Plastic Surgery: A Gift Not Geared For Young People

Nearly everyone has those self-conscious quirks through high school and college. You might have to deal with acne, body odor, belly bulge, or other minor disruptions to a “perfect” body. Even though they may cause some discomfort, would you get plastic surgery to correct these…

Robot Completes Delicate Eye Surgery In First

In a medical first, surgeons have used a robot to operate inside the human eye , greatly improving the accuracy of a delicate surgery to remove fine membrane growth on the retina . Such growth distorts vision and, if left unchecked, can lead to blindness…

Human Head Transplant Moves A Step Closer

An Italian neurosurgeon has moved closer to his goal of transplanting a human head, revealing a virtual reality system that will “prepare patients for life in a new body”. Professor Sergio Canavero wants to carry out the operation for the first time next year, saying it…

For Obesity Surgery, Consider Accredited Centers

Patients have better weight loss surgery outcomes in accredited centers, a review of past studies has found. Researchers analyzed 13 studies with a combined 1.5 million participants that examined the differences in deaths and major complications at accredited versus non-accredited centers. The studies suggest that…

For Many, Life After Surgery Is Surprisingly Hard

As heart patients survive ever more complex surgeries, they are often surprised by how tough it can be to bounce back after the operation. While recovery can be a long slog after any major surgery, invasive procedures on the body’s most vital organ can be…

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