Fishing for blood clots: The net that dramatically reduces stroke deaths

Fishing for blood clots: Tiny metal net dramatically reduces stroke deaths Tiny wire net expands inside blood vessel 'catching' the clotResearchers say it can effectively reverse a stroke while it is happening | UPDATED: 15:56 GMT, 27 August 2012 Doctors could soon be using small nets to retrieve blood clots from the brains of stroke patients, according to researchers.

"Desperate Debra" – the simulator helping train doctors to perform emergency caesareans

Meet 'Desperate Debra' – the caesarean simulator that will help doctors to save the lives of pregnant women | UPDATED: 13:58 GMT, 5 July 2012 She may have no arms or legs, but 'Desperate Debra' is poised to play a crucial role in training up NHS doctors.

Alzheimer"s medication could be used to kick habit

Now a pill that could help cure all you shopaholics! Medication designed to treat Alzheimer's patients could be used to kick habit | UPDATED: 07:46 GMT, 29 May 2012 A pill designed to treat Alzheimer’s could help compulsive shoppers curb their devastating habit.

Brain hub that controls how birds learn to sing could give insight into Parkinson"s disease

Brain hub that helps birds learn how to sing 'goes wrong' in people with movement disorders | UPDATED: 11:27 GMT, 21 May 2012 The part of the brain which controls how birds learn their songs could be a key to treating disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, a study shows.

Breast cancer in young women is so aggressive it should be treated as a completely separate disease

Breast cancer in young women is so aggressive it should be treated as 'a completely separate disease' | UPDATED: 12:33 GMT, 4 May 2012 Kylie Minogue after recovering from breast cancer in 2006: Particular genes are significantly associated with breast cancer in pre-menopausal women Breast cancer in young women is so aggressive it should be treated as a completely separate disease, according to new research.

Brain cancer vaccine made from patients" own tumours extends life by a year

Brain cancer vaccine made from patients' own tumours extends life by a year | UPDATED: 19:47 GMT, 17 April 2012 A new vaccine, made with a patient's own tumour, alongside standard treatment has been found to extend the life of brain cancer sufferers by up to a year A personalised brain cancer vaccine made from patients' own tumours has been shown to extend life by more than a year.

How the "5 S"s" will stop your newborn from crying

Swaddle, side, shush, swing and suck: How the '5 S's' really DO stop your newborn from crying By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 16:28 GMT, 16 April 2012 | UPDATED: 16:58 GMT, 16 April 2012 It's a question that has perplexed many a new parent – how to calm your baby when they are having a crying fit Dr Harvey Karp and author of the book 'The Happiest Baby on the Block', believes he has the answer.