Too Many Heart Scans May Pose Radiation Risks, Cardiologists Say
Too Many Heart Scans May Pose Radiation Risks, Cardiologists Say MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors need to make sure patients understand the radiation-related risks of heart imaging tests before sending them for such procedures, a new American Heart Association scientific statement says. "With technological improvements, medical imaging has become an increasingly vital tool in diagnosing and treating patients with heart disease, but the rising use of the tests has led to increasing radi...
Trichomoniasis in Teens
Trichomoniasis in Teens Trichomoniasis, known as trich , is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD). It's caused by the parasite Trichomonas vaginalis , which, like all parasites, uses the host body in which it lives for food. It can cause vaginal inflammation in women and painful urination in men. By some estimates, millions of people have trich, but only about a third of them have any symptoms. Experts estimate that at least 1 out of 4 new infections occurs in teen girls. This STD is not a life-th...
Telithromycin Oral tablet
Telithromycin Oral tablet What is this medicine? TELITHROMYCIN (tel ith roe MYE sin) is a ketolide antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections.This medicine will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. You may take with or without food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not s...
Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE, Heart Scan with Endoscopy, Transesophageal Echocardiography) Procedure overview What is a transesophageal echocardiogram? A transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) is a diagnostic procedure that uses echocardiography to assess the heart’s function. Echocardiography is a procedure used to assess the heart's function and structures. During the procedure, a transducer (like a microphone) sends out ultrasonic sound waves at a frequency too high to be heard. When the transdu...
Thoracentesis (Pleural Tap, Pleural Fluid Analysis) Procedure overview What is thoracentesis and pleural fluid analysis? Thoracentesis is a procedure in which a needle is inserted through the back of the chest wall into the pleural space (a space that exists between the two lungs and the interior chest wall) to remove fluid or air. Pleural fluid analysis is the microscopic and chemical lab analysis of the fluid obtained during thoracentesis. The normal function of the lungs is to expand with each breath...
The Lungs To learn more about the intricate process of lung transplantation, it is important to first learn about the lungs and their components. Listed in the directory below you will find additional information regarding the anatomy of the lung and lung transplantation, for which we have provided a brief overview. Anatomy and Function of the Respiratory System Lung Transplantation
The Liver To learn more about the intricate process of liver transplantation, it is important to first learn about the liver and its components. Listed in the directory below you will find additional information regarding the anatomy of the liver and liver transplantation, for which we have provided a brief overview. Anatomy and Function of the Liver Liver Transplantation
The Kidneys To learn more about the intricate process of kidney transplantation, it is important to first learn about the kidneys and their components. Listed in the directory below you will find additional information regarding the anatomy of the urinary system and kidney transplantation, for which we have provided a brief overview. Anatomy and Function of the Urinary System Kidney Transplantation
The Heart To learn more about the intricate process of heart transplantation, it is important to first learn about the heart and its components. Listed in the directory below you will find additional information regarding the anatomy of the heart and heart transplantation, for which we have provided a brief overview. About the Heart and Blood Vessels Anatomy and Function of the Heart Valves Anatomy and Function of the Electrical System Heart Transplantation
Tick Bite Diseases
Tick Bite Diseases Tick bite diseases require clinical care by a doctor or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below is some additional information about these diseases, for which we have provided a brief overview. Tick Bites Overview Lyme Disease Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Thawing Breast Milk
Thawing Breast Milk General guidelines for thawing frozen breast milk The following are general guidelines for thawing frozen breast milk: The oldest milk should be used first, unless recently expressed milk is recommended. Thaw breast milk by placing the collection container in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight. To thaw more quickly or to heat refrigerated milk, hold the container of milk under warm running water or place it in a cup, pot, bowl, or basin of warm water. Do not thaw milk in...
The Lungs in Pregnancy
The Lungs in Pregnancy Respiratory system The respiratory system is made up of the organs involved in the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide. The system includes the following: Nose Throat or pharynx Voice box or larynx Windpipe or trachea Lungs which contain the: Airways or bronchi Smaller airways or bronchioles Tiny airways or alveoli The lungs The lungs are a pair of cone-shaped organs made up of spongy, pinkish-gray tissue. They take up most of the space in the chest, or the thorax (the part of t...
The Respiratory System in Babies
The Respiratory System in Babies Click Image to Enlarge What is respiration? Respiration is the act of breathing in and out. When you inhale, you take in oxygen. When you exhale, you give off carbon dioxide. What makes up the respiratory system? The respiratory system is made up of the organs involved in the interchanges of gases and consists of the: Nose Mouth (oral cavity) Throat (pharynx) Voice box (larynx) Windpipe (trachea) Airways (bronchi) Lungs The upper respiratory tract includes the: Nose Nasa...
Taking Your Baby Home
Taking Your Baby Home Although parents are excited to take their baby home after days or weeks in the NICU, it may cause many parents some anxiety. When a baby is ready for discharge depends on many factors. Each baby must be individually evaluated for readiness and the family must be prepared to provide any special care for the baby. Parents need to be ready to give their baby all the special care he or she will need at home. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has proposed discharge guidelines fo...
Nutrition: Toddler Helpful feeding information for your toddler The toddler (ages 1 to 3) phase can often be challenging when it comes to feeding. Several developmental changes occur at this time. Toddlers are striving for independence and control. Their growth rate slows down and with this comes a decrease in appetite. These changes can make mealtime difficult. It is important for parents to provide structure and set limits for the toddler. The following are suggestions to help manage mealtimes so that...
The Growing Child: Preschool (4 to 5 Years)
The Growing Child: Preschool (4 to 5 Years) What can my child do at this age? As your child continues to grow, you will notice new and exciting abilities that your child develops. While children may progress at different rates, the following are some of the common milestones children may reach in this age group: 4-year-olds: Sings a song Skips and hops on one foot Catches and throws a ball overhand Walks downstairs alone Draws a person with three separate body parts Builds a block tower with 10 blocks U...
The Growing Child
The Growing Child Growth not only involves length and weight of a body, but also includes internal growth and development. A child's brain will grow the most during the first five years of life, reaching 90 percent of its final size. Growth also affects different parts of the body at different rates; the head reaches almost its entire size by age 1. Throughout childhood, a child's body becomes more proportional to other parts of his or her body. Growth is complete between the ages of 16 and 18, at which...
Testing for Birth Defects
Testing for Birth Defects There are many types of tests that may be performed to determine whether a child has a genetic birth defect. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview. Chromosome Studies: Karyotype, Extended Banding, Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH), and Chromosomal Microarray Analysis Studies for Single Gene Defects: DNA (Direct and Indirect) Biochemical Genetic Testing
Teratogens Teratogens are substances found the in the environment that can cause a birth defect. There are many different teratogens, and some are listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview. If you cannot find the information in which you are interested, please visit the Medical Genetics Online Resources page in this website for an Internet/World Wide Web address that may contain additional information on that topic. Teratogens Overview Examples of Teratogens Fet...
Tetralogy of Fallot
Tetralogy of Fallot What is tetralogy of Fallot? Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF or "TET") is a condition of several related congenital (present at birth) defects that occur due to abnormal development of the fetal heart during the first 8 weeks of pregnancy. These problems include the following: Click Image to Enlarge Ventricular septal defect (VSD). An opening in the ventricular septum, or dividing wall between the two lower chambers of the heart known as the right and left ventricles. Pulmonary (or right ve...
Types of Allergens
Types of Allergens Many different types of allergens can trigger an allergic reaction, requiring clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview. Animals Dust Mites Foods Egg Allergy Diet Lactose Intolerance Milk Allergy Diet Peanut Allergy Diet Shellfish Allergy Diet Soy Allergy Diet Tree Nut Allergy Diet Wheat Allergy Diet Insect Stings Latex Mold Pollen Poison Ivy/Poison Oak
Treatment for a Child's Allergy
Treatment for a Child's Allergy Your child's doctor will consider your child's age, overall health, how severe the allergic reaction was, and other factors when advising treatment. The most effective ways to treat allergies are avoidance of the allergen, immunotherapy, and medication. What is avoidance? Avoidance simple means staying away from a substance that causes an allergic reaction. Suggestions for avoiding (some) allergens: Remain indoors when the pollen count is high and on windy days. Dustproof...
Treatment of Obesity
Treatment of Obesity Because obesity is a serious, chronic disease that can inflict substantial harm to a person's health, treatment is very important. A variety of methods are used to treat obesity. Incorporating multiple methods, such as making diet changes as well as adding exercise, may be beneficial. Obesity Treatment Overview Medical Treatment for Obesity Surgical Treatment for Obesity Gastric Bypass (Malabsorptive) Surgery Gastric Stapling (Restrictive) Surgery
Topic Index - Urology
Topic Index - Urology Kidney and Urinary System Disorders Home Anatomy of the Kidneys and Urinary System Kidney Disorders Overview of Kidney Disorders Analgesic Nephropathy End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Glomerulonephritis Glomerulosclerosis Goodpasture Syndrome Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Immunoglobulin A (IgA) Nephropathy Kidney Cancer Kidney Stones Kidney Transplantation Nephrotic Syndrome Polycystic Kidney Disease Renal Vascular Disease Urinary System Disorders Overview of Urinary/Urogenital System Di...
Traveling With Special Needs
Traveling With Special Needs Traveling with special needs requires careful planning. Listed in the directory below are some considerations that will need to be made before traveling with special needs, for which we have provided a brief overview. Traveling With Children Traveling With Chronic Conditions Traveling With Diabetes Traveling With HIV Traveling While Pregnant or Breastfeeding
Types of Arbovirus Encephalitis
Types of Arbovirus Encephalitis What is encephalitis? Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain that is frequently caused by a viral infection. The viruses are called arboviruses and are transmitted to people and animals by insects. In rural areas, arboviruses that are carried by mosquitoes or ticks are the most common cause of arboviral infection, which is often mild, but can progress to encephalitis. While there have been outbreaks in recent years in the United States of several forms of encephalit...
The Pregnant Mother
The Pregnant Mother Even with all the joy and anticipation pregnancy can bring, it is not uncommon for a mother-to-be to have some questions and concerns -- questions not only about changes to expect throughout her pregnancy, but also concerns regarding the care of her body to ensure the health of her unborn child. Listed in the directory below, you will find some additional information that covers not only how to care for your body while you are pregnant, but also some of the changes your body will go ...
Types of Hand Conditions
Types of Hand Conditions M any different types of hand conditions require the clinical and surgical expertise of a plastic surgeon. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Congenital Hand Deformities Dupuytren's Contracture Rheumatoid Arthritis
Torn Meniscus What is a torn meniscus? Click Image to Enlarge The ends of the 3 bones in the knee — the femur, tibia, and patella — are covered with cartilage (a smooth material that covers bone ends of a joint to cushion the bone and allow the joint to move easily without pain) that acts as a shock absorber. Between the bones of the knees are 2 crescent-shaped discs of connective tissue, called menisci, which also act as shock absorbers to cushion the lower part of the leg from the weight of the rest o...
Thyroid Disorders in Women
Thyroid Disorders in Women Functions of the thyroid gland The thyroid gland regulates the body's metabolism and growth, and secretes several hormones: thyroxine (T4), triiodothyronine (T3), and calcitonin. Thyroid problems can affect female patients of any age. How a thyroid disorder affects a woman's body The functions of the thyroid gland have much to do with a woman's reproductive system, particularly if the thyroid is overactive or underactive. Effects of this imbalance in hormone levels may have th...
The Thyroid Gland Anatomy of the thyroid gland Thyroid Gland - Click to Enlarge The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck (just above the breastbone and below the Adam's apple). The small, two-inch gland consists of two lobes, one on each side of the windpipe, connected by a small bridge of thyroid tissue called the isthmus. The thyroid tissue is made up of two types of cells: follicular cells and parafollicular cells. Most of the thyroid tissue consists of the follicular cells, which secret...
Thyroid Hormone Replacement Therapy
Thyroid Hormone Replacement Therapy What is thyroid hormone replacement therapy? Thyroid hormone therapy is the use of manmade thyroid hormones to raise abnormally low levels of natural thyroid hormones in the body. Thyroid hormone is usually given in pill form and is often used to treat an underactive thyroid that is secreting little or no thyroid hormones. The most commonly prescribed thyroid hormone replacement is pure synthetic thyroxine (T4). Who needs thyroid hormone replacement therapy? Thyroid h...
Thyroid Function Tests
Thyroid Function Tests What are thyroid function tests? Thyroid function tests are common procedures done to determine how well the thyroid is functioning. Some of the most common thyroid function tests include the following: Blood tests. This test is done to measure the level of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) in the blood which helps determine thyroid function. High levels of the hormone indicate an underactive thyroid. In addition, a blood test can measure levels of hormones thyroxine (T4) and trii...
Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes What is type 2 diabetes? Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder. It results when the body can't make enough insulin, or can't use it properly. Without adequate production or utilization of insulin, the body cannot move blood sugar into the cells. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease that has no known cure. It is the most common type of diabetes, also called adult onset diabetes. What is prediabetes? In prediabetes, blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be de...
Treatment and Management of Diabetes
Treatment and Management of Diabetes A person with diabetes must take many things into consideration in order to properly manage his or her condition. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview. Treatment of Diabetes Glucose Monitoring Oral Medications Insulin Replacement Therapy Meal Planning Alcohol Use and People with Diabetes Sodium and People with Diabetes Healthy Cooking Tips for People with Diabetes
Treatments for Breast Cancer
Treatments for Breast Cancer There are many different treatments for breast cancer that involve the clinical care of a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview. Surgery Post-Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction Lymphedema Following a Mastectomy Post-Mastectomy Prosthesis Radiation Therapy Chemotherapy Other Treatments About Tamoxifen About Taxol™
The Sinusitis and Asthma Link
The Sinusitis and Asthma Link Many people who have asthma also have chronic rhinitis, sinusitis, or rhinosinusitis. These conditions are long-term inflammation or swelling of the nose, sinuses, or both. The sinuses are air-filled pockets in the bones around your nose. Rhinitis can occur without sinusitis. Sinusitis usually doesn't occur without rhinitis. That is why the term rhinosinusitis is used. Rhinitis and rhinosinusitis have many causes. The cause may be a virus, bacteria, fungus, or an allergy. I...
Traveling with Asthma
Traveling With Asthma There are some extra challenges when traveling with asthma. The suggestions that follow can help you avoid asthma symptoms and make your travel easier. Be prepared if your asthma should worsen while you're traveling. Make sure you know where to go for medical care. Avoiding triggers Avoid asthma triggers by planning ahead. Plan your vacation at times and places where pollen counts are low. Avoid placed with high levels of air pollution. For example, stay away from very smoggy citie...
Type 2 Diabetes and Food Choices
Type 2 Diabetes and Food Choices You make food choices every day. Whole wheat or white bread? A side of french fries or fresh fruit? Eat now or later? Choices about what, when, and how much you eat affect your blood glucose. Understanding how food affects blood glucose is the first step in managing diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, following a diabetes meal plan can help you keep your blood glucose levels on track. Prevent problems Having type 2 diabetes means that your body does...
Take the Thyroid Quiz The thyroid is a gland that controls key functions of your body. It is a butterfly-shaped organ located in the front of the neck. The thyroid gland makes thyroid hormones. These hormones help to maintain your body’s metabolism or production of energy. Disease of the thyroid gland can affect nearly every organ in your body and harm your health. 1. The most common thyroid disorder is: You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is The most common thyroid disorder...
Teen Immunization Quiz
Take the Adolescent Immunization Quiz Thanks to vaccines, most U.S. children are protected against serious diseases such as measles, mumps, diphtheria, polio, and chickenpox. But what happens to that protection in adolescence? A teen who missed a vaccination or booster as a child may need to be immunized. Sometimes a teen's living situation or medical condition makes it necessary to get a vaccination. Other vaccines lose their protective power over time, and teens and young adults need a booster to stay...
Treatment Options for Precancerous Lesions of the Vulva (VIN)
Treatment Options for Precancerous Lesions of the Vulva (VIN) A colposcopy or a biopsy may show that you don’t have cancer, but do have precancerous lesions in your vulva. Vulvar cancer develops slowly over a long period of time. It usually begins with precancerous changes that may last for many years. You may have vulvar rashes, moles, lumps, or other changes that don’t go away. The term most often used for this condition is vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN). Intraepithelial means that the precanc...
The Facts on Chlamydia
The Facts on Chlamydia Chlamydia is a bacterial disease that you can spread through sexual contact. The bacterium that causes it is called Chlamydia trachomatis . According to the CDC, chlamydia is the most frequently reported sexually transmitted disease (STD) due to a bacterial infection in the United States. However, it is still largely underreported. Most people do not know they are infected with chlamydia. There are few symptoms in the early stages. Who is at risk? Anyone who has sex is at risk for...
Types of Vulvar Cancer
Types of Vulvar Cancer Most vulvar cancers begin in the squamous cells, and lead to squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva. Squamous cells are the cells that make up most of the skin. Other rare types of vulvar cancer include melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, and sarcoma of the vulva. Squamous cell vulvar carcinoma The most common symptoms of this type of vulvar cancer are red, pink, or white bumps with a wart-like surface. Some areas of the vulva may appear white and feel rough. About half ...
Types of Surgery for Ovarian Cancer
Types of Surgery for Ovarian Cancer A diagnosis of ovarian cancer usually requires surgery. Surgery allows the doctor to take a biopsy and check for cancer cells. In the event that you are suspected of having ovarian cancer, you should be treated by a gynecologic oncologist, a subspecialist in the diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic cancers. Surgery is usually required for an accurate diagnosis and proper staging of the disease. The type of surgery you have depends on these factors: The type of ovari...
Types of Treatment for Ovarian Cancer
Types of Treatment for Ovarian Cancer This section focuses on treatment for epithelial ovarian cancer. Other types of ovarian cancer are rare. The type of treatment you have depends on how far the cancer has spread (stage). Cancer may be confined to the ovary or spread only to nearby areas. If so, it is called local or early-stage cancer. If the cancer has spread to distant areas in the body, it’s called metastatic or advanced ovarian cancer. It is very important that your particular findings be put int...
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Two Americans With Ebola Will Be Evacuated to United States
Two Americans With Ebola Will Be Evacuated to United States FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two Americans stricken with the Ebola virus in West Africa will be evacuated to the United States for treatment, U.S. State Department officials said Friday. "The State Department, together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is facilitating a medical evacuation for two U.S. citizens who have been infected by Ebola in West Africa," State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said in a statem...
There's No Ebola Cure, But Early Intensive Treatment Boosts Survival
There's No Ebola Cure, But Early Intensive Treatment Boosts Survival THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The Ebola virus currently raging in West Africa has a well-earned reputation as one of the world's most deadly illnesses. But experts stress that early and intense medical care can greatly improve a person's chances of survival. There's no cure or vaccine for Ebola, which wreaks life-threatening havoc within the body by attacking multiple organ systems at the same time. Instead, doctors must ...
The 'Bear' Facts on Obesity and Diabetes
The 'Bear' Facts on Obesity and Diabetes TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The ways grizzly bears deal with hibernation and fluctuating weight might offer valuable new clues to human obesity and diabetes, new research suggests. The study authors note that the tissues of obese people with type 2 diabetes become dangerously insensitive to insulin, the hormone that helps control the level of sugar in the blood. However, unlike people, insulin levels in grizzly bears do not change, the researchers f...
Teen 'Growing Pains' May Persist For Years
Teen 'Growing Pains' May Persist For Years THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many teens never outgrow their "growing pains," according to new research. Knee pain can persist for years, affecting teens' participation in sports and other activities, a Danish study found. If left untreated, so-called growing pains can become chronic, the researchers cautioned. "We can see from the study that one in three young people between the ages of 12 and 19 experience problems with pain in their knees," sai...
Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea May Trigger Weight Gain
Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea May Trigger Weight Gain MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Tonsillectomies are commonly done to relieve sleep apnea in children, but a new study confirms that the treatment can speed kids' weight gain -- especially if they're already overweight. The researchers said that's a concern, because obesity is a risk factor for a range of health problems -- including, ironically, sleep apnea. But they're not advising against tonsillectomy for kids who need it. Instead, they ...
Tip-Over Furniture Can Kill Kids
Tip-Over Furniture Can Kill Kids WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It can happen in an instant: A small child pulls up on a television, dresser or computer monitor and gets critically injured when the furniture tips over. "Every parent or guardian of a young child should look around their homes and imagine what could tip over, fall off walls and injure a child. Imagining it is better than it becoming a reality," Dr. Alex Rosenau, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians, said...
Too Few Teens Receive HPV Shot, CDC Says
Too Few Teens Receive HPV Shot, CDC Says THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An "unacceptably low" number of girls and boys are getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cervical, anal and other cancers, U.S. health officials said Thursday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends all boys and girls aged 11 and 12 get the three-dose vaccine so that protection is in place before they become sexually active. Yet, despite a slight increase over the...
Tough-to-Abuse Formulation of Oxycodone Approved
Tough-to-Abuse Formulation of Oxycodone Approved THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Targiniq ER (oxycodone hydrochloride and naloxone hydrochloride extended release) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a long-term, around-the-clock treatment for severe pain when other therapies are ineffective or unavailable. The long-acting form of oxycodone, an opioid painkiller, has properties that are designed to deter abuse of the drug by snorting or injection, the FDA said in a n...
The 'Hobby Lobby Ruling' and What It Means for U.S. Health Care
The 'Hobby Lobby Ruling' and What It Means for U.S. Health Care FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on contraception coverage -- as mandated under the Affordable Care Act -- could lead to a legal quagmire that might allow companies to deny insurance coverage for any medical practice that violates their religious principles, some health care experts say. But other experts counter that such predictions are unlikely to come true. The justices ruled 5-4 last month that ...
Teenage Boys Want Intimacy, Not Just Sex, Survey Finds
Teenage Boys Want Intimacy, Not Just Sex, Survey Finds THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The stereotype of the sex-crazed teenage boy may be dead wrong, according to a small study that asked boys what they really want from romantic relationships. In interviews with 33 boys between the ages of 14 and 16, researchers found that most said they wanted a relationship with a girl for the closeness and trust. Very few boasted about sexual conquests or saw sex as a "main goal" in starting a relationsh...
Technique Used in Some Hysterectomies May Help Spread Cancer: Study
Technique Used in Some Hysterectomies May Help Spread Cancer: Study TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Removing the uterus with a minimally invasive procedure known as morcellation carries a risk of spreading undetected cancer, and now a new study pinpoints the likelihood more clearly. Twenty-seven of every 10,000 women who had the technique had undetected uterine cancer at the time of the procedure, researchers found, with the odds being highest for patients over the age of 65. Surgeons perform...
Those With HIV Living Longer, International Study Finds
Those With HIV Living Longer, International Study Finds THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Overall death rates for HIV-positive adults living in Australia, Europe and the United States have been cut 28 percent since 1999, according to new international research. Deaths from AIDS-related causes dropped more than one-third among the HIV-positive adults in the study. Cardiovascular disease deaths declined by almost two-thirds, while deaths from liver disease were nearly halved, the study authors f...
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