A new study has linked a class of chemicals commonly found in deodorizers, disinfectants and industrial sterilizers to a higher risk of health problems.
Recent rumblings about potential changes to Medicaid are missing one thing: acknowledgment of the vastness of the program's reach into the healthcare...
The FDA’s conclusion that the implants were the culprit behind this type of cancer follows a similar assessment made by the World Health Organization years ago.
The recollection offered by Bud Shaw, MD, in his book "Last Night in the OR," provides a telling glimpse of Starzl in action.
How one nonprofit is making good use of America’s medical waste.
One doctor's quest to turn the lessons of nature into innovative medical tech — and other examples of the animal kingdom being tapped for medical advances.
All told, Duntsch is accused of intentionally maiming more than a dozen patients and killing two between 2012 and 2013.
So far, it’s worked on monkeys, and now scientists are eyeing a way to use a sperm-blocking gel on humans.
Johnson & Johnson’s Mentor Worldwide unit has found itself the subject of a lawsuit alleging that it sold breast implants that have caused a host of health...
What if instead of waiting on a transplant list, patients could receive an organ grown in a lab?
All told, the scheme amounted to about $13 million in fraudulent Medicare claims.
The scientists discovered that patients carrying CRE weren’t spreading the bacteria when they were sick — transmission occurred more often when the patient...
The past calendar year brought an assortment of medical advances, including a few surgeries that can be termed firsts.
The researchers estimated that about 32,000 fewer Americans would die each year if they were treated by female physicians.
According to a new study, misconceptions that arose from Jolie's article have cost healthcare systems at least $14 million in unneeded screening for...
As many as 200 students reportedly tuned in to watch Shafi Ahmed perform the operation, and four minutes of the video is now available on YouTube.
Dr. Denton Cooley was the first surgeon to perform an artificial heart implant, a landmark achievement that also triggered a uniquely intense and public...
An interview with Dr. Samuel Tisherman, the Director of the Center for Critical Care and Trauma Education and a professor at the University of Maryland School...
For patients whose ailments that have baffled other doctors, Wendy Chung’s team could be their last hope.
The U.S. could be heading toward a critical shortage in practicing physicians — at least, that’s one way to interpret data on the issue.
The former director of the DEA’s office of diversion control said he saw how pharma lobbyists spent millions influencing lawmakers and helping craft weak...
Johnson performed more than 8,500 heart bypass surgeries over four decades.
A recent study has cast doubt on how much hip replacement surgeries improve patients’ quality of life.
In a recently published paper, researchers showed that stimulating a specific group of neurons could reverse the effects of anesthesia.
Recent reports have begun to reveal the pitfalls of this kind of research — leaving many to wonder if there’s any kind of scientific study you can trust.
ACS: Young Surgeons Oppose ‘Stringent’ OR Attire Guidelines.
A retired ER doc who is now on the board of the Marin Healthcare District, Dr. Larry Bedard is lobbying to allow patients at Marin General Hospital in northern...
The surgery was performed at John Radcliffe Hospital in a trial involving 12 patients undergoing operations with increasing complexity.
The debate continues over whether or not patients should be made aware of these surgical options or if doctors should direct them to alternative therapies.
A push through social media and online apps could soon help shrink the gap between willing donors and those waiting for a life-saving organ.
MIT says that the development of this kind of AI robot is significant because in the medical world robots have mostly been used to perform simple tasks like...
The fields with the biggest gaps were orthopedic surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, and cardiology.
The judge cited a state formula in calculating punitive damages as his reasoning for the dramatic reduction.
A new study has put the risks of medical error back in the spotlight with a damning conclusion: preventable medical mistakes are the third leading cause of...
Previously, Cleveland Clinic said that it planned to continue its clinical trial of 10 uterus transplants, but two doctors from Cleveland Clinic said they are...
But two days after that, Cleveland Clinic announced that a sudden complication had caused the transplant to fail and the uterus had to be removed. What went...