Major hospitals have missed A&E targets every week for six months, warns Labour


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Major hospitals have missed A&E targets EVERY WEEK for six months Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham claims some A&Es are only seeing 70% patients within four hoursThe target is to see 95% of patients in this time Warning comes after one hospital was forced to erect an emergency tent outside because of overcrowding By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 13:20 GMT, 3 April 2013 | UPDATED: 13:24 GMT, 3 April 2013 Andy Burnham says that across England major A&E units are failing to meet the target of seeing 95 per cent of patients within four hours Many major hospitals have missed their national accident and emergency target every week for the last six months, it has been claimed.

Health minister wants ban on smoking in cars to help protect children from second-hand smoke


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Health minister wants ban on smoking in cars to help protect children from second-hand smokeConfined space means the fumes other passengers breathe in can be 11 times more concentratedAround 300,000 children in the UK visit the GP each year due to second-hand smoke By Tamara Cohen PUBLISHED: 23:47 GMT, 26 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:47 GMT, 27 February 2013 Anna Soubry is the first frontbencher to suggest the proposal Smoking in cars should be banned to protect children from second-hand smoke, a health minister declared yesterday.

UK abortion limit: Born at 23 weeks these twins are a modern medicine marvel, but raise questions about laws


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Little miracles: Born at only 23 weeks the health of these adorable twins is a modern medicine marvel, but raises troubling questions about Britain's abortion law limit…

Boy, 5, wins 9k payout from dentist who tried to blame his mother for loss of 13 milk teeth


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Boy, 5, wins 9,000 payout from dentist who tried to blame his mother for loss of 13 milk teeth (but they'll have grown back by the time he gets his money)Cameron Jackson has been left with just seven teeth until his adult set growMum Wendy Jackson, from Bradford, took legal action against dentistHe has now won 9,000 payout which he will receive when he turns 18 By James Rush PUBLISHED: 14:53 GMT, 2 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:55 GMT, 2 January 2013 Cameron Jackson, pictured with his mum Wendy, had to have 13 teeth removed after suffering toothache at the age of three A five-year-old boy who had 13 milk teeth removed after suffering severe toothache has accepted a 9,000 payout from his dentist.

Mother of 3 girls Suzanne Doherty has hysterectomy only to be told afterwards she was pregnant with a son


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Mother of three girls had hysterectomy only to be told afterwards she was pregnant and doctors aborted the son she always wanted Suzanne Doherty paid 62,000 in compensation after experts failed to spot the unborn child in her womb before the major operationShe woke up to be told she had been 14 weeks pregnant but the child had been abortedRoyal Cornwall Hospital in Truro apologise for the botched operation David Cameron's youngest child Florence was born there in 2010 | UPDATED: 01:00 GMT, 18 December 2012 A mother of three girls had a hysterectomy only to be told by doctors afterwards that while she slept they had also aborted the son she had always wanted but did not know she was carrying.

Multi-buy deals on alcohol heading for the axe as Government announces minimum price plans


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Multi-buy deals on alcohol heading for the axe as Government announces minimum price plans Government wants to impose minimum price of 45p per unit to stamp out binge-drinking Plan would mean an extra 70p on some bottles of wine and extra 1.30 on two-litre bottle of ciderHome Secretary Theresa May to launch a ten-week public consultation todayWine and Spirits Trade Association said decision is ‘breathtaking’ | UPDATED: 09:33 GMT, 28 November 2012 Two-for-one deals on cheap booze in supermarkets and off-licences face the axe under plans to introduce a minimum price for alcohol announced today.

How that free bus pass can help keep the over-60s fitter by promoting good health


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How that free bus pass can help keep over-60s fitter: Pensioners who use perk walk more and have lower risk of heart disease Study says over-60s who use pass take more exerciseThis in turn gives them better mobility and strengthComes as Cameron faces pressure to scrap free travel By Steve Doughty PUBLISHED: 23:33 GMT, 20 September 2012 | UPDATED: 06:34 GMT, 21 September 2012 Free bus passes are spreading good health among older people, a report by scientists said yesterday.

Titanic: James Cameron explains why Jack couldn"t climb on the raft with Rose


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Why Jack didn”t get on the plank with Rose…

Beware of the Farringdon station MICE! Sign warns commuters to tuck trousers into socks after “attacks”


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Beware of the MICE! “Tube staff” warn commuters to tuck trousers into socks after “attacks”The sign has been seen by thousands of commuters and people on Twitter

Red skin condition rosacea could be caused by mite faeces in your pores


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Red skin condition rosacea could be caused by mite faeces in your pores | UPDATED: 09:58 GMT, 31 August 2012 People who suffer from the chronic skin condition rosacea, may soon find long-term relief from their symptoms, as scientists in Ireland think they have pinpointed the cause.