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  • Ultrasound may heal chronic wounds, suggests study

    Tuesday 21st July 2015

    Tests on animals, published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, showed healing times could be cut by nearly a third. Experts said the early results were "quite impressive" but needed to be tested on people. More than 200,000 people in the UK have chronic wounds which can take weeks to he...

  • Heart-lung transplant man marks 30 years

    Wednesday 15th July 2015

    A man has celebrated 30 years since his heart-lung transplant - thought to be the longest anyone has survived after the procedure. Andrew Whitby, 51, from Teddington, south-west London, was recognised by the Guinness Book of Records. He underwent the operation after experiencing health problems a...

  • Bowel surgery death rate warning

    Monday 29th June 2015

    Too many patients are dying following emergency bowel surgery, experts who have done a comprehensive audit of care across England and Wales warn. One in 10 patients dies within 30 days of undergoing urgent, unplanned laparotomy and some of these deaths could be avoided, the authors say. The Natio...

  • Review into child heart surgery deaths at Scots hospital

    Tuesday 23rd June 2015

    A specialist type of heart surgery on children has been temporarily suspended at Scotland's newest hospital after three infant deaths in one month. The babies died at Yorkhill Hospital in Glasgow earlier this year after surgery for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Yorkhill services have now moved...

  • Tessa Evans: Transformative surgery for County Derry baby born without a nose

    Wednesday 10th June 2015

    The parents of a County Londonderry toddler who was born without a nose or nasal cavities have said that ground-breaking surgery will transform her life. Two-year-old Tessa Evans from Maghera was born with an extremely rare medical condition called congenital arhinia. It means she has no sense of...

 
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