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?
Professional societies of doctors, surgeons or physiotherapists are more likely to recommend against treatments provided by others, our new research shows.
Late detection of breast cancer means treatment is often drastic and frightening for patients.
The number of surgical procedures for chronic shoulder pain in the UK has nearly doubled in ten years. But does it work?
England is moving to an opt-out organ donation scheme. Here’s how it could be a success.
Rates of elective surgery are rising most among those aged over 85, due to advances in anaesthesia and techniques such as keyhole surgery. But it’s also much riskier.
Research found that only a quarter of anaesthetists working in main referral hospitals in East Africa used the WHO safe surgical checklist.
One of the concerns parents have if their baby needs surgery is whether the general anaesthetic will affect the child’s developing brain. New research finds it won’t.