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  • Cardiac doctor swims English Channel for Bristol Children's Hospital

    Tuesday 7th August 2018

    A 63-year-old cardiac doctor has completed a swim across the English Channel to raise £20,000 for pioneering technology for hospital patients. Prof Andrew Wolf finished the 21-mile swim at about 18:00 BST, some 13 hours after he set off. He was raising money for a 3D bio-printer at Bristol Child...

  • Pause in surgical mesh use to be extended to Northern Ireland

    Tuesday 10th July 2018

    The chief medical officer is to write to health trusts calling for a halt to the use of surgical mesh for urinary incontinence in Northern Ireland. Dr Michael McBride is "advising that a pause in mesh surgery be introduced". The announcement comes after NHS England said it was putting an immediat...

  • Doctors could leave Northern Ireland warns BMA chief

    Wednesday 27th June 2018

    Low morale and increasing pressure at work could lead to doctors leaving Northern Ireland, it has been warned. Dr John D Woods, the British Medical Association's chair in Northern Ireland, said that more than 70% of consultants in Northern Ireland reported their morale as low or worse. He added t...

  • 'Virtual brain operation' moves a step closer to reality

    Wednesday 13th June 2018

    Software that can map the structure of an individual human brain is being trialled in Belgium in tumour patients. Researchers at Ghent University modelled the brains of 25 tumour patients and 11 controls. They found that the software could accurately predict the effects of the tumour on brain con...

  • New prostate therapy recommended on NHS

    Monday 21st May 2018

    A new treatment for non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate, a very common condition in older men, has been recommended for use by the NHS. It's called prostate artery embolisation. And it blocks some of the blood supply to the prostate using tiny synthetic beads, causing the troublesome tissue...

 
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