'Watchful Waiting' Becoming More Common for Prostate Cancer Patients

TUESDAY, July 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More U.S. physicians are sparing their low-risk prostate cancer patients from surgery, radiation and hormone therapy in favor of monitoring their patients over time -- a strategy called watchful waiting, a new study shows.

When New Doctors 'Train' During Surgery, Risks Don't Rise: Study

MONDAY, July 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People undergoing brain or spine surgery are at no greater risk if doctors-in-training -- called residents -- assist during the operation, a new study suggests.

Weight-Loss Surgery May Beat Diet, Exercise as Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a small study of obese patients, weight-loss surgery was better at keeping type 2 diabetes at bay than diet and exercise alone, researchers report.

Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Ease Incontinence: Study

FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery may also help ease urinary incontinence in the long term, a new study suggests.

Statins Might Reduce Complications After Major Lung Surgery

FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins might help reduce major complications after lung surgery, new research suggests.

Using Same Hospital for Complications After Surgery Lowers Death Risk: Study

THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery patients who suffer complications after discharge from a hospital are more likely to die if they're readmitted to a different hospital than where they had their original operation, a new study finds.

Lip Injections May Ease Challenges of Facial Paralysis

THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with facial paralysis may benefit from cosmetic lip surgery, a preliminary study finds.

Technology May Help Surgeons Tell Brain Cancer From Healthy Tissue

THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers are making progress in developing an ultrasound-like technology that helps brain surgeons distinguish between brain tumors and normal tissue.

More Breast Cancer Patients Opting for Lumpectomy: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The percentage of women with early stage breast cancer who choose to have the breast-conserving surgery known as lumpectomy has risen slowly in recent years, new research shows.

Study Questions Value of Arthroscopic Knee Surgery for Older Patients

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Arthroscopic surgery to relieve chronic knee pain in middle-aged and older patients is only temporarily effective and might be harmful, a new analysis suggests.