for Breast Cancer Genes: Study

In the months after actress and activist Angelina Jolie revealed last year that she had undergone a preventive double mastectomy because of an increased risk for breast cancer, the number of women referred for genetic counseling went up dramatically, a new Canadian study shows.
Skin Cells Used to Create Heart Valve for Growing Kids

While artificial heart valves have long been available to adults, making permanent valves for children has been challenging because kids' bodies keep growing.
Complication Rates Low With Mastectomy, Breast Reconstruction: Study

Complications are rare among breast cancer patients who undergo mastectomy and reconstruction, a new study indicates.
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.
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.
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.

 

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