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  • Portadown: Patients fear for future of Bannview GP surgery

    Thursday 5th January 2017

    Patients registered at Bannview GP surgery say they are very concerned about the future viability of the practice after the resignation of the last of its four doctors. It is currently being staffed by locum doctors. The Health and Social Care Board sought to reassure its 5,0000 patients, saying ...

  • Brain surgery using sound waves

    Tuesday 20th December 2016

    Doctors in London have used sound waves to successfully operate deep inside the brain. They treated a man from Cornwall who suffered from uncontrollable tremors in his right hand. The ultrasound machine Exablate Neuro, is produced by Insightec, a technology firm based in Israel.  Source: http:/...

  • Hundreds march 'to save children's heart surgery' at Leicester hospital

    Thursday 10th November 2016

    Hundreds of people marched through Leicester to protest against plans to stop children's heart surgery at a city hospital. NHS England plans to halt the service at Leicester's Glenfield Children's Heart Centre by April 2017. Organisers of the rally said the "devastating" proposal would put childr...

  • First 'three person baby' born using new method

    Wednesday 28th September 2016

    The world's first baby has been born using a new "three person" fertility technique, New Scientist reveals. The five-month-old boy has the usual DNA from his mum and dad, plus a tiny bit of genetic code from a donor. US doctors took the unprecedented step to ensure the baby boy would be free of a...

  • Robot eye surgery - how it works

    Tuesday 13th September 2016

    Surgeons in Oxford have used a robot to operate inside the eye - in a world first. A team at the John Radcliffe Hospital used the device - which is controlled via a joystick - to remove a membrane covering a patient's retina which was making them blind.Click here to view the animated graphic whic...

 
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