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Health > Surgical News
Trouble-prone medical products widely used to surgically repair women's pelvic problems need more stringent tests for safety and effectiveness, government advisers recommended Thursday.
 
Tourists flock to Morocco for sun, sea and surgery
Long famed as a tourist destination for its sunny beaches, exotic cuisine and historic sites, Morocco is now offering foreign visitors another attraction: plastic surgery clinics.
 
Man shows off first US full face transplant
A young father who was terribly disfigured in an electrical accident showed off his new look Monday alongside doctors who performed the United States' first full face transplant.
 
French doctors are claiming to have carried out the world's first successful full-face transplant, a news report said Thursday.
 
An increasing number of older people, hoping to match good appearances with their active and younger lifestyles, are turning to plastic surgery.
 
Doctors at a British hospital have carried out the first heart rhythm operation using a remote-controlled robot and say its success means patients could be treated by doctors in other cities, or even other countries.
 
Hospital performs first complete face transplant
A Spanish hospital said Thursday it performed the world's first complete face transplant in March on a man who could not swallow, breath or talk normally following an accident five years ago.
 
Chinese doctor pioneers height-increase surgery
Orthopaedic surgeon Bai Helong hikes up his trousers, places his foot on his desk and marks the spot just below his hairless knee where he cuts into the legs of patients who want to be taller.
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U.S. doctor removes live ammo from soldier's head
A U.S. military doctor removed a live round of ammunition from the head of an Afghan soldier in an unusual and harrowing surgery.
 
Australian scientists are working towards creating a living, full-thickness replacement skin for burns victims and hope to begin animal trials later this year.
 
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