The rise of 'Tittooing': Women desperate for perfect nipples are having them TATTOOED onNot content with perfectly shaped breasts, women now want nipples tattooed to add colour and definitionProcedure was originally used for patients who'd had reconstructions after breast cancer surgery But medical experts warn that the procedure should only be carried out by a qualified medical tattooist By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 14:41 GMT, 17 April 2013 | UPDATED: 14:47 GMT, 19 April 2013 First there were tattooed brows for striking eyes and then came vajazzles for sparkling nether regions.
'Rapid response' operation carried out within 24 hours of suffering a mini-stroke cuts risk of another episode by a thirdSurgery offered to patients within 24 hours of a 'mini-stroke'Carotid endarterectomy operation cuts risk of new stroke by a third By Martyn Halle PUBLISHED: 21:57 GMT, 2 March 2013 | UPDATED: 22:57 GMT, 2 March 2013 Rapid response: How the operation is carried out Patients who have suffered a mini-stroke are now being offered ‘rapid-response’ surgery to prevent the condition worsening and leading to a full stroke.
'Miracle' gas gives hope to babies brain-damaged at birthBirth asphyxia occurs in one or two out of 1,000 deliveries in developed countries | UPDATED: 05:19 GMT, 2 December 2012 A ‘miracle’ gas that occurs naturally in the air could help reduce incidence of brain damage in newborns.
'Anyone know what this is' Olympic gold triathlete Brownlee has emergency op to remove appendix… and posts picture on Twitter! Alistair had been traveling down to Heathrow when he began to experience stomach painHis father, who is a doctor, sent him straight to A&E where he was diagnosed with appendicitisHe promptly had surgery at Leeds General Infirmary and is now taking a holiday to recover | UPDATED: 11:29 GMT, 4 October 2012 Triathlete Alistair Brownlee Just two months ago, Olympic athlete Alistair Brownlee was receiving a rapturous applause after he won a gold medal in the triathlon in front of a home crowd.
Gone today, hair tomorrow: The transplant you can have in a day (if you don't mind sitting still for 16 hours) Scott had hair transplant surgery in just 16 hoursPatient said operation did hurt but he distracted himself watching filmsThe procedure took place in Glasgow and was a first for Scotland | UPDATED: 08:03 GMT, 28 September 2012 The follicly challenged can now regain a full head of hair in a day thanks to the world's fastest hair transplant.
Catheters can cause infection and even lead to kidney failure: The needless indignity that's leaving patients like Emma in agony | UPDATED: 00:13 GMT, 25 September 2012 When Emma Campbell was admitted to hospital, like millions of patients every year she was fitted with a cannula, a small tube inserted into her arm to deliver fluids or take blood samples; and a catheter, a thin, flexible tube put into the bladder to drain urine.
The balloon that you swallow to lose weight | UPDATED: 20:12 GMT, 17 September 2012 A balloon that’s inserted into a tiny capsule that you then swallow could be a radical new treatment for obesity.
Insect bite in the park left me in agony for SIX years | UPDATED: 23:15 GMT, 27 August 2012 'It was such a terrible time I can hardly bear to look back on it,' said Rebecca Lane Rebecca Lane wasn’t too concerned about the rash that developed on her tummy.
The tiny plastic beads that could revolutionise prostate surgery – and end post-op impotence | UPDATED: 21:00 GMT, 11 August 2012 Men facing prostate surgery could avoid post-operative impotence with a simple new treatment that uses microscopic plastic beads.
Tiny beads injected into my blood stopped my night-time toilet trips | UPDATED: 23:55 GMT, 30 July 2012 Around 60 per cent of men over 60 have benign prostate growth, which can mean you need to use the loo frequently.