Catheters can cause infection and even lead to kidney failure: The needless indignity that"s leaving patients like Emma in agony

Catheters can cause infection and even lead to kidney failure: The needless indignity that's leaving patients like Emma in agony | UPDATED: 00:13 GMT, 25 September 2012 When Emma Campbell was admitted to hospital, like millions of patients every year she was fitted with a cannula, a small tube inserted into her arm to deliver fluids or take blood samples; and a catheter, a thin, flexible tube put into the bladder to drain urine.

The hydrant hands-free drinks system: Simple solution to stop patients dying of thirst

Hands-free hydration: The simple solution to stop patients dying of thirst | UPDATED: 21:03 GMT, 7 July 2012 Hands-free: The hydrant water bottle clips on a bed frame or wheelchair Last week, an inquest heard how a brain-tumour patient who died due to dehydration might have lived if he had been given a drink of water.

E-bra that will tell you if you"re ill and warn your doctor

The sport's bra that can tell your doctor if you're having a heart attack (and where to send the ambulance) The system can take the same readings as an ECG and tell if a patient is having a heart attack | UPDATED: 16:07 GMT, 4 May 2012 The e-bra could be used to monitor female patients with heart problems as well as athletes Scientists have created an 'e-bra' that could help doctors monitor sick female patients anywhere in the world.

Parents furious as girls, 13, given contraceptive implants at school without their knowledge

Parents furious as 13-year-old girls given contraceptive implants at school without their knowledge Devices temporarily prevent pregnancy by releasing hormones into the bloodIn 2011, 1,700 girls aged 13/14 were fitted with implants Under 'patient confidentiality' rules, school staff are banned from seeking permission of parents beforehand Girls as young as 13 are being given contraceptive implants at school without their parents’ knowledge.