Cholesterol Drugs May Speed Healing After Surgery

THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Recovery time after surgery may be reduced for patients taking the cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins, according to a new study.

Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea May Trigger Weight Gain

MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Tonsillectomies are commonly done to relieve sleep apnea in children, but a new study confirms that the treatment can speed kids' weight gain -- especially if they're already overweight.

Health Tip: Recovering After Knee Replacement

(HealthDay News) -- Recovering from knee replacement surgery takes time, and it's important to prepare your home before the operation.

Good Odds for Those Who Need Bone Marrow Donor, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most blood cancer patients in the United States who need a bone marrow transplant can find an acceptable match through the National Marrow Donor Program, a new study has determined.

Weight Loss Surgery May Help Ease Urinary Incontinence

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery appears to have an additional side benefit -- it may improve urinary incontinence symptoms in women, according to a new study.

Technique Used in Some Hysterectomies May Help Spread Cancer: Study

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Removing the uterus with a minimally invasive procedure known as morcellation carries a risk of spreading undetected cancer, and now a new study pinpoints the likelihood more clearly.

Irregular Heart Rhythm Ups Stroke Risk Soon After Heart Surgery

MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who are older than 65 who've had a stroke or heart valve surgery, or who have known blood vessel disease, have an increased risk of stroke after heart surgery, a new study finds.

Cost of Kidney Donation May Deter the Poor

THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Living kidney donations in the United States have declined in recent years, and one reason may be that poorer people can't afford to donate an organ, a new study suggests.

Removing Healthy Breast of Little Benefit to Breast Cancer Patients: Study

WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For most women with breast cancer, there doesn't seem to be a significant survival benefit from having their healthy breast removed as well, new research suggests.

Is Obesity an Advantage After Heart Procedures?

WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While a host of cardiovascular ailments are associated with excess pounds, new research supports a puzzling "obesity paradox." It found that overweight heart patients experience fewer heart attacks and higher survival rates after cardiac procedures than their slimmer peers.