Surgery

Neighbours Saved Man's Severed Hand After He Accidentally Cut It Off With Saw

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Quick-thinking neighbours managed to save a retired teacher's hand after he severed it while doing some home DIY. Edryd Jones was cutting wooden ba...

Katie Piper Back In Hospital For Throat Surgery

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Seven years after the horrific acid attack which could've cost her life, Katie Piper has been admitted back into hospital to undergo surgery on her th...

Why Politics Plays Havoc With NHS Progress

Michael Davidson | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK
Michael Davidson

As we march on towards the General Election on May 7, it is increasingly clear that for all the puff and bluster about the NHS being a vote winner, none of the main parties have truly connected with the challenges currently facing the country's healthcare system.

An Appreciation of My Son - and the NHS

Soraya Moeng | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Soraya Moeng

When you go down to the anaesthetic room with your child, you're handing the most precious thing you have to strangers - albeit ones whose entire professional lives are dedicated to making sure they don't mess up. The consequences don't bear thinking about.

Recipient Of First Ever Non-Beating Heart Transplant In UK: 'I'm Feeling Stronger Every Day'

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The first ever non-beating heart transplant to take place in the UK has proven to be a huge success. Huseyin Ulucan, 60, from London, became the fi...

Why Did Angelina Have Her Ovaries And Fallopian Tubes Removed?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Angelina Jolie Pitt has revealed her decision to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed after early signs of cancer were detected. The actres...

Tiger Woods - 14 Majors and Still Counting?

John Lawless | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK Sport
John Lawless

We may not be able to do anything about your age (if only), but we sure can point you in the right direction when it comes to banishing your injury demons and getting back to your best. You turn 40 in December and we hope between now and then to have seen you in that famous green jacket one more time.

Woman Left Scalped After Getting Hair Caught In A Power Drill

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Warning: Graphic Content Below A woman whose hair became caught in a power drill has almost fully recovered after the traumatic incident left her w...

Tackling the Tufts of Plug Surgery

Dr Bessam Farjo | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Bessam Farjo

Plug grafts are an archaic form of hair transplantation that was popular in the 1980s. They left many patients with results which were not aesthetically pleasing and many people have turned to today's refined techniques in order to rectify the appearance of their scalps.

The Loss of What Could Be

Sarah Wauterlek Pierson | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Wauterlek Pierson

The woman who performed the ultrasound calmly turned to me and said with an apologetic tone of voice that there was no fetus at all in my uterus. She then moved the instrument towards my fallopian tubes and that is when they found the ectopic pregnancy in my right side.

The Night Before

Elaine Benton | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

The night before surgery is always strange, sleeping in a hospital bed waiting to get tomorrow over and done with, so the recovery process can begin. Thoughts of home and getting back to some form of normality fill my sleepy head.

Hundreds Of 'Super-Obese' Young People Having Weight-Loss Surgery

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Hundreds of people under the age of 25 underwent weight loss surgery in the last three years, a major study has found. The National Bariatric Surge...

Ana-whata? Explaining Anaesthesia

Sarah Kessler | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK
Sarah Kessler

Squeeze. Release. Pause. Squeeze. Release. Pause. 20 times a minute. 1,200 times an hour. 28,800 times a day. Listen for the hiss of...

Artificial Womb and the Human Society: When Science Will Create New Grow-Homes for Babies

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

With church and religion being always against any form of interference in the natural course of childbirth, especially using science, it remains to be seen whether the doors will open for Ectogenesis or if they will be sealed shut. In any case, Science has already found its path now.

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 09.08.2014 | 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.