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Certain Type of Brain Malformation May Be Best Left Alone

People with abnormal connections between arteries and veins in the brain may be less likely to suffer a stroke or die if they don't undergo any procedures to correct the problem, new research suggests.
Transplant Expert Dispels Organ Donation Misconceptions

Misconceptions prevent many people from agreeing to donate their organs and potentially save a life, according to a transplant expert.
Appetite, Taste Changes Reported After Weight-Loss Surgery

After weight-loss surgery, many patients report changes in appetite, taste and smell, a new study says.
FDA Warns Against Procedure for Uterine Fibroids

A surgical technique used to grind up uterine growths and remove them through tiny incisions could increase a woman's risk of cancer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Thursday.
Placing Donor Windpipe First in Patient's Arm Helps With Transplant

Doctors in Belgium say they've successfully transplanted windpipes in six patients by first placing donor tissue in the patients' arms.
Leeches Help Save Woman's Ear After Pit Bull Mauling

A savage pit bull attack results in the total dismembering of a teenage girl's ear. And though the ear remains fully intact, complications during the initial reattachment process raise the real risk she could lose her ear forever.
After Skin Cancer, Removable Model Replaces Real Ear

During his 10-year struggle with basal cell carcinoma, Henry Fiorentini emerged minus his right ear, and minus the hearing that goes with it.
Lab-Grown Vaginas, Noses Herald New Options for Patients

Doctors have successfully implanted laboratory-grown vaginas into four teenage girls suffering from a rare birth defect, creating new organs with feel and function comparable to that of a "natural" vagina, a new study reports.
Age a Big Factor in Colon Surgery Complications, Study Finds

Patients older than 65 are more likely to die and have more complications after colon cancer surgery than younger patients, a new study finds.
Complication Rate After Adult Tonsillectomy Higher Than Thought

Twenty percent of adults who get their tonsils removed develop complications, a new study shows.

 

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