The stomach implant that could combat obesity by reducing hunger pangs

The stomach implant that could combat obesity by reducing hunger pangs New microchip could be alternative to weight-loss surgery, say researchers Attaches to nerve that controls appetite and sends electrical signals to brain These signals reduce the urge to eat and curb appetite, aiding weight loss Trials on humans could start within three years By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 15:45 GMT, 3 April 2013 | UPDATED: 18:57 GMT, 3 April 2013 A microchip implanted in the stomach could be another way to tackle obesity, say scientists.

Spine zapper "fixes" backs

Spine zapper 'fixes' backs: New device using high-frequency electrical pulse to revolutionise back pain treatmentSpinal cord stimulator sends electrical pulses through the spineNevro is 200 times more powerful than current stimulators | UPDATED: 22:30 GMT, 29 December 2012 A new device that sends a high-frequency electrical pulse through the spine could revolutionise the treatment of severe back pain, according to a new study.

Jack Rooke: Football-mad boy denied surgery to help him walk, despite living just miles from specialist hospital

Football-mad boy, 4, denied surgery to help him walk, despite just living seven miles from specialist hospital that could treat him Jack suffers from spastic cerebral palsy, meaning muscle tightness in his legs makes it impossible for him to walkAn operation that cuts the faulty nerves in the spine could improve his conditionHowever, his NHS Trust has refused to fund it, despite Jack only living seven miles from the specialist hospital that performs the surgery | UPDATED: 17:38 GMT, 18 December 2012 A football-mad four-year-old boy has been refused an operation to enable him to walk and play his favourite sport due to an NHS postcode lottery.

Deep vein thrombosis: Pulsating plaster stuck to the back of the knee to beat killer blood clots

Pulsating plaster stuck to the back of the knee to beat killer blood clots | UPDATED: 01:23 GMT, 18 December 2012 A high-tech plaster that’s stuck to the back of the knee could lower the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or blood clots in the leg following surgery.

Perfect woman? She doesn"t exist, say men

Perfect woman She doesn't exist: Survey of 2,000 men find not a single one thinks his partner is flawless Survey finds not a single man who thinks his partner is perfect80% believe the perfect woman doesn't existBut only a fifth said they want a perfect partner | UPDATED: 01:46 GMT, 23 November 2012 Women striving for perfection might as well give up now.

The magnet to cure a migraine: Can this device mean the end of excruciating pain for Britains eight million sufferers?

The magnet to cure a migraine: Can this device mean the end of excruciating pain for Britain’s eight million sufferersNew device delivers magnetic pulse to the head at touch of a buttonScientists say handheld device can alleviate symptoms for up to two hoursTreatment relieved or reduced excruciating pain in 73 per cent of patients taking part in trial | UPDATED: 19:39 GMT, 21 September 2012 Pain relief: Scientists say a new treatment involving a magnetic beam could alleviate migraines For many of Britain’s eight million sufferers, there has been no respite from the dreaded migraines.

Hope for paralysed patients as stem cell jab restores feeling to patients with damaged spines

Hope for paralysed patients as stem cell jab restores feeling to patients with damaged spines By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 17:03 GMT, 4 September 2012 | UPDATED: 07:38 GMT, 5 September 2012 Patients with broken spines have reported having feeling restored to areas that had previously been paralysed, after receiving stem cell injections.