A shift in surgical practice over the last decade towards the earlier removal of a type of slow-growing but ultimately fatal brain tumor has led to dramatic improvements in survival and seizure control for patients, a study at UCLH and UCL has found. Patients with low-grade gliomas (LGGs) had a 50 percent chance of dying
TORONTO — The pursuit of silky-smooth, hair-free skin has long been called a no pain, no gain operation. And it usually plays out something like this. Client gets waxed. They cry. Client gets laser treatments. They cry. Then the bill arrives from that upscale spa or medical-grade clinic. Client cries again. Lexi Miles, founder and
Premenopausal women who have their ovaries surgically removed face an increased risk of developing chronic kidney disease, according to a Mayo Clinic study published on Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. “This is the first study that has shown an important link between estrogen deprivation in younger women
A new procedure that allows surgeons to access and remove the thyroid and parathyroid glands through small incisions on the inside of the mouth provides successful results with no visible scarring on the neck. Dr. Raymon Grogan, associate professor in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, describes how the
It’s no secret that splinters are the absolute pits. But with this new removal technique, the days of hacking away at your skin with tweezers are well and truly over. On Wednesday, British mum-of-two Claire Bullen-Jones took to Facebook to share her simple trick for getting rid of the little devils and its g-damn genius.