Stent Treatment May Lower Stroke Disability

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using a stent to capture and remove a stroke-causing blood clot is safe and improves recovery, Dutch researchers report.

Patients Given Less Blood During Surgery Do Fine, Study Reports

FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Heart disease patients who receive smaller amounts of blood during surgery do as well as those who get more blood, a new study finds.

Gene Test May Help Predict Return of Early Breast Tumor, Study Says

FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For women who have early breast tumors surgically removed, a new genetic test may help predict the odds of a recurrence, a new study says.

Vitamins May Help Prevent Eye Problems After Weight-Loss Surgery, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery patients who don't take prescribed vitamin and mineral supplements could put themselves at risk for vision problems, a new study says.

Exercise After Weight-Loss Surgery Yields Added Health Gains

THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery patients gain extra health benefits if they exercise regularly after the procedure, a new study found.

New U.S. Kidney Transplant Rules Take Effect

THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New rules intended to create a more level playing field for those awaiting kidney transplants in the United States go into effect Thursday.

Time Spent in the OR May Be Linked to Blood Clots, Study Shows

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Longer surgery times may increase a patient's risk of dangerous blood clots, a new study suggests.

Common Knee Surgery May Boost Arthritis Risk, Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A common type of knee surgery may increase the chances of arthritis, a new study suggests.

FDA Adds 'Boxed Warning' to Devices Used to Remove Uterine Fibroids

MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday announced that new "boxed warning" labels will be added to devices called laparoscopic power morcellators, which are used to grind up uterine fibroid growths.

Study Supports Giving Kidney Donors Priority When They Need a Kidney

THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney donation is one of the most selfless acts one person can do for another. And now a new study finds that former donors who find they need a kidney later in life are benefiting from policies that give them priority on the transplant waiting list.