SURGERY

Electric scooter injuries rising, one-third involve the head

Electric scooter injuries rising, one-third involve the head

Published 10/01/2020

(Reuters Health) - Injuries and hospital admissions involving sharable two-wheeled electric scooters are on the rise in the U.S., a new study finds. Most concerning, [more…]

Weight-loss surgery between pregnancies tied to better outcomes

Weight-loss surgery between pregnancies tied to better outcomes

Published 06/12/2019

(Reuters Health) - Obese women who have weight-loss surgery between pregnancies may be less likely to experience complications like high blood pressure and preterm births [more…]

Despite safety guidelines, too many kids get hurt by lawnmowers

Despite safety guidelines, too many kids get hurt by lawnmowers

Published 15/11/2019

(Reuters Health) - Many children are injured by lawnmowers despite safety guidelines in place to prevent these accidents, and kids in rural communities are most [more…]

Sex-change operations yield long-term mental health benefits for transgender people

Sex-change operations yield long-term mental health benefits for transgender people

Published 08/11/2019

(Reuters Health) - When transgender people undergo sex-reassignment surgery, the beneficial effect on their mental health is still evident - and increasing - years later, [more…]

Blood supplies inadequate in many countries

Blood supplies inadequate in many countries

Published 08/11/2019

(Reuters Health) - Globally, many countries don’t have enough donated blood to meet their needs, a recent study suggests. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends [more…]

Trauma outcomes worse with risk factors for heart disease and stroke

Trauma outcomes worse with risk factors for heart disease and stroke

Published 08/11/2019

(Reuters Health) - Severely injured patients are more likely to have complications or die if they have a cluster of cardiovascular risk factors like high [more…]

Virtual reality helps kids getting X-rays

Virtual reality helps kids getting X-rays

Published 13/09/2019

(Reuters Health) - A virtual reality program with cartoon characters may reduce children’s fear before imaging procedures, a South Korean study suggests. Compared to verbal [more…]

Most kids can manage pain after surgery without opioids

Most kids can manage pain after surgery without opioids

Published 10/09/2019

(Reuters Health) - About one in five kids are prescribed opioids after common pediatric surgeries, but a new study suggests they may do just as [more…]

Early after routine heart procedures, other operations become riskier

Early after routine heart procedures, other operations become riskier

Published 30/08/2019

(Reuters Health) - Patients who have so-called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures to restore blood flow to the heart may be more likely to have [more…]

High-volume hospitals and surgeons do better on neck artery procedures

High-volume hospitals and surgeons do better on neck artery procedures

Published 15/03/2019

(Reuters Health) - Patients who need blockages cleared in their carotid arteries to reduce the risk of stroke may want to seek hospitals and doctors [more…]