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Two nonsurgical procedures relieve many symptoms of acid reflux disease including heartburn in people who are not helped by the medications typically used to treat it, U.S. researchers said on Friday.
Potentially life-threatening complications from surgery can be cut by about a third if hospitals introduce simple surgical checklists during each operation, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.
A 9-year-old boy from Kiribati in the south-central Pacific Ocean has arrived in Taipei to have plastic surgery at Mackay Memorial Hospital, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said in a statement yesterday.
Machines that send fluid circulating through a donated kidney while it is being preserved for transplant keep the organ healthier than the standard method of simply immersing it in fluid and transporting it on ice, doctors reported on Wednesday.
The nation’s first near-total face transplant has been done on a woman at the Cleveland Clinic, the hospital announced Tuesday.
Doctors in St. Louis said they have successfully transplanted a full ovary from a volunteer, allowing her infertile twin sister to give birth to a healthy baby girl on Nov. 11.
A British surgeon volunteering in the Democratic Republic of Congo used text message instructions to perform a life-saving arm amputation, he said Wednesday.
A surgery to remove a paper clip-sized sliver of brain may help some epilepsy patients live as much as five years longer than those on anti-seizure drugs, according to a computer-generated analysis of patient data and studies.
A week-old baby has died after surgery to separate her from her twin sister, British doctors said Wednesday.
Blacks waiting for a liver transplant used to be more likely to die compared to whites. Now they have the same chance of getting a life-saving organ under a nationwide system that puts the sickest patients first, a new study found.
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