Surgery

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 03.03.2014 | 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.

PICTURES: Polish Man Gives Thumbs Up Days After Total Face Transplant

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK

A 33-year-old Polish man has had a total face transplant just weeks after an accident which also saw his jaws crushed by stone cutting machinery. ...

Surely People Don't Die From a Toothache?

Mark Topley | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK
Mark Topley

It is 2013 and people are still dying from untreated dental decay. Two of our teams have just returned from the regions of Musoma and Bukoba in Tanzania, where for 10 days they have been training local health workers in emergency dentistry.

Patient Banned From Surgery After Tweeting About Waiting Times

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK

A cystic fibrosis sufferer has been excluded from his local GP surgery after posting an "offensive tweet" about staff. Mathew Cochrane, 26, express...

Can Botox Cure Depression?

Dr Patrick Bowler | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Patrick Bowler

From what is known of the psychology of emotions and their correlation to behaviour, Botox could possibly impact risk evaluation, empathy, and communication as well. The treatment, against all fashionable opinion, seems to trigger much more than a simple confidence boost.

Fly-in, Fly-out Surgeons: The Real Cost of Value-For-Money Cosmetic Surgery

Tom Rokins | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Rokins

What are the real costs of value-for-money cosmetic surgery? Clinics using so-called 'fly-in, fly-out' cosmetic surgeons - foreign surgeons who fly into the UK, carry out a list of operations, then fly out again - are becoming increasingly common.

Frequent Hospitalisation

Elaine Benton | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

Anyone living with chronic disease like myself, probably experiences frequent hospitalisation. I often wonder if there should be a special club, as with airline companies who have a frequent flyer card, hospitals could create a "frequent hospitalisation club".

Woman Born Without Tongue Receives Ground-Breaking Surgery

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A woman born without a tongue has undergone groundbreaking surgery to regain basic mouth function. Brazilian 23-year-old Auristela Viana da Silva ...

NHS Trust 'Performed Surgery On Wrong Person'

PA | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK

The health watchdog has been forced to take action against a hospital trust which performed a surgery on the wrong patient. Within a month, Cambrid...