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8-year-old African child who was flown to the U.S. for surgery by NBA star Dikembe Mutombo has died

(Photo by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for UNICEF) Former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo is mourning the death of the 8-year-old African boy that he flew to the United States earlier this month for surgery to remove a tumor. The child, Matadi Sela Petit of Kinshasa, Congo, died after suffering a “rare and unpredictable genetic reaction to… Read More »

Expert panel advises against surgery for shoulder pain

(Reuters Health) – Surgery for shoulder pain that isn’t caused by an injury has no better results than nonsurgical options or placebo surgery, and comes with potential harms, an expert panel has concluded. The international panel of clinicians, researchers and patients focused only on what’s called rotator cuff disease, as opposed to rotator cuff injuries… Read More »