David Bennett owes a debt of gratitude, not only to the surgeon’s who saved his life but to Peter Medawar, the person who discovered why organs are rejected.
Cryolipolysis has become popular with people wanting to get rid of unwanted fat quickly. But one supermodel’s nightmare reminds us of the need for caution.
Patients who got in shape before surgery had shorter hospital stays afterwards on average.
Emergency abdominal surgery is among the most risky procedures for over-65s.
Diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea usually requires a labour-intensive overnight sleep study. But new technology can tell patients if they have OSA in 30 seconds, while they are wide awake.
For the endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, every individual matters. A team of veterinarians and biologists has formed a network along the Gulf Coast to save injured sea turtles and the species.
Puberty-suppression therapy gives trans teens the gift of time and the ability to attain a more desirable appearance.
Health professionals should carefully consider the terms they use to avoid needless anxiety and unnecessary surgeries.
Once his leg fracture heals, his leg can potentially be just as straight and strong as it was before. But his foot and ankle are more of a worry.
Before COVID-19, if you told me that I’d need to construct a tent in which to operate this year, whilst wearing spoggles and a respirator mask, I would not have believed you.
Recent Alberta legislation increasing privatization in the health sector risks undermining the public health-care system, and will likely put profits over the public interest.
This news will be hard for patients who were deferred during the first wave of COVID-19. But it’s a vital move to ensure Victoria’s health system is in the best position to handle the second wave.
Space agencies are seeking new ways to be prepared for a surgical emergency on a mission to Mars.
Physical training before surgery — like breathing exercises or running — boosts the odds of a good outcome. Patients with surgeries postponed during COVID-19 can use the delay for ‘prehabilitation.’
Some experts are concerned about the rise in surgery to treat the common condition known as tongue-tie, when the tissue under the tongue is short, thick or tight. Here’s a guide to your options.
The COVID-19 pandemic gives us a chance to improve our elective surgery system when it restarts.
Sexual health experts say it’s a misconception that the cervix is insensitive, which can have implications for some medical procedures.
Grisly early experiments laid the foundation of our understanding of how to keep organs ‘alive’ in isolation.
Laser surgery is touted as a good way to get rid of eyeglasses, but not everyone is suited for it. Plenty of research should be done before taking the plunge.
Twenty years after a landmark report on preventable deaths and injuries in hospitals, is the medical profession doing better?