Police investigate 13 deaths in a year due to mistakes by paramedics

Police investigate 13 deaths in a year due to mistakes by paramedics Errors made by East Midlands Ambulance Service include taking eight hours to respond to an elderly manStaff also left morphine tablets on the roof of a rapid response car and moved patient with broken neckService was recently named worst in the country for responding to the most serious 999 calls /13) equates to 0.009%, or a serious incident every 10,377 jobs.

Magnetic resonance fingerprinting: The revolutionary new scanner that can spot cancer in SECONDS

The revolutionary new scanner that can spot cancer in SECONDS Improved version of MRI could detect life-threatening diseases when they are at their most treatableUses mathematical formulas to figure out in a matter of seconds if a patient has anything to worry aboutUses unique fingerprints of each individual body tissue and disease to quickly diagnose problems By James Rush PUBLISHED: 19:51 GMT, 13 March 2013 | UPDATED: 18:44 GMT, 14 March 2013 Scan: An improved version of MRI can spot the earliest stages of life-threatening diseases, researchers have said.

Want to slim down? Living at a higher altitude can help (and it"s nothing to do with climbing)

Want to slim down Living at a higher altitude can help (and it's nothing to do with climbing) Obesity risk dropped with every 660ft rise in altitudeChanges in elevation may affect appetite hormones, growth and how many calories the body burned By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 16:04 GMT, 13 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:09 GMT, 13 February 2013 Enlarge Man celebrates on the mountain If you're packing quite a paunch there may be a novel solution to losing a few pounds – simply live at a higher altitude.

Sleep apnoea in pregnancy could harm health of both mother and baby

Sleep apnoea in pregnancy could harm health of both mother and baby A study of obese pregnant women found those with sleep apnoea were far more likely to develop pre-eclampsiaTheir newborns also had more than double the chance of needing intensive care treatment | UPDATED: 13:29 GMT, 21 September 2012 Women who suffer from sleep apnoea during pregnancy are more likely to have babies who suffer from early health problems, researchers say.

Educational iPhone app invented by doting father for daughter, 3, with brain tumour becomes global sensation

Appy days: Doting father invents iPhone gadget to help daughter, 3, with brain tumour learn how to writeIt helped her to write after memory loss from radiotherapy A father who created his own iPhone app to help his poorly three-year-old daughter write for the first time has seen it become a world-wide hit. Civil servant Sean Connolly, 45, had trawled the market for apps to help teach little Iris after she was struck down by a brain tumour and suffered memory loss