Prostate Artery Embolisation: The tiny plastic beads that could revolutionise prostate surgery

The tiny plastic beads that could revolutionise prostate surgery – and end post-op impotence | UPDATED: 21:00 GMT, 11 August 2012 Men facing prostate surgery could avoid post-operative impotence with a simple new treatment that uses microscopic plastic beads.

Could exhaust fumes CURE heart disease? Minute amount of dangerous toxins "can unblock clogged arteries"

Could exhaust fumes CURE heart disease Minute amounts of dangerous toxins 'can unblock clogged arteries' Carbon monoxide and nitric oxide could widen blood vessels in tiny amounts | UPDATED: 12:55 GMT, 1 August 2012 British scientists are working on a pioneering experiment to cure heart disease – by using the toxic chemicals found in car exhaust fumes.

Joy of mother-to-be told baby would be stillborn after boy starts breathing after he is delivered

Joy of mother-to-be told baby would be stillborn after boy starts breathing after he is delivered Alex Jones was told to make preparations for a funeral for her baby boySeconds after delivery he started breathing and wriggling his toesAt three months premature he weighed 1lb and 11oz but is now a year old | UPDATED: 12:49 GMT, 2 July 2012 A mother-to-be told by doctors that her baby had died in the womb was stunned when he started breathing the moment he was born.

The tiny metal heart that saved the life of toddler ahead of transplant operation

The tiny metal heart that saved the life of toddler ahead of transplant operation The tiny heart weighs only 11grams compared to 900grams for an artificial adult heart | UPDATED: 18:42 GMT, 25 May 2012 This picture shows the pioneering tiny titanium heart, which weighs just 11grams and is the smallest artificial heart in the world, that has helped save the life of a 16-month-old boy.

Why keyhole surgery may not be your best choice

Why keyhole surgery may not be your best choice By Jenny Hudson PUBLISHED: 22:53 GMT, 12 March 2012 | UPDATED: 22:53 GMT, 12 March 2012 When Dr William Davis was told he’d need surgery for prostate cancer, he hoped to have it done using a keyhole procedure and chose urologist Alan Doherty, a surgeon renowned as a pioneer of the keyhole technique.

Teenage actress has memories of the last year wiped after being struck down by rare condition

'I have cried so much': Tragedy of teenage actress whose memories are wiped by rare brain condition A 19-year-old girl cannot remember attending her own grandmother's funeral last year after she was struck down with an incredibly rare neurological condition.

Woman left a virtual recluse by Tourette"s syndrome cured by electrodes implanted in brain

Woman left a virtual recluse by Tourette”s syndrome “cured” by electrodes implanted in brain A woman with Tourette”s syndrome who suffered such terrible spasms she became a virtual recluse, has been given her life back following pioneering surgery.