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Mini-needle lidocaine injections curb vasectomy pain

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – During a no-scalpel vasectomy, lidocaine given via a short fine needle provides excellent anesthesia, Canadian and US researchers report in the May issue of the Journal of Urology. Vasectomy is one of the most frequent...

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Endovascular versus open AAA repair: long-term outcomes fairly similar

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Compared with open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), endovascular repair has some early benefits — but overall mortality rates converge within a few years, new research shows. Not only does the early...

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Accelerated radiation therapy improves outcomes of head and neck cancers

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Accelerated radiation therapy is more effective than conventional fractionation for squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (HNSCC), but complications of treatment are more common, investigators report. The success...

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