Plastic surgery. And they don’t do it the way westerners do. From the NYT:
Nationally, the most requested surgeries have nothing to do with age: The No. 1 operation is designed to make eyes appear larger by adding a crease in the eyelid, forming what is called a double eyelid, said Zhao Zhenmin, secretary […]
Many of the debates we’re forced to have around topics like disability are the result of literally lacking the words to explain what we mean. The words “cure, treat, prevent” all imply a condition is bad. So, if I give my child HGH to ensure she isn’t too short when she grows up, am I […]
In my most recent SNF post, I argue that a lot of our concerns over enhancement come from a strange acceptance of so-so health care:
But here’s the interesting thing: neither the US nor the UK have regulations in place for prescription pharmaceuticals that are not therapeutic. Drugs that don’t cure an illness but […]
V.S. Ramachandran (his TED talks are must-see) is trying to figure out how our minds work by looking at physical problems within the brain and understanding how accidents of anatomy cause real, yet only in the mind, problems. Phantom limb is a prime example:
A contingency of anatomy therefore gets reflected in a psychological […]
What the heck is a normal body? I look at myself in the mirror a lot, mostly because I make ridiculous faces and crack myself up. I’m also sort of a narcissist. But enough about me (not possible!), let’s talk about the above picture. Via the amazing tumblr […]
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