Do Chemotherapy’s Risks Outweigh Its Benefits?

Eminent breast-cancer doctors disagree on whether to prescribe less chemotherapy; some worry about the treatment’s ‘toxicities’ and others say it saves lives Doctors are at odds over whether some women with breast cancer should have chemotherapy—one treatment among the arsenal long seen as crucial to…

Second Face Transplant For Frenchman in World-First

A man whose body rejected a face transplant he received seven years ago has been given a second donor face after living nearly two months without one, French medical agencies said Friday. It is the first time in transplant history that doctors have replaced one…

Cosmetic surgery for a healthier life

Surgery that is categorised by the medical profession as cosmetic, or undertaken in part to improve aesthetic appearance can be considered frivolous by some. However, if you’re considering undergoing a procedure or have done so already, you will most likely understand there is much more…

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…

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