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Gut Bacteria May Decrease Weight Loss from Bariatric Surgery

March 6, 2015 12:46 pm | by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center | Comments

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.

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Botox Could Improve Smiles in Children with Facial Paralysis

March 5, 2015 1:05 pm | by The JAMA Network Journals | Comments

Injecting Botox appears to be a safe procedure to improve smiles by restoring lip symmetry in children with facial paralysis.

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Fate of Obama Health Law Subsidies Rests with Two Justices

March 5, 2015 12:59 pm | by Mark Sherman, The Associated Press | Comments

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.

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Superbug Infections Hit Another Los Angeles Hospital

March 5, 2015 12:55 pm | by Alicia Chang, AP Science Writer | Comments

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.

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6 Patients, 6 Donors Prepare for Rare Kidney Swap Chain

March 5, 2015 12:51 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

In a rare series of interlinked operations, six patients are getting kidney transplants from six donors at a San Francisco hospital.

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New Approaches Improve Buttock Augmentation and Vaginal Rejuvenation Surgeries

March 4, 2015 1:03 pm | by Wolters Kluwer Health | Comments

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.

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Obesity is Associated with Brain's Neurotransmitters

March 4, 2015 12:59 pm | by Aalto University | Comments

Researchers at Aalto University and University of Turku have revealed how obesity is associated with altered opioid neurotransmission in the brain.

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Questioning Sedative Use During General Anesthesia

March 4, 2015 12:38 pm | by The JAMA Network Journals | Comments

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.

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Honoring a Pioneer in Fetal Surgery

March 3, 2015 1:08 pm | by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia | Comments

Gross Prize from the Philadelphia Academy of Surgery Recognizes N. Scott Adzick, M.D. as a World Leader in Fetal Surgery.

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Less Invasive Procedure Aids Infants with Head Shape Abnormalities

March 3, 2015 12:58 pm | by Wolters Kluwer Health | Comments

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.

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Application of Magnetic Force Enhances Laparoscopic Surgery

March 3, 2015 12:52 pm | by Vanderbilt University | Comments

Pietro Valdastri is convinced that the clever application of magnetic force can make minimally invasive surgery easier and more effective.

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DoD Awards Grant for Non-Antibiotic Infection Therapy

March 3, 2015 12:46 pm | by Neumedicines | Comments

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.

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Nurse Who Survived Ebola Sues Dallas Hospital System

March 3, 2015 12:33 pm | by Jamie Stengle, Associated Press | Comments

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.

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Google Glass Shows Promising Uses in Plastic Surgery

March 2, 2015 12:06 pm | by Wolters Kluwer Health | Comments

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.

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Arrested 'Body Sculptor' Says Clients Chose Her Over Surgeons

March 2, 2015 11:56 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

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.

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