Post-Op Bacterial Infection Raises Odds for Complications, Death

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People recuperating from surgery are much more likely to die or develop complications if they become infected with a dangerous diarrhea-causing bacteria, a new study suggests.

Shorter People Less Likely to Get Lung Transplants

THURSDAY, Nov. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Short adults are much less likely than average-height adults to get a lung transplant, and they're more likely to die while waiting for one, the findings from a new study suggest.

Firefighter Receives Most Extensive Face Transplant Ever

MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A 41-year-old volunteer firefighter from Mississippi now wears the face of a 26-year-old bike messenger from Brooklyn, after what doctors are calling the most extensive face transplant surgery ever performed.

Too Much Traffic in OR May Put Patients at Risk, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Nov. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many operating rooms have too many people coming and going during surgeries, which puts patients at increased risk for infections, a new study suggests.

First Uterus Transplant Planned in U.S.

FRIDAY, Nov. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Crossing new frontiers in infertility treatment and organ transplantation, Cleveland Clinic doctors hope to transplant a uterus from a deceased donor into a woman without one.

Lung Cancer Surgery Rates Differ Widely Between States

FRIDAY, Nov. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of surgery to cure lung cancer vary greatly across the United States, a new study finds.

Arm Artery Access Safer for Angioplasty, Review Finds

FRIDAY, Nov. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For patients experiencing heart attacks or severe chest pain, it is safer to access blocked vessels through an arm artery rather than a groin artery, a new analysis finds.

Kidney Woes Tied to Raised Cancer Risk, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney failure and having a kidney transplant may increase the risk for certain types of cancer, a new study suggests.

Emergency Surgery Patients Often Wind Up Back in Hospital: Study

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in five patients who are readmitted to a hospital after having emergency general surgery are there because they developed a surgical site infection, a new study suggests.

Heart Transplant Mental Toll May Be Greater for Women

TUESDAY, Nov. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women may have more mental stress after a heart transplant than men, a new study finds.