Brief Interruption of Blood Supply to Limb Might Aid Heart Surgery: Study

FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Interrupting blood supply to an arm or a leg before heart surgery may help reduce the risks associated with the surgery, according to a new study.

Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Babies Delivered by C-Section, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cesarean delivery was the most common inpatient surgery in the United States in 2011 and was used in nearly one-third of all deliveries, research shows.

Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Risk of Severe Headaches, Scientists Report

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- After weight-loss surgery, some patients may be at risk for developing severe headaches, a new study suggests.

Tonsillectomy Complications May Be More Likely in Poor, Minority Kids

FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Black and Hispanic children, and those from poor families, are at increased risk for complications after tonsil removal surgery, a new study finds.

Parenthood May Push Cancer Patients to Seek More Treatment

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Being a parent makes cancer patients more likely to seek life-extending treatments, a new study says.

Nearly 1 in 20 Cancer Patients Die Within Month of Surgery: Study

TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a study of more than 1 million cancer patients who had surgery, Harvard researchers found that almost 5 percent died within one month of their operation.

Salamanders May Hold Clues to Human Scar Healing

TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Insights gleaned from salamanders may help keep people scar-free after surgery, University of Florida researchers say.

Post-Op Pain Management Improves in Past Decade, Survey Shows

TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The percentage of American patients who experience serious post-operative pain appears to have fallen significantly over the past decade, a new survey reveals.

Anesthetic During Breast-Removal Surgery May Reduce Long-Term Pain

MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Giving a common local anesthetic to women undergoing breast removal surgery -- a mastectomy -- reduces their risk of persistent pain after the procedure, a new study says.

Anesthesia Complications Drop by Half, Study Finds

SUNDAY, Oct. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Anesthesia-related complications in the United States have fallen by more than half, while the overall death rate has remained the same, a new study indicates.