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Breast Cancer & Mastectomies

Are Preventive Mastectomies Worthwhile?

For women who undergo a mastectomy in a cancerous breast, having a double mastectomy as a prophylactic method in the second breast is becoming common practice. However, a recent article published by CBS News suggests that this preventive effort may be...
New technology from the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center successfully enabled quadriplegic Ian Burkhart to move his hand via a microchip screwed onto his skull, an article published by CBS News reports. The technology receives brain activity...
Gelesis100, a new weight-loss device, has proven mildly effective in early trials, The New York Times reports. Researchers from Gelesis, the company developing the pill, tested their product in 128 overweight or obese individuals, who were also put on a...