The presence of a specific methane gas-producing organism in the gastrointestinal tract may account for a decrease in optimal weight loss, according to new research by Ruchi Mathur, MD.
Injecting Botox appears to be a safe procedure to improve smiles by restoring lip symmetry in children with facial paralysis.
The Supreme Court argument over subsidies that help millions of people afford their health insurance suggests that the Obama administration has two chances to attract one critical vote.
A second Los Angeles hospital is reporting that patients have been infected with an antibiotic-resistant superbug linked to a type of widely used medical scope.
In a rare series of interlinked operations, six patients are getting kidney transplants from six donors at a San Francisco hospital.
A closer look at improvements to two of the fastest-growing plastic surgery procedures: gluteoplasty or butt augmentation, and labiaplasty to address cosmetic and functional concerns with the vagina.
Researchers at Aalto University and University of Turku have revealed how obesity is associated with altered opioid neurotransmission in the brain.
A randomized trial suggests that the use of sedatives did not improve patient experiences the day after surgery, and could be associated with the need for a breathing tube to be left in for longer periods of time, as well as slower rates of cognitive recovery.
Gross Prize from the Philadelphia Academy of Surgery Recognizes N. Scott Adzick, M.D. as a World Leader in Fetal Surgery.
A new approach means more than three-fourths of infants with skull flattening related to sleep position can achieve a normal head shape without the need for helmet therapy.
Pietro Valdastri is convinced that the clever application of magnetic force can make minimally invasive surgery easier and more effective.
Neumedicines has been awarded a DoD grant for a clinical trial assessing the safety and efficacy of a prophylactic immunotherapy in surgical wounds, for the purpose of avoiding infection.
The Dallas hospital that treated the first patient to be diagnosed in the U.S. with Ebola lied to Congress when it said its staff was trained to handle the deadly virus, a nurse who contracted the disease contends in a lawsuit filed Monday.
The "wearable technology" Google Glass has a wide range of possible applications in plastic surgery — with the potential to enhance surgical training, medical documentation and patient safety.
An aspiring hip-hop artist who boasts about her talent for underground "body sculpting" has one last chance to impress a jury before the panel weighs murder charges against her in a dancer's death.