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.

Doctors" strike: 90% of GPs snub their union and keep on working

Prescription for sanity: 90% of doctors snub their union and keep on workingIn the end only 11,500 took part in the British Medical Association's protest Strike led to the cancellation of 2,700 operations and 18,750 consultationsBMA admitted that doctors had been 'struggling with their consciences' | UPDATED: 08:30 GMT, 22 June 2012 More than 90 per cent of doctors defied union orders to strike yesterday – deciding their patients must come first.

Prescription for sanity: 90% of doctors snub their union and keep on working

Prescription for sanity: 90% of doctors snub their union and keep on workingIn the end only 11,500 took part in the British Medical Association's protest Strike led to the cancellation of 2,700 operations and 18,750 consultationsBMA admitted that doctors had been 'struggling with their consciences' | UPDATED: 22:59 GMT, 21 June 2012 More than 90 per cent of doctors defied union orders to strike yesterday – deciding their patients must come first.

No treatment for smokers or the obese: Doctors back measures to deny procedures for those with unhealthier lifestyles

No treatment for smokers or the obese: Doctors back measures to deny procedures for those with unhealthier lifestyles | UPDATED: 18:03 GMT, 29 April 2012 Treatment ban: Some doctors have called for non-emergency treatments to be banned for those who are obese More than half of doctors across the UK have backed controversial measures to withhold treatment to smokers and the obese.

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.

ALL metal hip joints "must be banned": Failure rate "four times higher than other types"

ALL metal hip joints 'must be banned': Failure rate 'four times higher than other types' | UPDATED: 07:46 GMT, 13 March 2012 Experts are demanding that metal-on-metal hip replacements are banned after finding ‘unequivocal’ evidence of their poor performance.