A gentle giant who died on a jog: The 6ft3in schoolboy aged 14 who collapsed on a run yards from his home


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A gentle giant who died jogging: Healthy 6ft 3in schoolboy, 14, collapsed yards from his home while training for charity run By Sadie Nicholas PUBLISHED: 21:00 GMT, 27 April 2013 | UPDATED: 22:08 GMT, 27 April 2013 DM.has('shareLink', 'shareLinks', { 'id': '2315720', 'title': 'A gentle giant who died jogging: Healthy 6ft 3in schoolboy, 14, collapsed yards from his home while training for charity run', 'url': 'http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2315720/A-gentle-giant-died-jog-The-6ft3in-schoolboy-aged-14-collapsed-run-yards-home.html', 'eTwitterStatus': 'A%20gentle%20giant%20who%20died%20on%20a%20jog:%20The%206ft3in%20schoolboy%20aged%2014%20who%20collapsed%20on%20a%20run%20yards%20from…%20http://bit.ly/11MoAnk%20via%[email protected]' }); Tragedy: Joe Humphries, 14, died of Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS) while out jogging Like millions of others, schoolboy Joe Humphries watched TV in horror when Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba collapsed after suffering a cardiac arrest during a cup tie against Tottenham Hotspur last year.

Child aged just 16 died because surgeon used wrong instrument, court is told


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Aspiring mechanic, 16, died after surgeon pierced his vein using wrong instrument in due to 'great pressures over delays' Ryan Senior died of multiple organ failure during routine abdominal surgery Surgeon used wrong instrument that pierced a major vein Today admitted that had been the case due to time pressures at the hospitalSaid getting the right equipment would have delayed the operation Doctors administered 31 pints of blood in a bid to stem the bleedingBut the healthy teenager was killed by an embolism and cardiac arrest PUBLISHED: 13:20 GMT, 10 April 2013 | UPDATED: 19:18 GMT, 10 April 2013 A teenager died during a routine operation when a surgeon allegedly pierced a major vein after using the wrong instrument, an inquest heard.

Overweight heart disease patients are 30 per cent LESS likely to die early than their thin counterparts


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Overweight people with heart disease are 30% LESS likely to die early than their thinner counterparts Obese patients are 15 per cent less likely to die youngOne reason may be because overweight patients receive more aggressive treatment By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 18:32 GMT, 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 18:36 GMT, 19 March 2013 Overweight heart disease sufferers are 30 per cent less likely to die early than their healthy weight counterparts It's widely believed that being overweight is bad for your heart and can lead to premature death.

"Rapid response" operation that cuts risk of new strokes by a third


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'Rapid response' operation carried out within 24 hours of suffering a mini-stroke cuts risk of another episode by a thirdSurgery offered to patients within 24 hours of a 'mini-stroke'Carotid endarterectomy operation cuts risk of new stroke by a third By Martyn Halle PUBLISHED: 21:57 GMT, 2 March 2013 | UPDATED: 22:57 GMT, 2 March 2013 Rapid response: How the operation is carried out Patients who have suffered a mini-stroke are now being offered ‘rapid-response’ surgery to prevent the condition worsening and leading to a full stroke.

How doctors performed open-heart surgery on baby Jessica just 20 minutes after she was born


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A Christmas miracle: Step by dramatic step, how doctors performed open-heart surgery on baby Jessica just 20 minutes after she was born | UPDATED: 10:13 GMT, 18 December 2012 Just 20 weeks into her pregnancy, Claire Muse, 31, a computer technician from Newcastle, was told that her unborn daughter had a serious heart defect.

Fabrice Muamba saved my life: Young footballer is saved from deadly heart complication found in under 35s


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Fabrice Muamba saved my life: Burnley footballer who went for screening after Bolton star's collapse discovers he too has deadly heart defectBurnley defender Jack Errington, 17, had life-threatening enlarged aorta He was prompted to undergo screening after Muamba's cardiac arrest Undiscovered cardiac conditions kill 12 people under 35 every week | UPDATED: 20:20 GMT, 12 December 2012 Fabrice Muamba's life-threatening cardiac arrest in the middle of an FA cup quarter-final match has helped save the life of another player.

Just one cigarette a day doubles a woman"s risk of having a fatal heart attack


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Just one cigarette a day doubles a woman's risk of having a fatal heart attack | UPDATED: 21:03 GMT, 11 December 2012 Habit-forming: On average, those in the study who smoked reported that they started in their late teens Women who smoke as little as one a day are at higher risk of dying suddenly from heart attack and other heart problems, warn researchers.

Man who had massive cardiac arrest saved after work colleague jump-started his heart by FALLING on him


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Man who had massive cardiac arrest saved by 15st work colleague who jump-started his heart by FALLING on him Engineer Kevin, keeled over after suffering a massive heart attack Colleague Martin fell heavily on to Kevin's chest after trying to stop him sliding off his chairParamedics said this vital punch re-started Kevin's heart.

Woman, 28, dies from swine flu after paramedics refused to take her to hospital THREE times


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Dying swine flu victim's pleas to go to hospital ignored THREE times by paramedics Niyousha Haki was seen on three separate occasions after concerned relatives dialled 999Despite having 'grossly abnormal' temperature and elevated heart rate, they judged her symptoms to be ‘non-life threatening’She died a day later after suffering a cardiac arrest | UPDATED: 23:30 GMT, 4 December 2012 A young woman with swine flu died after her desperate pleas to be taken to hospital were ignored three times by paramedics.

A young mum who believed she was having a heart attack was taken to hospital where staff told her to call 999 before they would treat her


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Mother who thought she was having sixth heart attack was told by hospital staff 'to call 999 before they would treat her'Becky Evans-Woodward, who had already had five heart attacks, was turned away from a 'walk-in' unitStaff at Wycombe Hospital said as she had not been referred by a doctor they 'could not accept her as a patient' | UPDATED: 17:42 GMT, 30 November 2012 A young mother who believed she was having a heart attack was taken to hospital where staff told her to call 999 before they would treat her.


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