Early studies have found that a simple procedure to remove scar tissue could help people who have continued lower back and leg pain following lumbar spine surgery.
Scientists have discovered how to regrow sensory hair cells found in the inner ear - a finding that could lead to a new approach to treating hearing loss.
Carrying extra weight can increase the risk of developing gallstones, which could mean needing surgery to remove the gallbladder.
A third of young people are now teetotal, according to a new study which claims drinking habits are changing.
A one-off genetic test has been developed that can show if a person is born with a predisposition to heart disease.