NHS should take out more tonsils to avoid repeat cases of sore throats, say doctors

NHS should return to the 1950s and take out more tonsils to avoid repeat cases of sore throats, say doctors Finnish study finds tonsillectomies reduce pharyngitisAbout 200,000 children a year had tonsils out in 1950sNow figure has dropped to 29,000 procedures a year By Helen Lawson PUBLISHED: 05:07 GMT, 3 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:47 GMT, 3 April 2013 The NHS should remove more tonsils to avoid repeated cases of severely sore throats, according to British doctors.

Nine out of 10 NHS Trusts are "rationing operations"

Nine out of 10 NHS Trusts are 'rationing operations' Two thirds of trusts limited cataract surgeryMore than half limited hip and knee operationsHealth Minister calls restrictions 'totally unacceptable' | UPDATED: 10:56 GMT, 19 June 2012 NHS hospitals are rationing the number of operations they perform to balance their budgets.

Boy, 4, went into hospital to have his tonsils out and died after 15,000-to-one complication, drowning in his own blood

Boy, 4, went into hospital to have his tonsils out and died after 15,000-to-one complication, drowning in his own blood Oakley Gould died after he suffered cardio-respiratory failure when his lungs filled up after a 'catastrophic bleed' from a tiny artery | UPDATED: 07:29 GMT, 12 June 2012 A four-year-old boy who went into hospital to have his tonsils out died after drowning in his own blood as a result of a 15,000-to-one complication, an inquest heard.

Robot helps surgeons treat mouth cancer in just one hour

Robot arm helps surgeons treat mouth cancer in just one hour – and with no scars | UPDATED: 21:46 GMT, 9 June 2012 No pain: Stephan Spiriak was home within a week of having the operation Pioneering robotic surgery is allowing doctors to remove cancer in the mouth without leaving a scar.

Oral cancer cases have risen above 6,000 a year for the first time, figures reveal

Mouth cancer cases soar above 6,000 a year for the first time, figures reveal, thanks to rise in oral sexOral cancer cases have risen above 6,000 a year | UPDATED: 08:19 GMT, 16 March 2012 On the increase: Oral cancer cases have reached 6,000 a year for the first time, with two thirds of new cases being among men Oral cancer cases have risen above 6,000 a year for the first time, figures revealed today.

The pen is mightier than the stomach: Surgeons remove felt-tip 25 years after woman swallows it – and it still works!

The pen is mightier than the stomach: Woman who swallowed pen 25 years ago has it removed… and it still works! We”ve all lost pens down the back of a sofa but one woman managed to misplace one for 25 years – after she swallowed it by accident. The surprising find only came to light after the 76-year-old woman visited her doctor suffering from weight loss and diarrhoea