Posts tagged “Surgery”

US researchers claim that music can be as calming as medication before surgery

July 23rd, 2019
US researchers claim that music can be as calming as medication before surgery

Researchers in the US have suggested that listening to music can be as calming as taking medication before surgery. A team based at the University of Pennsylvania found that listening to a song, known as the ‘most relaxing song in the world’ had a similar impact to sedatives before an operation. Researchers trialled the song […]

NHS England to call time on ‘ineffective’ and ‘risky’ procedures

July 3rd, 2018
NHS England to call time on ‘ineffective’ and ‘risky’ procedures

NHS England has confirmed that it will call time on a number of ‘ineffective’ and ‘risky’ procedures next year. Under new guidelines to reduce costs and improve efficiency, NHS England will cease to provide 17 procedures, including treatment for snoring, tonsil removal and breast reductions. Treatment will still be offered in cases where there is […]

Lose Weight Or Stay In Prison – Sisters Told

April 18th, 2011
Lose Weight Or Stay In Prison – Sisters Told

Two sisters who are currently serving prison sentences in a Mississippi prison were told to lose weight otherwise they would not be released from prison. One of the sisters, Gladys Scott was also told she must donate a kidney to the other. Unfortunately, the recipient of the kidney, Jamie Scott has to lose 100 pounds […]

Surgeons Under Pressure To Come Clean With Patients

February 10th, 2011
Surgeons Under Pressure To Come Clean With Patients

An Illinois malpractice lawyer wants surgeons to inform their patients as to whether or not they have had sufficient sleep prior to carrying out any operation. The lawyer, Patrick Salvi believes that this could prevent many malpractice suits being served on medical professionals. Publishing a report in the New England Journal of Medicine Mr. Salvi […]

Need Hair? Consider a Hair Transplant

December 27th, 2010
Need Hair? Consider a Hair Transplant

For decades, surgeons have been able to perform non-extensive operations called skin grafts to cover permanent scarring and blemishes on people’s skins. During a skin graft, skin is usually taken from non-afflicted areas of the body and grafted over the problem area. This same principle is applied during the surgical procedure, the hair transplant. During […]

Seeing Clearly: The Truth About Cataracts

December 27th, 2010
Seeing Clearly: The Truth About Cataracts

Given society’s overabundance of information and the ease with which it is spread, doctors are finding themselves having to correct the misinformation people unknowingly share. When we, or someone we know, go in for treatment we find ourselves sharing our symptoms and procedures with other individuals who are suffering from the same or similar maladies. […]

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