Once dubbed as a "useless" part of the body, the appendix might have a biological use after all - immunity.
A three-month course of antibiotic, Levofloxacin post kidney transplantation did not reduce risk of viral infection, a new study reported.
Transplanted kidneys may stop functioning long-term if they come from donors with variants in a particular gene, according to a new study.
According to the U.S. Health and Human Services' Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability, gay men should be allowed to donate blood if they have abstained from sex for at least a year.
Two new studies have examined ways to improve medication adherence in teens and young adults.
A team of doctors from Australia were able to revitalize dead hearts and transplanted one in a 57-year-old patient.
The mother of 16-year-old, Alexander "AJ" Betts Jr., who died from attempted suicide, was shocked to find out that her son's eyes were ineligible for donation because of his sexual orientation.
According to a new animal study, a "supercooling" technique helped preserve transplant organs longer.
A new report found that 69 percent of healthy American adults have HPV.
Synthetic Genomics Inc. has joined a multi-year partnership with a unit from United Therapeutics Corporation to create viable human lungs from pig lungs.
A new study reported that all four patients are doing well after receiving laboratory-grown vaginas.
UK scientists have been creating body parts, such as noses, ears and blood vessels from stem cells.
Heart patients waiting for a transplant can survive with an artificial heart in the meantime, a new study found.
A three-year-old boy survives the first-ever five organ transplant.
Researchers created a new method that could save lungs from deceased people and give them to patients.
Most people don't look forward to going to the doctor's office, but there are things you can do to make your trip more enjoyable. One of the best ways to make your visit more enjoyable is to work on building a rapport with everyone in the office the minute you walk in the door.