Ryan Senior: Child aged just 16 died because surgeon used wrong instrument, court is told

Aspiring mechanic, 16, died after surgeon pierced his vein using wrong instrument in due to 'great pressures over delays' Ryan Senior died of multiple organ failure during routine abdominal surgery Surgeon used wrong instrument that pierced a major vein Today admitted that had been the case due to time pressures at the hospitalSaid getting the right equipment would have delayed the operation Doctors administered 31 pints of blood in a bid to stem the bleedingBut the healthy teenager was killed by an embolism and cardiac arrest PUBLISHED: 13:20 GMT, 10 April 2013 | UPDATED: 19:49 GMT, 10 April 2013 A teenager died during a routine operation when a surgeon allegedly pierced a major vein after using the wrong instrument, an inquest heard.

Babies delivered by Caesarean section at higher risk of asthma and allergies

Babies delivered by Caesarean section at higher risk of asthma and allergies Researchers found significant differences in the gut bacteria found in infants born surgically and naturallyExclusively bottle-fed babies also had significant differences in their gut bacteria Previous research found children born surgically are at double the risk of obesity in childhood By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 17:37 GMT, 11 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:43 GMT, 11 February 2013 Babies delivered by Caesarean miss out on protective bugs that could help prevent a host of disorders in childhood and later life, warn researchers.

Giving birth in hospital raises risk of new mothers bleeding to death

Giving birth in hospital raises risk of new mothers bleeding to death | UPDATED: 00:02 GMT, 2 December 2012 Women who choose to give birth at home are less likely to suffer from life-threatening bleeding than those who have their baby in hospital, a study has found.

Surgeons leave eight-inch long forceps inside patient"s body

Surgeons leave eight-inch long forceps inside patient's body – and are only discovered during X-ray weeks later Medical instruments should be counted before and after an operation and an X-ray taken if the numbers don't match | UPDATED: 12:12 GMT, 7 August 2012 A man had to undergo emergency surgery after bungling medics left a pair of forceps inside his body during an appendix operation.

PIP breast implants "are up to six times as likely to rupture"; But they don"t cause cancer, finds inquiry

PIP breast implants 'are up to six times as likely to rupture'; But they don't cause cancer, finds inquiry Royal College of Surgeons say there should be mandatory databases on patient safety for all surgical implants and associated techniques | UPDATED: 00:56 GMT, 19 June 2012 The faulty breast implants at the centre of a health scare are up to six times as likely to rupture as other brands but do not cause cancer, an inquiry has found.

Pip breast implants DON"T cause cancer – but they are up to SIX TIMES as likely to rupture

Pip breast implants DON'T cause cancer – but they are up to SIX TIMES as likely to rupture Royal College of Surgeons say there should be mandatory databases on patient safety for all surgical implants and associated techniques | UPDATED: 15:01 GMT, 18 June 2012 The faulty breast implants at the centre of a health scare are up to six times as likely to rupture as other brands – but do not cause cancer.

“Facelift in a bottle”: Woman’s bizarre contraption “wipes 10 years off your age” by stretching your face from ear to ear

“Facelift in a bottle”: Woman”s bizarre contraption “wipes 10 years off your age” by stretching your face from ear to ear . It”s being billed as a “facelift in a bottle” but the latest way to zap sagging or drooping skin looks more like a bungee rope than a wrinkle cream.

Bubble baby syndrome: Couple desperate for bone marrow donor for their daughter

A kiss could kill her: Couple desperate for bone marrow match for their baby who has no immune system | UPDATED: 15:35 GMT, 3 May 2012 A desperate couple are in a race against time to save the life of their baby daughter after she was born without an immune system.

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.

I"ve got you under my skin: How listening to Sinatra sing can help you heal faster

I've got you under my skin: How listening to Sinatra sing can help you heal faster | UPDATED: 00:28 GMT, 28 March 2012 Calming: Frank Sinatra's music, and other easy listening classics, were found to help patients during ops The sounds of Sinatra are helping patients undergoing surgery to relax and even heal faster, say researchers.