Medical research

Brain surgery evolves to destroy rogue blood vessels

(PhysOrg.com) -- Over three decades, a world-recognized medical team at UC San Diego Medical Center has spurred the evolution of a complex surgery to destroy dangerous clusters of arteries and veins in the brain. Integrating ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Venezuela urged to stop spread of measles, diphtheria

The Pan American Health Organization on Friday painted a bleak picture of Venezuela's healthcare system, calling for urgent action to stop the transmission of measles and diphtheria amid an intensifying crisis that has seen ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO warns of measles outbreak across Europe

The World Health Organization warned Tuesday of large measles outbreaks in countries where immunisation has dropped, after more than 500 cases of the highly contagious disease were reported across Europe in January.

Surgery

Ultrasonic surgery reduces pain and swelling after chin surgery

For patients undergoing plastic surgery of the chin (genioplasty), the use of ultrasonic "piezosurgery" equipment reduces trauma, pain, and swelling, compared to traditional surgical drills, reports a study in the The Journal ...

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