Researchers at Harvard University have invented super sticky, medical adhesives inspired by slug mucus.
By Teresa Carey
Searching for solutions to back pain can lead sufferers into an expensive and sometimes dangerous maze of ineffectual treatments, procedures and pills, journalist and investigative reporter Cathryn Jakobson Ramin found.
By Danielle Venton and Jon Brooks, KQED Future of You
When the dust settles this weekend, after inauguration celebrations and protests alike, many may complain of hoarse voices, but why?…
By Nsikan Akpan
While doctors may cite concerns with returning removed body parts, legal experts say the practice is acceptable. Here's how one Oklahoman managed the hurdles.
By Kristin Hugo
By Casey Ross, STAT
As treatments get less invasive and recovery times shrink, a new kind of hospital is cropping up — the “bedless hospital.”…
By Larry Greenemeier, Scientific American
Most automated surgical systems still need hand-holding, but one new robot holds its own against humans.
By Sandra G. Boodman, Kaiser Health News
A contentious, long-running battle focuses on the largely unfettered ability of surgeons with minimal expertise to perform high-risk procedures.
An investigation by The Wall Street Journal found that surgeries performed at so-called critical access hospitals in mostly rural areas carry a greater risk of complications than those at general hospitals. And financial incentives lead the small facilities to perform…
By Lisa Gillespie, Kaiser Health News
Patients receiving common operations in the daytime fared no worse in the short-term if their attending physician worked a hospital graveyard shift the night before than patients whose doctor did not, according to a new study examining the effects of…
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