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HIV research: breastfeeding, kidney transplants

New research published in the July 17 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine suggests promising developments in the battle against HIV and AIDS. In a study of more than 2,300 breastfeeding HIV-positive mothers, researchers from the University of North Carolina and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that

Which prostate surgery is best? Depends on the surgeon

The current standard of surgery for prostate cancer patients is what is known as open radical prostatectomy, which involves a surgeon accessing and removing the cancerous prostate gland by making a standard surgical incision. Yet, in recent years, a less invasive approach, known as laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, which often uses

Preventing girls’ knee injuries on the soccer field

With the increasing popularity of soccer around the world comes a corresponding uptick in soccer-related injuries. And considering that fútbol fever has grown particularly rapidly among women in recent years—the number of female soccer players grew by 19% between 2000 and 2006, to 26 million players—female futbolistas have been

Bo-tax: a levy on nips and tucks?

The health care bill currently being debated in the Senate includes a provision that would levy a 5% tax on elective cosmetic surgeries. The proposed Bo-tax is being presented by supporters as a simple economic tool to help offset health care costs, yet detractors—including some 7,000 doctors in the American Academy of Plastic

FDA Announces New Effort to Fight Drug Errors, Surgical Fires

Around 1.5 million preventable medication errors occur in the American health system each year at a cost of over $4 billion annually, according to a new report released yesterday by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The report’s release marks the start of a new effort to reduce those numbers.

The FDA’s “Safe Use” …