Scientists Set Their Sights on First Whole-Eye Transplant

THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In the world of 21st-century medicine, organ transplantation is nothing new.

Frailty Tied to Lower Survival Rates After Kidney Transplant

THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Physical frailty may lead to worse five-year survival rates among kidney transplant patients, regardless of their age, a new study shows.

Very Special Delivery: Unused U.S. Surgical Supplies

TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Unused medical supplies from American hospitals could improve the safety of surgeries around the world, a new report says.

'Prehabilitation' Before Colon Cancer Surgery May Aid Recovery

MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exercising, eating a healthy diet and learning relaxation techniques before colorectal cancer surgery appeared to speed a patient's recovery, a small study found.

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.