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Medical school brings innovation to surgery training during Covid

The anatomy team at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) have been awarded a grant to create and deliver surgical training using a range of innovative means that include live

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Covid positive patients should delay surgery to reduce death risk

Surgery should be delayed for seven weeks after a patient tests positive for COVID-19 – as operations taking place up to six weeks after diagnosis are associated with increased risk

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Hip fracture outcomes worse during busy periods

Elderly people are at greater risk of dying from hip surgery if surgeons are too busy. Hip fractures are serious, especially for the elderly. The operation can be a great

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Wales’ LIMB-Art launches at the Wirral Limb Centre at Clatterbridge Hospital

Wales’ award winning LIMB-Art, which makes ‘the world’s coolest prosthetic leg covers’, has launched at Wirral Limb Centre on the Wirral. Over 730 amputees are currently registered at the centre, which

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Inequality in medieval Cambridge was ‘recorded on the bones’ of its residents

Social inequality was “recorded on the bones” of Cambridge’s medieval residents, according to a new study of hundreds of human remains excavated from three very different burial sites within the

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More than 200,000 patients waiting over a year for hospital treatment

New NHS England statistics published recently show the huge strain COVID-19 is putting on waiting lists, with more than 200,000 patients waiting more than a year for hospital treatment. A

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A ‘skeletal age’ calculator to predict bone fracture risk

Researchers at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research have developed a computational model to calculate ‘skeletal age’, a personalised estimate of an individual’s risk of bone fracture and premature death.

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Fear of complaints pushing doctors to breaking point, warns MDU

Doctors fear a wave of complaints due to the difficulties of caring for patients during the pandemic, according to a new survey published recently. The survey of 1,203 doctors by

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Target discovered that halts osteoarthritis-type knee cartilage degeneration

There is currently no cure for osteoarthritis, but a group of scientists believe they’ve discovered a method through which a simple knee injection could potentially stop the disease’s effects. These

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Researchers develop technique to replicate bone-remodelling processes

A multidisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) have developed a technique to replicate bone tissue complexity and bone remodelling processes.