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Better results offset costs of prostate surgery at specialty centers

(Reuters Health) – Men who get prostate cancer surgery at hospitals that do a lot of these procedures may have better results, and those better outcomes might help offset the…

More patients may be able to safely shower after surgery

(Reuters Health) – Many patients may be able to shower just two days after their operations without increasing their risk of infections around the incision site, a recent study suggests.…

New alcohol intake limits drawn up

New alcohol intake limits drawn up

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Reports suggest the review will say even small amounts of alcohol can cause ill health New advice on how much people should limit their drinking…

New Year’s resolution: switch diet to improve sleep and get fit

New Year’s resolution: switch diet to improve sleep and get fit

If your New Year’s resolution is to lose weight and get fit, some recent research findings may be able to help. A study published in the journal Sleep shows that…

Dementia loved ones benefit from visits

Dementia loved ones benefit from visits

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption People with dementia feel happy long after a visit or experience they may have forgotten Spending time with loved ones with dementia is…

Puerto Rico reports first case of Zika virus, spread by mosquitoes

SAN JUAN Puerto Rico has reported its first case of Zika, a mosquito-borne virus that has been spreading across South America and the Caribbean and has been linked by Brazilian…

Federal judge blocks Arkansas restrictions on abortion pill

LITTLE ROCK, Ark A federal judge on Thursday granted a two-week restraining order against an Arkansas law restricting use of the so-called abortion pill, one day before the statute was…