New stem cell gel applied to site of injury "can regenerate broken spinal cord nerves to an astonishing degree"

New stem cell gel applied to site of injury 'can regenerate broken spinal cord nerves to an astonishing degree' Gel made by embedding neural stem cells in a mixture of blood clotting protein and growth chemicals | UPDATED: 16:10 GMT, 13 September 2012 A stem cell gel developed by scientists can regenerate broken spinal cord nerves, research has shown.

Two cups of coffee a day could help relieve shakes caused by Parkinsons disease

Two cups of coffee a day could help relieve shakes caused by Parkinson’s disease | UPDATED: 06:52 GMT, 2 August 2012 A new study has shown coffee helps reduce the shakes of Parkinson's Disease A study of more than 60 patients has found those given caffeine supplements experienced an improvement in symptoms for Parkinson's disease.

Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia: Baby baptised at birth after life-threatening brain bleed defies odds to make full recovery

Baby baptised at birth after life-threatening brain bleed defies odds to make full recovery Logan's parents refused to have a termination despite their daughter having a greater than 50% risk of severe handicapDespite having a brain bleed Logan is hitting all the usual milestones at four monthsLogan diagnosed with Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia after aunt searched symptoms on the internet | UPDATED: 11:49 GMT, 11 July 2012 A baby was baptised at birth because doctors gave her such a low chance of survival has made a full recovery.

Legionnaires" disease outbreak 2012: Health secretary admits source still not traced

Outbreak of deadly Legionnaires' disease that has killed a man and claimed 74 victims 'could get worse' as finger of blame pointed at distillery Health chiefs questioned over delay in investigating all possible avenuesLabourer Robert Air, 56, died from deadly bug in Edinburgh Royal InfirmaryBacteria thought to have been transmitted via droplets of infected water from cloud of gas rising into the airTens of thousands at risk as epidemic could spread 44 square miles from source Scotland's health secretary hopes cases peak over the weekendSymptoms include coughing, chest pains, fever and chills | UPDATED: 22:01 GMT, 8 June 2012 A whisky distillery last night found itself at the centre of the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak after failing safety checks on a cooling tower.

Health chiefs spend 18,000 of taxpayers money for advice on winning awards

Health chiefs spend 18,000 of taxpayers’ money for advice on winning awardsThe Trust said winning awards 'raised staff morale' | UPDATED: 15:00 GMT, 4 May 2012 Conservative MP James Wharton said it was 'disgraceful' how the NHS Trust had spent the money Health chiefs have paid a lobbying firm nearly 18,000 of taxpayers’ money for advice on how to win awards.

Stroke patients admitted to hospital "out of hours" wait twice as long to be assessed

Stroke patients admitted to hospital 'out of hours' wait twice as long to be assessed | UPDATED: 00:04 GMT, 21 March 2012 About 150,000 Britons have a stroke each year Stroke patients admitted to hospital 'out of hours' wait twice as long to be assessed and suffer delays in getting brain scans and a bed, according to a new report.

Electro-convulsive therapy: How electric shock treatment can treat severe depression

Scientists finally solve 75-year-old riddle of how controversial electric shock treatment can treat severe depression Electro-convulsive therapy involves electric shock being passed through cortex of the brain | UPDATED: 22:59 GMT, 19 March 2012 Scientists have finally discovered how one of psychiatry's most controversial treatments can help patients with severe depression.

Acne antibiotic could alleviate symptoms of schizophrenia

Cheap acne antibiotic could alleviate symptoms of schizophreniaLink was discovered after man suffering from paranoia was also treated with antibiotics for pneumoniaNational Institute for Health Research starts 1.9m study next month A cheap antibiotic usually used to treat acne could alleviate the symptoms of schizophrenia, international studies have found.