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About 600,000 women undergo hysterectomies annually and 11% of these women are operated on with a method known as morcellation, where tissue is cut into small pieces that can be excised through small incisions. The New York Times reports, however, that...
A new entry in NPR’s Shots blog reports on a study in Science Translational Medicine in which a new biodegradable superglue has been developed as the potential future of cardiac repair surgeries. Current adhesives used in surgical repair are purely...

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PET-CT Accurately Identifies Colorectal Metastases with Poor Prognosis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In patients with potentially resectable colorectal liver metastases, the use of combined PET and CT imaging (PET-CT) identifies those with occult extrahepatic disease and who are therefore deemed incurable, according to a UK...