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New studies point to benefits of weight-loss surgery for teens with severe obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
Severe obesity affects 4.5 million children and adolescents in the United States, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. more
Surgery can improve survival rate for oldest patients with early stage lung cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
Many patients with early stage lung cancer who are age 90 years and older do not receive treatment; however, surgery in this... more
Treatment for coronary heart disease is just as good as stents or bypass  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
After 4 whole decades of thinking that invasive treatment (stenting or bypass surgery) for a local block in an artery due to... more
Study shows promising results of communication support technology for training surgeons  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Researchers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and Anne Arundel Medical Center have conducted a study that explores how surgical trainees are experiencing a... more
Fate of bigeye tuna in the balance in quota meet  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The fate of big-eye tuna, over-fished and in decline, could be decided this week when fishing nations meet to set quotas after failing last year to agree on... more
Foam offers way to manipulate light  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
There is more to foam than meets the eye. Literally. A study by Princeton scientists has shown that a type of foam long studied by scientists is able to block particular wavelengths of light, a coveted... more
Scientists discover body's protection shield  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Scientists have discovered a way to manipulate the body's own immune response to boost tissue repair. The findings, published in Current Biology today, reveal a new network of protective factors to shield cells against damage. This discovery, made... more
NASA gets an eyeful of Typhoon Fengshen  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
NASA's Terra satellite captured an image of Typhoon Fengshen after its eye opened as Fengshen had strengthened from a tropical storm to a typhoon and developed an eye. more
Scarier than fiction: climate worry driving 'cli-fi' boom  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Imagine a world where storms inundate coastal megacities, entire species become extinct in the blink of an eye, and conflicts are fought over dwindling natural resources. more
New study aims to optimize brain development in babies with congenital heart disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
An upcoming clinical trial at Children's National Hospital will harness cardiopulmonary bypass as a delivery mechanism for a novel intervention designed to... more
New moon-seeking sensor aims to improve earth observations  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A new instrument with its eye on the Moon is taking off aboard a high-altitude NASA plane to measure the Moon's brightness and eventually help Earth observing sensors make more accurate measurements. more
Understanding how pressure is regulated in the eye could lead to new treatments for glaucoma  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Scientists in the University of Arizona Department of Physiology have identified a potential molecular mechanism that may hold... more
Man's 'Glowing' Iris Was a Sign of Rare Eye Syndrome  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
A man whose iris appeared to glow on an eye exam turned out to have a rare disorder that caused his eye pigment to flake off. more
Secondary surgery for recurrent ovarian cancer patients does not result in longer survival  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reported that secondary tumor-reduction, or cytoreduction, surgery followed by chemotherapy did not... more
Frail patients more likely to die even after low-stress surgical procedures  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The threshold for when to perform elective surgery in a frail patient may be much higher than previously thought, according to new research coauthored by Paula... more
Bariatric surgery may release toxic compounds from fat into bloodstream, study reveals  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Toxic man-made chemicals--such as polychlorinated biphenyls and organochlorine pesticides--that are absorbed into the body and stored in fat may be released into the bloodstream... more
Study: Even a minor surgery can prove to be high-risk for frail patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Even a minor surgery such as a laparoscopic gallbladder removal can prove to be a high-risk and even fatal procedure for frail... more
No such thing as a low-risk surgery for frail patients  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Even a minor surgery such as a laparoscopic gallbladder removal can prove to be a high-risk and even fatal procedure for frail patients, according to new research. more
November meteors: Taurids, Leonids and a surprise Monocerotids outburst  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
For the northern hemisphere observers, November is fireball season. This month, keep an eye out for two sure-fire annual meteor showers, and—just maybe—a wild card outburst from the obscure Alpha... more
Standard methods not adequate to detect prosthetic joint infections in rheumatic disease patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Standard diagnostic methods are not adequate to identify prosthetic joint infections in patients with rheumatic diseases, according to findings from a new... more
Where patient resides influences post-op care and rehab after hip replacement, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study finds that the community in which one lives influences whether they receive postoperative care and rehabilitation after elective hip... more
CBPR approach aims to educate diverse patients with rheumatic conditions  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
At the 2019 American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Professionals annual meeting in Atlanta, experts from the HSS Education Institute at Hospital for Special Surgery presented their method... more
Older adults can benefit from weight loss surgery, study says  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Obesity is a growing problem among people of all ages, including older adults. Though there are current measures to control and treat obesity in seniors, weight loss surgery... more
How to see stars and tackle light pollution in your own backyard  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The dark skies of the great outdoors help people to see the wonders of space, either with the naked eye or using telescopes. That's... more
Effective non-surgical treatment options for urinary incontinence  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A common myth about urinary incontinence (the loss of bladder control or urinary leakage) in women is that surgery is your only option. more
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