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.

Drinking lowers your risk of dying in hospital (although it increases your chance of going there in the first place)

Drinking lowers your risk of dying in hospital (although it increases your chance of going there in the first place)<br> Those with higher levels of alcohol in blood were almost 50% less likely to die from injury in hospital<br>Once protective effect is understood patients could be treated with drugs that mimic alcohol, said experts <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 16:59 GMT, 20 November 2012 </p> <br><p>Scientists have discovered a somewhat dubious benefit of drinking too much – it reduces your risk of dying if you end up in hospital.</p><p>Of course consuming too much alcohol substantially increases your chances of being injured in the first place.

Hospital criticised for turning bike racks into a SMOKING shelter

Hospital criticised for turning bike racks into a SMOKING shelter<br> <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 14:40 GMT, 23 November 2012 </p> <p>One of the UK&#8217;s leading NHS hospitals has come under fire for turning a bike shelter into a smoking area.</p><p>Racks which hold around 60 bicycles are being removed from the grounds of Addenbrooke&#8217;s Hospital in Cambridge to make room for smokers to have a cigarette undercover.</p><p>But cycling campaigners says the hospital is sending out the wrong message by making the switch.</p> <img src="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/11/23/article-2237434-162D542B000005DC-744_468x286.jpg" width="468" height="286" alt="Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge has been criticised for turning a bike shelter into a smoking area" class="blkBorder" /> <p class="imageCaption">Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge has been criticised for turning a bike shelter into a smoking area</p> <p>Robin Heydon, of Cambridge Cycling Campaign, said: 'Addenbrooke&#8217;s is already overflowing with bikes, so to remove bike parking, especially to put in a smoking shelter, seems completely and entirely against what the NHS should be about.'</p><p>The bike shelter is near the hospital&#8217;s 'S' block, but it is being turned into a smoking shelter as part of a hospital revamp of its major trauma centre.</p><p>A Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) spokesman said the new scheme would see 138 new cycle places provided on the site, which will mean room for an extra 79 bikes.

Breast cancer: NHS faces "crisis" as number of women living with disease is set to treble to 1.7m

Breast cancer timebomb fear: Experts warn that NHS faces crisis as number of women living with disease is set to treble to 1.7m Threefold increase by 2040 will be partly caused by our ageing population Macmillan Cancer Support warns of being 'prepared for dramatic increase'Better treatment and diagnosis means more women are now surviving itThis presents new challenges for NHS in practical support and after-care By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 23:01 GMT, 15 October 2012 | UPDATED: 23:24 GMT, 15 October 2012 Soaring numbers of women living with breast cancer will leave the NHS in crisis, researchers warn today.

Man run over by two cars and killed while standing on a highway dressed as BIGFOOT

Big Foot impersonator killed in the act: Man trying to create Sasquatch sighting is run over by 15-year-old girl . A man who was apparently trying to make passing motorists think that he was Bigfoot paid for the ruse with his life when he was run over by two cars on highway in northwestern Montana Sunday night.

NY Med: Cancer patient comforts doctor during prognosis

Tender moment patient, 75, with incurable stomach cancer comforts her doctor after HE breaks down during horrific prognosis | UPDATED: 20:25 GMT, 22 August 2012 Delivering devastating news to a patient and offering them words of comfort afterwards must be one of the hardest parts of the job for any doctor.

The tiny vacuum that cleans up infections

The tiny vacuum that cleans infections by sucking healing cells into wounds could help thousands of patients | UPDATED: 07:58 GMT, 1 May 2012 The vaccum works by drawing blood into an infected area, which increases the supply of healing cells A new device that ‘vacuums’ surgical wounds and hard-to-treat sores could help thousands of patients.

Dentist Anna Mackowiak pulled out ALL boyfriend Marek Olszewski’s teeth after he dumped her

Dentist pulled out ALL boyfriend”s teeth after he dumped her (and new girlfriend leaves him because of his empty mouth)Anna Mackowiak heavily sedated Marek Olszewski before plucking out his gnashers”I tried to be professional, but when I saw him, I thought, “What a b******”.”

Tim Barter head rebuilt using fat from stomach

Man with a huge dent in his head has it rebuilt using fat from stomach Tim Barter shatters skull, eye socket and cheekboneUndergoes first procedure of its kind in Britain to improve outcome of facial injuries A man who was left with a huge dent in his head after hitting a brick wall has had it rebuilt using fat from his stomach.

Man with a huge dent in his head gets face rebuilt using fat from stomach

Man with a huge dent in his head has it rebuilt using fat from stomach Tim Barter shatters skull, eye socket and cheekboneUndergoes first procedure of its kind in Britain to improve outcome of facial injuries A man who was left with a huge dent in his head after hitting a brick wall has had it rebuilt using fat from his stomach.