- Placebo effect mysteries include the fact Americans show a stronger response to placebo pills than others, and even dogs react positively to sham cures.
- Researchers find already existing type 2 diabetes drug prevents scarring within mice.
- Doctors in China surgically removed a dandelion that had grown nearly two centimeters tall in a baby girl's ear.
- States of consciousness may be more nuanced than we think, researchers say.
- New research shows that brief counseling can have an impact on getting patients to stop smoking before surgery.
- A Russian surgeon who performed surgery on a drug mule, who had gone into a drug-induced coma, was arrested on suspicion that he stole one of the packages.
- Consumer Reports ranked hospitals nationwide and discovered that so-called "top hospitals" are not always the best when it comes to surgery.
- First-year residents are now allowed to work a maximum of 16 hours per shift. But while they may be better rested, are they still getting the same amount of training as previous residents?
- Sarah Murnaghan was scheduled for another surgery this afternoon, as her paralyzed diaphragm didn't allow her to fully expand her transplanted lungs.
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- While evidence suggests laughing gas, also known as nitrous oxide, can increase the risk of heart attacks, a new study says it doesn't.
- Because non-melanoma skin cancer generally occurs in older patients and does not typically affect either their survival or quality of life, many experts suggest considering a wider spectrum of treatment options.