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Boris Johnson admitted to hospital for routine surgery, says No 10

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Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital for what No 10 said was a minor and routine operation on his sinuses. The prime minister was put under general anaesthetic and is now resting, with Dominic Raab, as deputy p...

Increasing obesity rates linked to need for knee surgery earlier in life, study finds

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A rise in the number of people undergoing knee replacement surgery earlier in life has been linked to increasing rates of obesity, new research reveals. A study, led by orthopaedic surgeons, examined patients who requ...

Robot-assisted surgery can cut blood clot risk and speed recovery, study finds

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Patients having major abdominal operations should be offered the option of robotic surgery, doctors and scientists have said, after a world-first clinical trial found the procedures dramatically speed up recovery time...

Over 80% of UK GPs think patients are at risk in their surgery, survey finds

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More than 80% of GPs believe that patients are being put at risk when they come into their surgery for an appointment, a new survey shows. A poll of 1,395 GPs found only 13% said their practice was safe for patients a...

Outrage after Texas attorney general calls gender-affirming surgery ‘child abuse’

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Trans rights groups have expressed outrage and fear after the Texas state attorney general Ken Paxton called gender-affirming surgeries and medical care “child abuse” and state governor Greg Abbott ordered the Texas d...

Robot successfully performs keyhole surgery on pigs without human help

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The robot surgeon will see you now. For years, the world of medicine has been steadily advancing the art of robot-assisted procedures, enabling doctors to enhance their technique inside the operating theatre. Now US ...

Anna & Dr Helmy by Ronen Steinke review – the Schindler of the surgery room

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The Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem honours 25,000 individuals who helped to save Jewish lives during the second world war. Among this roll call of the “Righteous among the Nations”, there is only one named...

Chris Cairns faces ‘long road to recovery’ after spinal stroke and heart surgery

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Chris Cairns has said he faces a “long road to recovery” after suffering a spinal stroke following emergency heart surgery last month. The former New Zealand cricketer posted a video on Twitter on Sunday with an updat...

Israel: one-year-old conjoined twin girls see each other for the first time after surgery – video

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One-year-old twin girls have looked at each other for the first time after a complex surgery to separate them at Soroka medical centre in Beersheba, Israel. Dozens of experts from Israel and abroad were involved in th...

Former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns off life support after heart surgery

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Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns is off life support and recovering in hospital after emergency surgery in Sydney for a heart problem, his lawyer said on Friday. “I’m pleased to advise that Chris is off lif...

Comedian Kathy Griffin to undergo surgery for lung cancer ‘even though I’ve never smoked’

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Kathy Griffin has revealed that she is undergoing surgery for lung cancer and her doctors are optimistic she “should be up and running around as usual in a month or less.” The comedian took to Instagram and Twitter Mo...

I have a smaller penis than my girlfriend’s exes – should I get surgery?

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My girlfriend and I are extremely happy together, but she told me that two of her exes had a bigger penis than me. Depending on the circumstances, my penis is normally about 5.8-6.2in. She said her most recent ex was ...

Investigation after woman dies weeks after being ‘dropped’ during surgery

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An investigation is under way at a hospital in Cumbria after a woman died weeks after being “dropped” from an operating table. Jeanette Shields, 70, was dropped on the floor after a routine operation at the Cumberland...

‘It is life-saving’: Elliot Page reveals happiness at having had top surgery

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Actor Elliot Page has revealed how much happier he feels after having top surgery, and described transitioning as “life-saving”. “I want people to know that not only has it been life-changing for me, I do believe it i...

NHS increases surgery sessions to tackle hospital waiting lists

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Hospitals are putting on extra surgery sessions in the evenings and at weekends to tackle the NHS’s spiralling waiting list and cut waiting times for patients. Health trusts in England are taking the unusual step afte...

Prince Philip leaves hospital after heart surgery

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The Duke of Edinburgh has left the King Edward VII’s hospital in central London where he has been recovering after heart surgery four weeks after first being admitted. He was driven away from the private hospital, whe...

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