May 11, 2012
Weight-Loss Surgery May Also Help Menstruation, Skin,
Obese women often stop
getting their periods, but new research suggests weight-loss
surgery can help regulate their monthly cycles, while also stemming
excessive hair growth and skin problems that often accompany
significant weight gain.
Is Combining Hysterectomy and a Tummy Tuck
New research suggests that
combining two very different surgeries -- a hysterectomy and a
tummy tuck -- is relatively safe, with no major complications seen
in 65 women who had both procedures at the same time.
Induced Labor Late in Pregnancy Has Pros, Cons
Inducing labor after a
woman has been pregnant for more than 37 weeks can reduce an
infant's risk of death before, during or shortly after birth
without increasing the need for cesarean delivery, a new study
First, Second Kidney Transplants Have Similar Success:
One failed kidney transplant
doesn't mean a second transplant is likely to fail, according to a
new study that found similar kidney survival, rejection and
infection rates in people who undergo repeat transplants compared
to patients who have had just one.
FDA Panel Gives Blessing to New Weight-Loss
An advisory panel to the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday recommended approval
of the weight-loss medication lorcaserin, even though concerns
remain about cardiovascular side effects.