Pouring granulated sugar on wounds "can heal them faster than antibiotics"

Pouring granulated sugar on wounds 'can heal them faster than antibiotics'Folk medicine from Africa may hold the key to treating wounds that defy modern medicine Sugar draws water from the wound into a dressing which accelerates the healing process By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:11 GMT, 15 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:09 GMT, 15 February 2013 According to the study, sugar draws water from the wound into a dressing accelerating the healing process Too much sugar may be bad for the waistline, but it could help doctors heal the sick.

Malala Yousafzai discharged from hospital just FIVE days after having a double operation to repair her skull

Taliban shooting victim Malala is discharged from hospital just FIVE days after having a double operation to repair her skull 15-year-old was fitted with titanium plate to repair skull shattered by bulletAlso fitted with cochlear implant to help her recover hearing in left ear Medical team decided she was well enough to be discharged yesterdayWill now continue rehab at home and visit hospital an an outpatient By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 16:29 GMT, 8 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:10 GMT, 8 February 2013 Malala Yousufzai, the schoolgirl shot by the Taliban, has been discharged from hospital just five days after having a double operation to repair her skull shattered by the bullet.

Cases of winter vomiting bug reach 900,000 as dozens more hospitals are forced to close

Cases of winter vomiting bug reach 900,000 as dozens more hospitals are forced to close Cases up 83% on this time last yearFour in ten NHS trusts have reported outbreaks2,398 beds 'closed' because of the virus | UPDATED: 09:54 GMT, 19 December 2012 Norovirus is continuing to wreak havoc across the country, with the number of people affected now almost 900,000 since the summer.

How F1 wizardry that helps Jenson Button go faster is saving children in intensive care

How F1 wizardry that helps Jenson Button go faster is saving children in intensive care | UPDATED: 23:31 GMT, 18 August 2012 Children in intensive care are being monitored by the same technology developed to analyse the performance of Formula 1 cars driven by Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton.

Woman desperate to become mother died in botched operation designed to help her have children

Woman desperate to become mother died in botched operation designed to help her have children Surgeons accidentally cut into Mrs El Nahas' bowelShe fatally inhaled vomit after becoming sick from the bile seeping from the wound | UPDATED: 10:12 GMT, 25 June 2012 A woman desperate to become a mother died after a surgeon cut open her bowel during a procedure aimed at helping her to have children.

Schoolboy, 6, who has fear of loud noises "dies" for 33 minutes after "terrifying" thunderstorm triggers heart attack

Schoolboy, 6, with fear of loud noises 'died' for 33 minutes after thunderstorm triggered heart attack Callum Bryan's heart stopped due to adrenaline rush caused by fear He was put in medically induced coma for five days to help his body recover from the trauma | UPDATED: 13:01 GMT, 13 June 2012 A six-year-old boy with a fear of loud noises 'died' for more than half an hour after a 'petrifying' thunderstorm triggered a heart attack.

Sperm crash into walls and each other as they race to the egg

Sperm have 'an appalling sense of direction' crashing into walls and each other in race to the egg | UPDATED: 19:06 GMT, 7 May 2012 Fertility doctors have long puzzled why only one per cent of the 300million sperm released by a man during sex manages to reach their partner's uterus, while just a few dozen reach the egg.

Hayley Fullerton inquest: Family of heart failure baby tell how they were treated with "utter contempt" at hospital where girl died

'We felt like third world parents begging for our child's life': Family of heart failure baby tell how they were treated with 'utter contempt' at hospital where girl diedNurses were too busy to regular check patients two nights before infant died One-year-old Hayley was 'overlooked and neglected' Doctors were 'arrogant and unprofessional' Parents were repeatedly told there was 'nothing to worry about'Hospital apologises for not requesting treatment on Hayley soon enoughWhen family expressed concerns doctor treated them with 'utter contempt' | UPDATED: 18:46 GMT, 1 May 2012 Paula Stevenson, seen here with a picture of her baby girl Hayley, describe her daughter's treatment at Birmingham Children's Hospital as 'brutal' The family of a seriously-ill baby who died of heart failure have told how 'arrogant' medics made them feel like 'third world parents begging for their child's life' when they raised concerns about her welfare.