As the authors of a recent study published in BMJ attest, society’s red-haired members don’t always get a fair shake.
It may seem unthinkable, but as many as 1 out of 1,000 people who undergo abdominal surgery end up in the recovery room with a foreign object mistakenly left inside them.
People who fret over slight or imagined physical defects may seek out cosmetic procedures to fix them. But those ‘fixes’ can rarely cure a case of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), according to a study released today in the Annals of Plastic Surgery.
Previous research, according to the study, shows that some 7%-8% of U.S. …
(PHILADELPHIA) — A 10-year-old girl ailing with cystic fibrosis was recovering from a transplant of adult lungs made available to her by a judge’s controversial ruling that expanded her options for lifesaving surgery.
Score one for pushy parents. The families of two children with cystic fibrosis who need new lungs but were ineligible for adult organs have successfully used the courts and public opinion to get their daughter and son on the
Social media is all about seeing and being seen, so it’s not surprising that the ubiquity and frequency of posts are fueling our vanity.
A team-based, cross-disciplinary approach to cancer research is upending tradition and delivering results faster
Group-think is that latest trend in cancer research. This week’s cover story, available to subscribers, explains why such team efforts are becoming a necessity, and why it hasn’t always been this way.
The list of adverse health effects from BPA exposure continues to grow.
How outrageous pricing and egregious profits are destroying our health care
To lower healthcare costs, it helps for doctors to know what medical services and supplies cost