If you're due for surgery soon, or it's on the cards for you because you've had the conversation with your doctor, this little trick can make your life easier post-surgery...
Keep reading to find out why you should take a drive to the store to buy this cheap teenager's essential! How chewing gum could take some of the pain away during your post-operative recovery...
You're going to love ... ››› more
Use this home treatment to safely empty your bladder!
You’re standing over the toilet for the tenth time today…
All you can manage is a tiny trickle that burns like fire…
You reach for the phone and dial your urologist’s number – you want it OUT as SOON as possible… “Your prostate MUST go!”
Before you swap one set of troubles for another... ››› more
A cancer treatment with no harsh side-effects?
Is it really possible?
You’ll be forgiven for thinking you’re stuck in a sci-fi dream when you see the fibre-optic cables and rods emitting fluorescent red, green, blue or
yellow lights into your body.
But this new, weird, minimally-invasive therapy is taking scientists by surprise…
It not only exposes tumours, allowi... ››› more
If you suffer with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), you could be contemplating surgery to get some relief from the constant urgency to urinate.
Unfortunately, surgery comes with risks as does Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)... Side effects associated with prostate surgery, TURP and BPH drugs...
It seems like there is a lot of choice when it comes to treating an enlarged ... ››› more
Knee surgery is common among older adults who want to remove damaged cartilage in their knees. However, a new American study suggests that these operations may not help ease pain or improve mobility in people over 65.
For their study, the researchers focused on a procedure called arthroscopic partial meniscectomy, which involves cutting out or shaving torn or damaged tissue. Past studies have s... ››› more
You may have read that cataract surgery can worsen the course of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) - a progressive loss of vision as a result of the deterioration of nerve tissue in the retina. However, a new study by researchers at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine in the USA has found that this isn't true.
Despite the findings of this study, published in the Archives of Opht... ››› more
You may think that your migraines are a result of stress, hormonal changes or eating certain foods and are nothing serious. But a new study has confirmed that if you're a woman, regular migraines may be linked to increased risk of stroke or heart attack.
“Migraine should be considered a marker for increased risk of cardiovascular disease, at least in women,” reported Dr Tobias Kurth, direc... ››› more
You've been struggling with osteoarthritis in your hip joint for years and have finally decided to go for hip replacement surgery to fix the problem. The prognosis for joint surgery is usually good, so there's nothing to be afraid of, right? Wrong!
According to a study recently published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, while joint surgery like hip or knee replacement usually involve no... ››› more
To date, there's no research that proves that your lifestyle habits post-breast cancer surgery impact your risk of a breast cancer recurrence. However, Julia Rowland, PhD, director of the National Cancer Institute's Office of Cancer Survivorship, assures that surviving surgery is the ideal occasion to reassess your habits!
“A cancer diagnosis represents a teachable moment,” explains Rowland... ››› more
You've heard it a million times before: Smoking is bad for your health. Not only does it increase your risk of a number of cancers, but also of stroke, heart disease, emphysema and dying young.
However, it turns out that smoking may provide you with one major benefit - that's if you manage to dodge all the health risks associated with the bad habit, of course...
According to a new study publ... ››› more
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