Men without children are "more depressed and sad" than childless women

Men without children are 'more depressed and sad' than childless women Men are almost as likely as women to want children, say British researchersAlso feel more isolated, depressed and angry if they don't have them Main reasons men want children are 'cultural' and due to family pressuresFor women, it is more about personal desire and biological urge By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 23:02 GMT, 2 April 2013 | UPDATED: 23:28 GMT, 2 April 2013 Men without children are more likely to suffer depression about the issue than their female counterparts Men without children are more likely to suffer depression about the issue than their female counterparts.

New NHS phoneline "will put lives at risk": Doctors" warning after 111 number goes into meltdown

New NHS phoneline 'will put lives at risk': Doctors' warning after 111 number goes into meltdown Callers put on hold for two hours or told to call back tomorrowService overwhelmed just a few hours after launch in some areasDoctors warn making service live nationwide from April will be 'dangerous' By Liz Hull PUBLISHED: 23:34 GMT, 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 11:46 GMT, 25 March 2013 Dr Laurence Buckman says April 1 is much too soon to introduce the new 111 service for the NHS Lives will be put at risk unless the Government suspends the new 111 NHS advice line, doctors warned yesterday.

Two-thirds of patients must wait 48 hours to see a GP while a tenth wait two WEEKS

Two-thirds of patients must wait 48 hours to see a GP while a tenth wait two WEEKSPatients struggle for timely access to a doctor, according to a surveySome are forced to wait a fortnight for a consultationNearly half say they are unhappy with local health service By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 01:05 GMT, 22 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:10 GMT, 22 March 2013 Almost two-thirds of patients say they struggle to get an appointment with a GP within two days, according to new research Two thirds of patients do not think their out-of-hours GP is safe, a report warns today.

Night-time trips to the loo cut our productivity by a quarter, research shows

Night-time trips to the loo cut our productivity: Workers who get up carry out a quarter less work Those with nocturia lose 24% productivity at workSufferers have to wake up once or more at night to urinate By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 00:11 GMT, 18 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:12 GMT, 18 March 2013 People who get up to go to the toilet in the middle of the night are less productive in work than those who sleep throughout, research suggests.

Mother"s anguish after police admit they kept her dead son"s brain in storage for 13 years

Mother's anguish after police admit they kept her dead son's brain in storage for 13 years Rhys Cheevers' brain was held at Southampton General Hospital after he died just two days oldHis mother Hannah says two police officers knocked on her door 'totally out of the blue' with the news By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 12:01 GMT, 22 February 2013 | UPDATED: 02:51 GMT, 23 February 2013 A mother has told of her agony when she discovered police kept her baby’s brain for 13 years.

Unborn babies get taste for fruit and vegetables from their mothers

Unborn babies get taste for fruit and vegetables from their mothers Babies are more accepting of foods their mothers eat often while pregnantStudy indicates they get also get a taste for novel foods through breast milk The research was carried out by the Monell Centre in PhiladelphiaBabies are 'biologically hardwired' to like food containing salt and sugarStudy found that they are not attracted to bitter foods like green vegetables By Nick Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 15:06 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 23:52 GMT, 14 February 2013 Mothers can reduce the chances of having fussy eaters by eating plenty of vegetables during pregnancy The parental crusade to get children to eat fruit and vegetables should begin before birth, researchers said last night.

Doctors offered 7,500 "bribe" to stop sending their patients with pneumonia or heart problems to hospital

Doctors offered 7,500 'bribe' to stop sending their patients with pneumonia or heart problems to hospital GPs to be paid not to refer patients to A&E in bid to reduce admissions Controversial scheme could hit elderly the hardest'An unethical waste of taxpayer's money' says Dr Laurence Buckman By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 01:41 GMT, 3 January 2013 | UPDATED: 11:42 GMT, 3 January 2013 GPs are to be offered ‘bribes’ of around 7,500 to slash the number of patients they send to accident and emergency.

Damning report reveals failings in NHS care of patients "treated worse than animals"

How could our girl die of asthma attack in hospital Damning report reveals failings in NHS care of patients 'treated worse than animals' The Patients Association report discloses how some doctors are 'acting like God' by telling relatives they will not try and resuscitate their loved onesOther distraught family members have spoken of lack of compassion amongst staff who don&#8217;t care if patients 'lived or die' <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 15:20 GMT, 22 November 2012 </p> <br> <img src="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/11/21/article-2236423-1625C618000005DC-39_306x423.jpg" width="306" height="423" alt="Lauren Hughes, pictured, died three days after being admitted to hospital with an asthma attack " class="blkBorder" /> <p class="imageCaption">Lauren Hughes, pictured, died three days after being admitted to hospital with an asthma attack </p> <p>Nurses who didn&#8217;t know how to give the kiss of life went into a panic when a child was admitted to hospital with a severe asthma attack.<br></p><p>Her family described scenes of hysteria as staff who were meant to be helping their daughter desperately tried to call senior medics to ask them what to do.<br></p><p>Three days later, 15-year-old Lauren Hughes died having suffered brain damage due to a lack of oxygen.<br></p><p>The appalling case was revealed by her parents today in a damning report by the Patients Association into failings in NHS care.<br></p><p>Pat and Dolly Hughes said one nurse became so distraught at the Ross-on-Wye community hospital she had to be calmed down by a colleague.<br></p><p>They said they couldn&#8217;t understand how a healthy teenager was able to die of an asthma attack while in hospital.<br></p><p>The hospital trust later admitted the nurses at its minor injuries unit weren&#8217;t trained in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and should have dialled 999.<br></p><p>Lauren had been taken to the unit by her mother when she started to suffer an asthma attack.<br></p><p>Initially they couldn&#8217;t even get into the hospital as the door had been locked for the evening.<br></p><p>Lauren &#8211; who was in obvious distress &#8211; was also ignored by two paramedics walking out of the hospital who did not stop to help or even let her in.<br></p><p>She was eventually transferred to University Hospital North Staffordshire but died three days after the initial attack in May.<br></p><p>Dr Peter Wilson, Medical Director at Wye Valley NHS Trust, which runs the community hospital said the trust has carried out a &#8216;full review&#8217; of the unit where Lauren was treated.<br></p><p>Staff have also admitted that nurses are not trained to do CPR as it is &#8216;above and beyond what is expected of them&#8217;.</p> <img src="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/11/21/article-2236423-1627EB9D000005DC-91_634x478.jpg" width="634" height="478" alt="Untrained: Nurses at the Ross-on-Wye Community Hospital didn't know how to carry out the kiss of life" class="blkBorder" /> <p class="imageCaption">Untrained: Nurses at the Ross-on-Wye Community Hospital didn't know how to carry out the kiss of life</p> <p>Today&#8217;s report on NHS care also found cases of patients being treated &#8216;worse than animals&#8217; and ridiculed by &#8216;rude&#8217; nurses.<br></p><p>Relatives also say doctors are ignoring their pleas to promise to resuscitate loved ones should they stop breathing.

Caught a cold? Don¿t bother taking vitamin D – scientists say no evidence supplement will fend of the sniffles

Caught a cold Don’t bother taking vitamin D – scientists say no evidence supplement will fend of the sniffles Volunteers who took sunshine vitamin had as many colds as those taking placeboThere was also no difference in how long colds lasted or in their severity | UPDATED: 13:08 GMT, 3 October 2012 Loading up on vitamin D is unlikely to prevent the common cold this winter, according to new research.