Home > Medical > Tests and procedures Tests and procedures All sections in Medical » All Diseases » All Symptoms » Medical Schemes » All Medications Tests and procedures Watch: Baby with eight limbs gets new lease on life A baby born with eight limbs undergoes a successful 'world first' surgery to remove his extra arms and legs. See all Tests and procedures » Tests and procedures Micro-camera can be injected with a syringe German researchers have built a camera that fits onto the end of an optical fibre the width of two hairs. This could be used as a minimally-intrusive endoscope for exploring inside the human body. See all Tests and procedures » Tests and procedures Electric shock Electric shock is an injury caused by an electrical current passing through the body. See all Tests and procedures » Tests and procedures How to spot bad science Find out how to know if a scientific study is flawed. See all Tests and procedures » Take action Successful people vs. unsuccessful people Outsmart stress traps Tests and procedures Brain chips help prosthetic fingers obtain a sense of touch A set of four brain implants have allowed a 30-year-old man not only control a robot arm but also feel sensations from the individual fingers of the arm. See all Tests and procedures » Tests and procedures Dialysis Dialysis is a life-saving option until a suitable organ donor is found. See all Tests and procedures » Tests and procedures Dissolvable sensor may be implanted in brain after surgery A tiny wireless electronic sensor can be implanted in the brain following an injury, and then completely dissolve when its job is done. See all Tests and procedures » Tests and procedures Surgeons use 3D printing to fix serious skull defects At the Tygerberg Academic Hospital, a team of surgeons performed life-changing operations on two African girls with serious skull defects. See all Tests and procedures » advertisement From our sponsors WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Complete our allergy survey and stand a chance to win R 1000! Live healthier Wasting water? » South Africa is facing a water crisis Water saving tips Water quality report shocks SEE: How much water do you use per day? With level 4 water restrictions in Cape Town, residents are urged to use a maximum of 100 litres per person per day. Here’s how quickly it adds up. Life saving tip! » SEE: 10 things to keep in your first aid kit 10 first aid myths Here's why you need a first aid kit in the car Emergency services are often spread thin, especially when storms and major disasters strike. When travelling on the road, having a well-stocked first aid kit could be a lifesaver.