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Surgeons admit to unintentional mistakes when performing delicate surgery.

Surgeons admit to mistakes in surgery and would use robots if they reduced the risks

Surgeons say minor unintentional damage can happen during surgery, and much of that goes unreported. They say they would be prepared to use robotic tools if they could be shown to help.
Society has long treated people with extra limbs as anatomical oddities. But having an extra body part or organ is surprisingly common and many people don’t know they have them. Ddicksson/Wikimedia Commons

An extra organ or body part is more common than you think

Most people don't know if they have a hidden extra organ. But they're surprisingly common and often harmless.
Feeling tired or being unable to concentrate is common even days after surgery. But there are simple ways to help speed up your recovery. Jason Jones/Flickr

Health Check: why can you feel groggy days after an operation?

Some people can feel drowsy or can't concentrate days after an operation. While it's easy to blame the anaesthetics, the real picture is usually more complicated.
Once you start, you can’t stop. 'Injection' via www.shutterstock.com

Why are young women without wrinkles using Botox?

By getting young women hooked before they've even formed wrinkles, Botox peddlers have realized they can enlist them in a lifetime of treatment.
How hard can it be? I’ve played Operation dozens of times. kosmos 111/Shutterstock.com

Is it ever a good idea to perform self-surgery?

Medical literature is full of stories of people who have operated on themselves. Surprisingly, some lived to tell the tale.

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