Cardiology

Internal compression stocking helps against varicose veins

Varicose veins are more than just a cosmetic problem: The unsightly bulges might result in serious health problems such as leg ulcers, thromboses or even pulmonary embolisms. The cause of varicose vein disease is usually ...

Medications

Three-drug combo cures 90% of severe TB cases

A three-drug regimen for treating drug-resistant TB strains cured 90% of patients and cut down treatment period from about 20 months to six months, a conference heard.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

BioNTech, Pfizer ask Europe to OK vaccine for emergency use

The German pharmaceutical company BioNTech and its U.S. partner Pfizer say they have submitted an application for conditional approval of their coronavirus vaccine with the European Medicines Agency.

Surgery

Q&A: Rotator cuff tears—treatment and recovery

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm a 49-year-old man, and I've played tennis for many years without any injuries. But a few weeks ago, I developed pain in my shoulder during a match and was diagnosed with a rotator cuff tear. My doctor ...

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