Women outnumber men in the nursing profession by more than 10 to 1. But men still earn more, a new study finds.
Examining short- and long-term complications, quality of life, and overall mortality, researchers found that abdominal surgery carries a higher risk of complications, decreased quality of life, and death.
Adolescent patients who need scoliosis surgery may benefit most from going to a hospital that performs a high volume of the procedures.
Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie revealed Tuesday that she has undergone more preventive surgery, having her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in hopes of reducing her risk of cancer.
CardioKinetix Inc., a medical device company pioneering a catheter-based treatment for heart failure, today announced clinical results of a study of 31 Chinese patients treated consecutively with the company’s Parachute Ventricular Partitioning Device.
Patients with Parkinson disease who experienced pain before undergoing subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (STN DBS) had that pain improved or eliminated at eight years after surgery.
The British parents who became fugitives after their critically ill son was refused a cancer treatment in the U.K. last year say he's experienced a miracle recovery from his brain tumor.
Administration recovers $7.70 for every dollar spent to fight health care-related fraud and abuse; third-highest on record.
New research indicates that emergency evaluations of living liver donors can be conducted safely to allow acute liver failure patients to undergo transplantation before their condition worsens.
A cost-benefit analysis of topical tranexamic acid (TXA) in primary total hip and knee arthroplasty patients revealed a 12 percent transfusion rate reduction - from 17.5 percent to 5.5 percent - with no significant difference in complication rates.
Scientists at The University of Manchester have created an enhanced surface for silicone breast implants which could reduce complications and make them less likely to be rejected by the body.
By 2030, chronic subdural hemorrhage (SDH) will be the most common adult brain condition requiring neurosurgical intervention in the U.S., and hospitals and neurosurgeons may be under-manned to handle the projected onslaught of patients.
In a recent study published by the journal Social Science & Medicine, Dartmouth researchers examined nearly 9,000 Facebook conversations to better understand how people seek and receive support on social networking sites.
Health officials say two more American aid workers arrived in the United States on Wednesday night to be monitored for Ebola.
An uncharacteristic joint effort by House Speaker John Boehner and his usual nemesis, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, to resolve a gnawing problem about how Medicare pays doctors underscores the political victories each sees in finally sweeping the issue off the deck.