Deep Brain Stimulation Studied as Last-Ditch Obesity Treatment
THURSDAY, June 13 (HealthDay News) -- For the first time,
researchers have shown that implanting electrodes in the brain's
"feeding center" can be safely done -- in a bid to develop a new
treatment option for severely obese people who fail to shed pounds
even after weight-loss surgery.
Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Moderately Obese, Too
TUESDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) -- For the extremely obese, the benefits of weight-loss surgery generally outweigh the risks of the procedure. Now, new research suggests that the same might be true for less-obese people as well.
Fine-Tuning Breast Cancer Treatments: What Works Better?
MONDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- Two common schedules used for
the chemotherapy paclitaxel (Taxol) are equally effective at
controlling breast cancer, but fewer side effects are found with
the weekly regimen rather than every two weeks, according to a new
Poorer Patients Often Less Happy With Knee Replacement
FRIDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- Although knee-replacement
surgery has improved dramatically over the years -- with smaller
incisions and better pain management and rehabilitation -- the
procedure's success may depend on socioeconomic factors, new