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Mobile tower radiation increasing risk of oral problems

The statement came after the extraction of 526 teeth from the mouth of a seven-year-old boy in a rare surgery performed at the hospital.

Aug 01, 2019, 17:15 PM IST

Chennai doctors extract 526 teeth from 7-year-old's mouth

Suffering from a rare case of "compound composite ondontome", the boy was brought to the hospital with a swelling in his lower right jaw. Medical investigations showed he had a lot of rudimentary teeth.

Jul 31, 2019, 18:08 PM IST

Deaths related to non-cardiac surgery occur in healing stage

Given that most deaths in adults undergoing non-cardiac surgery occur not in the operation room, but afterwards, efforts to improve post-surgical care in hospital and at home has substantial potential to reduce mortality.

Jul 29, 2019, 16:31 PM IST

Delhi hospital remove 856 stones from a man's kidney

The ultrasound report of the man's kidney showed the presence of two stones but doctors found over 850 stones while the operation progressed.

Jul 09, 2018, 20:04 PM IST

Celine Dion returns to stage after undergoing surgery

In late March, the star, 50, announced on her Facebook page that she's been dealing with a condition in her middle ear known as Patulous Estachian tube.

May 23, 2018, 15:48 PM IST

This tiny injectable sensor may help curb alcohol abuse

Scientists have come up with a novel tiny, ultra-low power chip that can be injected just under the surface of the skin to continuously monitor patients of substance abuse.

Apr 12, 2018, 17:19 PM IST

3-year-old successfully operated for rare heart condition

A team of doctors has successfully diagnosed and operated upon a three-year-old boy from Jammu and Kashmir who was suffering from a rare condition, the Fortis Hospital said on Tuesday.

Apr 04, 2018, 18:00 PM IST

Weight loss surgery may change your relationship status

Apart from inducing substantial weight loss, bariatric surgery may change your relationship status too, a new study suggests.

Mar 30, 2018, 17:10 PM IST

Mumbai doctors remove 2,350 stones from 50-year-old woman's gallbladder

The team of doctors who performed the 30-minute surgery under the supervision of laproscopic surgeon Dr BC Shah, were left baffled after they counted the number of stones removed.

Mar 23, 2018, 16:14 PM IST

11-month-old Chinese baby with three legs gets extra limb removed

The baby was born with three legs due to an extremely rare fault in pregnancy.

Mar 22, 2018, 12:10 PM IST

Infant with large hole in heart get new lease of life after rare complex surgery

Aksar, a one-year-old child from Palakkad district in Kerala with a large hole in the heart got a new lease of life after a successful rare complex surgery.

Mar 19, 2018, 17:36 PM IST

4-feet rod removed from 33-year-old man's body in 5-hour surgery

Salim Shaikh, a labourer from Nashik, slipped and fell on the iron rod that was jutting out of concrete pillars while working at a construction site on March 8.

Mar 15, 2018, 16:34 PM IST

More than 100 fish bones removed from Chinese man's rectum

In the two-hour procedure, doctors worked to pull around 100 of the needle-like bones from the man's anus.

Mar 12, 2018, 15:26 PM IST

Nairobi hospital staff suspended after performing brain surgery on wrong patient

As per reports, the patient in question is 'progressing well'.

Mar 05, 2018, 16:02 PM IST

Neymar operation went perfectly says Brazil confederation

Brazil`s Paris St Germain forward Neymar has had a successful operation on his injured foot and ankle, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said in a statement on Saturday.

Mar 03, 2018, 23:00 PM IST

Heart surgery in infants may cause deafness

For the study, published in the Journal of Pediatrics, the researchers analyzed neurodevelopmental outcomes in these children. A total of 75 children were found to have developed hearing loss. 

Feb 16, 2018, 18:38 PM IST

Swimming in cold water may be a better alternative to painkillers: Study

Doctors carried out a surgical procedure (endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy) on a 28-year-old man to curb his excessive facial flushing.

Feb 14, 2018, 17:49 PM IST

Breakthrough! Five children receive new ears grown from their own cells

The scientists created reversed 3D-printed replicas of the children’s normal ears and used the replicas to make biodegradable moulds full of tiny holes.

Feb 01, 2018, 13:02 PM IST

Doctors place metallic stent in 10-year-old who swallowed sulphuric acid

Due to his inability to eat for nearly a month, the 10-year-old suffered from malnutrition and weighed a mere 20 kgs.

Jan 31, 2018, 18:38 PM IST

Weight-loss surgery may halve risk of death in adults

Weight loss is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with a gastric band or through removal of a portion of the stomach (sleeve gastrectomy or biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch) or by resecting and re-routing the small intestine to a small stomach pouch or (Roux-en-Y gastric bypass(RYGB)surgery). 

Jan 17, 2018, 16:29 PM IST