Lodged inside the brain of a woman misdiagnosed with a brain tumor was a baby tapeworm. Doctors found it during a surgery following a host of bizarre symptoms that include hallucinations and disorientation.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 10, 2019
Stella, a Rottweiler that underwent skin grafting surgery to repair severe burns on her body, is recovering well, according to Michigan veterenarians. The descaled cod skin used to replaced her damaged skin facilitated the growth of new tissue.
Animals May 27, 2019
Tiger Woods showed that he has fully recovered from his crippling back injury with a recent Masters win. His journey was a tough road to tread, with numerous surgeries and painful setbacks along the way.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 16, 2019
More than a million injuries and malfunctions have been recorded in a hidden database accessible only to the FDA. Under the alternative summary reporting program, companies obtained exemptions from making reports of their product malfunctions public.
Public Health March 20, 2019
Did a hospital remove both of a woman's kidneys because they were cancerous? The biopsy records showed no evidence of malignancy in the removed tissue.
Medicine November 17, 2018
Doctors at a Texas hospital livestreamed a patient's breast cancer surgery for everyone to see. It was their way of honoring this year's Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Feature | Health October 26, 2018
The Public Health England warned in a new report about the increase of antibiotic-resistant bloodstream infection in patients after a common surgery. This could lead to more serious, life-threatening complications.
Medicine October 23, 2018
A new study from Finland confirmed the effectiveness of antibiotics as an alternative method of treating appendicitis. This method of treating appendicitis without surgery is continuing to gain more traction, but further studies are still needed.
Medicine September 26, 2018
A mother's ovarian cyst grew so large it made her appear as though she was pregnant. She lived in pain for five years but doctors were finally able to remove it last week.
Medicine September 23, 2018
Elijah Stephens recently had New Jersey's first female-to-male genital reassignment surgery. Doctors removed skin and tissue from his forearm to make a penis.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 29, 2018
A baby boy who underwent a pioneering facial surgery in order to survive was able to make to its first birthday. He wouldn't have been able to survive if he would've swallowed his own saliva.
Medicine June 11, 2018
A woman suffered permanent brain damage from a cosmetic surgery procedure that was performed in Georgia. The doctor behind the operation was charged with medical malpractice, but it appears that this is not her first case.
Medicine May 22, 2018
A look into the conditions of a VA hospital in California shows that surgeries had to be canceled and postponed due to insect infestation. Some insect traps were located inside of the operating room.
Public Health May 7, 2018
French man Jerome Hamon underwent a second face transplant due to drugs that interfered with his first face transplant. He took drugs that caused his facial tissue to die.
Medicine April 18, 2018
A Russian woman died after she was given formaldehyde instead of saline during an operation. The woman went in a for a routine surgery and lost her life because of the mistake.
Medicine April 10, 2018
A 'sterilization breach' in a Denver hospital has placed an unknown number of surgical patients at risk of HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C infection. There was apparently 'a gap in the pre-cleaning process' that lasted for nearly two years.
Public Health April 5, 2018
A new study conducted by the researchers from Johns Hopkins University finds that transgender surgeries are on the rise in the United States. There are more than 1.4 million adults looking to get transgender surgery in the country.
Life & Style March 4, 2018
Four medical staff at a hospital in Nairobi are suspended after a patient who needed non-invasive treatment ended up with brain surgery. Doctors defend the neurosurgeon who performed the operation, arguing that he's not to blame for the mix-up.
Medicine March 3, 2018
A state in southern India will be helping its poorest citizens by giving away free breast implants. There will also be a range of other surgeries that will be given to the residents of the state.
Public Health February 23, 2018
A woman told doctors that she had been suffering from a bloated stomach for three years. The discomfort was discovered to be caused by surgical sponges that were left inside her body during a previous caesarian section operation.
Medicine February 22, 2018
Doctors had to perform an obscure procedure to save a man’s life during a heart transplant. The man now has two hearts instead of one.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 12, 2018
Emanuel Zayas, a 14-year-old boy from Cuba with a giant tumor on his face, successfully underwent surgery to remove the benign growth. However, it was not enough to save his life, as he passed away due to kidney and lung failure.
Medicine January 22, 2018
An army veteran started feeling abdominal pain after an operation at a Veteran Affairs Hospital in West Haven, Connecticut, in 2013. Four years later, an X-ray revealed that a surgeon left behind a scalpel inside his abdomen.
Public Health January 18, 2018
A plastic surgeon in Kentucky allegedly showed up drunk to his scheduled operation. The doctor walked away from the hospital when he was confronted over his intoxication, but was later arrested.
Medicine January 17, 2018
The British surgeon who burned his initials on two patients' livers got away with a £10,000 ($13,600) fine. The surgeon also has to perform 120 hours of unpaid work.
Public Health January 13, 2018
When Sheila Harosky underwent surgery, she didn’t know her surgeon would be taking photographs of her while she was naked. Now, she’s suing the hospital and people involved in the incident.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 30, 2017
Kelly Yeoman, a 34-year-old woman from the United Kingdom, is currently 'drowning in poo' after a surgeon accidentally damaged her bowel. Medical staff have been draining the toxic waste from her body daily to prevent her from suffocating.
Medicine November 27, 2017
Scientists have developed a surgical glue that can seal wounds in just 60 seconds, potentially changing the course of surgeries going forward. It’s called MeTro, and it’s scheduled for human testing soon.
Medicine October 6, 2017
The MasSpec Pen can detect cancerous tissues in just seconds. The device is accurate 96 percent of the time and may pave way for less invasive and more precise cancer surgery.
Medicine September 7, 2017
Researchers turn to nature in order to develop tougher and more flexible surgical glue. The new adhesive can also seal holes even in beating hearts.
Material Science July 28, 2017
Doctors in Shanghai, China, recently operated on a man and removed 30 inches of his massively swollen colon and 28 pounds of poop. Find out more about the Hirschsprung’s disease that led to his lifelong suffering.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 15, 2017
A robot called R2D2 was able to perform a successful eye surgery as part of an experimental trial involving robot-aided medical procedures. Here’s what doctors think R2D2 can pave the way for.
Robotics May 11, 2017
A surgery was performed on an infant from Ivory Coast, Africa, who was born with two spines and four legs of her underdeveloped twin. The operation has been successful and the baby girl is recovering.
Public Health March 22, 2017
The world's heaviest woman lost more than 100 kilograms before she underwent bariatric surgery to remove the fats in her body. She is expected to lose another 100 kilograms more in the next 45 days.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 9, 2017
In Chennai in India, doctors have successfully removed a live cockroach from a woman’s skull. The patient says she felt a weird, itchy sensation around her nose and eyes, prompting her to seek medical help.
Medicine February 7, 2017
London-based tech company Touch Surgery offers surgeons an opportunity to train for various surgical procedures using augmented reality. AR wearable devices allow them to learn about operations in a deeply immersive training environment.
January 7, 2017
For older patients, experiencing delirium after surgery or hospitalization may be tied to cognitive decline, a new study suggests. Researchers in Boston examined the relationship between the two.
Public Health July 18, 2016
Common surgical procedures are found to be much safer and cheaper in rural hospitals than in city counterparts, a new study has revealed. The findings confirm what rural surgeons have long suspected.
Public Health May 19, 2016
IBM and Bausch & Lomb will work together to develop an app for doctors who perform cataract surgeries. How can this mobile technology for Apple devices help in the operating room?
Apps/Software May 8, 2016
Scientists have developed a programmable robot surgeon that can perform surgeries by itself. The autonomous robot was able to stitch a pig intestine more precisely than human surgeons.
Robotics May 5, 2016
The risk of administering general anesthesia to babies is the same with giving local anesthesia at two years of age, a new interim study based in Melbourne revealed. Researchers said there was no difference in the effects in babies.
Medicine May 2, 2016
An existing sterilization technique holds so much promise for surgeries performed with polymer medical devices. Not only can ozone gas save time, it may also save money.
Medicine May 1, 2016
What if there was a way to tell whether or not desired outcomes can be expected from surgery? That’s what researchers want for children with cerebral palsy, and prompted the development of Walk-DMC.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 29, 2016
Mobility is an important indicator of overall health in older adults. Scores acquired through Wake Forest Baptist’s mobility assessment tool can help identify older patients at higher risk of adverse postoperative complications.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 26, 2016
A 2-year-old Brazilian girl who was born deaf and blind underwent surgical procedures in Miami, Florida. After several failed surgeries in Brazil, the one in Miami turned out to be a miraculous success!
April 26, 2016
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