Metal staples used to close wounds after joint surgery may be faster to use than stitches but are also more likely to cause infection, a review published online on Wednesday by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) said.
Surgery, by definition, has risks attached. And anything that cuts down on those risks is welcome.
A Taiwanese university and a hospital will jointly conduct human clinical trials of artificial retinal implants, the first of its kind in Asia, university official said yesterday.
Australian medical researchers said Tuesday they have made advances that could see pig lungs transplanted into humans within a decade.
For more than 2-1/2 years, Linda De Croock lived with constant pain from a car accident that smashed her windpipe.
A 16-year-old Spaniard has had a sex change operation, becoming the country's first minor to undergo a procedure that few countries in the world allow for people so young, the patient's doctor has announced.
Twenty-six operations put healthy kidneys into 13 desperately ill people: Doctors have just performed a record-setting kidney swap, part of a pioneering effort to expand transplants to patients who too often never qualify.
Bone marrow transplants, already used to treat some children with sickle cell disease, also may cure some adults with this deadly genetic defect that causes red blood cells to contort, U.S. scientists said on Wednesday.
Henry Molaison lived in relative obscurity, but he possessed one of the world's most famous brains.
Formerly conjoined twin sisters Trishna and Krishna are enjoying a favorite DVD and trying new foods as they continue their recovery from marathon separation surgery, doctors said.