More medical news from BBC Health
VIDEO: DNA project 'revolution' in diagnosis
BBC Health : December 22, 2014, 6:02 am
A new genetics project "will bring in a revolution" in the diagnosis and treatment of inherited disease, according to Prof Graeme Black, who will lead it in Manchester.
NHS to start era of DNA-medicine
BBC Health : December 21, 2014, 7:00 am
The NHS is setting up 11 centres aimed at unlocking the secrets of DNA and developing drugs to target cancer and rare genetic diseases.
Ambulance targets plan revealed
BBC Health : December 21, 2014, 3:35 am
Target times for ambulances to reach some seriously ill patients could be lengthened, a document leaked to the BBC shows.
VIDEO: 'Ambulance targets may help patients'
BBC Health : December 21, 2014, 1:55 am
Professor Keith Willett, head of acute care at NHS England, says changes to ambulance target times may result in giving individual patients ''a better response''.
VIDEO: Fixing bones with a household drill
BBC Health : December 20, 2014, 9:09 am
A Canadian team has come up with an ingenious solution for using an ordinary power drill safely in surgery - wrapping it in a sterile bag