Ryan Senior: Child aged just 16 died because surgeon used wrong instrument, court is told

Aspiring mechanic, 16, died after surgeon pierced his vein using wrong instrument in due to 'great pressures over delays' Ryan Senior died of multiple organ failure during routine abdominal surgery Surgeon used wrong instrument that pierced a major vein Today admitted that had been the case due to time pressures at the hospitalSaid getting the right equipment would have delayed the operation Doctors administered 31 pints of blood in a bid to stem the bleedingBut the healthy teenager was killed by an embolism and cardiac arrest PUBLISHED: 13:20 GMT, 10 April 2013 | UPDATED: 19:49 GMT, 10 April 2013 A teenager died during a routine operation when a surgeon allegedly pierced a major vein after using the wrong instrument, an inquest heard.

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.

Brenda blamed her sniffles on hay fever – until a brain scan revealed a truly extraordinary twist

Brenda blamed her sniffles on hay fever – until a brain scan revealed a truly extraordinary twist Her runny nose was in fact a symptom of a life-threatening condition | UPDATED: 23:55 GMT, 7 May 2012 Brenda Foskett was bending down digging a flower bed when her nose suddenly started to drip.

Blood test is first to diagnose depression in teenagers

Blood test is first to diagnose depression in teenagers Just 11 genetic markers in the blood could diagnose depression in teenagersObjective test will 'help remove stigma of depression' | UPDATED: 15:57 GMT, 17 April 2012 Scientists have devised the first blood test capable of diagnosing major depression in teenagers.

Robot to remove cancer father"s prostate in world-first surgery

Robot to remove cancer father's prostate in world-first surgery | UPDATED: 12:30 GMT, 23 March 2012 Stuart Ellis, who has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, says he feels privileged to be the first to undergo the robotic surgery A father-of-two is having pioneering Japanese ‘robot’ surgery in a bid to cure his prostate cancer.