For the roughly 6,000 people each year who give up a kidney to someone in need of a transplant in the United States, a new study finds that generosity may come at a price: a roughly tenfold increased risk of kidney failure in the 15 years following their donation.
Of the more than 20,000 women in Taiwan that voluntarily go under the knife to have their uteri and ovaries removed every year, many simply want to secure pecuniary compensations from the Labor Insurance Fund, a researcher said yesterday.
Nine women in Sweden have successfully received transplanted wombs donated from relatives in an experimental procedure that has raised some ethical concerns. The women will soon try to become pregnant with their new wombs, the doctor in charge of the pioneering project has revealed.
The founder of a French breast implant company was sentenced to four years in prison on Tuesday for hiding the true nature of the sub-standard silicone used in implants sold to 300,000 women around the world.
The first full-face transplant patients in the U.S. are growing into their new appearances -- literally.
The sounds of a violin played by 10-year-old Nguyen Hoang Gia Bao at the Van Thanh Park last Sunday was music to the ears of her audience, mostly comprising parents of children with hearing impairments.
National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) celebrated yesterday its 1,000th kidney transplant since it began doing the procedure in 1988, with a survival rate of 95.2 percent.
People who undergo weekend non-emergency surgery in English public hospitals have an 82-percent higher chance of dying within a month than those treated on a Monday, research shows.
The Department of Health (DOH) announced plans to ban cosmetic surgeries for minors, including rhinoplasty, suction-assisted lipectomy and breast implant, perhaps in the next six months.
2013/5/10, 1 Comment
Researchers in the United States on Sunday said they had bio-engineered a kidney and transplanted it into rats, marking a step forward in a quest to help patients suffering from kidney failure.