Cosmetic surgery to reduce the masculine appearance of the "Adam's apple" has a high patient satisfaction rate, according to a study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery—Global Open, the official open-access medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
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Cancer cells are often described as cells "gone bad" or "renegade." New research reveals that in some of the deadliest cases of pancreatic cancer, these rebellious cells have an unexpected addiction. Now, scientists are investigating if that addiction can be used to bring about a tumor's end.
The sharp and sudden pain from an aortic dissection, along with the emergency treatment that follows, can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder years later, a new study finds. An aortic dissection is a life-threatening condition in which a tear in the wall of the aorta the major artery carrying blood out of the heart allows blood to rush between the wall's layers
Physicians have known for years that black people in the United States are at higher risk than whites of dying from sudden cardiac arrest, but the reasons have been unclear. A large new study identifies what is not causing this racial disparity, for the most part: differences in income, education, diet, smoking, stress and other traditional markers of heart health.
The number of actinic keratosis lesions treated in the Medicare population increased by about 20 percent between 2007 and 2015, according to a billing claims analysis. However, during the same time period, the mean inflation-adjusted payments per 1,000 Medicare Part B fee-for-service beneficiaries decreased from $11,749 to $10,942, due to reimbursement reductions to control the rising costs of actinic keratosis treatment.
After steadily declining for more than two decades, deadly shootings are rising across the country, according to a new government report. The researchers also said that the number of suicides involving a firearm grew 21% between 2006 and 2016.
Treating brain tumors comes at a steep cost, especially for children. More than half of patients who endure radiation therapy for these tumors experience an irreversible cognitive decline, a side-effect that has particularly damaging consequences for younger patients.
Gastrografin upper gastrointestinal inspection is generally of little value in determining the integrity of staple lines following laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, according to a retrospective review.
A couple of clinical trials from Harvard researchers have shown that regular consumption of fish or fish oil supplements can reduce the risk of getting heart attacks significantly. Omega 3 fatty acids contained in fish oils have been known to benefit both people with a healthy heart as well as those with heart disease who are at a greater risk of getting heart attacks or strokes say the researchers.
Colony-stimulating growth factors (CSF) biosimilars filgrastim-sndz and filgrastim-tbo are comparable in terms of safety and efficacy to the reference drug (Neupogen and other brand names), researchers say.
B cells are important in helping the immune system fight pathogens. However, in the case of the neurological autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis (MS), they can damage nerve tissue. When particular control cells are missing, too many B cells accumulate in the meninges, resulting in inflammation of the central nervous system.