Quadruple amputee given double hand transplant

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCorinne says she is thrilled A woman from Renfrewshire who had been waiting for a double hand transplant for five years has successfully undergone the surgery. Quadruple amputee Corinne Hutton, from Lochwinnoch, went through a 12-hour procedure at Leeds General Infirmary. The news was announced by the […]

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Super-gonorrhoea spread causes ‘deep concern’

Image copyright Getty Images Two women in the UK have been infected with super-gonorrhoea, sparking deep concern from sexual health doctors. A European “party destination” is one line of inquiry and health officials are trying to contact subsequent sexual partners in the UK. Both women have since been cured of their infections, which were resistant […]

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Cheap common drugs may help mental illness

Image copyright Getty Images Cheap and widely used drugs for diabetes and heart health have potential for treating severe mental illness, a study hints. It showed the number of times patients needed hospital treatment fell by up to a fifth when they took the drugs. The researchers at University College London say their findings have […]

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