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A woman ‘starved to death’ 10 years after weight-loss surgery, losing 75% of her body weight

Bariatric surgeries are typically safe and require thorough preparation and follow-up. Life-threatening complications are rare, but possible.
Rodrigo Alves, known as "the Human Ken Doll," has suffered health complications from more than 70 cosmetic surgeries.

The ‘human Ken doll’ has spent more than $750,000 on 72 cosmetic surgeries, and doctors warn that his addiction has gotten dangerous

Surgical addiction, or the urge to continue going under the knife for aesthetic reasons, is a rare but dangerous risk of cosmetic surgery.

Ruby Rose posted a graphic video of her emergency neck surgery on Instagram after she herniated 2 discs while filming stunts

'Batwoman' actress Ruby Rose shared a graphic video of her emergency neck surgery with her 14.2 million Instagram followers after a stunt injury.
The dentures were lodged in his larynx for about a week.

A man’s dentures got stuck in his throat during surgery. It took surgeons over a week to dislodge them.

A new case study tells of a 72-year-old man whose dentures were lodged in his larynx for eight days.
The Koorana Crocodile Farm posted about the surgical plate a farmer found in a roughly 15-foot long crocodile named MJ.

An Australian farmer found a surgical plate and 6 screws inside the stomach of a 15-foot crocodile — and he thinks it could solve a missing pers...

The farmer, John Lever, told local media outlets he believes the plate may have belonged to a human, and hopes to help solve a missing persons case.
Morgin DuPont, a musician who's transgender, holds up the flag for transgender and gender nonconforming people at a rally in New York.

The staggering costs of being transgender in the US, where even patients with health insurance can face six-figure bills

The cost of medical treatments for transgender people in the US can amount to more than $100,000, and they're often not covered by health insurance.
Surgeons drained the blood in the woman's vulvar tissue.

A woman had a black horn growing from her thumb for 5 years and doctors had to surgically remove it

The 60-year-old farmer is the first known case of a horn-type growth on a person's thumb. Though horns can be cancerous, hers was not.
Sia Cooper responded to a troll with a positive message.

A fitness Instagram star with over a million followers had the best response to a man who said her small breasts made her look like a ‘young boy...

"I do not need big boobs to be happy or feminine," she wrote. "I sure as hell don't need big boobs to please anyone."
It's rare that a person with ascaris will show any symptoms.

Doctors pulled a foot-long worm out of a woman’s intestines and they think it came from invisible parasitic eggs she accidentally ate

A Chinese woman endured stomach pains for 10 years before undergoing surgery to remove the surprising culprit: a foot-long parasitic worm.
If a person is given too much sedation medication, it could cause their blood pressure to drop or make them unable to breath on their own.

People who use marijuana may need more sedation medication for surgery. Here are the risks.

A new study found that people who reported regular marijuana use needed more medication to remain sedated during surgical procedures.