Bowel cancer: Scientists develop rear-view mirror to spot disease

Scientists develop rear-view mirror to spot bowel cancer | UPDATED: 00:47 GMT, 11 December 2012 Scientists have developed a new device that works like a ‘rear-view mirror’ for the surgeon during bowel examinations, helping to detect 25 per cent more abnormalities Bowel cancer is Britain’s third most common cancer, with 40,000 new diagnoses a year.

DR ELLIE CANNON: Romney fails the NHS test

Mitt Romney fails the NHS test with his audacious criticism | UPDATED: 21:05 GMT, 28 July 2012 Completely wrong: Mitt Romney criticised the NHS American presidential candidate Mitt Romney had the audacity last week to criticise the NHS for making his son wait six weeks for a colonoscopy when he presented with seemingly worrying symptoms while living in the UK in 1995.

Patients may dread colonoscopies, but study finds they halve risk of colon cancer death

Patients may dread having a colonoscopy, but study finds they halve risk of colon cancer death Treated patients had 53% lower risk of dying from colon cancer than would be expected in a similar group in the general populationProcedure involves inserting a tiny camera on a tube through the anus into the large intestine It is a procedure that is both uncomfortable and embarrassing, but a new study has found patients don't endure colonoscopies in vain.