Weight-Loss Surgery May Also Help Menstruation, Skin, Hair
FRIDAY, May 11 (HealthDay News) -- Obese women often stop
getting their periods, but new research suggests weight-loss
surgery can help regulate their monthly cycles, while also stemming
excessive hair growth and skin problems that often accompany
significant weight gain.
Is Combining Hysterectomy and a Tummy Tuck Safe?
FRIDAY, May 11 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that
combining two very different surgeries -- a hysterectomy and a
tummy tuck -- is relatively safe, with no major complications seen
in 65 women who had both procedures at the same time.
Availability of Beds, Poverty Drive Costly Hospital Readmissions
FRIDAY, May 11 (HealthDay News) -- Regions of the United States
with lots of hospital beds and a large population of lower-income
patients tend to have higher hospital readmission rates than
regions with fewer beds and a more affluent, healthier population,
new research finds.
New Weight-Loss Drug Shows Promise in Trial
THURSDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) -- A new weight-loss drug that
is awaiting approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
showed promising results in a recent international trial,
Induced Labor Late in Pregnancy Has Pros, Cons
THURSDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) -- Inducing labor after a
woman has been pregnant for more than 37 weeks can reduce an
infant's risk of death before, during or shortly after birth
without increasing the need for cesarean delivery, a new study
First, Second Kidney Transplants Have Similar Success: Study
FRIDAY, May 11 (HealthDay News) -- One failed kidney transplant
doesn't mean a second transplant is likely to fail, according to a
new study that found similar kidney survival, rejection and
infection rates in people who undergo repeat transplants compared
to patients who have had just one.
FDA Panel Gives Blessing to New Weight-Loss Drug
THURSDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) -- An advisory panel to the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday recommended approval
of the weight-loss medication lorcaserin, even though concerns
remain about cardiovascular side effects.
FDA Advisers Back Pill to Help Prevent HIV Infection
THURSDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. Food and Drug
Administration advisers on Thursday endorsed the use of the drug
Truvada as a means to help prevent HIV infection in healthy people
at high risk of contracting the AIDS-causing virus.