Terminally ill children subjected to needless suffering and futile treatment by parents hoping for divine intervention, study claimsReport studied 203 cases which involved 'end-of-life' decisionsIn 11, parents expressed refused to stop intensive care because of their religious beliefsThey expected a complete cure even after doctors said there was no hope of survival | UPDATED: 07:29 GMT, 14 August 2012 Needless suffering: Terminally ill children are being subjected to futile treatments by parents who hope for a 'miraculous intervention' prompted by their strong religious beliefs, a study suggests (file picture posed by model) Terminally ill children are being subjected to needless suffering by parents who hold out hope for a 'miraculous intervention' because of their deeply held religious beliefs, a new study suggests.
Mother's risk of an early death soars by 133% following loss of a child | UPDATED: 17:18 GMT, 28 June 2012 Losing a child sends a mother's risk of an early death soaring, according to researchers.
Suncream ingredient 'could damage skin cells when exposed to UV rays' | UPDATED: 14:10 GMT, 8 May 2012 Doubts: Scientists have hypothesised that zinc oxide in some creams could release free radicals causing skin cell damage Holidaymakers are advised to slap on plenty of suncream to reduce their risk of skin cancer.
The insurance industry pays out 2bn a year for neck injuries but an orthopaedic surgeon claims 'there's no such thing as whiplash' Edina, played by Jennifter Saunders, in Absolutely Fabulous They are easy to spot, walking delicately, their necks and shoulders seemingly immovable.
Cannabis use in middle age 'doesn't lead to mental decline' Scientists said casual cannabis users performed better on memory test They said this could be because they generally had a higher education level than non-users Middle-aged adults whose memories have grown hazy can't blame smoking cannabis for their forgetfulness, according to researchers. Scientists from King's College, London, found occasional pot use could actually improve concentration levels although they stressed that long-term use could be harmful. The study, carried in the American Journal of Epidemiology, tested the mental function and memory of nearly 9,000 Britons at age 50 and found that those who had used illegal drugs as recently as in their 40s did just as well, or slightly better, on the tests than peers who had never used drugs