Bariatric surgery is a stomach-shrinking bypass procedure carried out on those wanting to lose excessive weight. It is increasingly common in India, and is a major destination for medical tourists seeking quality services and no waiting lists at a fraction of the cost of western countries.
According to the National Pain Audit, costs associated with back pain account for roughly a fifth of the UK’s health expenditure. Up to four out of five British adults will experience back pain at some stage during their lifetime.
The Elephant Man disease or otherwise known as Proteus syndrome causes disproportionate growth of tissues such as skin, bone, vascular and fatty tissue. The genetic condition is not passed on from parent to child but is caused by a sporadic mutation or change in a gene called AKT1.
The world’s fattest woman who was lifted out of bed by a cranefor weight loss surgery has lost a stone in weight a DAY waiting for surgery.
Commonly used corticosteroid shot for tennis elbow may not be as effective as considered, a new study from Australia has shown.
Advice regarding the initial course of physiotherapy can just as effectively be given over the phone as in face-to-face contact, and yields the same good result.
Researchers from the University of Sheffield School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) are today making a series of recommendations for NHS mental health trusts to change the way they collect and use patient feedback to improve the quality of care for inpatients.