Many Donor Livers for Sickest Patients Rejected, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It's common for transplant centers to reject donor livers for the sickest patients on the transplant waiting list, a new study suggests.

Racial Disparity in Kidney Transplant Outcomes Narrows: Study

THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Racial disparities in kidney transplant outcomes are shrinking, new research indicates.

Surgical Safety Checklists May Shorten Hospital Stays, Save Lives

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A surgical safety checklist reduced patients' risk of death over 90 days and shortened their hospital stay, a new study found.

Patient Care Doesn't Suffer When Surgical Residents Work More: Study

TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Long hours for surgical residents don't seem to put patients at risk when the doctors-in-training are allowed to work longer shifts, a new study finds.

Could C-Section Baby Benefit From Mom's Vaginal Fluids?

MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Dabbing infants delivered by cesarean section with their mothers' vaginal secretions restores some of the potentially helpful bacteria that newborns naturally pick up when they pass through the birth canal, a small study finds.

'Til Weight Loss Do Us Part?

FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Married people shed fewer pounds than singles after weight-loss surgery, and some marriages deteriorate after the operation, researchers report.

New Kidney Transplant Drug Cuts Risk of Earlier Death: Study

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A newer drug used for preventing organ rejection might improve the long-term outlook for kidney transplant recipients, a new study finds.

Small Number of Doctors Trigger Big Share of Malpractice Payouts

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Just 1 percent of active U.S. physicians are responsible for nearly a third of the nation's paid malpractice claims, a new study finds.

Blood Donors Needed After East Coast Storm: Red Cross

TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Jonas, the massive snowstorm that hammered the East Coast, has led to a shortage of blood products and there is an emergency need for both blood and platelet donors, the American Red Cross said Tuesday.

After Heart Surgery, House Calls by Physician's Assistants Help

TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Heart surgery patients who receive home visits from physician's assistants are less likely to be readmitted to the hospital, a new study finds.