Two Boston Hospitals Change Surgical Technique After Cancer Debate

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_630b2a8c3f.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (BOSTON) -- Two Boston hospitals have made changes to a controversial surgical procedure after questions arose about its safety. The technique, called morcellation, is characterized by a surgeon shredding tissue, usually fibroids or the uterus during a laparoscopic hysterectomy, that is then usually removed through a small incision in the abdomen.

Read more...

Plastic Surgery to Look Like Jennifer Lawrence? See the Results

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_aaab3cea89.jpgABC News (HOUSTON) -- Kitty is a mega-fan of the spirited voluptuous Jennifer Lawrence, so much so that she underwent six plastic surgery procedures to carve herself into looking more like the American Hustle star. "I can appreciate that her personality is spunky and fun," Kitty said. "I can appreciate that her body is banging." Call it plastic surgery 2.0., where aspirations to look like a starlet are inspired by personality, good looks and self-empowerment.

Read more...

Strawberries Lead to Diabetic Moviegoer Getting the Boot

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_4c15d371cf.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- A New York moviegoer said he was escorted out of a neighborhood theater by police for bringing a contraband carton of strawberries into the theater. Michael Kass, a father of three from the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, said he went to the Pavilion movie theater to kill a few hours after dropping his kids off at a birthday party last Sunday afternoon. Kass, 41, said he is a type 2 diabetic and wanted to enjoy a healthy snack during the showing so he bought a carton of strawberries from a local market.

Read more...

Gunshot Victims to Be Frozen in Time at Pittsburgh Hospital

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_3ca44feeb1.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (PITTSBURGH) -- A Pittsburgh hospital is set to test suspended animation in some gunshot and stabbing victims -- a last ditch effort to buy them more time. The groundbreaking trial, which borrows from science fiction, could start as early as next week after a three years long approvals process. “We just want to review everything one more time,” said trial leader Dr. Samuel Tisherman, professor of critical care medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Read more...

Nutrition Information Turns Out to Be a Little Flaky

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_dccaca6287.jpgjdwfoto/Thinkstock (PHILADELPHIA) -- Face it. When you’re pouring a bowl of cereal, are you really aware of the portion you’re giving yourself? Penn State nutritionist Barbara Rolls says that people have a difficult time judging the amount of food they’re consuming, particularly if the size of flakes varies widely from cereal to cereal. Rolls and her team had 40 adults eat cereal once a week for a month, starting off with a standard wheat flake and then subsequently crushing the flake size.

Read more...