FDA Warns Against Procedure for Uterine Fibroids

THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A surgical technique used to grind up uterine growths and remove them through tiny incisions could increase a woman's risk of cancer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Thursday.

Placing Donor Windpipe First in Patient's Arm Helps With Transplant

WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors in Belgium say they've successfully transplanted windpipes in six patients by first placing donor tissue in the patients' arms.

Leeches Help Save Woman's Ear After Pit Bull Mauling

WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A savage pit bull attack results in the total dismembering of a teenage girl's ear. And though the ear remains fully intact, complications during the initial reattachment process raise the real risk she could lose her ear forever.

After Skin Cancer, Removable Model Replaces Real Ear

FRIDAY, April 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- During his 10-year struggle with basal cell carcinoma, Henry Fiorentini emerged minus his right ear, and minus the hearing that goes with it.

Lab-Grown Vaginas, Noses Herald New Options for Patients

THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors have successfully implanted laboratory-grown vaginas into four teenage girls suffering from a rare birth defect, creating new organs with feel and function comparable to that of a "natural" vagina, a new study reports.

Age a Big Factor in Colon Surgery Complications, Study Finds

THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients older than 65 are more likely to die and have more complications after colon cancer surgery than younger patients, a new study finds.

Complication Rate After Adult Tonsillectomy Higher Than Thought

MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Twenty percent of adults who get their tonsils removed develop complications, a new study shows.

Hernia Repair Recovery Often Longer Than Expected

THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who undergo surgery to repair an abdominal hernia may underestimate how long their recovery will take, new research indicates.

Aspirin May Not Protect Heart After Non-Cardiac Surgeries: Study

MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Giving aspirin to patients around the time of surgery may do them more harm than good, a large new study finds.

More Evidence Weight-Loss Surgery Helps People With Diabetes

MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery might do more than help people shed pounds. For some who have the surgery, it may also put type 2 diabetes into remission for several years, a new study suggests.