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…

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Pregnancy Complications Tied to More Menopausal Hot Flashes

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Tough pregnancies might translate into tough times during menopause, new research suggests. Women who developed complications during pregnancy — including dangerously high blood pressure (“preeclampsia”) and gestational diabetes — were more likely to experience more hot flashes during menopause, the researchers found. “This study further underscores the importance…

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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…

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