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FILE - In this Thursday, April 19, 2001 file photo, a surgeon and assistants perform open heart bypass surgery on a patient at a hospital in Mesa, Ariz. (oru Kawana/East Valley Tribune via AP)

80 is not the new 70: Age may bias heart care, study finds

Feb. 19, 2020 5:00 PM EST

People are more likely to buy things when prices end in 99 cents rather than rounded up to the next dollar, or cars with mileage under 1,000 instead of past that mark. Now researchers say something similar might be happening with age perception and heart surgery. A U.S. study out Wednesday finds that heart attack...

This undated image provided by AnaOno Intimates, LLC shows Dana Donofree, a Philadelphia-based designer who in 2014 created AnaOno. AnaOno is a line of trendy wireless bras for women who have had breast reconstruction, a mastectomy or lumpectomy. (Danielle Pearce Photography/AnaOno Intimates, LLC via AP)

Breast cancer survivors create own products to help others

Feb. 19, 2020 12:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Women fighting breast cancer are increasingly seeing more options for bras as well as clean beauty treatments and other products that help them look and feel better. Many of the offerings are coming from female entrepreneurs who have also battled breast cancer themselves and understand what...

UK patient plays violin during unusual brain surgery

Feb. 19, 2020 7:17 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Surgeons at King's College Hospital in London removed a brain tumor from a woman who played the violin during the procedure. Doctors for violinist Dagmar Turner, 53, mapped her brain before the surgery to identify areas that were active when she played the instrument and those responsible for...

In retort to abortion ban, lawmaker calls for vasectomies

Feb. 14, 2020 3:56 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama lawmaker fed up with her colleagues' attempts to outlaw abortion has filed legislation to require all men over 50 to get vasectomies. Democratic Rep. Rolanda Hollis said Friday that she introduced the bill to send “the message that men should not be legislating...

In this Jan. 10, 2020 photo, Genette Hofmann holds her cat Dottie in her home in Burlington, Wash., a few days before undergoing brain surgery in Seattle in hopes of reducing the epileptic seizures that had disrupted her life for decades. At the same time, Hofmann agreed to donate a small bit of her healthy brain tissue to researchers, who were eager to study brain cells while they were still alive, joining a long line of epilepsy patients who've helped scientists reveal basic secrets of the brain. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Epilepsy treatment side effect: New insights about the brain

Feb. 11, 2020 11:45 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Though Genette Hofmann is still using her brain, last month she donated a bit of it — to science. Hofmann needed the surgery — her Seattle surgeon was looking deep into her brain, where he found the trigger for the epileptic seizures that had disrupted her life for 30 years....

Gov. Kay Ivey, center, is introduced and invited into the chamber to give the State of the State Address to a joint session of the Alabama Legislature on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in the old house chamber of the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)

Gov. Ivey recovering after surgery for broken shoulder

Feb. 6, 2020 2:11 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is recovering after undergoing surgery Thursday for a broken shoulder she suffered after being tripped by her dog. Ivey spokeswoman Gina Maiola said the procedure “went off without a hitch." “She is in high spirits and is doing well as she begins...

FILE - In this April 25, 2016 file photo, ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak waves to his supporters from his room at the Maadi Military Hospital, where he is hospitalized, in Cairo, Egypt.  Egypt's former autocratic ruler Hosni Mubarak, who was forced to step down following 2011 mass protests, has undergone a surgery, his eldest son tweeted on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Alaa Mubarak tweeted that his 91-year-old father was operated on Thursday and that his condition was “stable”.  He did not provide any further details about the surgery. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

Son: Former Egyptian president Mubarak undergoes surgery

Jan. 24, 2020 7:52 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's former autocratic president Hosni Mubarak, who was forced to step down following 2011 mass protests, has undergone surgery, his eldest son tweeted Friday. Alaa Mubarak tweeted that his 91-year-old father was operated on Thursday and that his condition was “stable.” He...

FILE - This handout photo from the office of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani shows senior Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf on March, 13, 2019.  At least 13 people were stabbed Thursday, Dec. 5,  in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, the epicenter of Iraq’s protest movement, security and medical officials said, stoking fears of infiltration by unknown groups among anti-government demonstrators. The protesters aligned with parties had marched to Tahrir earlier that day, mostly young men clad in black and waiving Iraqi flags. They chanted positive slogans in deference to Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iraq’s most powerful Shiite cleric, and stood conspicuous against the usual crowds of Tahrir protesters.  (Office of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, via AP)

Officials: Iraq's top cleric discharged from hospital

Jan. 17, 2020 8:33 AM EST

KARBALA, Iraq (AP) — Iraq's most powerful cleric was discharged Friday from a hospital following a risky surgery for a fractured bone and returned to his home in southern Iraq, medical officials said. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, who turns 90 later this year, fractured a thigh bone when he slipped...

FILE - In this May 22, 2014 file photo, shiite pilgrims pass a poster of Shiite spiritual leader Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, as they head to the shrine of Imam Moussa al-Kadhim in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq's most revered Shiite cleric whose opinion is often sought during troubled times will undergo surgery for a fractured bone, according to two officials and a statement from his office on Thursday. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed, File)

Iraq's aging top cleric recovering from surgery after fall

Jan. 16, 2020 12:59 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's most revered Shiite cleric was recovering Thursday from surgery for a fractured bone following an accident in his home, officials said. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, who turns 90 later this year and whose opinion is often sought during troubled times, fractured a thigh bone when he...

California rejects unique intersex surgery ban for some kids

Jan. 13, 2020 7:59 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers have rejected what would have been a first-of-its-kind ban on medically unnecessary treatment for infants born with ambiguous or conflicting genitalia. The measure would have banned all procedures on intersex children 6 and under unless the Medical Board of...