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In breakthrough, surgeon builds windpipes from arteries

Where others failed, sometimes spectacularly, French surgeon Emmanuel Martinod has helped people whose windpipes have been ravaged by cancer and other diseases to live and breathe normally again. At least one of his patients, sporting a new trachea, has taken up long-distance running. Since 2009, Martinod and his team at Avicenne Hospital near Paris have…

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Weight loss surgery bad for bones

Weight loss surgery can have far worse effects than initially thought. Weight loss surgery can lead to a reduction in bone mass and strength, and also increase the risk of fractures, according to a study appears in the journal JBMR Plus. Skeletal changes after surgery appear early and continue even after weight loss plateaus and…

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Neymar goes under the knife, misses Real clash

NEWS DESK: Brazilian superstar Neymar will undergo surgery on his fractured foot in Brazil as early as Thursday, ruling the world’s most expensive footballer out of Paris Saint-Germain’s do-or-die Champions League clash with Real Madrid, reported AFP. The 26-year-old suffered a hairline fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot as well as a…

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Sharjeel Memon to have surgery for slipped disc

KARACHI: Former Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon will undergo surgery for a slipped disc. According to our correspondent, a two-member team of doctors from Karachi’s South City hospital will visit Memon in the jail for his pre-surgery check up, and will fix the date of operation. The Pakistan People’s Party leader has been allowed…

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Brain-maiming protein may have spread via surgery: study

PARIS: A dangerous protein that attacks the brain’s blood vessels may have infected children via poorly sterilised surgical instruments decades before the onset of harmful bleeding, researchers reported Thursday. Investigating a quartet of mysterious cases in Britain of brain lesions caused by amyloid beta deposits in young adult patients, they found that all four had…

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Wawrinka gets into form with first in Australian Open

MELBOURNE: Former champion Stan Wawrinka was taken to four sets before winning his first match since knee surgery in July at the Australian Open on Tuesday. The three-time Grand Slam winner downed Ricardas Berankis 6-3, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7/2) on Hisense Arena. It was a confidence booster for the 2014 Melbourne Park champion who had…

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Teen behind viral ‘Angelina Jolie’ botched surgery photos comes clean

Sahar Tabar claimed to have gone under the knife more than 50 times in a bid to look like Angelina Jolie. NEWS DESK: A young woman who shocked the internet with her shocking appearance – which she claimed was the result of botched plastic surgery to look like Angelina Jolie – has finally come clean:…

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Indian surgeons separate twins joined at the head

NEWS DESK: Surgeons in the Indian capital, Delhi, have separated twin boys who were conjoined at the tops of their heads, reported BBC. Two-year-old Jaga and Kalia underwent 16 hours of surgery, and are now in the intensive care unit, doctors said. A team of 30 doctors carried out the surgery – the first of…

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Begum Kulsoom Nawaz undergoes another surgery today

LONDON: As part of her throat cancer treatment, Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, will undergo another surgery at a hospital in London. Begum Kulsoom Nawaz was admitted to the hospital Wednesday evening as she reached there accompanied by her husband, Nawaz Sharif and children, Hasan, Hussain and Maryam Nawaz….

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Kulsoom Nawaz discharged from hospital

LONDON: Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, was discharged from hospital on Friday after undergoing a surgery for throat cancer in a London hospital. Zayd Hussain Nawaz, grandson of Nawaz Sharif, confirmed the news in a tweet. “Back home alhamdulilah! Thank you for the ongoing prayers and Eid Mubarak to everyone❤️#KulsoomNawaz,”…

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Begum Kulsoom Nawaz undergoes successful surgery in London

LONDON: Former premier Nawaz Sharif’s wife, Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, underwent a successful surgery in London on Thursday. Begum Kulsoom Nawaz was diagnosed with early-stage lymphoma earlier this month as she was nominated PML-N candidate for Sept 17 by-poll in NA-120 of Lahore. Reports said she underwent a successful surgery in London and would be moved…

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Baby who returned after treatment in India dies

NEWS DESK: Rohaan Sadiq, a four-month-old infant from Pakistan who underwent surgery in India, has passed away, his father said on Twitter. Rohaan’s father, Kanwal Sadiq, said the baby died due to dehydration. The four-month infant had gone to Noida and was admitted in India’s Jaypee Hospital where he underwent a successful heart surgery. My…

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27 contact lenses found stuck in UK woman’s eyes

LONDON: Doctors in the UK found 27 contact lenses stuck in a 67-year-old woman’s eye while they were preparing her for a cataract surgery. The lenses, which resembled a ‘bluish mass’ in the patient’s eye, were causing her discomfort that she simply attributed to dry eye and old age. The case happened in November last…

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World’s heaviest man goes under knife in Mexico

GUADALAJARA: The world’s heaviest man, who at one point weighed almost 600 kilogrammes (1,300 pounds), has undergone successful gastric bypass surgery, his doctors in Mexico said. The procedure on Juan Pedro Franco is intended to reduce his weight by half, and is expected to be followed up with another operation, his surgeon Jose Castaneda said…

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‘World’s heaviest woman’ has surgery in India, loses 100 kgs

MUMBAI: Indian doctors said Thursday that an Egyptian who was believed to be the world’s heaviest woman had successfully undergone weight-loss surgery after losing over 100 kilograms (220 pounds). Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, who previously weighed around 500 kilos, had not left her house in Egypt in over two decades until arriving in Mumbai…

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‘World’s heaviest woman’ to fly to India for surgery

An Egyptian believed to be the world’s heaviest woman will fly to India for weight reduction surgery Saturday after intervention from the country’s foreign minister ensured her a visa. Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, aged 36 and weighing around 500 kilogrammes (1,100 pounds), is slated to arrive in India’s financial capital Mumbai in the early…

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Surgery on Bangladesh ‘tree girl’ successful

DHAKA: Bangladeshi doctors on Tuesday conducted surgery to remove bark-like growths from the skin of a young girl believed to be the first female to suffer from a condition known as “tree man syndrome”. Sahana Khatun’s doctors said they hoped to release the 10-year-old from Dhaka’s Medical College Hospital within weeks after “successful” surgery to…

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Aseefa Bhutto undergoes surgery after ankle fracture

LAHORE: Aseefa Bhutto Zardari, the daughter of former President Asif Ali Zardari, underwent a successful surgery in Lahore after suffering ankle fracture, Samaa reported Friday. “Thank you all for the love, concern and prayers. Fractured my ankle in 3 place, had a successful surgery Inshallah i will be on my feet soon,” Aseefa Bhutto Zardari…

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Cupping therapy storms social media

Coming into social media glare through athletes Cupping therapy is not new. In fact, it is the Sunnah of the holy Prophet (peace be upon him) properly known as Hijama. Interested to know more about it? Watch this report by Muhammed Ali Jarh from Lahore.

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GROSS: What does the inside of a human body smell like?

Here’s something most people don’t know about surgery—at a certain point in an operation, it can smell. Really bad. Most people experience operating rooms remotely—they’re watching one on a TV or movie screen—or when they’re about to be knocked out by anesthesia. The room is so organized and sterile that it’s hard to imagine it…

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PM Sharif shifted to room: Maryam

LONDON: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was shifted to room from intensive care unit, his daughter Maryam Nawaz said. The prime minister underwent an open-heart surgery in Royal Brompton Hospital in a London hospital on Tuesday. In a message on micro-blogging website Twitter, Maryam said that Prime Minister Sharif was recuperating speedily. “By the Grace Of…

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