Overweight & Obesity

Higher average life expectancy after obesity surgery

People who have undergone obesity (bariatric) surgery live three years longer, on average, than those given conventional treatment for their obesity, a University of Gothenburg study shows. Compared with the general population, ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Does general anesthesia increase dementia risk?

There are concerns that exposure to general anesthesia during surgery may contribute to an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease. To investigate, researchers compared exposure to general anesthesia versus regional anesthesia ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tracking aerosols during eye surgeries

There is growing evidence that the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, could spread through aerosols—tiny droplets that can remain suspended in the air for hours in closed spaces. Aerosols generated during surgeries and outpatient ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Surgery in older adults does not up risk for Alzheimer disease

(HealthDay)—Older adults who have surgery with general anesthesia may experience a modest cortical thinning in the brain, but it does not appear to be tied to Alzheimer disease, according to a study recently published in ...

Surgery

Managing pain after sports medicine surgery

A Henry Ford Hospital study published in the Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, has found that patients who underwent knee surgery and other types of sports medicine procedures could manage their pain without opioids ...

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