Woah. Robot Completes Surgery Unmanned For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Poorna Bell | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Tech

For the first time, an unmanned robot has successfully performed surgery on pigskin as a replacement for soft tissue. Surgeons and scientists from Sh...

"This Will Change Everything..."

Max Sanderson | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Tech
Max Sanderson

His name was Dr Sergio Canavero. And next year, he will attempt the World's first (known) human head transplant. A boyhood dream of his which has been a quarter of a century in the making, Dr Canavero displays all the telltale signs of a maverick (and a psychopath).

World's First Live-Streamed Virtual Reality Operation

George Kapellos | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Tech
George Kapellos

Today experts in live streaming 360° and VR Mativision will be broadcasting live through pioneering virtual reality (VR) technology an operation on a patient with colon cancer at The Royal London Hospital. This is a world first.

Surgeons Sew Man's Hand To His Belly To Save It From Amputation

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK Tech

Brazilian surgeons have sewn a man's hand to a 'pocket' inside his stomach in order to save it from being amputated. Carlos Mariotti lost both his ...

Meet The Surgeon Performing The UK's First Womb Transplant

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 27.03.2016 | UK Tech

Features "We're on our way to Scotland, both my daughters are in the car," Mr Richard Smith, leader of the UK Uterine Transplantation research ...

Gender Dysphoria

Rozina Ali | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK
Rozina Ali

Slowly, as scientific research has developed our understanding of the biological nature of gender dysphoria, society has become more aware and accepting of the kind of suffering, fear and loss that trans people face - every bit as much as people who develop the physical pathologies of cancer, trauma or other disease.

Down There: Too Big, Too Long, Just Right: Labiaplasty, What Women Need to Know

Dr Nitu Bajekal | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nitu Bajekal

What is driving this dramatic increase in requests for surgery? Is the reason for requesting surgery, really a deep-seated insecurity that is encouraging women to ask for a potentially mutilating procedure?

Fisherman Has Stingray's Barb Removed In Gruesome Footage (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK

This is the gruesome moment that a fisherman had a stingray's barb removed from his foot. The graphic scenes show the sword-like sting pierced thro...

Flogging a Dead Corpse: The Sale of Human Remains

Carla Valentine | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK
Carla Valentine

While I am the first to advocate access to human remains in museum collections, for reasons I've mentioned in previous posts, there is a forum in whic...

Graphic Video: Man's 10-Year-Old Cyst Popped By Doctor

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT An American man nicknamed 'Raymond' has been living with a cyst on his neck for ten years. When he finally made the d...

Doctor Removes 'Centipede' From Inside Patients Ear In Gruesome Footage

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK

The horrifying moment that a doctor removed a suspected centipede from a patient's ear has been caught in gruesome video footage. The beastie is ca...

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.