Bubble baby syndrome: Couple desperate for bone marrow donor for their daughter

A kiss could kill her: Couple desperate for bone marrow match for their baby who has no immune system | UPDATED: 15:35 GMT, 3 May 2012 A desperate couple are in a race against time to save the life of their baby daughter after she was born without an immune system.

I"ve got you under my skin: How listening to Sinatra sing can help you heal faster

I've got you under my skin: How listening to Sinatra sing can help you heal faster | UPDATED: 00:28 GMT, 28 March 2012 Calming: Frank Sinatra's music, and other easy listening classics, were found to help patients during ops The sounds of Sinatra are helping patients undergoing surgery to relax and even heal faster, say researchers.

NHS waiting times soar by 40% in one year since targets scrapped

Number waiting over four hours in casualty soars by 40% in one year since targets were scrappedNumbers waiting over four hours soared to nearly 900,000 in 2010/11 The number of patients spending more than four hours in casualty has jumped 40 per cent in a year.

Scared of the dentist? New painless cavity drill could be on the market in two years

Scared of the dentist New painless cavity drill could be on the market in two years There could yet be hope for those who live in fear of getting a filling, as a new painless cavity drill is set to hit dentists” surgeries. The hi-tech “plasma brush” can hollow out rotten teeth in just 30 seconds, with only a slight cooling sensation for the patient. It uses chemical reactions to disinfect cavities before operations, and forms a bond on the tooth which is much stronger than current techniques

E.coli boy, 5, in miracle recovery is only person in Britain to survive deadly strain

12 brain operations, kidney and liver failure and blind in both eyes, but boy, 5, is only person in Britain to recover from deadly strain of E.coli Fighter: Thomas Miller, five, is the only person in Britain to survive the deadly strain of E.coli When Thomas Miller was infected with a deadly strain of E.coli at two years old after eating a burger, doctors feared he would die. His distraught parents watched him endure 12 brain operations, kidney and liver failure, paralysis and going blind in both eyes. Now, at five years old, he has become the only person in Britain to beat the killer bacteria.

Baby Cerys Small kept alive by Viagra after battling through 3 heart operations

The baby girl being kept alive by Viagra after battling through three heart operations Viagra was initially designed as a heart drug, before scientists realised it could treat sexual dysfunction A baby girl is being kept alive by Viagra after bravely battling through three open heart operations.