Rise of Robodoc: They can operate on everything from your heart to creaky knees – but would you put your life into the hands of a robot surgeon?

The rise of Robodoc: They can operate on everything from your heart to creaky knees – but would you put your life into the hands of a robot surgeon | UPDATED: 00:31 GMT, 7 August 2012 Doctors are increasingly using robots to treat disease and injury Having an operation Don’t be surprised if the surgeon performs it from the room next door.

Operations that are just a stitch-up: How patients can be healed by telling them they"ve had surgery – even when it"s all a sham

Ops that are just a stitch-up: How patients can be healed by telling them they've had surgery – even when it's all a sham | UPDATED: 23:58 GMT, 9 July 2012 The situation sounds like a sick practical joke: you are admitted to hospital for an important operation, and the staff give you an anaesthetic and wheel you into surgery.

Could your painkillers give you an accidental overdose?

Could your painkillers give you an accidental overdose Taking slightly too much paracetamol day after day can be fatal, researchers at Edinburgh University recently warned, as the damage can build up gradually. Each year, the average adult swallows more than 300 painkilling pills, according to the British Medical Association