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Weight-Loss Surgery May Pay Off in the Bedroom, Too

Print this page THURSDAY, Nov. 8, 2018 — Weight-loss surgery may have a side benefit that most don’t know about, with new research showing testosterone levels in male patients jump after the procedure is done. Obesity can lead to lower testosterone levels, lower sexual satisfaction and reduced fertility in men, the study authors explained. A… Read More »

How minimally invasive surgery was spun as the ‘latest and greatest’ for cervical cancer

Small incisions made by wands in laparoscopic surgery were touted as a “breakthrough” for cervical cancer. To understand how minimally invasive surgery for cervical cancer became popular before high-quality evidence was available about its outcomes, consider some rah-rah local news coverage. Back in 1995, for example, The Record of Hackensack, N.J., reported that laparoscopy “made… Read More »

Cataract surgery for senior drivers tied to reduced car crash risk, costs

(Reuters Health) – Cataract surgery can significantly reduce car crashes involving senior drivers and the cost of those accidents to the community, researchers say. Their study involved 2,849 drivers age 60 and older in Western Australia, all of whom had cataract surgery on both eyes and were involved in vehicular crashes as the driver. Altogether,… Read More »