"Fat people continue to be perceived as greedy and indolent pariahs, who refuse to exercise any self-control over their eating habits." Commentary on the NHS' decision to restrict surgery to obese patients.

A doctor tells a patient to sue him and the hospital - the patient obliges. "Carvelot'Â’s family was told after surgery by Dr. Daily that the hospital's machine was not functioning properly and that he was without oxygen for a period of time and he should see an attorney."

Rugby fan castrates self. "A rugby fan who cut out his testicles with wire cutters to mark a Wales victory is at a loss to explain why he did it.

Geoffrey Huish, 31, performed the impromptu self-surgery in February when his beloved Wales beat world champions England.

After performing the deed, Mr Huish put his severed anatomy in a bag and took them to his local social ...


Donovan McNabb, quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles continues to play through a sports hernia - which would require surgery at the end of the season. However, this physician thinks he should shut it down for the season and have it now.

Behold the "cosmetic surgery conceirge". "Lewis is not a physician, but has worked for plastic surgeons and regularly attends international medical conferences. She doesn't receive fees from doctors; instead she charges clients $350 for an hour's consultation, or a $1,000 for the full package."

A girl is planning to undergo surgery to remove a 16-pound facial tumor.

"Doctors said when Marlie Casseus was born, she looked like any other girl. But a tumor formed and as she grew so did the tumor. She was recently diagnosed with Polyostotic Fibrous Dysplasia.

Polyostotic Fibrous Dysplasia has not only deformed her face, but severely affected her respiratory system.

The painful tumor now ...


A gynecologist is in trouble for attempting a tubal ligation without realizing the patient was pregnant. "The patient also told the gynaecologist she had been tested and was not pregnant and on that basis he decided to go ahead with the procedure.

The gynaecologist - known in the commissioner's report, which removes names, as Dr B - said he was under pressure to make a yes or no decision. ...


Desperation: Doctors are pushed beyond the limits in Pakistan. "The preparations could not come fast enough. As some doctors scrambled to lug out heavy operating tables and lights, others attended to the first victims to arrive, including students from an adjacent elementary school "” two dead, the other three severely injured and crying for their parents.

During those first terrible hours, doctors recalled, the boy who needed the oxygen ...


Bizarre non-medical news story of the week: Man sues Home Depot after being glued to a toilet. "His lawsuit, filed Friday, said Dougherty was recovering from heart bypass surgery at the time and thought he was having a heart attack. A store employee who heard him calling for help informed the head clerk via radio, but the head clerk 'believed it to be a hoax,' the lawsuit said."



"The clitoris needs more respect." "She undertook in the 1990s to dissect a series of female cadavers and document, layer by layer, the anatomy of the clitoris. Then, with magnetic resonance imaging, she was able to document live anatomy in healthy volunteers. This research has led to better education of medical students about the clitoris, better sexual health for women undergoing pelvic surgery and some brand-new observations."

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