The man with the bionic ear: Pioneering implant placed under the skin could restore hearing for thousands Alastair White lost the hearing in his left ear after suffering mumpsNow the first person in Britain to receive the hi-tech implant placed under the skinSound signals pass through the skin on the deaf side and over to the ear that is still functioning | UPDATED: 12:22 GMT, 31 December 2012 Alastair White was completely deaf in his left ear after suffering mumps A man left completely deaf in one ear after an attack of mumps has become the first person in the UK to have a breakthrough treatment to restore his hearing.
Manmade climate change may be driving tummy bug outbreaks in Europe, claim scientists Vibrio bacteria, which is normally found growing in warm and tropical waters, now thrives in the Baltic Sea Bacteria strains will multiply as seas warm, predict researchers The bacteria causes illnesses from cholera to gastroenteritis | UPDATED: 09:55 GMT, 23 July 2012 Tummy troubles: There is increasing concern that climate change may be driving bacterial waterborne infectious diseases Climate change is driving the growth of a group of water-borne bacteria in northern Europe that can cause illnesses from cholera to gastroenteritis.
Forget going for a walk: Why the Wii workout ‘is best exercise for over-50s’ Computer exercise work-out games give the over 50s a healthier brain as well as body, a new study has found. The 'exergames', such as Wii fit, combining exercise with virtual reality environments and interactive videogame feature, provide more cognitive benefits for the older user than exercise alone, it is said. The exergames helped to protect the player from cognitive decline, the researchers from Union College, New York, claim.
High street nasal spray recalled amid contamination fears Two batches of Sterimar Isotonic infected with bacteriaMaker insist there is no immediate health threatSymptoms include fever and discoloured mucus It is believed 3,168 units of Sterimar Isotonic have been affected Thousands of packets of a high street nasal spray are being withdrawn amid safety fears that they could be contaminated with harmful bacteria. It is believed 3,168 units of Sterimar Isotonic, a seawater solution which helps breathing, have been affected. The breathing aid can be bought online and at high street retailers such as Boots priced at 6.75 for an 100ml bottle
Newly qualified doctors feel poorly prepared to look after very ill patientsHospitals with fewer senior staff on duty show higher death ratesPatients have the right to “qualified and adequately experienced doctors” says health minister