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This Woman Froze Her Head So She Wouldn't Lose Her Hair After Chemo

SWNS | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A woman undergoing treatment for cancer endured agonising head freezing sessions to keep her hair during chemo - after her daughter begged her not to ...

Lady Nicknamed 'Iron Woman' Regains Her Confidence After Fixing Curved Spine

Photo-Features | Kelly Strange | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Liberty Caton once hated her body so much she refused to have her photograph taken. The 23-year old from Slough, Berkshire, says her confidence wa...

Botched Surgery Left This Guy With A Shorter Penis

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A lot of men worry about the size of their penis and, according to some studies, size really does matter. Perhaps that's why one man is so upset ab...

When "No" Means "Yes" For "Your Own Good"

Mik Scarlet | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Politics
Mik Scarlet

Last week the House Of Lords debated Lord Faulkner's Assisted Dying bill. The bill argues that that people with six months or less to live should be able to call on the medical profession to assist them to die, as an act of mercy for those who are suffering...

Who Has A Higher Pain Threshold, Men Or Women? Here's The Truth....

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

What would it be like if men were the ones who had to experience childbirth? That's just one of the questions that may be answered by a new study expl...

To Speak Plainly: Obstetric Fistula

Sarah Kessler | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK
Sarah Kessler

"It is absolutely devastating. When they get undressed for medical exams you will see they're wearing so many layers, plus plastic wrapped around them. The smell is so overwhelming some people can't go into the same room."

When 'Lady With the Lamp' Doesn't Even Begin to Cover It: Celebrating International Nurses' Day

Sarah Kessler | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK
Sarah Kessler

"Glasgow nurses," The Times columnist Melanie Reid recalls being told, "have hearts like swinging bricks." A hard substitute for a heartbeat - but in ...

Prepare to be Terminated

Nick Abbot | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK
Nick Abbot

Are you comfortably middle class? Being comfortably middle class used to mean never having to worry about your job being taken by a machine. The people whose livelihoods have been decimated by computer chips are those that did society's heavy lifting.

Woman Left With Sagging Boobs And Rotting Fat Warns Against Sloppy Plastic Surgery Abroad

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A third of people who undergo plastic surgery choose to have the procedure abroad, lured by cheaper prices. But as with most cut-price offers, it'...

Chinese Woman Has Surgery To Extend Her Bacteria-Eaten Leg By Nine Inches

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A 21-year-old woman in China whose left leg was eaten away by a bone infection, has undergone surgery to extend it by a whopping nine inches. Xu J...

Endo What?

Emma Watts | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Watts

I'd tell you not to google it and spare you the gruesome photographs but I want you to google it, because endometriosis is a disease that affects one in 10 women. That is almost as many as breast cancer and I am pretty sure that most people reading this will have absolutely no idea what it is.

When Did We Become a Nation of Quick Fix Fanatics?

Rivkie Baum | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rivkie Baum

The latest in quick fix diets, this pill, once swallowed and inflated is the latest mini gastric balloon. It's being hailed as a miracle pill - but really isn't it just vanity gone mad? The pill is designed for people a stone overweight. You know, the kind of people who could tweak their diet a bit and maybe hit the gym for an extra day a week in order to lose 'that' stone.

LOOK: Face Transplant Patient Showcases 'Miracle' Results

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Dallas Wiens, the first face transplant patient in the United States, has showcased the remarkable technology and incredible work of doctors that gave...

How Can A Boob Job Improve Your Sex Life?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Women who have breast augmentation surgery or boob jobs for cosmetic reasons tend to do so because they aren't happy with their original size. MOR...

Kidney Cancer: New Surgery Method Hailed A Success

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Surgery on kidney, or renal cancer which is the eighth most common cancer in the UK, may see an improvement in success rates after a new method using ...

LOOK: Superman Fan Has 16 Years Of Plastic Surgery To Look Like His Icon

Barcroft Media | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Herbert Chavez has transformed himself from a mild mannered dress maker into a real life Superman - thanks to nineteen plastic surgeries to copy the ...

George W.Bush In 'High Spirits' After Heart Surgery

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Politics

George W. Bush is said to be in "high spirits" on Tuesday after undergoing a heart operation. In a statement issued by his office today, the 67-yea...

£25 To See The Doctor?

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK

Half of GPs are in favour of the NHS charging up to £25 for routine appointments, with some suggesting those in higher paid profession pay up to £15...

General Anaesthetic May Increase Risk Of Dementia, Extensive Study Says

PA | PA | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Older people who undergo general anaesthesia during surgery have an increased risk of developing dementia, research suggests. While the numbers are...

3D Headsets Are Not Just For Gaming

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Tech

It's not just gaming and entertainment that is going to benefit from 3D heads-up displays - they might also help save your life one day. Sony have ...

'Cancer Sniffing' Knife Could Revolutionise Surgery

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK Tech

A knife that can 'smell' tumours has been developed, promising to make cancer surgery more effective and cut the need for follow up operations. The...

'Dead' Woman Wakes Up Just As Doctors Are About To Harvest Her Organs

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK

A woman declared dead by doctors woke up on the operating table to see surgeons about to harvest her organs. Colleen Burns, 41, had been admitted t...

Human Head Transplants Are 'No Longer Science Fiction'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Doctors may be able to cure current diseases such as cancer by performing human head transplants, an Italian neuroscientist has claimed. Dr Sergio ...

Angelina Jolie's Mastectomy - Billy Bob One Of First To Know

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Entertainment

Actor and singer Billy Bob Thornton has given an extraordinary indication of how close he still is to his ex-wife Angelina Jolie. The 57-year-old t...

What to Expect on the Day of Your Hair Transplant Surgery

Dr Maurice Collins | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Maurice Collins

Achieving a natural looking hair transplant requires skill, concentration and attention to detail, all of which take time. For this reason, hair transplant surgery usually takes between 6 to 8 hours. If you're wondering what happens during this lengthy process, here is an outline of a typical day of surgery.