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.
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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.
British surgeons said Friday they have performed successful liver transplants on two patients using a revolutionary technique which keeps the organ warm and functioning while outside the body.
A plastic surgeon said Wednesday that those seeking to lose weight should think twice before embarking on a trendy new Chinese weight-loss therapy that takes traditional acupuncture to a new level but carries an increased risk of infection.
A top executive of the Taiwan Association of Obstetrics & Gynecology (TAOG) yesterday called on the public not to conduct midnight cesarean sections, citing possible dangers to both the mother and child.
People who had weight loss surgery reported greater alcohol use two years after their procedures, according to a U.S. study.