Surgeons often remove tonsils and adenoids in children to help treat snoring and mild sleep-disordered breathing. Ongoing research will determine whether surgery or watchful waiting best improves symptoms.
The use of an internationally banned substance can end a pro athlete’s career. But this doesn’t mean that, when safely administered, all banned compounds lack medical merit.
The University of Michigan recently implanted its first Micra leadless pacemaker directly into a patient’s heart, eliminating some of the issues associated with older devices.
A modestly sized clinical trial indicates that PCSK9-inhibitors can help lower cholesterol, even for those who experienced side effects with older drugs.
Three clinical trials are investigating which of two screenings — colonoscopy or a lower-cost stool-based test — is more effective at saving lives.
Access to health care for veterans with liver disease is highlighted in a new paper, which links visits to specialists with improved treatment outcomes.