The man and his father are now looking for a new hospital in which he can safely get his weight down in preparation for gastric bypass surgery.
This isn't new: The desperate and homeless have been soap-drinking for years. What is new is a BBC investigation linking the practice to deaths, which is, on the whole, quite bad.
A short story about the damage caused by a depraved doctor.
Josh Lewis had his chest cavity punctured by a carjacker, but he had a job to finish.
The story of Sally Burke and her 13-year-old daughter Maisie, who has been placed in a psychiatric ward 118 miles away from home.
London's Hispanic population has exploded in recent years, but some say that the government has been slow to deal with its health problems.
Aside from infecting myself with a deadly disease, I was open to everything.
When you're part of a generation of questionably dressed, overdraft-plundering adult babies, it's hard to believe you'll ever be able to grow up enough to be a dad.
Inmates may have to wait months to see a doctor, and patterns of substandard treatment, medical negligence, and misdiagnosis are abundant.
Foreign nationals jetting to the United States solely to shell out cash for organ transplants is a growing problem, according to some advocates active in the donor transplant game.
The obsession with giving people choice could allow the bourgeoisie to swallow up all the best public hospital services.
If you're about to give birth any time soon, rest assured—they've seen, and been covered in, it all before.
Imagine waking up in the middle of the night and feeling a drill in your eye and feeling like somebody has pierced a hot metal rod through your neck and rammed it up into your brain. This is not a metaphor. This is what a cluster headache feels like.
Earlier this year, my mother's father died of cancer. It was the first time someone in my family was going to die, and since I had a hard time dealing with the imminence of death, I decided to document the final months of his life.
Hospitals in New Zealand have banned smoking in psych wards.
Sometimes, making a margin is at odds with treatment. And yet, the number of US medical centers that are investor owned has risen steadily since 2006. When monied interests jump in the mix, you often see things like staff getting laid off and a rise in po…
In general, failing at death is worse than failing at life. If you shoot yourself through the head at the wrong angle you end up retarded. Jump from one floor too low and you're paralyzed for life. One mouthful short of bleach and you'll have to wait for…
Bedposts, doorknobs, mayonnaise jars, candles, a small pistol, a grocery and newspaper combo, a 12-inch long and 8-inch wide salami, tennis balls, an aluminum tube, axe handles, soldering irons, and a frozen pig's tail to name a few.
Worst of all, your chances of getting laid are not only reduced by looking like shit, but it would be quite a feat to get your 40-inch wide leg over, when your dick has long since been engulfed. Get fat, and your own body mass swallows your penis and turn…
On November 21, Aleppo's Dar al-Shifa Hospital was bombed and destroyed by the Syrian Army. This is the same makeshift hospital where, weeks ago, VICE photographer and videographer Robert King reported on human rights abuses and war crimes against the pat…
He drank so much he had scoured the inside of his stomach raw with ulcers, which were bleeding out so quickly it ran straight through the 6.5m of his gut, mixed with shit and leaked all over the street.
The wince-making shame of trying to push an increasingly flaccid penis into an ever more impatient pussy is undeniable. But the valiant lengths men go to in desperation can have painful consequences.
People are perverts set on finding new ways of fucking themselves up, usually in the misguided pursuit of pleasure. And there is very little I can do as a doctor to stop them.