Does Less-Invasive Surgery Make Sense for You?

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Among the most significant advances in surgery has been the development of laparoscopic — or minimally invasive — procedures. These are new ways to perform many standard operations, with a few, very small incisions, often barely a half-inch long, compared to traditional so-called open surgery with one incision…

Sales of Juul E-Cigarettes Skyrocket

TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In just a year, sales of Juul electronic cigarettes jumped 641 percent, a new U.S. government study shows. The slim devices are especially popular among youth, and in recent months the Food and Drug Administration has taken steps to curb their use. But Juul sales rose from 2.2…

Smoking Seems to Weaken the Immune System: Study

TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The list of health risks linked to smoking continues to grow. A small study reports that, aside from lung cancer, emphysema and heart disease, cigarette smokers also have weakened immune systems affecting their dental health. Scientists from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine found that smoking…