The innovators: the app that allows patients to track their illnesses

David Bedford suffers from Parkinson’s disease and can sometimes forget to take one of the five different pills he needs to keep the condition in check. Worse, when he makes half yearly visits to the hospital for a check-up, he can’t remember the details of his daily routine. Three years after he was diagnosed with […]

Medieval eye remedy ‘kills MRSA’

The leechbook is one of the earliest examples of what might loosely be called a medical textbook It seems Anglo-Saxon physicians may actually have practiced something pretty close to the modern scientific method, with its emphasis on observation and experimentation. Bald’s Leechbook could hold some important lessons for our modern day battle with anti-microbial resistance. […]

First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims

I think I’d want to approve the body first. The one I’ve got was no prize draw. A surgeon says full-body transplants could become a reality in just two years. Sergio Canavero, a doctor in Turin, Italy, has drawn up plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body and claims the […]