Rise of Robodoc: They can operate on everything from your heart to creaky knees – but would you put your life into the hands of a robot surgeon?

The rise of Robodoc: They can operate on everything from your heart to creaky knees – but would you put your life into the hands of a robot surgeon | UPDATED: 00:31 GMT, 7 August 2012 Doctors are increasingly using robots to treat disease and injury Having an operation Don’t be surprised if the surgeon performs it from the room next door.

Bad breath? Sore knee? Then turn on the lights! How doctors are switching on to a VERY bright idea

Bad breath Sore knee Then turn on the lights! How doctors are switching on to a VERY bright idea | UPDATED: 23:11 GMT, 23 July 2012 Light therapy, also called phototherapy, can ease skin conditions Scientists are harnessing the power of light to tackle dozens of diseases.

Toddler with a broken knee is sent home and told his injury is "psychological" in a hospital blunder

Toddler with a broken knee is sent home and told his injury is 'psychological' in a hospital blunderExperts diagnosed Archie Eldridge, 2, with hairline fracture, only for fracture clinic to remove case and say injury was 'psychological'Youngster walked for two weeks on knee injury before it was finally spotted | UPDATED: 10:18 GMT, 20 June 2012 Agony: Archie Eldridge struggled to walk on his broken right knee after doctors misdiagnosed his injury last month A two-year-old boy who broke his knee in an agonising gymnastics accident was forced to walk on the untreated injury for two weeks because doctors dismissed it as 'psychological'.

British scientists develop 80p-a-day pill that can slow progress of osteoarthritis

British scientists develop 80p-a-day pill that can slow progress of osteoarthritis | UPDATED: 10:12 GMT, 23 March 2012 There are around eight million people in Britain suffer from osteoarthritis, according to NHS figures A pill that slows the progression of crippling arthritis has been developed by British scientists.

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.

First once-a-day pill for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation patients

First once-a-day pill for stroke prevention in irregular heartbeat patients Rivaroxaban will help treat the most common heart rhythm disturbance, artrial fibrillation, affecting around 800,000 (file photo) The first once-a-day blood-thinning drug in patients with an irregular heartbeat has been approved for use in Britain. Rivaroxaban works as well as warfarin, a treatment based on rat poison which has been used since the 1950s, and has fewer side effects.

NHS reforms: Andrew Lansley"s 60-step plan will save 20,000 lives a year

Lansley: My 60-step plan for the NHS will save 20,000 lives a year by improving quality of care Benchmarks: Andrew Lansley, the Health Secretary, wants NHS doctors and hospitals to be graded Health Secretary Andrew Lansley will today unveil plans to grade NHS doctors and hospitals to improve the quality of service for patients. They will be judged against 60 tough new “benchmarks” designed to save more than 20,000 lives a year