Surgery for uncomplicated appendicitis in adults is effective and safe

Researchers found that more than 97 percent of the surgeries for appendicitis were laparoscopic, or minimally invasive, and most patients were discharged the same day or the next day. Only 3 percent of the procedures resulted in complications. Rates of unnecessary surgery—removing a “normal” appendix—were low (less than 4 percent), but were much higher in people without imaging studies before […]

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Is borax safe? Uses and risks

Borax can be harmful and may cause many serious side effects. In this article, we look at the safety and risks of borax. What is borax? Borax is the common name for the chemical sodium tetraborate. It is a salt of boric acid. Powdered borax consists of soft white crystals that dissolve in water. Many people know borax as a […]

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Many say ketamine eased their depression, but is it safe?

Jen Godfrey (HealthDay)—Jen Godfrey couldn’t shake the “deep cloud” that lingered even after she found an antidepressant she could tolerate. Then a string of stressors hit—five years of fertility treatment and an 80-pound weight gain during pregnancy that left her with persistent pain; a close relative’s suicide; another who went missing; and her own divorce. It was all too much […]

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