At 10:25 a.m., a dark brown eye was removed from a man whose lids had closed for the last time. Five hours later, the orb was staring up at the ceiling from a stainless steel tray in an operating room with two blind patients — both waiting to give it a second life.
S.P.D. Siriwardana, 63, remained still under a white sheet as the surgeon delicately replaced the cornea that had gone bad in his right eye following a cataract surgery. Across the room, … full story
Playing video games for hours on end may not be that bad after all. It could perhaps prepare your child to become a skilled surgeon one day.
Playing video games gives one an advantage not only in the games themselves but also in performing other tasks requiring visuomotor skills – connections between visual and motor processes in the brain.
Motor processes are linked with acquiring skills or skilled movements as a result of practice.
Researchers … full story
Liposuction if fraught with unwanted consequences that can turn other parts of a patient’s body fatter.
Even as the fat will not return to the areas of the body where it was removed from, usually the thighs, lower abdomen and buttocks, it will reappear elsewhere, typically around the shoulders, arms and upper abdomen, according to US researchers, the Daily Mail reports.
Liposuction is a simple but crude surgical process which literally sucks the … full story
Being morbidly obese could permanently damage your knees, says a new study.
The investigation included a group of morbidly obese patients with knee osteoarthritis who were evaluated before and after bariatric surgery or surgically-assisted weight loss.
Patients lost an average of 51 pounds or 23 kg in one year. One year after surgery, knee pain and function improved significantly.
“People felt there was nothing they could do to mitigate the debilitating … full story
Believe it or not, you impart a legacy of health to your children that goes well beyond the genes you give them. You also pass along health beliefs and model health-related choices.
Here are 5 tips that will set your kids up on a path towards a healthy life.
1. Instill a sense of wonder about the body.
Many adults fear and distrust their bodies. They believe that the body is fragile, and illness is just around the corner. The myth that you will … full story
Male breast enhancement involves both breast reduction as well as breast enlargement. There are several reasons that a man would choose some form of breast enhancement.
In obese men, excess tissue accumulates over the pectoral region, giving an impression of feminine breasts. Also men who have higher levels of estrogen in their bodies have a tendency to have bigger breasts. These can now be surgically corrected by an operation called gynecomastia … full story
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