Robot widely used for prostate cancer and heart bypass surgery is investigated over safety concerns

Hi-tech robot used for cancer and heart bypass surgery is investigated over safety concerns after 'hitting patient in the face' The da Vinci robot is increasingly used by surgeons due to its accuracy Also credited with fewer side-effects and a quicker recovery time But is now being investigated by the U.S.

Schoolgirl, 15, left in agony from severe burns over her whole body after allowed to use sunbed at gym

Gym owner fined after girl, 15, suffered agonising burns all over her body following two illegal ten-minute sunbed sessions Two days after sunbed visit she was rushed to hospital after her skin broke out in blistersShe was left bed-ridden for days and it took three weeks for her skin to heal By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 10:53 GMT, 29 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:01 GMT, 29 January 2013 A 15-year-old girl suffered severe burns all over her body after she was illegally allowed to use a sunbed at a gym.

High heels, coffee habits and distracting dogs to blame for 13m accidents on British roads

High heels, coffee habits and distracting dogs to blame for 13m accidents on British roads By Lucy Waterlow PUBLISHED: 10:37 GMT, 23 November 2012 | UPDATED: 10:37 GMT, 23 November 2012 High heels, discarded coffee cups and free roaming dogs have been identified as three of the most dangerous things to have in a car.

Treat patients as people not conditions: Doctors and nurses ORDERED to carry out bedside visits

'Treat patients as people not conditions': Doctors and nurses ORDERED to carry out bedside visits Concerns that traditional practice of chatting to patients at their bedsides every morning has become 'eroded'Terminally ill patients sometimes not asked for their views on resuscitation leading to futile treatment Consultants told to team up with one nurse on the ward for daily rounds | UPDATED: 10:50 GMT, 4 October 2012 Doctors and nurses have been ordered to spend at least five minutes talking to each of their patients every day.

Speak to patients for 5 minutes every day: doctors and nurses ordered to carry out bedside visits

'Try actually speaking to patients for five minutes every day': Doctors and nurses ORDERED to carry out bedside visits | UPDATED: 07:24 GMT, 4 October 2012 Doctors and nurses have been ordered to spend at least five minutes talking to each of their patients every day.

Whooping cough jab will now be offered to all pregnant women: Nine babies die in the worst outbreak for decades

Whooping cough jab will now be offered to all pregnant women: Nine babies die in the worst outbreak for decades All women who are between 28 and 38 weeks pregnant will be eligible for the vaccineThe UK is experiencing the worst whooping cough outbreak for 20 years The Department of Health say it is a temporary measure until disease rates fall again | UPDATED: 08:22 GMT, 28 September 2012 Time for action: Pregnant women will now be given the whooping cough jab in the womb Every pregnant woman will be offered the whooping cough jab amid the worst outbreak in more than 20 years.

Russia suspends import and use of American GM corn after study revealed cancer risk

Russia suspends import and use of American GM corn after study revealed cancer risk The European Food Safety Authority orders review in to the research, conducted at a French universityRussia”s decision could be followed by other nationsExperts at the University of Caen conducted an experiment running for the full lives of rats – two yearsThe findings found raised levels of breast cancer, liver and kidney damageThe same trials also found minuscule amounts of a commonly used weedkiller, Roundup Both the GM corn and Roundup are the creation of US biotech company Monsanto

Ryanair is “courting disaster” by flying planes with near-empty fuel tanks to cut costs

Ryanair is “courting disaster” by flying planes with near-empty fuel tanks to cut costsPilot union accuses it of “operating on limits of legality”But Ryanair insists planes have sufficient fuel reservesProbe after diversion of Paris-Tenerife flight on Sunday .

Turned away from hospital for life saving surgery THREE TIMES because there were no available beds

Patient turned away from hospital for life saving surgery THREE TIMES because there were no available beds Stephen Jones, 62, was turned away three times in two weeks after taking three 150-mile round trips to a Plymouth hospital for heart bypass surgery | UPDATED: 14:06 GMT, 10 September 2012 Exhausted: Heart patient Stephen Jones, aged 62, has said he does not blame hospital staff for his treatment, but admits it has left him 'dispirited' A heart patient was forced to travel 450 miles to and from hospital for life-saving surgery – only for it to be cancelled THREE TIMES.

NHS horror stories: Hidden perils of acupuncture, lost needles and punctured lungs

Hidden perils of acupuncture: Lost needles, punctured lungs and fainting among NHS horror stories | UPDATED: 10:48 GMT, 5 September 2012 Five patients suffered collapsed lungs known as a pneumothorax after the needle accidentally penetrated their chests Hundreds of NHS patients undergoing acupuncture have suffered complications including dizziness, collapsed lungs and even needles being left in their bodies, researchers warn.