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Antibiotics could replace surgery for some kids with appendicitis
For certain groups, taking a course of antibiotics for appendicitis can be just as effective as surgery.
Ignored by doctors, trans people turn to dangerous underground treatments
Many individuals resort to black market hormones and surgeries when they can’t find gender-affirming health care.
Modern surgery wouldn’t be possible without this one key drug
An excerpt from The Invention of Surgery, by David Schneider.
Doctors placed gunshot victims in ‘suspended animation’ for the first time
EPR is still far from a standard medical procedure.
Weight loss surgery should be offered to more kids with obesity
Evidence shows that lifestyle-based interventions, like diet and exercise changes, aren’t likely to help kids with severe obesity.
This cautionary tale shows how dangerous dentures can be
A new case study provides a not-so-toothless argument for why false teeth should be removed before surgery.
The hidden carbon footprint of wasted surgical drugs
Physicians in the United States are used to single-use products, but changing that could reduce the amount of unused resources.
Modern medicine still needs leeches
For microsurgeons who reattach fingers, ears, and other extremities, leeches remain an invaluable medical device.
The weirdest things we learned this week: killer surgeons and mysterious floating feet
Our editors are back with more bizarre facts for season two.
How 3D technology is revolutionizing face transplants
From modeling to printing, it's all about seeing inside someone's head