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Baby born with heart outside chest survives rare surgeries, first in UK
Medicine

Baby born with heart outside chest survives rare surgeries, first in UK

A British baby born with her heart outside her body is recovering from her third surgery at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester. Vanellope Hope Wilkins, who was delivered three weeks ago by caesarean section, was born with the extremely rare condition ectopia cordis, the BBC reported. Within 50 minutes of birth, …

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UK surgeon pleads guilty of branding patients' livers with his initials
Doctors

UK surgeon pleads guilty of branding patients’ livers with his initials

A British surgeon has pleaded guilty to marking his initials on the livers of two patients with a laser beam during transplant operations. The renowned liver, spleen and pancreas surgeon, Simon Bramhall, 53, committed the offences at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital in February and August 2013. He was suspended later …

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Surviving Your First Year as a Doctor
Doctors

Surviving Your First Year as a Doctor

It’s your biggest dream and quite possibly your biggest fear at the same time. Your intern year. The year where you are officially called a “doctor” by hospital staff, your colleagues, and your loved ones. This major milestone after medical school is one of the most exciting (and challenging) ones …

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Life as a Medical Student: 10 Things You Really Have to Know
Medical Student

Life as a Medical Student: 10 Things You Really Have to Know

Being a medical student will involve working harder than you’ve ever worked in your life – but chances are, it’ll also involve having more fun than you’ve ever had before. There are plenty of off-putting myths about being a medical student, but in reality it’s enjoyable, interesting and highly rewarding, …

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What are Undescended Testicles? Causes, diagnosis, treatment
Medicine

What are Undescended Testicles? Causes, diagnosis, treatment

What are Undescended Testicles? An undescended testicle (or “testis”) is when it fails to drop into the normal place in the scrotum. Your child’s health care provider can find this during a routine exam. This issue is found in about 3 or 4 out of  100 newborns (and up to …

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Did medical school desensitize doctors to debt?
Doctors

Did medical school desensitize doctors to debt?

The high-pitched wail of the pneumatic saw cutting through the tibia, and the little bits of tissue the blade flung onto the surgeon’s gown were not enough to get to me the first time I saw a surgery, during my senior year in high school. It was the smell. Sliding …

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Missing patient found dead in hospital ceiling
Hospital

Missing patient found dead in hospital ceiling

How did patient end up dead in hospital’s ceiling? Cape Town – “All we wanted was for him to get help.” These are the words of a Kayamandi family in Stellenbosch, who say mystery surrounds the discovery of their 61-year-old relative’s body in a ceiling of an isolated area of …

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Blood-soaked man 'possessed by devil' arrives at hospital like zombie with gaping gunshot wound to his face
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Blood-soaked man ‘possessed by devil’ arrives at hospital like zombie with gaping gunshot wound to his face

WARNING: DISTRESSING FOOTAGE. The man stumbled into the medical centre in Brazil after reportedly being shot in the face Disturbing footage has captured the moment a man ‘walked like a zombie’ into a hospital in Brazil with a horrific bullet wound to the mouth. Staff at the medical centre feared …

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Handyman is impaled by two steel rods in the buttocks after falling from the second floor
Surgery

Handyman is impaled by two steel rods in the buttocks after falling from the second floor

As far as bad days go, nothing can beat what this man from China just went through. The handyman from Xi’an, China fell from the second floor of a building and landed on a metal fence and got impaled in the buttocks by two steel rods. Big Ouch! The handyman …

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