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New high-tech glasses allow surgeons to 'see' cancer

2/21/2014 - New high-tech glasses developed by an American company give surgeons the ability to locate hard-to-find and hard-to-see cancer cells during surgery, thereby reducing the need for follow-up operations. A report in PharmaTimes said that the spectacles, developed at the Washington University School...

Article updated with new message from the Health Ranger

5/20/2013 - The article which originally appeared here has been removed because it is no longer aligned with the science-based investigative mission of Natural News. In late 2013 / early 2014, Mike Adams (the Health Ranger), editor of Natural News, transitioned from outspoken activist to environmental scientist....

Careless prostate cancer surgeons leave 16 surgical objects in patient's body resulting in death

2/1/2013 - A German family is seeking damages of more than $100,000 from an unnamed hospital they say negligently left surgical tools inside the body of a close family member who was treated for prostate cancer. According to an Associated Press (AP) report, the 77-year-old ex-banker had undergone aggressive prostate...

Surgeons twice as likely as general population to be alcoholics, survey finds

4/7/2012 - A survey sent out to 25,000 surgeons has revealed that the prevalence of alcoholism within this particular medical category is disproportionally high compared to that of the general population. At least 15 percent of surgeon respondents showed signs of alcohol abuse or dependency problems, while only...

Many surgeons struggle with thoughts of suicide, study finds

1/21/2011 - High stress levels, burnout and even past surgical mistakes are among the top reasons why one in 16 surgeons has considered suicide, according to a new study published in the journal Archives of Surgery. Tait Shanafelt from the Mayo Clinic and his colleagues found that within the past year, six percent...

Surgeons receive millions from Big Pharma to promote medical devices in journals

12/6/2010 - Medical professionals commonly write articles for popular medical journals that endorse specific drugs or medical devices. But a new study has found that most fail to disclose the fact that they are receiving direct compensation from Big Pharma for such endorsements, which is often to the tune of millions...

Surgeons report surge in "man boob" operations

5/28/2010 - Breast reduction operations are becoming rapidly more popular among men, according to data released by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. The figures show that the operations increased 80 percent, from 323 to 581, between 2008 and 2009. In 2004, just 22 male breast reductions...

Christina Applegate Maimed by Surgeons with Double Mastectomy Following Breast Cancer Diagnosis

8/19/2008 - Following her diagnosis with breast cancer, actress Christina Applegate decided to have both of her breasts surgically removed, believing that physically removing her breasts would save her from cancer. The double mastectomy procedure is an all-too-frequent choice by women who have been scared into...

Angioplasty overkill? Financial incentives may be driving surgeons to massively over-treat heart patients

8/21/2006 - Recent statistics show that a medical clinic in Elyria, Ohio prescribes profitable angioplasties for heart patients nearly four times as often as the rest of the country, which has raised questions among experts as to why the Elyria cardiologists recommend the procedure so often. Almost all of the...

The dark history of modern medicine: U.S. surgeons routinely operated on babies without anesthesia

8/10/2006 - A warning to readers: this is a gruesome story. Do not read this if you are squeamish. It's a hard-to-believe (but true) account of the horrors of conventional medicine and its barbaric surgical procedures, many of which are still practiced today. We begin by examining the astonishing practice of...

Unnecessary surgery exposed! Why 60% of all surgeries are medically unjustified and how surgeons exploit patients to generate profits

10/7/2005 - Every year millions of Americans go under the knife, but many of them are enduring great pain and shelling out thousands of dollars for surgeries they don't really need. In fact, the only people who seem to really benefit from these unnecessary medical procedures are the medical professionals who stand...

The madness of bariatric surgery and other "modern" surgical procedures

7/26/2005 - It has now been widely reported that bariatric surgery (an aggressive form of weight loss surgery where patients' digestive organs are lobotomized) has an unintended side effect: low blood sugar. According to reports in USA Today, the New York Times, and dozens of other papers, some bariatric surgery...

Surgical robots promise to make surgery less painful; and yet are still medically unnecessary most of the time

8/7/2004 - Surgeons in Australia are excited over new surgical robots they are using to perform surgical operations on patients. These new robots allow surgeons to perform operations with improved precision in a way that reduces post-operative complications and actually requires less staff during the surgical...

Doctors, surgeons fail to wash their hands, risking health of patients

7/12/2004 - A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine shows that doctors, surgeons and anesthesiologists fail to wash their hands with alarming frequency. According to the study, doctors in emergency rooms only washed their hands 50 percent of the time, and surgeons were even worse, failing to wash...

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