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Chronic use of opioids related to increased risk of fracture nonunion
NEWS MEDICAL Dr. Robert Zura, Professor and Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, was part of a research team reporting that not... 23 hours
Medical News Today: What to know about ischemic colitis
MNT Ischemic colitis happens when there is not enough blood flow to the colon. It tends to occur more often in people who are over 60 or have chronic conditions. Symptoms... 2 days
What to know about ischemic colitis
MNT Ischemic colitis happens when there is not enough blood flow to the colon. It tends to occur more often in people who are over 60 or have chronic conditions. Symptoms include cramps, nausea, and diarrhea. It... 2 days
Medical News Today: What is rhinophyma?
MNT The skin disorder rhinophyma is a subtype of rosacea. It causes a distinctive growth of the nose, which can make it look red, large, bulbous, and distorted. Doctors can often diagnose rhinophyma visually. In this article,... 2 days
Top stories: Florida’s HIV problem, ancient skull surgery, and corrections to a flawed diet study
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Medical News Today: What to know about ileus
MNT Ileus is a temporary and often painful lack of movement in the bowel. This can lead to a bowel obstruction. Ileus is a common complication of abdominal surgery. In this article we... 4 days
What to know about ileus
MNT Ileus is a temporary and often painful lack of movement in the bowel. This can lead to a bowel obstruction. Ileus is a common complication of abdominal surgery. In this article we take a close look at ileus,... 4 days
Researchers discover genetic program that controls invasiveness of glioblastoma tumors
NEWS MEDICAL Glioblastoma is the most severe form of brain cancer in adults. The aggressiveness of this cancer is largely due to its ability to invade surrounding brain tissue, making... 5 days
WATCH: Is laser eye surgery riskier than people think?
ABC NEWS One man is speaking out about the potential risks of laser eye surgery, after he says the procedure left his vision permanently impaired. 5 days
Medical News Today: What causes webbed toes in humans?
MNT Some people are born with extra skin between their toes. This is called webbing, and it can be a genetic condition, although sometimes the cause is unknown. The treatment to... 6 days
Studies show link between innovation and reduced surgery complications
NEWS MEDICAL Exciting data from the 26th European Society of Thoracic Surgeons meeting shows an association between innovation, and improved patient outcomes and lowered hospital costs 6 days
Researchers explore how postoperative patients can be protected from opioid addiction
NEWS MEDICAL Greater coordination is needed between surgeons and physicians about the prescription of pain-relieving opioid drugs following surgery to help identify patients who are at risk of... 6 days
How can patients be protected from post-surgery opioid addiction?
SCIENCE DAILY Greater coordination is needed between surgeons and physicians about the prescription of pain-relieving opioid drugs following surgery to help identify patients who are at risk of becoming opioid addicts. 6 days
Medical News Today: Type 2 diabetes: New pill could 'mimic the effects of surgery'
MNT A material that temporarily coats the small intestine and can be taken in pill form before a meal reduced glucose... 7 days
Type 2 diabetes: New pill could 'mimic the effects of surgery'
MNT A material that temporarily coats the small intestine and can be taken in pill form before a meal reduced glucose response by 47 percent in rats. 7 days
Medical News Today: Skull-drilling: The ancient roots of modern neurosurgery
MNT How did ancient Peruvians master trepanation — drilling holes into the skull for medical or ritual reasons — which would later evolve into brain surgery? 7 days
Skull-drilling: The ancient roots of modern neurosurgery
MNT How did ancient Peruvians master trepanation — drilling holes into the skull for medical or ritual reasons — which would later evolve into brain surgery? 7 days
The Incas Mastered the Grisly Practice of Drilling Holes in People's Skulls
LIVE SCIENCE It came down to hygiene, and the Incas would have sometimes used their bare fingers during trepanation surgery. 7 days
Riverview Medical Center now offers full and partial robotic knee replacement surgery
NEWS MEDICAL Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center located in Red Bank, now offers full and partial robotic knee replacement surgery thanks to the addition of... 7 days
Incans Were Masters at Grisly Practice of Drilling Holes in People's Skulls
LIVE SCIENCE It came down to hygiene and the Incans would have sometimes used their bare fingers during trepanation surgery. 7 days
Clicker Training For Dogs Is Adapted To Help Surgeons Learn Quickly
NPR The clicker became a popular tool for dog training in the 1980s. It has also caught on with humans — helping people to become better dancers,... 7 days
Scientists develop algorithm to predict hypotension during surgery
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists have developed an algorithm that predicts potentially dangerous low blood pressure, or hypotension, that can occur during surgery. 1 week
Medical News Today: What is knee arthroscopy?
MNT Knee arthroscopy is a surgical procedure. A surgeon inserts a tool called an arthroscope through a small incision. Using this scope and the camera attached, they can confirm diagnoses and often correct any issues... 1 week
Researchers develop 'surgery in a pill' to reverse type 2 diabetes
NEWS MEDICAL Over the last decade, bariatric surgeons have made strides in performing weight loss surgery that not only reverses obesity but can also reverse type 2 diabetes... 1 week
'Surgery in a pill' a potential treatment for diabetes
PHYS.ORG Over the last decade, bariatric surgeons have made strides in performing weight loss surgery that not only reverses obesity but can also reverse type 2 diabetes in patients with both... 1 week
Medical News Today: What causes bile duct obstruction?
MNT A bile duct obstruction is when one of the tubes that carries bile between the liver, gallbladder, and small intestine becomes blocked. This can lead to severe complications if left untreated and... 1 week
What causes bile duct obstruction?
MNT A bile duct obstruction is when one of the tubes that carries bile between the liver, gallbladder, and small intestine becomes blocked. This can lead to severe complications if left untreated and may require surgery. Here, we look... 1 week
KKR is buying Envision Healthcare in a nearly $10B deal
ABC NEWS KKR is spending about $9.9 billion to buy physician services provider and surgery center operator Envision Healthcare Corp. 1 week
Study evaluates wait times for urgent hip fracture surgery in Ontario
NEWS MEDICAL About two-thirds of patients admitted to hospital in Ontario for hip fracture did not receive surgery during the recommended time window of 24 hours, according to... 1 week
Medical News Today: Can erectile dysfunction be reversed?
MNT Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a very common issue, and it can usually be reversed with lifestyle changes, counseling, medications, or surgery. While short-term treatments are available, addressing the underlying cause will usually... 1 week
Face transplantation: An established option to improve quality of life in patients with severe facial trauma
SCIENCE DAILY Thirteen years after the first successful face transplant, US trauma surgeons should be aware of the... 1 week
Remarkable skill of ancient Peru's cranial surgeons
SCIENCE DAILY A neurorehabilitation expert who helps modern patients recover from brain surgery, chronicles the remarkable skill of ancient Peru's cranial surgeons. 1 week
Holes in the head
PHYS.ORG Even with a highly skilled neurosurgeon, the most effective anesthesia, and all the other advances of modern medicine, most of us would cringe at the thought of undergoing cranial surgery today. 1 week
South America’s Inca civilization was better at skull surgery than Civil War doctors
Science Magazine Survival rate was a remarkable 80%, compared with just 50% during the American Civil War 2 weeks
EyeSouth announces strategic partnership with South Georgia / North Florida Eye Partners
NEWS MEDICAL EyeSouth Partners is pleased to announce that it has completed a strategic partnership with South Georgia / North Florida Eye Partners and Cataract and... 2 weeks
Medical News Today: Does CoolSculpting work?
MNT CoolSculpting is a noninvasive cosmetic procedure to reduce stubborn areas of fat using cold temperatures. Plastic surgeons make bold claims about its benefits, but does it really work? In this article, we take a close look... 2 weeks
Sustained preoperative opioid use predicts continued use following surgical procedure
NEWS MEDICAL Patients who take prescription opioids for a longer period before spinal surgery are more likely to continue using opioids several months after surgery, reports a study in the... 2 weeks
Tonsil removal as a child could mean chest infections risk as adults
NEWS MEDICAL A large study has found that removal of the tonsils as a child can mean that the individual is more susceptible to chest infections... 2 weeks
Iowa judge rules transgender women deserve surgery coverage
ABC NEWS An Iowa judge has found that Iowa cannot deny two transgender women Medicaid coverage for sex reassignment surgery declaring the state's policy denying their care violates the Iowa Constitution and the state's... 2 weeks
Research project aims to study opioid prescriptions after cesarean delivery and hysterectomy
NEWS MEDICAL Each year, approximately 1.8 million women will have a cesarean delivery or hysterectomy. While opioids are the mainstay treatment for acute pain after these... 2 weeks
Practicing with fake organs helps surgeon to perform complex cancer surgery
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Two-drug combination provides more reliable, effective care for women suffering miscarriage
NEWS MEDICAL A combination of the drugs mifepristone and misoprostol can help bring closure to some women and their families suffering from miscarriage, and reduces the need for... 2 weeks
Colorado researchers suggest new combination therapy for advanced head and neck cancer
NEWS MEDICAL The five-year survival rate for locally-advanced head and neck cancer is only 46 percent, even with treatments including surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and/or genetically targeted... 2 weeks
Drug combination offers more effective care for patients suffering miscarriage
SCIENCE DAILY A combination of the drugs mifepristone and misoprostol can help bring closure to some women and their families suffering from miscarriage, and reduces the need for surgical intervention... 2 weeks
New combination treatment against relapsed head and neck cancer
SCIENCE DAILY The five-year survival rate for locally-advanced head and neck cancer is only 46 percent, even with treatments including surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and/or genetically targeted treatments such as cetuximab. Often, the... 2 weeks
Lipofilling does not result in increased rate of breast cancer recurrence
NEWS MEDICAL Autologous fat transfer, also known as "lipofilling", is a minimally invasive procedure in which the plastic surgeon uses the patient's own fat obtained by liposuction to... 2 weeks
Transgender librarian files suit over Alaska health policy
ABC NEWS A transgender woman is suing the state of Alaska, saying she has been denied coverage for medically necessary surgical treatment 2 weeks
Librarian sues, says Alaska health policy is discriminatory
ABC NEWS A transgender woman is suing the state of Alaska, saying she has been denied coverage for medically necessary surgical treatment 2 weeks
Clinical study of FreeHand system demonstrates significant reduction in operating time
NEWS MEDICAL OR Productivity Ltd announced the results of a clinical study of the FreeHand robotic camera holder presented at the 26th International Congress of the European Association... 2 weeks
WATCH: Woman who appeared on HGTV finds out she has cancer after viewer spots lump
ABC NEWS Nicole McGuinness meets Dr. Eric Voigt, the eagle-eyed surgeon who spotted a lump on her throat when she... 2 weeks
More follow-up testing may not help colorectal cancer patients, shows study
NEWS MEDICAL Logically, it would seem that more follow-up testing of cancer patients must be better than less - but this is not the case for patients who... 2 weeks
Medical News Today: Bibasilar atelectasis: Symptoms, causes, and complications
MNT Bibasilar atelectasis is when a lung or lobe in one of the lungs collapses. It is most common when a person is still in the hospital following a surgical procedure.... 2 weeks
WHO releases new International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11)
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Rare mutation of gene carried by Quebec family gives insight into how the brain is wired
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Purdue phoneme project creates new haptic communications future
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New DNA synthesis technique promises rapid, high-fidelity DNA printing
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Why a minor change to how EPA makes rules could radically reduce environmental protection
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Odors are perceived the same way by hunter-gatherers and Westerners
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Bringing the heat out of the city
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Study unravels 'blood stem cell niche' puzzle
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Zika Virus: What Does the Future Hold?
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Sounding rocket takes a second look at the Sun
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Interfacing with the brain
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Researchers describe abundant marine life at the 'White Shark Café'
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These frogs walk instead of hop, video reveals
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What's the minimum number of people you should send in a generational ship to Proxima Centauri?
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Biological light sensor filmed in action
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Researchers study lanternfly's potential to harm grapevines
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Major work starts to boost the luminosity of the LHC
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Ending AIDS? These three places show the epidemic is far from over
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A sprinkle of platinum nanoparticles onto graphene makes brain probes more sensitive
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Video: Caesar's last breath and Einstein's lost fridge
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Short-term changes in Antarctica's ice shelves are key to predicting their long-term fate
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New Greenland telescope is up and running
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We must ensure new food retail technologies are not barriers to better health
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Computer program looks five minutes into the future
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NASA finds weakening rainfall in Bud
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