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 ...

Mar 24, 2015

Survey finds high death rate after complex liver surgery

Alarmed by a spate of deaths following laparoscopic operations last year at Gunma University Hospital, a surgeons association has surveyed other medical institutions and found a worryingly high death rate nationwide. The Japanese Society of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery surveyed 212 medical institutions in January and ...

Feb 6, 2015

Hospital pioneers Magneto-style stem cell surgery

In a world first, a team at Hiroshima University Hospital on Friday conducted regenerative knee surgery using a technique that employs magnets to concentrate iron-laced stem cells around damaged cartilage, it said. The endoscopic surgery is less arduous for the patient, said the team ...

Justice Ginsburg, 81, gets heart stent to clear artery clog

Nov 27, 2014

Justice Ginsburg, 81, gets heart stent to clear artery clog

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted Wednesday to clear a blocked coronary artery, court officials said. The 81-year-old justice had the procedure at MedStar Washington Hospital Center after the blockage to her right coronary artery was discovered, court spokeswoman ...

Weight-loss sugery can reduce diabetes risk

Jun 21, 2014

Weight-loss sugery can reduce diabetes risk

Stomach-shrinking bariatric surgery beats other forms of treatment in bringing about a remission of Type 2 diabetes in the obese, according to a recent Swedish study. The study also found that the procedure was linked to fewer diabetes-related complications in the severely overweight. The ...

Feb 20, 2014

Emperor 'generally healthy' two years after heart operation

Emperor Akihito has marked two years since his coronary-artery bypass surgery, with doctors describing him as “generally healthy,” the Imperial Household Agency said. The Emperor, who turned 80 in December, also has osteoporosis, but its progression has stopped, according to the doctors serving the ...