Tag Archives: Surgery

‘Silent strokes’ after surgery: study

Up to three million people over the age of 65 each year could be experiencing “silent strokes” after surgery, research published in the Lancet medical journal suggests. Covert strokes, which are not obvious except on a brain scan, are more common than strokes that swiftly bring about visible symptoms, Canadian researchers found. They found that… Read More »

Hospital offers 'instant' six-pack abs surgery and the results are horrifying

Craving chiseled abs but not arsed heading to the gym? A hospital in Thailand is offering a ‘painless’ surgery which gives you an “instant” six-pack. A hospital in Bangkok is offering “instant” six-pack surgery for those who are too lazy to work out. Masterpiece Hospital CEO and surgeon Raweewat “Sae” Maschamadol said that they receive between 20 and 30… Read More »

‘Brain surgery has allowed me to live a full life’ – Jenny McEntegart has gone from 25 seizures a day to virtually none

Jenny McEntagart pictured at her home in Coosan Co Westmeath. Photo: Steve Humphreys ‘Brain surgery has allowed me to live a full life’ – Jenny McEntegart has gone from 25 seizures a day to virtually none Independent.ie For the first time in a decade my life can qualify as normal. https://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/health-features/brain-surgery-has-allowed-me-to-live-a-full-life-jenny-mcentegart-has-gone-from-25-seizures-a-day-to-virtually-none-38076529.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article38081704.ece/c4133/AUTOCROP/h342/ENNY%20MCENTAGART%206SH.jpg Email For the… Read More »

Safer Surgery: Steps you can take

Chances are high that most of us will have a surgical procedure at some point during our lives. Estimates based on 2002 data in three states suggest Americans have a lifetime average of nine surgical procedures. In 2010 in the United States, there were an estimated 1.4 million inpatient procedures, ranging from childhood tonsillectomies, breast… Read More »

Managing pain after surgery

Surgery and pain pills used to go hand in hand. After all, you need a strong prescription pain medication to ensure you aren’t in pain after a procedure, right? Turns out not only is prescription pain medication not always needed, but often not advisable after surgery, because it can raise the risk of opioid addiction.… Read More »