Scandal-hit Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust to be put into administration

Scandal-hit Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust to be put into administration Includes Stafford Hospital, where 1,200 patients may have died needlesslyDecision has been made by Monitor, which regulates foundation trustsDone to 'safeguard the future of health services' provided by the trust By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 14:19 GMT, 15 April 2013 | UPDATED: 00:19 GMT, 16 April 2013 The hospital trust at the centre of one of the worst health scandals in living memory has been put into administration after losing 20million last year.

Norovirus is back: Coldest March in 50 years sees winter vomiting bug cases rise

Norovirus is back: Coldest March in 50 years sees winter vomiting bug cases rise Health Protection Agency figures show rise in first three weeks of MarchEaster travels might have helped infection to spread around the country .

200 people fall sick amid fears of salmonella outbreak after spicy food festival in Newcastle

200 people fall sick amid fears of salmonella outbreak after spicy food festival in NewcastleFour cases of salmonella confirmed after hundreds fall ill with diarrhoeaInvestigation has been launched by Environmental health Officers The source of the infection at charity festival not yet identified By Emily Davies PUBLISHED: 21:54 GMT, 7 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:18 GMT, 8 March 2013 Around 200 people who attended a spicy food street festival have reported suffering from diarrhoea and vomiting amid fears of a salmonella outbreak, a council spokesman said today.

Measles cases at 18-year high because parents are failing to get children vaccinated

Measles cases at 18-year high because parents are failing to get children vaccinated 2,016 confirmed cases in England and Wales in 2012, the highest annual total since 1994 Teenagers not vaccinated when they were younger are at particular risk of becoming exposed, say experts Several smaller spreads have also occurred in travelling communities across the European Union , the highest annual total since 1994″ class=”blkBorder” /> There were 2,016 confirmed cases of measles in England and Wales in 2012, the highest annual total since 1994 The number of measles cases in England and Wales has reached an 18 year high, it was revealed today.

DePuy "sold toxic hip implants despite knowing they could be dangerous for THREE YEARS"

Toxic hip implants sold by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary 'which knew for THREE YEARS that they could be dangerous' DePuy marketed metal-on-metal implants 'despite surgeon's warnings'Hips failed after 2.5 yrs far more regularly than other models, tests foundThey were suspected of causing potentially toxic metal to get into bloodRevelations on warnings come in Los Angeles compensation court case year the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued an alert to the NHS on a wide range of 'metal on metal' implants, saying there was a ‘small risk’ they could cause complications in patients.

Norovirus strain that has hit 1.2million in UK and caused chaos in hospitals came from AUSTRALIA

It came from Down Chunder: The norovirus strain that's wreaked havoc across the UK and made 1.2million of us ill started in Oz Most people taken ill with norovirus caught the strain Sydney 2012 The variant was first identified in the UK in October but is already dominant Number of cases of the winter vomiting bug rose as much as 63 per cent compared to last year , has become the 'dominant strain' and may explain the huge rise in the number of cases.

Electronic cigarettes "DON"T help fight addiction and cause harm to health"

Electronic cigarettes 'DON'T help fight addiction and cause harm to health'New report warns electronic cigarettes do not help smokers quitGadgets still posed a health risk, although not as serious as real cigarettesExperts warned their use could lead young people on to real cigarettes | UPDATED: 16:48 GMT, 30 December 2012 They are used by thousands of smokers who are either looking to kick the habit or just for a healthier alternative.

One million now affected by winter vomiting bug – and cases are set to soar well into the New Year

One million now affected by winter vomiting bug – and cases are set to soar well into the New Year Number of norovirus cases up by 83 per cent on this time last yearToll is expected to rise, says the Health Protection AgencyThe number of cases has risen earlier than expected this year, following a trend seen across Europe | UPDATED: 17:55 GMT, 28 December 2012 More than one million victims have been struck by the winter vomiting bug, figures released today suggest.

First there was norovirus, then came flu and next there will be whooping cough as figures show there have been 9,000 cases this year

First there was norovirus, then came flu, now whooping cough makes a comeback with 9,000 cases this year Number of whooping cough cases increased by nearly ten times last yearFigures for November show a total of 1,080 confirmed casesMeanwhile, flu cases highest in children aged five to 14, says HPANorth East England appears to be worst affected area of the country Doctors given the green light to prescribe antivirals to those who need themThose in at-risk groups yet to be vaccinated are urged to have flu jab | UPDATED: 15:54 GMT, 22 December 2012 The number of cases of whooping cough has jumped from 944 last year to nearly 9,000 this year, according to the latest figures After doctors up and down the country have dealt with an influx of patients suffering from norovirus, followed up by a wave of flu patients, medical staff are now gearing themselves for people needing help for whooping cough.

Winter vomiting bug could cancel Christmas for thousands as cases hit 900,000

Winter vomiting bug could cancel Christmas for thousands as cases near 900,000 Number of people affected is 83 per cent higher than this time last year due to an early outbreak of the virusMost cases usually occur between January and MarchNumber of people affected has doubled in one week | UPDATED: 16:26 GMT, 19 December 2012 Norovirus is threatening to ruin Christmas for thousands of people as the number of cases continues to soar.