Body of elderly patient found in grounds of Liverpool hospital

Body of elderly patient found in grounds of Liverpool hospital 80-year-old patient went missing from Royal Liverpool University Hospital at 7.30pm last night Was found dead outside the hospital seven hours later By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 17:20 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 20:21 GMT, 14 February 2013 Police have launched an investigation after an 80-year-old patient went missing and was found dead outside a hospital seven hours later.

The ultra-realistic prosthetics helping rebuild patients" lives after illness or accidents

Suits you, sir: The ultra-realistic prosthetics helping rebuild patients' lives after illness or accidents Experts at the Royal Truro Hospital make 9,000 fake body parts a yearRecipients include facial trauma victims injured after fires, cancers and throat operationsDoctors sculpt each feature in wax and mould into latex noses, teeth or earsThen make sure each one is a perfect match for the patient's skin tone By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 13:16 GMT, 31 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:34 GMT, 31 January 2013 These bizarrre images of eyes, ears and noses look like a film make-up department – but are a behind-the-scenes peek at a hospital prosthetic unit.

Don"t tell patients they"ll look better after cosmetic surgery: New guidelines that "manage expectations" are unveiled

Surgeons demand that medical professionals carry out cosmetic procedures Practitioners should not imply patients will 'look nicer' or feel 'better' Should instead use unambiguous language like 'bigger' or 'smaller' Patients should also have psychological screening before treatmentPlus 'Botox parties' should be banned, as staff often untrained figures released yesterday by the British Association of Plastic Surgeons revealed that women had: Breast enlargments: 9,854 Eyelid surgery 6,071 Face/neck lift 5,324 Breast reduction 4,217 Nose job 3,228 Tummy tuck 2,882 Fat transfer 2,641 Liposuction 2,638 (Figures for BAAPS surgeons only) 'With the demand for cosmetic surgery and non-surgical treatments rising year on year, it is crucial that the highest level of professionalism is maintained amongst practitioners.' The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons said the new guidance was a 'step in the right direction' but called for more stringent recommendations on cosmetic surgery advertising.

The man with the bionic ear: Pioneering implant placed under the skin could restore the hearing of thousands

The man with the bionic ear: Pioneering implant placed under the skin could restore hearing for thousands Alastair White lost the hearing in his left ear after suffering mumpsNow the first person in Britain to receive the hi-tech implant placed under the skinSound signals pass through the skin on the deaf side and over to the ear that is still functioning | UPDATED: 12:22 GMT, 31 December 2012 Alastair White was completely deaf in his left ear after suffering mumps A man left completely deaf in one ear after an attack of mumps has become the first person in the UK to have a breakthrough treatment to restore his hearing.

The tiny premature baby who only lived after doctors recorded her weight incorrectly and battled to keep her alive

Saved by a pair of scissors left on the scales: The premature baby doctors decided to save because she weighed just enough Maddalena Douse, from Lewes, East Sussex, was born at just 23 weeksDoctors were unsure whether she would survive, or whether they should try and save her When they weighed her, she was 1lb, the minimum weight for a baby to be considered viableAfter fighting to save her they discovered she had only weighed 382g, and a pair of scissors accidentally left on the scales had bumped up her weight | UPDATED: 22:17 GMT, 17 December 2012 Any baby that survives a premature birth is considered by their parents to be a miracle.

Return of rickets: Cases up four-fold in the last 15 years as pregnant women and children fail to get enough Vitamin D

Return of rickets: Cases up four-fold in the last 15 years as pregnant women and children fail to get enough Vitamin D | UPDATED: 00:03 GMT, 14 December 2012 Leading doctors are calling for vitamin D supplements to be made more widely available to children to beat the returning scourge of rickets.

One in three patients wait more than an hour at A&E because departments are struggling to cope with high volumes of patients

One in three patients wait more than an hour at A&E because departments are struggling to cope with high volumes of patients | UPDATED: 01:49 GMT, 7 December 2012 One in three patients are waiting more than an hour to be seen in A&E, a report shows.

Joseph O"Reggio: £6million payout for boy starved of oxygen at birth which caused cerebral palsy

£6million payout for boy starved of oxygen at birth which caused cerebral palsy Joseph O’Reggio, 11, has been left unable or speak or feed himselfMaternity staff failed to act swiftly enough when his heart rate dropped Delay caused him to be starved of oxygen which led to brain damage Ten year battle for parents Julian and Rachel to get the hospital to accept liability | UPDATED: 21:22 GMT, 15 October 2012 The family of a boy who developed severe cerebral palsy after a hospital blunder led to him being starved of oxygen at birth have received a £6million payout.

Incontinence: Don"t be caught short: From botox jabs to a plaster on your back, the treatments that can fix a leaky bladder

Don't be caught short: From botox jabs to a plaster on your back, the treatments that can fix a leaky bladder | UPDATED: 23:31 GMT, 15 October 2012 Though few discuss the subject even with their closest friends, around half of all women suffer from a dysfunctional bladder at some point.