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May, 31, 2016

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Health > Surgical News
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.
 
A 10-day-old baby born with a heart on the outside of his body is recovering in an Indian hospital after undergoing surgery to create space for the organ, reports said Friday.
 
More than 65 percent of all transplanted organs in China come from executed prisoners, a situation that a senior health official has condemned as improper, state media reported Wednesday.
 
Spain's first face transplant patient -- the first anywhere to get a new tongue and jaw -- has been so pleased by his new appearance that he smiled, hospital officials said Saturday.
 
The Transplantation Society of Taiwan urged the government to take effective measures and actively cultivate the sources for donated human organs to help more needy patients and reduce overall medical costs.
 
A bone growth agent used in thousands of spinal fusion surgeries for neck pain has been linked to complications and higher cost, according to the first nationwide study of the product.
 
Two new techniques to preserve and transplant ovaries might give women a better chance to fight their biological clocks and have children when they are older, doctors announced Monday.
 
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