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Putting babies under general anaesthetic won't affect their development, new research shows

Making the decision to operate on a baby or toddler can be complex and confronting for parents. It involves weighing the risks versus the expected benefits for the child.

Immunology

Tissue match on genome-wide level leads to longer preservation of kidney graft

The conformance of genetic characteristics is essential for the long-term function after kidney transplantation. This is the central result of a recent study in the top journal The Lancet with more than 500 patients after ...

Cancer

Neuroendocrine tumors: Choosing the best treatment

An increasing number of new anti-cancer drugs are approved each year. During the authorization process, such new drugs usually undergo comparisons to other single drugs, but only rarely to multiple established drugs. This ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Improved outcomes seen with liver grafts from older donors

(HealthDay)—From 2003 to 2016, liver graft loss and mortality improved among recipients of liver grafts from older donors, according to a study published online Feb. 13 in JAMA Surgery.

Surgery

C-sections by trained health officers are a safe alternative

Sierra Leone has one of the highest maternal mortality ratios in the world—for every 100,000 live births, 1360 women will die. In Norway, that number is just 5 women per 100,000 live births; in the US, it's 14, according ...

Surgery

Stress-free training may enhance surgical skill

University of Houston and Methodist Hospital researchers are reporting in Scientific Reports that the best way to train surgeons is to remove the stress of residency programs and make surgery a hobby. Under relaxed conditions ...