Cryoablation: The icy blast using freezing gas that kills off kidney cancer without the need for surgery

The icy blast using freezing gas that kills off kidney cancer without the need for surgery Cryoablation freezes and destroys the cancer using argon gas passed to the tumour tissue through fine needles in the patient's skinNo surgery is needed and patients can leave hospital the next day Suitable for patients with tumours less than 2in in diameter or for those where surgery is considered too risky | UPDATED: 10:26 GMT, 23 December 2012 A remarkable procedure that uses freezing gas to destroy kidney cancers is offering hope to the 8,000 Britons diagnosed with the disease each year.

The icy blast using freezing gas that kills off kidney cancer without the need for surgery

The icy blast using freezing gas that kills off kidney cancer without the need for surgery Cryoablation freezes and destroys the cancer using argon gas passed to the tumour tissue through fine needles in the patient's skinNo surgery is needed and patients can leave hospital the next day Suitable for patients with tumours less than 2in in diameter or for those where surgery is considered too risky | UPDATED: 01:14 GMT, 23 December 2012 A remarkable procedure that uses freezing gas to destroy kidney cancers is offering hope to the 8,000 Britons diagnosed with the disease each year.

Is this Britain"s youngest midwife? Schoolgirl, 7, delivers baby sister in family"s bathroom after mother goes into labour

Is this Britain's youngest midwife Schoolgirl, 7, delivers baby sister in family's bathroom after mother goes into labour | UPDATED: 15:06 GMT, 13 May 2012 When seven-year-old Chloe Dennis' mother went into labour, she didn't call the midwife…

Hospital considers calling in the Army to staff desperately short-staffed A&E

Hospital may 'call in the Army' to staff desperately short-staffed A&E An NHS trust that is so short-staffed at one hospital they have had to close the A&E department at night, has asked the Army to lend them some medics. The casualty department at Pontefract Hospital, which is part of the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, has been shut from 10pm to 8am since November 1 due to shortages in middle-management doctors. The closure has been much criticised by locals and MPs and staff at the hospital have now asked the Army for temporary support – much to the surprise of Wakefield Council