Tonsillectomy Complications May Be More Likely in Poor, Minority Kids

FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Black and Hispanic children, and those from poor families, are at increased risk for complications after tonsil removal surgery, a new study finds.

Parenthood May Push Cancer Patients to Seek More Treatment

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Being a parent makes cancer patients more likely to seek life-extending treatments, a new study says.

Nearly 1 in 20 Cancer Patients Die Within Month of Surgery: Study

TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a study of more than 1 million cancer patients who had surgery, Harvard researchers found that almost 5 percent died within one month of their operation.

Salamanders May Hold Clues to Human Scar Healing

TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Insights gleaned from salamanders may help keep people scar-free after surgery, University of Florida researchers say.

Post-Op Pain Management Improves in Past Decade, Survey Shows

TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The percentage of American patients who experience serious post-operative pain appears to have fallen significantly over the past decade, a new survey reveals.

Anesthetic During Breast-Removal Surgery May Reduce Long-Term Pain

MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Giving a common local anesthetic to women undergoing breast removal surgery -- a mastectomy -- reduces their risk of persistent pain after the procedure, a new study says.

Anesthesia Complications Drop by Half, Study Finds

SUNDAY, Oct. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Anesthesia-related complications in the United States have fallen by more than half, while the overall death rate has remained the same, a new study indicates.

Steep Drops in Weight May Raise Risks After Body-Contour Surgeries

SATURDAY, Oct. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While the big loss in excess pounds that follows weight-loss surgery is a boon in many ways, there may be a downside.

Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Always Help With Depression

FRIDAY, Oct. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While most severely obese people get a mood boost after weight-loss surgery, some may have a recurrence of depression symptoms months after they have the procedure, a new study finds.

More Women Having Reconstruction Surgery After Breast Cancer Treatment

FRIDAY, Oct. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of breast cancer patients in the United States are having breast reconstruction surgery immediately after breast removal (mastectomy), a new study shows.