Could AR and VR transform surgery forever?

Virtual and augmented reality headsets may currently still be a novelty in the healthcare realm, but they have the potential to completely transform how surgeons operate

New treatments for heart conditions

Promising new techniques and treatments for cardiovascular disease are saving lives and transforming patients’ experience, writes Victoria Lambert

3D printed hearts

Advances in 3D-printing technology present the prospect of building a working heart from human tissue, as Lorena Tonarelli reports

Replacement valves save lives

The silent nature of heart valve disease presents a major challenge to health services in the UK where the number of people aged over 65 is expected to almost double to 19 million in the next 30 years

Successful surgery without the usual scarring

Patients bear testimony to a surgical technique which avoids unsightly scarring, cuts the risk of infection, slashes recovery time – and saves money

A guide to cosmetic clinics online

Guide to searching for Cosmetic Procedures online

Knowledge is power when choosing a cosmetic practitioner. Lorna Jackson offers a guide to navigating the internet and making the right choices online

Eyes are windows to good health

An eye test can do more than spot fading sight – it can actually save your life, as Danny Buckland reports

Baby love and a happy ending on Valentine’s Day

After going through a harrowing first birth, Emanuela “Manu” Redaschi shares the experience of having her second child at a private maternity unit