NHS should take out more tonsils to avoid repeat cases of sore throats, say doctors

NHS should return to the 1950s and take out more tonsils to avoid repeat cases of sore throats, say doctors Finnish study finds tonsillectomies reduce pharyngitisAbout 200,000 children a year had tonsils out in 1950sNow figure has dropped to 29,000 procedures a year By Helen Lawson PUBLISHED: 05:07 GMT, 3 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:47 GMT, 3 April 2013 The NHS should remove more tonsils to avoid repeated cases of severely sore throats, according to British doctors.

NHS refuses to fund treatment for a brain tumour that is making Angela Steel go deaf

A brain tumour is making me go deaf – so why does the NHS refuse to 'zap' it One woman's battle for pioneering treatment | UPDATED: 21:11 GMT, 14 July 2012 Anger: Angela Steel faces surgery after she was refused radiotherapy The surgeon was adamant – the MRI scan showed a tumour on Angela Steel’s brain and it had to be dealt with.

Why a dog is a child"s best friend: They bring in dirt and allergens that boost their immune systems

Why a dog is a child's best friend: They bring immune-boosting dirt and allergens into the home Babies in dog-owning families were 44 per cent less likely to get inner ear infections and 29 percent less likely to need antibiotics | UPDATED: 12:43 GMT, 9 July 2012 Dogs are not just man's best friend – they are also extremely beneficial to children as well.

The dizzy spells that are actually migraines – without the headache

The dizzy spells that are actually migraines – without the headache | UPDATED: 22:32 GMT, 25 June 2012 'My head felt heavy, as if it was a bowling ball,' said Toria Law When Toria Law went to her GP complaining she felt dizzy and occasionally nauseous, he assured her it was an inner ear infection and said she’d be back to normal within a fortnight.

Cleaning the house can kill off your sense of smell (and so can ignoring toothache!)

Cleaning the house can kill off your sense of smell (and so can ignoring toothache!) Vital: Our sense of smell is important in alerting us to potential dangers Our ability to smell vastly improves our enjoyment of life — indeed, it’s thought that 90 per cent of our sense of taste is actually down to smell.

A brain tumour left Whistles fashion guru Lucille Lewin unable to smile but a new facial massage gadget is offering hope

A brain tumour left Whistles fashion guru Lucille Lewin unable to smile but a new facial massage gadget is offering hope In November 2009, design guru Lucille Lewin, founder of the legendary fashion chain Whistles, experienced the odd sensation of a numb tongue.

Tinnitus: How putting a balloon up your nose eases it

How putting a balloon up your nose eases tinnitus Tinnitus is the ringing or buzzing in the ears A balloon that’s inserted through the nose and into the ear could help tackle hearing problems, including tinnitus. Once it’s in the ear, the balloon is inflated with salt water which helps widen and unblock the Eustachian tube — the narrow passage which connects the middle ear to the back of the nose. The tube sits just behind the ear drum and is normally closed, but opens during swallowing, yawning and chewing to equalise air pressure on both sides of the drum