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NSW govt investigates botched surgery

The NSW government is investigating after a cancer patient had the wrong side of his bowel removed at Sydney’s new Northern Beaches Hospital. The error happened at the troubled public-private hospital last week. It’s understood the male patient underwent corrective surgery on Friday. NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the hospital had advised NSW Health… Read More »

Sham surgery trials and the placebo effect

Video Sham surgery trials and the placebo effect1:51 Prof. Ian Harris, author of ‘Surgery, the ultimate Placebo’, explains that through sham or placebo surgery trials, surgeons are discovering that many common surgical procedures, like knee surgery or back surgery, simply have no effect on your body, while at the same time exposing you to great… Read More »

Thailand bans pig imports from Laos after African swine fever outbreak

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand will ban pig imports from Laos for 90 days after its neighbor confirmed the first outbreak of deadly African swine fever, an official notice said. The ban would cover live pigs and carcasses in an effort to prevent the disease from spreading into Thailand, said a notice on the Thai Department… Read More »