French study finds higher incidence in elderly people who have had operations
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Thursday 02 May 2013
A patient nearly bled to death in a private hospital that has been severely criticised for putting lives at risk.
Thursday 18 April 2013
Dirty Dancing, The Sound of Music and Cabaret are proving popular film choices in the new scheme run at Peterborough City Hospital
Thursday 28 March 2013
It is a torrid tale of unrequited love which ends with a charge of sexual harassment. But Bound With New Ropes, a 480 page-turner priced at £10, has one unusual feature – it was authored by an NHS anaesthetist while his patients were asleep.
Thursday 03 January 2013
Almost 36,000 bottles of prescription eye drops need to be sent back to their manufacturer, after they were found to contain printing ink.
Friday 14 December 2012
A nurse has been found guilty of the manslaughter of a four-week-old baby who bled to death after a botched home circumcision.
Monday 26 November 2012
A four-week-old boy bled to death after a botched home circumcision by a nurse, a court heard yesterday.
Wednesday 24 October 2012
Little is known about the vulgar treatment of lambs - all just to keep us snug and trendy.
Thursday 18 October 2012
Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men which opens tomorrow has had a profound effect on Sharon Ament
Wednesday 11 July 2012
John Bunker, who in later life described himself as "a surgeon at heart" gave up surgery when he finished his military service and devoted the rest of his life to making surgery safer, first as an anaesthetist, and later as an epidemiologist and health technology critic. He was among the first to warn of the pitfalls of America's fee-for service healthcare system. In 1970 he showed that part of the reason that Britons lived longer than Americans was because they underwent less surgery, with all its hazards. He also warned against adopting new operations before their outcomes were properly understood. In the same period he investigated operation rates, mortality statistics and surgical workloads in the US and Britain, where he later worked.
Thursday 28 June 2012
A consultant anaesthetist has been named as the new chairman of council at the British Medical Association (BMA).
Friday 06 April 2012
Dechra Pharmaceuticals, which makes medicines for pets and livestock, yesterday spent €135m (£112m) buying a smaller Dutch rival that makes drugs for cattle, horses, dogs, pigs, cats and chickens.
Sunday 25 March 2012
New research aims to determine whether having ginger hair makes you especially sensitive to pain
Monday 06 February 2012
Amid the horrors surrounding female genital mutilation (FGM) there is a quiet revolution, which experts hope could lead to the eradication of the practice.
Monday 02 January 2012
Member of doomsday cult behind Japan's subway atrocity turns himself in at police station
Friday 11 November 2011
The doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson remained silent during his trial, but Conrad Murray defended himself in television interviews filmed only days before a jury found him guilty of involuntary manslaughter.
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
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