More Young Breast Cancer Patients Getting Gene Test

THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of young women with breast cancer are being tested for the BRCA gene mutations that substantially raise the risks of breast and ovarian tumors, a new study shows.

Weight-Loss Surgery May Lengthen Older People's Lives: Study

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged and even older people seem to gain a survival boost from gastric bypass surgery -- good news for obese older folks who may wonder if the weight-loss surgery is worth the risk, a new study suggests.

Is Fat From Another Area of Body Safe for Breast Reconstruction?

MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Using women's own fat cells to enhance breast reconstruction following cancer surgery doesn't increase the risk they will experience a recurrence of their disease or develop a new cancer, research suggests.

Many Donor Livers for Sickest Patients Rejected, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It's common for transplant centers to reject donor livers for the sickest patients on the transplant waiting list, a new study suggests.

Racial Disparity in Kidney Transplant Outcomes Narrows: Study

THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Racial disparities in kidney transplant outcomes are shrinking, new research indicates.

Surgical Safety Checklists May Shorten Hospital Stays, Save Lives

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A surgical safety checklist reduced patients' risk of death over 90 days and shortened their hospital stay, a new study found.

Patient Care Doesn't Suffer When Surgical Residents Work More: Study

TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Long hours for surgical residents don't seem to put patients at risk when the doctors-in-training are allowed to work longer shifts, a new study finds.

Could C-Section Baby Benefit From Mom's Vaginal Fluids?

MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Dabbing infants delivered by cesarean section with their mothers' vaginal secretions restores some of the potentially helpful bacteria that newborns naturally pick up when they pass through the birth canal, a small study finds.

'Til Weight Loss Do Us Part?

FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Married people shed fewer pounds than singles after weight-loss surgery, and some marriages deteriorate after the operation, researchers report.

New Kidney Transplant Drug Cuts Risk of Earlier Death: Study

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A newer drug used for preventing organ rejection might improve the long-term outlook for kidney transplant recipients, a new study finds.