Dementia victims "have twice the risk of dying in hospital while a third are not properly diagnosed by staff"

Dementia victims 'have twice the risk of dying in hospital while a third are not properly diagnosed by staff' Charities have described the situation for dementia sufferers as ‘scandalous’ Dementia patients are twice as likely to die in hospital than other patients The Government has pledged 50 million to improve dementia care By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 01:11 GMT, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:40 GMT, 12 March 2013 Hospitals are failing to properly care for dementia sufferers who are twice as likely to die in them than all other patients, a damning report reveals.

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.

DNA test that reveals whether you carry the ginger gene (even if neither parent has red hair)

DNA test that reveals whether you carry the ginger gene (even if neither parent has red hair) Simple DNA test available at exhibition at Olympia in London next monthCarriers could have ginger children even if neither parent has red hairAbout 40% of us carry gene variant without having red hair ourselves By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 05:23 GMT, 28 January 2013 | UPDATED: 07:49 GMT, 28 January 2013 'Ginger gene': Couples attending an exhibition are expected to be keen to discover if they could produce red-headed children (file picture) Couples are being offered DNA tests to see if they are carrying the ‘ginger gene’.

BBC newsreader Jane Hill on the anguish of losing her father to Parkinson"s – and how YOU can spot the warning signs

'Suddenly Dad's body just seized up': BBC newsreader Jane Hill on the anguish of losing her father to Parkinson's – and how YOU can spot the warning signs | UPDATED: 22:02 GMT, 22 December 2012 From the tone in her mother’s voice, Jane Hill knew the phone call brought bad news.

We"re all fatter than we think, with women underestimating their weight by an average of 5lb

We're all fatter than we think, with women underestimating their weight by an average of 5lb Nearly half of parents of obese children thought their child was 'about the right weight'Women aged 35 to 39 underestimated their weight the most and thought they were 8lbs lighter than they were | UPDATED: 14:55 GMT, 20 December 2012 Struggling to fit into clothes Most of us underestimate how much we weigh, a survey reveals Women may be convinced they look fat in changing room mirrors.

Memo to workaholics: Go home on time tonight and have dinner with your family

Memo to workaholics: Go home on time tonight and have dinner with your familyToday is national Go Home On Time Day | UPDATED: 01:26 GMT, 26 September 2012 You”ve clocked in early to write that report, skipped lunch to finish the filing – and there’s still a pesky pile of paperwork to approve.

Local hospital trusts to be banned from blacklisting drugs backed by health watchdog

End of the postcode lottery Local hospital trusts to be banned from blacklisting drugs backed by health watchdog | UPDATED: 15:47 GMT, 9 August 2012 Primary Care Trusts will be stopped from blacklisting drugs approved by the NHS drug rationing watchdog from April 2013, according to the Department of Health.