Timely Tips for First-Degree Burns

TUESDAY, Oct. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) — First-degree burns are common and many can be treated at home, a dermatologist says. Unlike second- or third-degree burns, first-degree burns involve only the top layer of skin and often occur after contact with hot surfaces, like a curling iron or a stove. Sunburn can also be a…

What You May Not Know About Ovarian Cancer

TUESDAY, Oct. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) — In a report that will likely surprise many women, researchers say most cases of ovarian cancer originate in the fallopian tubes, not the ovaries. “Based on a better understanding of its origins, our study suggests new strategies for the prevention and early detection of ovarian cancer,” said senior…

Does Time of Neurosurgery Matter?

TUESDAY, Oct. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Patients who have neurosurgery overnight are more likely to have complications than those whose operations occur during the day, a new study finds. Risk of complications was 50 percent higher when surgeries began between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m., said University of Michigan researchers. They reviewed more than…

Fewer Diabetes Cases Being Missed

TUESDAY, Oct. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Although the number of people diagnosed with diabetes is still on the rise, the good news is that most people with the disease know they have it, a new study shows. The research suggests that over the past two and a half decades, the percentage of undiagnosed cases…