11 medical devices that changed the world

Medical devices may sound like a modern invention, but they in fact have helped us manage and treat diseases for centuries

11 medical devices that changed the worldHere are our top ten picks of medical gadgets that play a significant role in our lives, many of them so ubiquitous that we sometimes take them for granted. Stethoscope We have to credit a modest 19th-century Parisian doctor for having invented the stethoscope. In 1816, while examining a female patient with heart disease, Dr […]

Visiting same doctor likely to bring down frequent hospitalisation in elderly patients

Researchers found that those who saw the same General Physicians (GP) between 40 and 70 per cent of the time had 9 per cent fewer unnecessary admissions to hospital than those who only saw the same GP less than 40 per cent of the time

Visiting same doctor likely to bring down frequent hospitalisation in elderly patientsThe risk of older patients being admitted to hospital can be slashed if they see the same GP on every visit to their surgery, a study has found. It reinforces the value of family doctors who know patients well and suggests GPs could be the key to reducing unnecessary hospital admissions, a problem pushing A&E […]

High-tech treatments are revolutionising surgery and medicine

From a keyhole knee surgery to electron tomography, TV’s popular medical advisor Dr Hilary Jones states that he and his family have benefited from several high-tech developments 

High-tech treatments are revolutionising surgery and medicineWhen TV’s Dr Hilary Jones was in his 20s he loved nothing more than a fast-paced game of squash However the hours he spent pounding around the court had an unwanted consequence – a knee injury so serious that Hilary was told he would need surgery to fix it. “I had my first knee operation […]