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A new article in The New York Times delves into the details of the first comprehensive review of every reported face transplant procedure performed in the world." The report "says the procedure is generally safe and feasible, and should be offered to more patients. The endorsement is cautious: The...
An article in The New York Times' Well blog reports on a study finding that treating patients with appendicitis with antibiotics alone may be better than surgical treatment. Of the 77 patients in the study, 30 "opted not to have immediate surgery and were treated with a minimum of 24 hours of intravenous...
A perspective article in The New England Journal of Medicine explains that "The rate of death from overdoses of prescription opioids in the United States more than quadrupled between 1999 and 2010, far exceeding the combined death toll from cocaine and heroin overdoses." The Department of Health and Human...