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Medical News Today: Surgeons carry out spine surgery in the womb

In a condition known as spina bifida, children are born with an exposed spinal cord, which causes numerous physical and developmental issues. Usually, surgeons will operate on spina bifida after birth, but a complex in utero surgery can allow the baby to develop better while still inside the mother’s womb. Prenatal spina bifida surgery can… Read More »

Obesity surgery may lower heart attack danger in diabetics

More than 30 million Americans have diabetes, mostly Type 2 where the body loses the ability to produce or use insulin to turn food into energy. (iStock) SEATTLE – Obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes, new research suggests, reinforcing evidence that benefits extend beyond weight… Read More »

What to know about constipation after surgery

Surgical procedures are stressful on the body. As a result, they can cause unexpected side effects, including constipation. Constipation does not affect everyone who has surgery, but it is a relatively common side effect of pain medications, anesthesia, and a lack of mobility. Depending on which body part or parts the surgery involved, straining to… Read More »