A 16-year-old Spaniard has had a sex change operation, becoming the country's first minor to undergo a procedure that few countries in the world allow for people so young, the patient's doctor has announced.
Twenty-six operations put healthy kidneys into 13 desperately ill people: Doctors have just performed a record-setting kidney swap, part of a pioneering effort to expand transplants to patients who too often never qualify.
Bone marrow transplants, already used to treat some children with sickle cell disease, also may cure some adults with this deadly genetic defect that causes red blood cells to contort, U.S. scientists said on Wednesday.
Henry Molaison lived in relative obscurity, but he possessed one of the world's most famous brains.
Formerly conjoined twin sisters Trishna and Krishna are enjoying a favorite DVD and trying new foods as they continue their recovery from marathon separation surgery, doctors said.
When Australian aid worker Danielle Noble first saw conjoined twins Trishna and Krishna in a Bangladesh orphanage, everyone assumed they would die.
Twin Bangladeshi girls who were joined at the top of their heads and shared blood vessels and brain tissue were successfully separated Tuesday after 25 hours of delicate surgery, hospital officials said.
A marathon and risky operation to separate Bangladeshi twins joined at the head, which they have only a one in four chance of both surviving, was going well Monday, surgeons said.
Breast implants are not exclusive to young women anymore, even grandmothers are going under the knife for more beautiful bosoms.
Increased contraceptive use has led to fewer abortions worldwide, but deaths from unsafe abortion remain a severe problem, killing 70,000 women a year, a research institute reported Tuesday in a major global survey.