Baby Born With 4 Legs 2 Spines

A 10-month-old girl born with four legs and two spines is recovering after doctors successfully removed what they have identified as her twin’s partially formed body. The girl, identified only has Dominique, was born in the Ivory Coast and was flown to Advocate Children’s Hospital...

Eggs for Breakfast

Have you ever been a victim of bad dietary advice? You’re not alone. Weight loss tips change as frequently as the seasons; one month it’s cut out the carbs, and the next it’s eliminate the fat. It’s (understandably) hard to keep track of all the fluctuating weight loss information,...

Fairer Liver Transplants

The nation’s transplant network is taking a long-awaited step to ease a serious disparity: Where you live affects whether you get a timely liver transplant or die waiting. Desperate patients sometimes travel across the country to get on a shorter waiting list – if they...

Double hand transplant

The UK’s first double hand transplant operation has taken place at Leeds General Infirmary and the patient says his new hands look “tremendous”. Chris King, from Doncaster, lost both his hands, apart from the thumbs, in an accident involving a metal pressing machine...

Diabetes

Thousands of people with type-2 diabetes in the UK are missing out on obesity surgery that would slash blood sugars and even lead to remission in some cases, a team of experts say. Leading surgeon Prof Francesco Rubino described the gut operation as “the closest thing to...

Doctors remove 7-inch eye socket

A man who claims he was blinded by an oncoming car’s high-beam lights while riding his electric bicycle is recovering after having a 7-inch tree branch removed from his right eye socket. Wu Xuan, 34, said he accidentally drove into the branch, which was protruding from a tree,...

Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery may be the only option left for obese teens who desperately need to lower their heart disease risk. Obese teens are increasingly resorting to surgery to achieve the weight loss results they need. A team of researchers from the University of Cincinnati collaborated...

Miracle' surgeries

When Diana Periera’s daughter Nicolly was born deaf and with glaucoma, a condition most common in older adults, she didn’t know if the little girl would ever see her or hear her voice. After seven failed surgeries in their home country of Brazil, 2-year-old Nicolly can now see...

Obese patients denied surgery

Surgeons are worried overweight patients and smokers in England and Wales are being denied surgery to save money. A report by the Royal College of Surgeons found a third of local NHS health bosses in England put restrictions on access to surgery. But it says this goes against...

Surgeons Save Man's Severed Hand

After a man severed his hand with a production machine, surgeons saved the limb by temporarily attaching it to his belly. Carlos Mariotti, of Orleans, Brazil, lost his left hand while working with a production machine, Metro.co.uk reported. Surgeons placed his hand, which had two...