News

  • Girl wants more to have cerebral palsy operation

    Wednesday 19th February 2014

    A six-year-old girl with cerebral palsy wants others to have an operation on the NHS which her family have said has helped her walk unaided. Shannon Bowley has shown improvements following the procedure to reduce her spasticity at the Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham. However, the surgery for o...

  • Bristol Children's hospital deaths

    Monday 10th February 2014

    Two more families who lost children after heart surgery at Bristol's Children's Hospital have come forward to express their concerns. Harley Pascoe, from Fraddon, Cornwall, died in October aged 12 days and Mia-Leigh Snelson from nearby St Austell, died in July aged 11 days. It follows an announce...

  • Magnet rods straighten curved spines, say guidelines

    Monday 3rd February 2014

    Children with crooked backs could benefit from a new treatment that uses magnetic rods to straighten the spine, say draft guidelines for England. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence says it is a useful alternative to conventional rod therapy, which requires more surgery. Normal ...

  • Plastic surgery 'booming' in the UK

    Saturday 25th January 2014

    There has been a dramatic increase in the popularity of plastic surgery in the UK, according to figures from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (Baaps). The number of nose jobs, face lifts and breast implant operations all soared by more than 10% last year. The biggest boom was...

  • Weight Loss Surgery

    Saturday 11th January 2014

    Up to two million people in England could be eligible for weight loss surgery, experts say. Bariatric surgery, such as fitting gastric bands, can cut the fatal risks from obesity-related problems such as heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. Although it has been growing in popularity, only 8,000 peo...

 
Initiating...

Your cookie settings on this website are currently set to 'allow all' to give you the best experience. If you continue without changing these settings, you consent to this. You can change these settings at any time by clicking the cookie icon on the top right of the page.

Change Settings No Thanks Learn more about cookies