As the authors of a recent study published in BMJ attest, society’s red-haired members don’t always get a fair shake.
It may seem unthinkable, but as many as 1 out of 1,000 people who undergo abdominal surgery end up in the recovery room with a foreign object mistakenly left inside them.
People who fret over slight or imagined physical defects may seek out cosmetic procedures to fix them. But those ‘fixes’ can rarely cure a case of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), according to a study released today in the Annals of Plastic Surgery.
Previous research, according to the study, shows that some 7%-8% of U.S. …
Seeding fat grafts with stem cells could improve reconstructive surgery results.
A team of scientists are getting closer to the holy grail of brain-powered prosthetics by developing the first advanced-movement prosthetic leg that communicates with the wearer’s mind.
Anthony Stokes now has a new heart, according to his family.
Told he should go home and prepare to die, Atlanta teen is now on the transplant list.
They’re already available on some flights, but only in business and first class.
Texas legislators want to require that abortions in the state be performed in ambulatory surgery centers rather than licensed doctors’ offices or clinics, but will that make them safer?
Score one for pushy parents. The families of two children with cystic fibrosis who need new lungs but were ineligible for adult organs have successfully used the courts and public opinion to get their daughter and son on the
Social media is all about seeing and being seen, so it’s not surprising that the ubiquity and frequency of posts are fueling our vanity.