Sep 29, 2016

Scientists fix fractures with printed synthetic bone

Scientists in the United States have successfully treated broken spines and skulls in animals using 3-D-printed synthetic bone, opening the possibility of future personalized bone implants for humans to fix dental, spinal other bone injuries. Unlike real bone grafts, the synthetic material — called ...

Aug 11, 2016

Less toxic bone marrow transplants pass test in mice

Bone marrow transplants that do not require dangerous and often toxic chemotherapy could soon be possible, U.S. researchers said Wednesday after seeing initial success with experiments on mice. The method developed by a team of scientists at Stanford University mimics the approach used in ...

Jul 15, 2016

Japan consumer watchdog warns men against quick foreskin snip

A consumer group is warning Japanese men to exercise extreme caution before undergoing foreskin surgery after a spate of eye-watering mishaps on the operating table. In a report definitely not for the squeamish, the National Consumer Affairs Center (NCAC) revealed customer service and other ...

Surgery starts in Texas to separate infant conjoined twins

Apr 13, 2016

Surgery starts in Texas to separate infant conjoined twins

Surgery has started in Texas to separate two 10-month-old sisters born conjoined below the waist. Jeff Salzgeber, a spokesman for Driscoll Children’s Hospital, said the multi-hour operation began Tuesday morning. Ximena and Scarlett Hernandez-Torres share a colon and bladders that will be reconstructed. Their ...

Delicate preemie survives heart surgery in Okayama

Oct 30, 2015

Delicate preemie survives heart surgery in Okayama

A hospital said Friday it successfully operated on a highly premature newborn for tetralogy of Fallot, a complex heart condition comprising four separate defects. Okayama University Hospital said it was the first such surgery ever completed successfully in Japan. Cardiovascular surgeon Shunji Sano, who ...

Jun 12, 2015

Ex-madam gets 10 years in prison over buttock-enhancement death

A former madam who performed illegal “body sculpting” was sentenced Thursday to 10 to 20 years in prison after the death of a dancer whose heart stopped after nearly half a gallon of silicone was injected into her buttocks. Padge-Victoria Windslowe told jurors during ...