Cardiology

How to treat the most common heart attacks

One in five patients die within a year after the most common type of heart attack. European Society of Cardiology (ESC) treatment guidelines for non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome are published online today ...

Surgery

Appendectomy: What to know

Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix, a finger-shaped pouch that projects from your colon on the lower right side of your abdomen.

Addiction

Cannabis shows potential for mitigating sickle cell disease pain

Cannabis appears to be a safe and potentially effective treatment for the chronic pain that afflicts people with sickle cell disease, according to a new clinical trial co-led by University of California, Irvine researcher ...

Health

UK report: Medical treatments caused many 'avoidable harm'

Hundreds of women and their babies suffered "avoidable harm" because Britain's healthcare system ignored serious concerns raised about some medical treatments, a scathing review into three National Health Service scandals ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Dextrose injections aid knee osteoarthritis pain

(HealthDay)—Intra-articular dextrose prolotherapy (DPT) injections are a safe and effective treatment for knee osteoarthritis, according to a study published in the May/June issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

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