Surgery

Man Discovers Screw Emerging From Foot (And It's Totally Gross)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

WARNING: This article contains graphic images A man has shared a very graphic photo of his foot after a screw popped out nine months after surgery ...

Going Under the Knife, Yes or No? How About 'Mind Your Own Business!'

Grace Fodor | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Grace Fodor

It seems to me that we women have a problem. We *sharp intake of breath*...age. It's true. Despite all scientific research, none of us has yet found a way to stop the march of time, regardless of which potions, lotions and treatments may promise us otherwise.

Laverne Cox: Why I Refused Facial Feminisation Surgery

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Style

Orange Is The New Black star Laverne Cox has publicly spoken about her decision not to have facial feminisation surgery. The actress, who made hist...

Three Lessons From 15 Operations: Part One

Michelle Elman | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Elman

When you get hospitalised for a prolonged period of time you start to notice all the small things that you always took for granted. In my most recent visit to the hospital, the three things I missed most were food, running and privacy (in that order).

My Ostomy Bag Won't Limit My Underwear Choices!

Hattie Gladwell | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Hattie Gladwell

I'm really angry at myself for putting myself down that day, and letting myself feel so negatively towards my body. But I'm so grateful I was able to step out of that so quickly. I felt really positive for the rest of the day, and waited for my boyfriend to finish work - in my new underwear (makeup done and everything)!

The Future Of Surgery Is Terrifying Micro Robots Tearing Your Gut Apart

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Tech

If you're squeamish look away now. Scientists at John Hopkins' have come up with an alternative way to perform colon biopsies (as seen in the above...

Why Your Sex Life Matters More When You Have a Stoma

Hattie Gladwell | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Hattie Gladwell

I'm not talking about one night stands and I'm not talking about a major porn-style session. I'm talking about the feeling of acceptance. From one person to another. Sex is something that brings two people together in a way like no other. And to have sex after surgery for a stoma is a big thing both mentally and emotionally.

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 24.06.2015 | 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 30.05.2015 | 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...