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Weight-Loss Surgery May Pay Off in the Bedroom

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Weight-loss surgery may have a side benefit that most don’t know about, with new research showing testosterone levels in male patients jump after the procedure is done. Obesity can lead to lower testosterone levels, lower sexual satisfaction and reduced fertility in men, the… Read More »

How minimally invasive surgery was spun as the ‘latest and greatest’ for cervical cancer

Small incisions made by wands in laparoscopic surgery were touted as a “breakthrough” for cervical cancer. To understand how minimally invasive surgery for cervical cancer became popular before high-quality evidence was available about its outcomes, consider some rah-rah local news coverage. Back in 1995, for example, The Record of Hackensack, N.J., reported that laparoscopy “made… Read More »

Surgery wait soon over for conjoined twins

If all goes well, conjoined Bhutanese twins Nima and Dawa will be out of hospital in time for Christmas following delicate separation surgery. After two delays, the 15-month-old girls are scheduled for the six-hour procedure on Friday at Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital. “We feel reasonably confident we will be undertaking the procedure this Friday,” head… Read More »