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French study finds higher incidence in elderly people who have had operations

Powderject stock sinks further on delays to launch of anaesthetic

POWDERJECT PHARMACEUTICALS, one of the UK's most highly-rated biotechnology companies, fell from grace yesterday after revealing a delay of up to two years in the launch of its first product.

Boy, 5, died after heart attack in dental surgery

AN INQUEST jury has returned a death by misadventure verdict on a five-year-old boy who died after having a heart attack in the dentist's chair.

Public hails doctor's decision to speak up

MEMBERS OF the public applauded the "whistleblower" doctor Stephen Bolsin yesterday after he told a public inquiry that he and his family had suffered because of his efforts to expose the high death rate of babies after heart operations in Bristol.

Health: Stitch me up, nurse

IT WAS what doctors describe as a "superficial wound" but you and I would call a nasty gash. I had dropped a glass bowl, tried to save it and in doing so carved a slice out of my thumb as it broke. It left me bleeding into the sink, and took me for my first visit to a casualty department for at least a decade.

Lives of babies 'were sacrificed to keep funding'

THE LIVES of babies were sacrificed at the Bristol Royal Infirmary to maintain the hospital's status as a specialist heart unit for children and to secure the Government funding that went with it, a consultant claimed yesterday.

Whistleblower to be questioned at Bristol inquiry

THE DOCTOR who blew the whistle on the biggest medical disaster of the decade will tell his story in public for the first time today at the Bristol Royal Infirmary inquiry.

Two held over girl's tooth death

A DENTIST and anaesthetist were arrested after a five-year-old girl died after having a tooth out. Karla Selley, of Leyland, Lancashire, collapsed as she came round from an anaesthetic at Towngate Dentist Surgery in the town in August.

New implant `total bar on pregnancy'

A THREE-YEAR contraceptive implant, described by its manufacturers as 100 per cent successful, has become available on the National Health Service. More than 1,000 doctors and 400 nurses have been trained to administer the implant, which slowly releases hormones into the body.

Thailand: One crippled victim gains attention

Motala: Celebrity patient

Health: It's great to be straight

Shaun Ryder was the wild man of Manchester, known for dance music and drugs - and not necessarily in that order. Here, he reveals how a revolutionary treatment helped him come clean. By Daisy Price

Girl dies during visit to dentist

A GIRL aged five who was terrified of injections died after having a tooth extracted under general anaesthetic.

Health: Get your hands off me!

Well-woman screenings save lives but can cause untold stress.

Health: The shocking truth

Does ECT do more harm than good? Nobody seems to know. Yet it is still widely used.

Letter: NHS 2000 bug

Sir: Last weekend was marked by a number of television programmes encouraging people to attempt to conceive so that they may be the first parents of a child born in the new millennium.
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