[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images People should not make health decisions based on genetic tests they do at home, experts have warned.The University of Southampton team, writing in the British Medical Journal, warn results can be unreliable.The geneticists said the tests could be wrongly reassuring - or lead to unnecessary worry.23andMe, one of the companies offering tests, said there were "many cases" where results had prompted further checks and preventative
[ad_1] Image copyright Lancaster University Image caption A tiny microphone records the "noises" produced by the knee Technology used by engineers to listen for faults in bridges could be used to diagnose "noisy" arthritic knees, a study suggests.It involved a tiny microphone being attached to participants' knees to pick up high-frequency sounds.Although not audible to humans, the waveforms can be analysed by computers to give an insight into knee health.Better
[ad_1] Image caption Royal Papworth Hospital has earned an "outstanding" rating from inspectors A leading heart hospital has become the first NHS hospital trust to earn "outstanding" ratings across the board by inspectors.Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge is where the first successful UK heart transplant was carried out in 1979.The hospital earned the top rating across all five areas, including patient safety, care and leadership.Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors said:
[ad_1] Image copyright The Gray family Image caption Archie had scalds on both thighs - but no scars Scott Gray had made a cup of tea at home and left it on the side while playing with his sons, four-year-old Archie and two-year-old Freddie. Moments later, Archie had knocked the tea off the side and on to himself. Scott said: "I pulled his trousers and his skin came off too.