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.

Dozens of abortions carried out on foetuses with minor imperfections such as cleft lip or club foot

Dozens of abortions carried out on foetuses with minor imperfections such as cleft lip or club foot New research finds 157 foetuses aborted in three years for cleft lipFurther 205 aborted for club foot according to European monitoring groupBut only fraction of these show up on official recordsDepartment of Health admit there may be 'discrepancies' in their figures By Becky Evans PUBLISHED: 15:02 GMT, 3 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:14 GMT, 4 February 2013 Foetuses are being aborted for minor and treatable imperfections such as cleft lip and palate or club foot every year in the UK.

Visitors banned and more wards closed as hospitals battle worst norovirus outbreak for five years

'Please, please don't visit': Hospitals in lockdown amid worst norovirus outbreak in five years Birmingham's City Hospital has imposed the ban until further notice after an outbreak of the bug forced four wards to close Comes as Doncaster & Bassetlaw trust takes to Twitter, begging those with any symptoms to stay away Cases of winter vomiting bug up 72% on last year | UPDATED: 13:16 GMT, 14 December 2012 Hospitals are going into lockdown in a desperate bid to get the winter vomiting bug under control.

Thousands "not getting the best cancer treatment because of lack of doctors trained to use latest radiotherapy technology"

Thousands 'not getting the best cancer treatment because of lack of doctors trained to use latest radiotherapy technology' One in four cancer patients who receive radiotherapy in hospitals would benefit from the latest techniquesBut only four cancer centres out of 50 in England are currently offering the treatment | UPDATED: 22:15 GMT, 24 November 2012 Thousands of cancer patients are being denied access to better treatment because of a lack of trained doctors, according to an ‘alarming’ Government report.

Paramedics forced to wait outside a hospital for 2.5hours for beds to become available

Paramedics forced to wait outside a hospital for 2.5hours for beds to become available for their patients Paramedics said they had to wait anything from 15 minutes to 2.5hours for bed to become available for patientsReview now being carried out at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough | UPDATED: 15:58 GMT, 3 October 2012 Paramedics were forced to wait outside a hospital for two-and-a-half hours until beds became available for their patients, it has been revealed.

UK alert over Sars copycat virus as man fights for his life in London hospital

Man, 49, fighting deadly Sars copycat virus is attached to artificial lung at specialist London hospital Patient held in quarantine after infected by 'new' strainHospital following strict infection prevention proceduresMan became ill in Qatar but had recently travelled to Saudi ArabiaHe was allowed to fly into the UK on private jet to private hospital but was only diagnosed with the virus once he had entered the country Qatari man moved to NHS hospital when his condition worsenedOnly one other man in the world has been infected with SARS-like virusMan in Saudi Arabia died after contracting the virus three months agoPossible small number of other cases are 'being investigated' | UPDATED: 16:48 GMT, 25 September 2012 A man fighting a Sars-like virus in a British hospital has been connected to an artificial lung to keep him alive.

Mobile operator O2 hit by nationwide network failure that left users unable to make calls or text

O2 hit by nationwide network failure that has left “millions of users” unable to make calls or text Company uncertain as to what is causing the problem or when it will be fixedNetwork has about 23 million UK customers, but claims not all are affectedBBC newsreader Huw Edwards criticises service on Twitter

Dementia patient had 106 carers in a single year, reveals widow

Widow reveals husband with dementia was seen by an astonishing 106 different carers in his last year | UPDATED: 12:35 GMT, 18 May 2012 A widow has accused social workers of treating her husband without dignity after the dementia patient was seen by 106 different home carers in the year before he died.

Scourge of manorexia: Number of men suffering from life-threatening eating disorder trebles in ten years

Scourge of manorexia: Number of boys suffering from life-threatening eating disorder trebles in ten years | UPDATED: 11:07 GMT, 10 April 2012 Soaring numbers of British men are suffering from eating disorders such as anorexia, with teenagers most at risk, NHS figures show.

Model Claudia Boerner from German Come Dine With Me kills herself after internet troll abuse

Model who appeared on German Come Dine With Me commits suicide “after becoming target of internet trolls”. Claudia Boerner suffered a barrage of abuse after her appearance on TV last monthNeighbours reported a strong smell of gas in her apartment block hall