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Weight-loss patients at higher risk of death from substance use disorders

PITTSBURGH, June 7, 2019 - The death rate from drug- and alcohol-related causes in people who've had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is nearly triple...

NHS-funded private sector hip operations worsening health inequality

New research examining the impact of outsourcing NHS hip operations to the private sector concludes that continuing the trend towards private provision and reducing...

Robotic surgery for throat cancer not superior to radiation therapy, study...

LONDON, ON - In 2012, scientists at Lawson Health Research Institute launched the world's first clinical trial comparing robotic surgery to radiation therapy...

Goo From Giant Salamanders Is Impressively Good at Sealing Wounds

When Chinese giant salamanders are injured, they discharge white mucus from glands on their skin. As new research shows, this sticky salamander goo makes...

Opioid epidemic increases number of organs available for transplant

Chicago, June 6, 2019 - The confluence of two major health crises--the opioid epidemic and organ shortage--has moved surgeons to consider transplanting...

Brains of children with epilepsy able to re-map after surgery to...

TORONTO, JUNE 4, 2019 - For children with severe epilepsy, surgery is the last resort used to prevent seizures but the treatment...

Children’s brains reorganize after epilepsy surgery to retain visual perception

Children can keep full visual perception - the ability to process and understand visual information - after brain surgery for severe epilepsy,...

Extra finger ‘birth defect’ could provide blueprint for robotic extra limbs

The findings could show us how to tap into the brain's resources to control robotic extra limbs and digits.Worldwide, about one in every 500...

Researchers explore augmented ACL reconstruction procedure

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - An innovative procedure that explores the use of amnion, bone marrow concentrate and suture tape in anterior cruciate ligament...

Nationwide study finds breast cancer patients unaware of surgical options

The majority of women who underwent lumpectomy or mastectomy surgeries for breast cancer report that the scars from those surgeries negatively affect their daily...