Deadly Skin Cancer More Common in Organ Transplant Recipients: Study

MONDAY, Aug. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who've received organ transplants may face an increased risk for the deadly skin cancer melanoma, a new study suggests.

Tuning Into Your Favorite Music May Boost Post-Op Recovery

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mozart, Madonna or Eminem: Whatever your taste, music may help you recover from a surgery, according to a new review of data on the subject.

Weight Loss Surgery May Boost Teens' Mental Health

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Weight loss surgery may improve obese teens' mental health, a new study finds.

For Endoscopes Tied to Serious Infections, Current Cleaning Methods Not Enough

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Recent outbreaks of dangerous infections tied to endoscopic devices called duodenoscopes have grabbed headlines, and in March the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued strict guidelines on how best to disinfect the devices.

Common Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Tolerance for Alcohol

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who have the most popular type of weight-loss surgery are far less able to handle alcohol after their procedure, a small, new study suggests.

Weight-Loss Surgery's Benefits May Fade With Time, Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although weight-loss surgery may produce initial dramatic weight loss and improve type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests that in the long run, many people regain weight and see their diabetes return.

Mountain Biker Survives After Neck Impaled by Tree Branch

FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A day out mountain biking went terribly wrong for one middle-aged man in New Mexico: He ended up with a tree branch impaled in his neck.

Knee Replacement May Ease Pain for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Knee replacement surgery can temporarily return the joint to an earlier, better level of function in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, new research suggests.

Cooling Bodies of Brain-Dead Donors May Boost Kidney Function After Transplant

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Transplant surgeons may have found a simple way to improve the functioning of kidneys from brain-dead donors: Cool the donor's body by just a few degrees.

How Well Does the Newly Approved Weight-Loss 'Balloon' Work?

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval of a temporary, implanted balloon device for weight loss may have many wondering how -- and how well -- it works.