Bowel cancer: Scientists develop rear-view mirror to spot disease

Scientists develop rear-view mirror to spot bowel cancer | UPDATED: 00:47 GMT, 11 December 2012 Scientists have developed a new device that works like a ‘rear-view mirror’ for the surgeon during bowel examinations, helping to detect 25 per cent more abnormalities Bowel cancer is Britain’s third most common cancer, with 40,000 new diagnoses a year.

Patients may dread colonoscopies, but study finds they halve risk of colon cancer death

Patients may dread having a colonoscopy, but study finds they halve risk of colon cancer death Treated patients had 53% lower risk of dying from colon cancer than would be expected in a similar group in the general populationProcedure involves inserting a tiny camera on a tube through the anus into the large intestine It is a procedure that is both uncomfortable and embarrassing, but a new study has found patients don't endure colonoscopies in vain.

The "wobble-board" trainers that beat the pain of knee arthritis

The 'wobble-board' trainers that beat the pain of knee arthritis Steve Hall, wearing his shoes, while carrying his son Matthew They may look more like something a trendy teenager would wear, but a pair of custom-made, high-top trainers can offer patients relief from the crippling pain of knee arthritis.