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  • Laser detects brain tumour cells during surgery

    Tuesday 1st September 2015

    Surgeons in London have used lasers to diagnose abnormal tissue during an operation to remove a brain tumour for the first time in Europe. The non-invasive technique measures light reflected off tissue to determine whether it is cancerous or healthy. The patient, Reuben Hill, 22, is making a good...

  • 'Postcode lottery' over Parkinson's disease treatment

    Wednesday 26th August 2015

    There is a postcode lottery for an essential surgical treatment for Parkinson's depending on which side of Scotland you live, a charity has said. Parkinson's UK said people in the east of Scotland had to travel to England for Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). But those in the west get it in Scotland....

  • Music 'reduces pain and anxiety' for surgery patients

    Wednesday 19th August 2015

    Listening to music before, during and after an operation can help reduce pain, according to a review. Researchers at Queen Mary University of London said the patients who had listened to music had been less anxious after their surgery and had needed less pain relief. Writing in the Lancet, the...

  • New standards to try to resolve heart surgery row

    Monday 3rd August 2015

    New proposals have been put forward in an effort to resolve a long-running row about the congenital heart surgery in England. The latest review, which has taken two years, suggests networks of surgeons working as teams across hospitals. These fresh proposals will be considered by NHS England's bo...

  • Robotic surgery linked to 144 deaths in the US

    Monday 27th July 2015

    A study into the safety of surgical robots has linked the machines' use to at least 144 deaths and more than 1,000 injuries over a 14-year period in the US. The events included broken instruments falling into patients' bodies, electrical sparks causing tissue burns and system errors making surger...

 
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