The Royal Free has become the first medical centre in Europe to install a pioneering simulator allowing staff to practice surgery virtually. The Lap Mentor III machine allows surgeons at the hospital in Hampstead to practice a number of simulated surgical operations, including keyhole surgery, appendectomies and a gastric bypass. Force feedback also allows virtual anatomy “to respond as real anatomy would”, giving the feel of tissue and bone.
A Camden woman whose face was left paralysed on one side by a rare palsy has spoken about her experience to help raise awareness of the condition. Amelia Tearle, 22, who lives in Highgate Road, Kentish Town, recovered from facial palsy two years ago. The condition causes partial freezing of the muscles on one side of the face, affects more than 100,000 people in the UK, and can be triggered by a viral infection.
It's noon on Christmas Day. Mike Tuohy pulls a Christmas cracker with his son Andrew. He kisses his wife goodbye, leaves the turkey-laden dinner table and rushes off to volunteer with homeless charity Crisis. This might not be the typical way to spend 25 December, but for Mike, it has been the norm for 35 years. The 54-year-old believes everyone deserves a winter break and calls the Crisis centres an "all-inclusive holiday" for the homeless.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".