Is LASIK Surgery Safe? A Former FDA Adviser Raises Doubts—But Here's What Eye Docs Have to Say

Millions of Americans have had LASIK eye surgery to correct their vision, but a retired adviser who was on the FDA committee that approved the procedure in 1996 is calling for it to be banned. According to Morris Waxler, PhD, LASIK has left many people with bad vision, and even driven some to suicide. “Essentially we ignored the data on […]

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All surgery, even small procedures, are dangerous for frail patients

There’s no such thing as a low-risk operation for frail patients: Even simple procedures such as fixing cataracts or repairing hernias are dangerous, study warns Mortality is higher in frail patients than previously thought, researchers said Almost 12% of frail patients had died after low-risk surgery within thirty days In comparison, 0.22 per cent of strong patients had died in […]

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Red LED lights for acne could prevent scarring after surgery

Red LED lights used to treat acne could prevent scarring after surgery by slowing down collagen production, say researchers Researchers leading trial say that if effective it could ‘revolutionise’ scarring  Scars are a natural response to tissue damage as fibroblasts form to seal skin Red light is thought to slow down the formation of fibroblasts and so collagen  Device tested by doctors […]

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Anesthesia for breast cancer surgery has no influence on risk of tumor recurrence

One of the largest global studies in the field of anesthesia, in which the MedUni Vienna has participated, showed that, following curative breast cancer surgery under regional anesthesia, the risk of recurrence was not reduced in comparison to general anesthesia with opioids. These data disprove the assumption that anesthesia might have a negative impact on breast cancer recurrence. The results […]

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Man’s foot severed in horrific motorcycle crash reattached during 7-hour surgery

Fox News Flash top headlines for Sept. 19 Fox News Flash top headlines for Sept. 19 are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES BELOW  A man whose left foot was completely severed from his leg during a horrific motorcycle crash will not lose the appendage thanks to doctors who worked tirelessly to reattach it. Karan Sharma, […]

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Michael Schumacher’s stem cell surgery is ‘experimental’, doctor says

Could pioneering stem cell treatment offer hope for Michael Schumacher? How French surgeon drafted in for a ‘secret operation’ is at the forefront of the experimental procedure being tested on heart failure It is understood the German will be operated on by a heart specialist in Paris The procedure is thought to involve grafting stem cells onto damaged tissue An […]

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Thread veins: Eight things you may not know about the condition

Thread veins, known medically as telangiectasia, are small clusters of blue or red veins that sometimes appear on the face or legs. They’re harmless and, unlike trunk varicose veins, don’t bulge underneath the surface of the skin. In rare cases, they can cause burning or itching. According to Dr Munir Somji, there are eight important points to bear in mind […]

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Blood test that detects ovarian cancer could save women from surgery

Blood test that can detect ovarian cancer ‘may save lives and stop women having unnecessary surgery’ to spot the killer disease Women with ovarian cysts endure surgery to help doctors spot any tumours  For every one cancer that is detected, five women are operated on Blood test identifies 11 proteins that are higher in women with ovarian cancer  A blood […]

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