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DWTS Loses a Contestant to Surgery

Jeannie Mai told her throat 'would have closed up'

(Newser) - Jeannie Mai will have to dance another day. The Real host withdrew from season 29 of Dancing With the Stars on Monday following emergency surgery to correct a potentially life-threatening condition. Mai was diagnosed with epiglottitis, the swelling of the cartilage that covers the windpipe, which can block air flow...

Children's Hospital Sorry for 'Harmful' Intersex Surgeries

It says cosmetic procedures should wait until a person is able to consent

(Newser) - A children's hospital in Chicago has apologized for its "harmful and wrong" approach to genital surgery on infants born "intersex," with genitals that don't correspond to the usual definitions of male or female. The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, which was responding...

As Docs Operated on Her Brain, She Stuffed 90 Olives

Woman prepares classic Italian snack in under an hour while surgeons removed brain tumor

(Newser) - Playing instruments while your brain is getting operated on is so last decade . Ask "Donna," who recently whipped up a traditional Italian snack while surgeons were removing a tumor from her left temporal lobe. The BBC and ABC News report that the 2.5-hour procedure took place recently...

Can't Pay for Surgery? This Doctor Has a Creative Solution

Demetrio Aguila lets eligible patients put in volunteer hours for operations

(Newser) - "Who are my heroes? Who are the people I look at and say, 'That's who I want to be'?" For Demetrio Aguila, a Nebraska surgeon specializing in nerve pain, the answer to his own question is his father, also a physician—and one who loved helping...

Teen's Breast-Implant Surgery Went Terribly Wrong: Parents

Emmalyn Nguyen's parents sue the doctor and anesthetist

(Newser) - The parents of a Colorado teen are suing her plastic surgeon after her breast-enhancement surgery went horribly wrong, NBC News reports. Emmalyn Nguyen, 18, suffered cardiac arrest and was severely brain-damaged during the August procedure, the family says. They blame the doctor, Geoffrey Kim, and anesthetist, Rex Meeker, who allegedly...

High School Football Player Dies Weeks After Knee Surgery

Coach says blood clot led to heart attack

(Newser) - "It's somewhat mind-boggling that it could happen," South Lyon East High School head football coach Joe Pesci says of the death of Trevon Tyler. The 16-year-old junior offensive lineman died unexpectedly on Friday following complications from knee surgery, WXYZ reports. Pesci says the 300-pound, 6-foot-4 player suffered...

Surgery Silences Miley Cyrus

Sources say she won't be singing for weeks

(Newser) - You won't be hearing much from Miley Cyrus over the next few weeks—unless she decides to ignore doctors' orders. Sources tell People that a longstanding but previously undetected problem with the singer's vocal cords was found when she was hospitalized for tonsillitis last month. She had vocal...

Pat Sajak Had an Emergency. A Familiar Face Has Stepped In

Vanna White will act as 'Wheel of Fortune' host while Sajak recovers from emergency surgery

(Newser) - Thursday's taping of Wheel of Fortune was abruptly canceled after its host was rushed into emergency surgery. People reports 73-year-old Pat Sajak had to have a procedure for a blocked intestine, forcing Thursday's "Disney Week" taping in Los Angeles to be nixed. By Friday, a familiar face...

Suit: Waiter Poured Liquid Nitrogen in Woman's Drink

Stacey Wagers says after friend admired 'cool smoke' from nearby table, her water got tainted

(Newser) - A Florida woman who celebrated her birthday at an upscale hotel restaurant is now suing after she says a waiter poured liquid nitrogen into her drink, severely and permanently injuring her. WFTS has posted the lawsuit , which alleges that during the Nov. 11, 2018, celebratory dinner Stacey Wagers was enjoying...

Ruby Rose Severely Injured on Set of CW's Batwoman

Star posts video of her emergency surgery after stunt injuries

(Newser) - The CW Network's Batwoman premieres Sunday, featuring Ruby Rose in the lead role as the first openly lesbian TV superhero. But Rose made headlines for another reason over the weekend: She announced that production on the show actually had to stop earlier this year because she hurt herself so...

Hart Undergoes Surgery After Horrific Crash

The actor/comedian left his companions pinned in the vehicle

(Newser) - Kevin Hart underwent back surgery Sunday only hours after surviving a horrific car crash in the Los Angeles area. Sources tell TMZ the actor/comedian's surgery was successful and he's expected to spend a few days in hospital. Doctors are optimistic about the 40-year-old making "a full recovery,...

8 Days After Operation, a Surprise Find in His Throat

Man swallowed own dentures during procedure

(Newser) - A British man who had a minor procedure was back in the hospital about a week later, thanks to something he swallowed during the surgery. The incident cited in the BMJ Case Reports journal says that the 72-year-old retired electrician had a benign lump in his abdomen taken out, but...

Rand Paul Has Part of Lung Removed

Senator has another surgery related to 2017 attack

(Newser) - Another senator is having medical issues : Rand Paul had lung surgery over the weekend, and he announced Monday on Twitter that "unfortunately, I will have to limit my August activities" as he recuperates, but "I should be able to return to the Senate in September." The senator'...

His Chance of Surviving Birth Was 5%. He Did—and More

Cooper Kilburn, 2, has successful reconstruction of airway, larynx

(Newser) - "We planned for this surgery from day one of Cooper's life." Two years later, it happened—successfully. That quote comes from Dr. Jerome Thompson, an otolaryngologist who led the team that pulled off a world first at Memphis' Le Bonheur Children's Hospital: successfully giving Cooper Kilburn...

UK Doctor Offers Women 'Life-Changing' Surgery

Simon Fishel pioneers new treatment to delay menopause

(Newser) - A fertility expert in Britain is offering a procedure that purports to fend off menopause and let women have children later in life, the Guardian reports. A company formed by Simon Fishel, who developed IVF, offers the procedure to women until they're around 40. It sounds simple: Doctors fool...

Life-Changing News for Quadriplegics

New technique revives hope for people with paralysis

(Newser) - A ray of hope for those with complete paralysis: Australian surgeons have devised a way to restore tactile skills like brushing teeth, holding a drink, and even writing, Sky News reports. The technique allows surgeons to apply nerve transfers to spinal cord injuries for the first time. "We didn'...

BMAs Host Clarkson Left Show 'in Tears From Pain'

Singer 'feeling awesome' after appendix removed Thursday

(Newser) - What a trooper. Kelly Clarkson underwent surgery to remove her appendix within hours of hosting the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday. The 37-year-old showed "absolutely no signs of discomfort" throughout the show, which saw her perform twice, per E! , though she'd been suffering stomach pain for days. "...

Inside Edition Host: Lump First Spotted by Viewer Is Cancerous

Deborah Norville to undergo surgery on Tuesday

(Newser) - Inside Edition's Deborah Norville made two surprise announcements Monday: One, she has thyroid cancer, and two, a viewer helped discover it. It was "a long time ago" that the female viewer reached out about a lump she'd seen on Norville's neck, according to a minute-long video...

FDA: Beware Letting Robots Operate on You

'Survival benefits to patients when compared to traditional surgery have not been established'

(Newser) - On the plus side: Operations performed using minimally invasive robotic devices can help keep blood loss, pain, and infections to a minimum, reduce scarring, and shorten recovery times. On the minus side, per the Food and Drug Administration: Using these devices for mastectomies and other surgeries for cancers hasn't...

'Rare' Reaction Kills Boy During 'Life-Saving' Surgery

Matadi Sela Petit was only 8 years old.

(Newser) - The story of a Congolese boy who came to America for life-saving surgery took a tragic turn when news emerged Saturday about his medical procedure, CNN reports. Matadi Sela Petit, 8, had a life-threatening facial tumor that inspired former NBA player Dikembe Mutombo to take him from the Democratic Republic...

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