What K-Pop Has to Do With South Korea's Plastic Surgery Obsession

Almost the entirety of the non-white world is plagued with the never-ending desire to appear as "western" as possible. Whether that means whitening creams in India, blond hair in Egypt, or eyelid fold procedures in South Korea, the western (read: caucasian) beauty standard has permeated across virtually all… » 6/25/13 2:20pm 6/25/13 2:20pm

Adorable 2-Year-Old Girl Gets a Stem Cell Windpipe

Three cheers for science! Woo, scientists and stem cells! Two-year-old Hannah Warren was born in South Korea without a windpipe. Facing immense health issues, she wasn't expected to live much longer because of her condition. But thanks to the miracle of science and group of badass surgeons and pediatricians, Hannah… » 4/30/13 6:20pm 4/30/13 6:20pm

Hospital Live Streams C-Section on Twitter, and It's Pretty Damn Cool

This week, a Texas hospital live-tweeted a scheduled caesarean section, from prep to aftermath, sharing information, photos of everything from the tools to the OR staff, and several (graphic) videos. It's the first fully comprehensive, interactive, live surgery of childbirth to be documented by a hospital staff. » 2/22/13 11:15am 2/22/13 11:15am

Fear of Aging Trumps Fear of Fat Asses in 2012 Plastic Surgery Report

Much like Nicki Minaj on Idol, plastic surgery fads are fickle and ever-changing. The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS, not to be confused with B*A*P*S) released data on cosmetic surgery in the UK in 2012. The report stated that while the number of procedures was "stable", the actual… » 1/27/13 9:15pm 1/27/13 9:15pm

Brazilian Women Taking Back Control of Their Birth Canals

Brazil, the land of talking exotic birds, is wrestling with a childbirth culture that has, in recent years, relied on interventionist procedures such as C-sections. More than half of all babies born in Brazil are delivered via cesarean, a figure, according to the Associated Press, that rises to 82 percent for women on… » 8/13/12 1:00pm 8/13/12 1:00pm

'Facelift Bungee' Takes Facelifts to Extremes But Fails to Help Us…

Youth! That cruel and elusive mistress who, no matter how hard we chase her, will always outrun us. We can pump ourselves full of injectables and have doctors pull our skin so tight that hippies will use our faces at drum circles, yet still, STILL, our bones are slowly crumbling to dust as we march along the steady… » 7/23/12 1:35pm 7/23/12 1:35pm

Two-Year-Old Has Giant Tumor Removed That Weighs More Than He Does

A two-year-old boy in Mexico is much lighter on his feet these days after doctors removed a human-sized tumor from his side. During a 10 hour surgery, doctors in Mexico City were able to completely remove the 33-pound tumor (seen above). The boy, who's from the northern state of Durango, weighs only 26 pounds. The… » 6/27/12 10:00pm 6/27/12 10:00pm

Teenager Has an Amazingly Sweet Talk With His Dad While Looped Out…

It's official: we need a new law that requires all parents to film their children after they have dental procedures done and post them to YouTube. Otherwise we might miss seeing people like Chaddy, who has just had his wisdom teeth pulled. He takes a little while to really ramp up, but boy does he deliver. At one… » 6/12/12 11:15pm 6/12/12 11:15pm

Hilarious Kid Wakes Up From Surgery Acting Like a Drunk and Very Dizzy…

It pretty much never gets old to watch kids coming out of their drug-induced haze after medical procedures, and Matt here is no exception. He has just woken up from having surgery on his arm, and the meds are making him a little bit loopy. His adoption of various characters—from confused frat boy all the way to… » 5/28/12 11:00pm 5/28/12 11:00pm

Looks Like You Might Not Have Needed That Appendectomy After All

When you come down with a case of appendicitis, the most common solution is to pack you off to the operating room to get that sucker taken out. But new research is showing that, in fact, for a large number of cases an appendectomy might not be necessary—turns out some good old-fashioned antibiotics could do the trick. » 4/05/12 11:55pm 4/05/12 11:55pm

Batshit Lawmaker Says Women Should Have to Watch an Abortion Before…

When it comes to women's reproductive rights, Arizona seems to be going for some kind of land speed record in obliterating them. But you have to hand it to them. Even though they've already established themselves as pretty much the worst, they're not content to rest on their cringe-inducing laurels. No, they continue… » 3/21/12 3:15pm 3/21/12 3:15pm

Man Develops Delightful Giggling Disorder After Surgery

Huug Bosse had hip surgery three years ago and hasn't been the same since. Specifically, he cannot stop laughing. He's annoying everyone around him, but he doesn't care — everything is amusing to him. Of his wife, who seems highly irritated by his new personality, he says laughingly, "She actually doesn't love me,… » 3/16/12 9:30am 3/16/12 9:30am