'Don't Cut Yet, Doc, I Can Hear You'
MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Far fewer surgical
patients become conscious while under general anesthesia than
previously believed, researchers report.
Women Fare Better Than Men After a Heart Valve Replacement
MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women have a higher
survival rate than men after a specific type of heart valve
replacement procedure, a new study finds.
Don't Rule Out Kidneys From Elderly Donors
THURSDAY, Dec. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy kidneys from
elderly donors are often rejected, but even kidneys from donors 80
and older can function for years after transplantation, Italian
Angelina Jolie's Mastectomies Tied to Rise in Genetic Testing
THURSDAY, Dec. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- After actress
Angelina Jolie had both breasts removed because she faced a
heightened risk for breast cancer, there was a spike in the number
of women who were tested for the genes that raise that risk. But,
there was no corresponding increase in mastectomy rates,
Emergency Surgery Riskier for Kids in Poorer Countries
TUESDAY, Dec. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children in poorer
countries are much more likely to die after emergency abdominal
surgery than those in wealthy nations, a new study finds.