Wireless activity trackers may do more than log how many steps you take. Doctors are turning to them to understand which …
The most popular class of drugs used to treat depression, the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), may increase risk of bleeding and the need for blood transfusions following operations, according a study.
Tracking brain activity patterns may lead to better dosing and control of anesthesia.
Men who have early-stage prostate cancer will live just as long if they forgo surgery, which carries risks of impotence and incontinence, and simply do nothing but watch their cancer, according to the results of the largest …
Smokers are more likely to need repeat surgeries for hip and knee replacements.
A new study seeks to predict the chances of sexual dysfunction in patients who are treated for prostate cancer — a key question for many men facing the disease.
About one in 1,000 surgery patients experience the trauma of awareness during anesthesia, and later remember feeling pain and distress during their operation. Many go on to develop symptoms of posttraumatic stress. So hospitals …
People have always been afraid of general anesthesia. Many fear they won’t wake up from this “artificial sleep” — actually more of a coma, albeit drug-induced and reversible.
Surgical mesh implants used to treat weakening in the pelvic region, a particularly common problem after childbirth, may actually do more harm than good, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports Wednesday.
Weight-loss surgery may not reduce the risk of death in higher risk patients — older, heavier and sicker men — a new study finds.
People who undergo gastric bypass surgery for weight loss have more than twice the risk of developing alcoholism, compared with those who have gastric banding surgery, preliminary research finds. This line of inquiry could shed …
House gave new meaning to the phrase “Doctor, heal thyself” last night. He not only self-medicated, which he does usually does with epic amounts of Vicodin. This time he actually self-operated, cutting into that mangy leg.
Some airlines have strict rules about how much pilots can drink the night before they’re supposed to fly, and now some researchers think similar rules should apply to surgeons the night before they operate.