Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott says he tried to reset his ankle so he could get up after suffering a season-ending ankle injury last year.
Pope Francis reportedly 'reacted well' after the operation that removed half of his colon and came as a surprise to the public, according to reports.
Necrotizing fasciitis, a flesh-eating infection, rapidly spreads in the body. It requires surgery to removed dead skin and sometimes leads to death.
Washington prosecutors are accusing a mom of putting her 6-year-old daughter through 473 unnecessary medical procedures.
Markita McIntyre, 34, died while receiving sleeve gastrectomy surgery in Mexico. The CDC has issued warnings about medical procedures overseas.
Arkansas is the first US state to pass a bill banning treatment for trans youth. The governor has a few days to decide to sign the bill into law.
Several start-ups have developed technology that allows surgeons to work remotely. Augmented and virtual reality can help surgeons train and help operate remotely and in real time. The pandemic has accelerated the need for AR and VR technology in the operating room. Visit the Business section of Insider for more […]
Calling on Zoom, Skype, and Microsoft Teams has made more people rethink their image and opt for cosmetic surgery, healthcare experts say. “While this could be related to personal vanity, it is for some people also an important feature of their career and professional development”, said Liz Heath, the author […]
Syracuse Orange star Tiana Mangakahia returned to the court this week after missing the 2019-2020 season battling breast cancer. The 5-foot-6 point guard was diagnosed with Stage 2 Grade 3 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma in June 2019 and spent the subsequent months undergoing chemotherapy treatments and a double mastectomy. In her […]
“The Real” co-host Jeannie Mai underwent emergency surgery after being diagnosed with epiglottitis Sunday evening. Epiglottitis is a potentially life-threatening condition caused by swelling in the throat. It occurs when the epiglottis, a cartilage flap that covers the windpipe, becomes inflamed and blocks the airway. Visit Insider’s homepage for more […]
Dr. Mahendra Amin, a physician accused of performing unnecessary and unwanted hysterectomies in an immigrant detention facility in Georgia, is not a board-certified OB-GYN, The Daily Beast reported. Amin was identified as the doctor named in a complaint filed to the Office of the Inspector general on behalf of a […]
Neuralink held a live demo showing off its ability to read the brain activity of a pig with a surgically implanted chip that transmits data wirelessly. Musk founded the neural tech company in 2016, and says the chip will enable a “symbiosis” between the human brain and AI. Engineers built […]
Dr. Anthony Fauci is recovering from a surgery he had Thursday to remove a vocal cord polyp, which contributed to his raspy voice. Polyps are non-cancerous growths on the vocal cords usually caused by chronic vocal misuse, like talking too loudly or singing without proper breath support. Surgery is one […]
Malcolm MacDonald lost his penis due to a blood infection in his perineum. A doctor constructed a “bionic penis” using a skin flap on MacDonald’s arm, blood vessels and nerves from other parts of his body, and an artificial penis pump. The penis has been ready to be attached to […]
Black children are 3.5 times more likely to die from surgery than white children in the US, even if they’re healthy, according to a new study. Black children are also more likely to have surgical complications like organ failure and excessive bleeding or need follow-up surgery. Previous research and data […]
Welcome to Dispensed Daily , your daily dose of healthcare news from Business Insider’s healthcare editor Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hello, Welcome back! Hope everyone’s week is off to a good start. Today’s healthcare news: the leaked draft of Republicans’ […]
An exam taken by surgeons in the US saw its online system fail Thursday, leaving more than 1,000 aspiring surgeons in the dark on when – or if – they will take the test. The test is a critical and costly part of transitioning from medical resident to a board-certified […]
A baby was born with a second mouth that had a working tongue and teeth, according to a May case report. Typically the condition, which is called facial duplication, is the result of an underlying health problem like brain damage. In this case, the baby girl didn’t have any other […]
Some hospitals are reopening their elective procedure operations amidst the coronavirus pandemic. 25-year-old Christy told Insider about her experience getting elective surgery for a concussion at one of these hospitals in May. She said being unable to see her doctors’ faces behind their medical gear, their erratic behaviour, and having […]
I’m a reporter for Business Insider who is male and nonbinary. I was worried that my upcoming gender-affirming surgery will be cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak. In March, Governor Cuomo called on health systems to stop performing elective procedures in New York state because hospitals are overwhelmed with patients. […]
Spider silk has been used by humans for thousands of years It’s tougher than Kevlar, more flexible than nylon and thinner than a single strand of human hair, One type in particular, dragline silk, has been identified as a potential material to be used in the medicinal field in a […]
Hello, Welcome to Dispensed, Business Insider’s weekly healthcare newsletter, in which we’re contemplating how it could possibly already be May. I looked at my calendar this morning and calculated that I’ve been doing this work-from-home/social distancing thing for 51 days here in Brooklyn. Outside, New York is planning out how […]
You should prepare for a stent procedure by staying hydrated, talking with your doctor about medications to avoid, and making arrangements for after the surgery. Angioplasty and stent procedures are not especially taxing, but there can be complications. Here’s how to prepare for a stent so you can reduce your […]
A seven-year-old girl died one minute into a routine tonsillectomy. Her parents say she was healthy, with no prior medical issues. Tonsillectomies have been performed for over 1,000 years, but like any surgery, they can be dangerous, with swelling, bleeding and possible infection risks. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
When one Twitter user posted about needing her husband’s consent to get her tubes tied, it sparked a conversation about the difficulties women often face in trying to get the procedure. 18 states allow some of their health care providers to refuse sterilization services to patients. Users shared anecdotes about […]
On Monday’s “Botched” episode, a woman named Crystal Coombs had pubic hair growing out of her face from a groin skin graft she’d previously had in the area to repair a dog bite, People reported. “They did the surgery, and then the hair started growing,” Coombs told “Botched” doctors Terry […]
A 43-year-old South Australian man had most of his penis surgically removed after a buildup of calcium in his blood vessels caused gangrene to spread, according to the medical journal BMJ. After the infected tissue was removed, he was left with nothing but a “penile stump,” as described by the […]
On December 3, a 36-year-old man in Serbia became the third known person to receive a testicle transplant. When a man’s testicles are nonexistent, he experiences both reproductive- and hormone-related problems, Dr. Bobby Najari, the director of the Male Fertility Program at NYU Langone Health, told Insider. But testicle transplants […]
Laser eye surgery for vision correction has been around for more than 20 years and can cost at least $US1,500 per eye. Business Insider’s Michelle Yan was offered two options: Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). This video follows her through all the steps involved with the […]
New research from the federal government found that common heart surgeries to remove blockages in arteries – like bypasses – are unnecessary because they can be treated with drug therapy. Patients could save $US775 million a year by not having the surgeries done, one doctor told The New York Times. […]
Robert Chelsea, who suffered burns over 60% of his body and face after his car was struck by a drunk driver in 2013, recieved a face transplant in July, according to a press release from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. By undergoing the procedure, Chelsea, a 68-year-old from Los […]
A 44-year-old woman died of malnutrition 10 years after undergoing bariatric surgery for weight loss, according to a new report from a local coroner. After the surgery, the woman, who also may have had an eating disorder and other mental health conditions, could barely eat. Her weight went from 322 […]
Rodrigo Alves, known as “the human Ken doll,” has spent more than $US750,000 on 72 cosmetic surgeries to achieve a distinctive appearance. He said he’s now dealing with persistent health issues related to the surgeries, including his nose “sinking” from infections. Though doctors have warned him against additional surgeries, and […]
Plasma Fibroblast is a new procedure for those seeking a face lift without going under the knife Procedure takes 4-8 weeks to heal FDA approved safe for skin that burns in the sun Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. The following is a transcript Narrator: Here’s how a nonsurgical face-lift […]
Many transgender people seek medical treatments such as breast augmentation to align their bodies with their gender identities. Doctors say these procedures can help alleviate emotional distress linked to suicidal thoughts, but some patients can’t access them in the US because of the cost. Despite a handful of federal antidiscrimination […]
A 60-year-old woman who worked as a farmer in India had a 6-centimeter black growth on her inner thumb, according to a new study in BMJ Case Reports. The woman had a growth in the same area removed three years before, but it had grown back. This is the first […]
After complaining about stomach pains for more than 10 years, a Chinese woman underwent surgery where doctors removed a foot-long parasitic worm from her intestines, according to Fox News. Doctors found that the woman had ascaris, a parasitic infection that occurs when a person accidentally ingests parasite eggs through contaminated […]
Plastic surgery is a personal choice but many celebrities have opened up about getting surgery – and having it reversed. These famous women opened up about why they got breast implants, and why they later had them removed. Disliking the look and health concerns were the most common reasons. Visit […]
People who regularly use marijuana could need higher levels of sedation medication before surgery, according to a new study. Researchers believe cannabis may potentially desensitize certain receptors in the body that affect how sedatives are processed, but more research needs to be done to see if a direct link exists. […]
In February Derrick Nelson, a high school principal from New Jersey donated bone marrow to a stranger in France. Shortly after the procedure, he went into a coma. Nelson died on Sunday. His cause of death is unclear. The local community is mourning the man, who some have called “selfless.” […]
In late January, Seth Marko, who owns The Book Catapult with his wife Jennifer Powell found out he needed emergency open-heart surgery, per The Washington Post. At the time, their only employee had the swine flu. Without a staff, they closed down the store. But then one of their competitors […]
The pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson is buying Auris Health, a surgical-robotics company, for $US3.4 billion. Auris makes a controller-operated robotic camera that helps doctors get visuals from within the body, including the lungs. Auris had raised more than $US700 million from investors, and its last valuation as a private […]
A surgeon has been fined $US3,000 for removing a woman’s kidney. Ramon Vazquez, who was tasked with creating the incision on Maureen Pacheco’s back, removed one of her healthy kidneys without her consent because he believed it was a cancerous tumour. Vazquez did not read Pacheco’s medical records before the […]
Jenelle Salazar Butler, an online fitness coach, got illegal butt injections to create a more shapely behind. She didn’t think much of the occasional pain she experienced until she Googled “silicone butt-injection removal” and realised how much danger she was in, as Cosmopolitan first reported. When she had surgery to […]
There are plenty of myths and misconceptions around weight-loss surgery that can make the decision to have it shrouded in mystery and stigma. Here are a few common misconceptions about weight-loss surgery and the truth about going under the knife to lose weight. MYTH: There’s only one kind of weight-loss […]
After 19-year-old Kira Iaconetti was diagnosed with musicogenic epilepsy, a form of epilepsy where listening and singing music can trigger seizures, she needed brain surgery. After consulting with doctors at Seattle Children’s Hospital, Iaconetti underwent an awake surgery where she remained conscious and sang throughout the procedure. Awake surgeries can […]
Two recent reports in the New England Journal of Medicine have found that minimally invasive surgeries are less effective at treating early-stage cervical cancer than open surgeries. These results came as a surprise to researchers and members of the gynecological community, as minimally invasive surgeries have been the treatment of […]
The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) has warned its members not to perform Brazilian butt lifts until there’s more data about the procedure. In a Brazilian butt lift, fat is removed from one part of the body and injected into the buttocks. It has the highest death rate […]
Former Ferrari and Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne died at age 66 after having shoulder surgery, it was announced Wednesday. Though surgical procedures are common, there are a number of serious complications that can follow surgery. Potentially fatal complications include hemorrhage, shock, blood clots, and infections. Sergio Marchionne, former CEO […]
These medical technologies are changing the future and providing alternatives for the medical world. Following is a transcript of the video. 13 medical advances that are changing lives #1 The iWalk 2.0 is a hands-free crutch that helps with everyday tasks. It helps transfer the stress and strain of hands, […]
First lady Melania Trump underwent kidney surgery Monday morning, according to a statement from her office. The White House said she went through an embolization procedure for a “benign” condition. She will remain at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for the rest of the week. First lady Melania Trump […]
Jerome Hamon of France is the first person in the world to receive a second face transplant, something that’s led French media to refer to him as the “man with three faces.” Hamon’s first transplant needed to be replaced when his body started to reject it six years after he […]
These custom prosthetics are made by hand and take days to complete. Dianceht offers a range of prosthetics from fingers and ears to full arms. Each prosthesis is hand-made and takes days to complete. Dianceht is a prosthetics company based in Guadalajara, Mexico. They make a range of incredibly realistic […]
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A baby born with her heart outside her chest has survived in a “miracle.” Vanellope Hope Wilkins was given less than a 10% chance of survival. Fifty doctors operated on her right after her birth. She is believed to be the first baby in Britain with this condition to survive. […]
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