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High-tech scalpel makes brain surgery less risky

The "smart scalpel" developed by a researcher named David Oliva Uribe in Brussels, Belgium doesn't look or even work like a conventional scalpel. It has no edge, has a sensor-rich sphere at the tip, and instead of having the capability to cut people open, it can differentiate between cancerous …

A Master Of Science Visualization Animates Deadly Viruses

Using the Protein Data Bank, an illustrator puts a new spin on molecular science.<p>Twenty-three-year-old Seattle-based designer Eleanor Lutz is one of our favorite practitioners of the art of the science visualization, but it’s been a while since we last heard from her. Her latest work was worth the …

'Super-gonorrhoea' is spreading across Britain and will become untreatable, doctors fear

An outbreak of highly drug-resistant "super-gonorrhoea" is sweeping across Britain and could become untreatable, medics fear.<p>A national alert was triggered by Public Health England last September after the rare strain of the sexually transmitted superbug was detected in 15 people.<p>The number of …

The Science of Memory: How to Effortlessly Boost Your Retention and Recall

There's an easy way to improve your memory, but don't take my word for it - here's the research.<p>Have you ever had trouble remembering names? I know I have. There's nothing more embarrassing than having someone who "knows you" start a conversation while you're running through your mental Rolodex and …

Doctors and nurses could be sent from Calais to rescue struggling NHS

Doctors and nurses could be drafted into NHS hospitals from Calais in a desperate bid to tackle a 10,000-strong waiting list in parts of Kent.<p>Health service chiefs are considering bringing in clinical staff from France to tackle a mounting backlog of patients facing long waits for hip and knee …

Junior doctors strike: why are they taking action and how will it affect you?

Junior doctors are on the verge of another spell of industrial action, with a string of sustained strikes planned. Medics are withdrawing all but emergency action for two 24-hour periods, from April 6 to 8.<p>And there will also be a full withdrawal of labour planned between the hours of 8am and 5pm …

Junior doctors' strike: thousands of operations cancelled as 48-hour walkout begins

More than 5,000 operations across England were cancelled ahead of the 48-hour strike by junior doctors<p>Thousands of junior doctors across England have gone on strike in a row with the Government over a new contract.<p>More than 5,000 operations and procedures across England were cancelled ahead of the …

Nearly half of junior doctors worked during strike, NHS says

BMA says figure is as expected given numbers of doctors in emergency care who were never going to join walkout<p>Almost half of junior doctors went to work as normal during Tuesday’s 24-hour strike, despite their union urging them to join the walkout, NHS bosses have said.<p>Of the 26,000 junior doctors …

Letters: The Government has misrepresented doctors’ motives for striking

Doctors are trying to protect the NHS; Rhodes must not fall; wash away your bottled-water guilt; US gun culture; and use your loaf<p>SIR – In 2006, a new NHS dental contract was introduced. It was cleverly constructed so that a large number of dentists ended up leaving the NHS (which they did in order …

Jeremy Hunt warns he could opt for the 'nuclear option' and impose the new contracts on junior doctors if no deal can be done

The Health Secretary said he "really hopes" he does not have to impose new contracts, which propose changes to hospital doctors' working contracts<p>Jeremy Hunt has warned that he could opt for the 'nuclear option' and impose new doctors contracts on medics if no deal is reached over changes to …

Junior Doctors Strike Explained By Great British Bake Off Star Tamal Ray Using Game Of 'Operation'

One of Britain's best-known junior doctors, who wowed us with his baking earlier this year, has given his take on the recent strikes.<p>Tamal Ray, a …

Hunt revives threat of 'nuclear option' for junior doctors contract

As negotiations resume, health secretary says he retains right to force controversial new terms on junior medics ‘as a last resort’<p>Jeremy Hunt has repeated his threat of taking the “nuclear option” and imposing a new contract on junior doctors without their consent, as talks resume on trying to end …

Junior doctors must not block NHS progress, says Cameron

Prime minister repeats threat made by Jeremy Hunt to impose new contract on striking doctors without their consent<p>David Cameron has repeated the threat to impose a new contract on junior doctors without their consent, arguing they cannot be allowed to “block progress in our NHS”.<p>In comments that …