Cardiology

ASA: patients undergoing surgery should stay on statins

(HealthDay)—Discontinuing statins before non-cardiac surgery is unnecessary and may increase the risk of death following the operation, researchers report. The findings were to be presented at the annual meeting of the ...

Surgery

Blood test might predict speed of recovery from surgery

(HealthDay)—Measuring the activity of subsets of white blood cells immediately after surgery might reveal which patients are likely to recover quickly and those who won't, a preliminary study suggests. The report was published ...

Pediatrics

Surge in children accidentally eating marijuana-laced foods

A new study shows the relaxation of marijuana laws in Colorado has caused a significant spike in the number of young children treated for accidentally eating marijuana-laced cookies, candies, brownies and beverages.

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