The baby who's baffling doctors with a mystery condition they've never seen before Jasper Holt was born at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary on April 8He has a cleft palate, conjoined kidneys, a small jaw and cysts in his brainDoctors think condition may be unique and dubbed it 'Jasper's syndrome'It is now believed he has a chromosomal abnormality By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 12:11 GMT, 15 April 2013 | UPDATED: 12:17 GMT, 15 April 2013 Doctors have been left baffled after a baby was born with a condition they had never seen before.
Organ donation rises by 50% in just five years, helping a third more people have life-saving transplantsThere were 1,200 new donors in the last year alone, new figures show But doctors say more work still needs to be done to further boost donation7,300 Britons need an organ transplant and three die each day waitingCampaigners say key problem is relatives overriding the wishes of deceased PUBLISHED: 11:16 GMT, 11 April 2013 | UPDATED: 12:44 GMT, 11 April 2013 Organ donation has shot up by a staggering 50 per cent within the past five years.
A lesson in humanity: Teacher donates a kidney to the eight-year-old pupil she calls her 'sunshine girl'Wendy Killian is a teacher at Mansfield Christian School, Ohio She has vowed to donate one of her organs to eight year old NicoleIt comes after her own son was saved by a blood platelet donor She said she is 'nobody special' just a 'wife, a mummy and a teacher' By Amanda Williams PUBLISHED: 10:43 GMT, 14 March 2013 | UPDATED: 18:35 GMT, 14 March 2013 When teacher Wendy Killian's young son was in desperate need of a platelet donation, a donor stepped in to save his life.
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Don't let doctors kill him: Family's plea in legal battle with hospital over 'death pathway' David James, 68, has suffered a host of health problems including pneumonia, a stroke, and a heart attackThe musician's family has accused the hospital treating him of secretly placing him on the Liverpool Care Pathway The unidentified hospital – which denies the claim – has launched a rare legal bid to withdraw Mr James' treatmentThe trust has argued the medication is causing the patient distress that is out of proportion to his limited chances of recovery | UPDATED: 01:55 GMT, 6 December 2012 A hospital was yesterday accused of secretly placing a 68-year-old musician on the Liverpool Care Pathway after launching a court battle against his family.
Implant boost for kidney dialysis patients on trial55,000 people in the UK rely on regular kidney dialysis | UPDATED: 22:00 GMT, 1 December 2012 On trial: The new implant can aid thousands Thousands of kidney dialysis patients could receive faster, safer treatment thanks to a new implant being trialled at St George’s Hospital in London and Central Manchester University Hospital.
Off with their tails! Male contraceptive pill a step closer as scientists cut off the power supply that helps sperm swim Gene mutation disrupted their ability to swimResulted in sperm tails that were 17 per cent shorter and a 50 per cent reduction in sperm production | UPDATED: 12:05 GMT, 9 October 2012 Scientists have found a way to stop sperm swimming, making the long-awaited male contraceptive pill a step closer to fruition.
Doctors zap high blood pressures with radio waves: Procedure could be permanent cure Could provide lifeline for thousands of patients that don't respond to drugs | UPDATED: 22:55 GMT, 26 August 2012 A radical therapy that zaps the kidneys with radio waves could provide a permanent cure for high blood pressure, research shows.
Patch that could replace insulin jabs for diabetics | UPDATED: 02:36 GMT, 7 August 2012 A stick-on patch that blasts insulin through the skin could banish the need for daily injections for many diabetics.
One million people have kidney disease but don't know it The chronic condition costs the NHS in England more than 1.4bn each yearThis is more than amount spent on breast, lung, colon and skin cancer combined | UPDATED: 09:01 GMT, 6 August 2012 Kidney disease costs the NHS more than breast, lung, colon and skin cancer combined, yet an estimated million cases remain undiagnosed and untreated, according to a report published today by NHS Kidney Care.