Having visitors in hospital can help speed up patients" recovery time after surgery

Having visitors in hospital can help speed up patients' recovery time after surgeryResearchers at Ohio State University found patients who have contact with friends while recovering from surgery have less nerve-related painBut contact with companions must be in person and not through social media to have an effect | UPDATED: 06:26 GMT, 17 October 2012 Having a friend nearby can help patients recover quicker from the pain of surgery, according to studies by neuroscientists.

Computer game that teaches circus tricks could be fun, cheap way for stroke patients to regain independence

Computer game that teaches circus tricks could be fun, cheap way for stroke patients to regain independence | UPDATED: 16:14 GMT, 17 May 2012 Enlarge Danny Mann, from Dudley, Northumberland, tests Circus Challenge as an innovative way of overcoming a stroke A computer game based on circus tricks could prove a fun and inexpensive way for stroke patients to regain their independence, researchers believe.