Oncology & Cancer

Sexuality in the consulting room embarrasses oncologists

Cancer treatments often have an impact on a person's sexual health. But doctors and nurses do not discuss topics such as sexuality and intimacy with patients as a matter of course. This was discovered by Esmée Krouwel, a ...

Surgery

FDA sets stronger safety warnings for breast implants

U.S. health regulators on Wednesday finalized stronger warnings for breast implants, including a new requirement that people receive detailed information about their potential risks and complications before getting them.

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Plastic surgery

Plastic surgery is a medical specialty concerned with the correction or restoration of form and function. While famous for aesthetic surgery, plastic surgery also includes two main fields: plastic and reconstructive surgery. The word "plastic" derives from the Greek plastikos meaning to mold or to shape; its use here is not connected with the synthetic polymer material known as plastic.

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