New brain "injection" treatment gives hope to 20,000 stroke sufferers

New brain 'injection' treatment gives hope to 20,000 stroke sufferersGroundbreaking new treatment dissolves 'golf ball-sized' clotsPatients who use drugs had less disability a year later, study saysClots removed in 50 per cent of patients given medication, compared to just 5 per cent receiving standard care By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 01:26 GMT, 8 February 2013 | UPDATED: 07:58 GMT, 8 February 2013 Groundbreaking: New treatment which sees drugs inserted in the brain of stroke victims could help thousands who suffer a brain haemorrhage (file picture Surgeons are inserting drugs in the brain of stroke victims to dissolve ‘golf ball-sized’ clots in a groundbreaking new treatment. The technique could help thousands of patients who suffer a bleeding stroke, or brain haemorrhage, for which there is currently no surgical treatment

Six-year-old girl shot by Taliban to have face reconstructed in life-changing surgery at Long Island hospital

Six-year-old girl shot by Taliban to have face reconstructed in life-changing surgery at Long Island hospital | UPDATED: 22:33 GMT, 21 December 2012 A beautiful 6-year-old girl who's face was ruined by a Taliban's bullet in Afghanistan will undergo surgery at a Long Island hospital Friday to repair her face and be able to breathe normally again. Marizeh – who's last name is being withheld to protect surviving family in Afghanistan – lost her right eye in the attacks months ago

Care worker, 25, almost blinded and loses eyebrows for life after they were tinted with chemicals at beauty salon

Care worker, 25, almost blinded and loses eyebrows for life after they were tinted with chemicals at beauty salonNatasha Henshaw, 25, left in agony after waxing sessionTreatment left pores open before tint was appliedDoctors say it is unlikely her eyebrows will grow back PUBLISHED: 12:49 GMT, 18 December 2012 | UPDATED: 13:19 GMT, 18 December 2012 A mother-of-one has had her eyebrows permanently burned off during a bungled routine tinting session. Care worker Natasha Henshaw was nearly blinded when the tint was applied after her eyebrows had been waxed, leaving her pores open to the chemicals The 25-year-old from Dingle, Liverpool, was left in searing pain and awoke the next day to find her eyebrows 'scattered all over' her face. Doctors say it is unlikely her eyebrows will ever grow back.

Pioneering breast cancer treatment turns tumours into a ball of ice which kills harmful tissue

Pioneering breast cancer treatment freezes tumours into a ball of ice which kills harmful tissue Needle cooled to -170C with liquid nitrogen repeatedly inserted into cancerous tissue Device turns cancerous tumour into 'ball of ice' Technique developed by Israel-based firm could be completed in 15 minutes without need for surgeryCryoablation could one day be used to treat kidney, prostate and liver cancer | UPDATED: 12:30 GMT, 9 December 2012 Surgery may soon be a thing of the past for breast cancer patients, thanks to a new technique that destroys tumours by freezing them.

Implant boost for kidney dialysis patients on trial

Implant boost for kidney dialysis patients on trial55,000 people in the UK rely on regular kidney dialysis | UPDATED: 22:00 GMT, 1 December 2012 On trial: The new implant can aid thousands Thousands of kidney dialysis patients could receive faster, safer treatment thanks to a new implant being trialled at St George’s Hospital in London and Central Manchester University Hospital. About 55,000 patients in the UK suffering with end-stage kidney failure rely on dialysis machines to filter waste and excess water from their blood

Take it a bit easier in the gym: Too much exercise can wear out your heart

Take it a bit easier in the gym: Too much exercise can wear out your heartModerate, regular exercise is beneficial but it is possible to do too muchExercising intensely for more than an hour can cause heart tissue to stretchRunning between two and five times a week is better than going every dayAnd, marathons should not be a regular challenge, rather done occasionally | UPDATED: 23:37 GMT, 29 November 2012 While moderate exercise like jogging is good for you, too much is bad for your heart It is the news that couch potatoes have been waiting for: too much exercise is bad for your heart.