Generation X-Large: Fatter children force stores to revamp sizing

Generation X-Large: Fatter children force stores to revamp sizing A new guide has been drawn up for children aged between four and 16Decades of eating fast food and a couch-potato culture blamed Girls of 11 are an average four inches wider around the waist By Sean Poulter PUBLISHED: 00:05 GMT, 1 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:48 GMT, 1 March 2013 Clothing chains have been forced to rip up their sizing system for children to reflect the fact youngsters are now taller, wider and heavier.

Hospital chief executive steps down after investigation is launched into patient deaths

Hospital chief executive steps down after investigation is launched into patient death rates Major investigation underway at Royal Bolton Hospital, ManchesterFour times as many cases of blood poisoning were recorded than would normally be expected at the hospital in a yearRaised fears over whether some patients may have been recorded as dying from septicaemia when they also had other serious conditions Jackie Bene, acting chief executive of Bolton NHS Foundation Trust and the person in charge of recording the information, has 'stepped aside' Robert Francis renews call for a NHS culture change starting today , although a similar-sized trust would expect to have just 200.

Hospital chief executive "steps down" amid concerns over patient death rates

Hospital chief executive 'steps down' amid concerns over patient death rates Major investigation underway at Royal Bolton Hospital, ManchesterFour times as many cases of blood poisoning were recorded than would normally be expected at the hospital in a yearRaised fears over whether some patients may have been recorded as dying from septicaemia when they also had other serious conditions Jackie Bene, acting chief executive of Bolton NHS Foundation Trust and the person in charge of recording the information, has 'stepped aside' Robert Francis renews call for a NHS culture change starting today He said: 'Wrong that hospital security and cab drivers face more regulations than worker 'cleaning the bottom of your grandmother' , although a similar-sized trust would expect to have just 200.

Switched at birth: How two families are trying to raise their daughters 14 years after they were swapped in a hospital

Staggering story of the babies swapped at birth: Russian parents did not realize they were raising the wrong little girl until she was TWELVE Families discovered mistake after DNA test over paternity questionGirls had been raised by wrong families, one as Christian, one as MuslimFamilies say culture differences make it impossible to switch them backParents now 'share' their children as they try to overcome mix-up PUBLISHED: 14:34 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:44 GMT, 21 February 2013 Two families have discovered that they have been raising each others daughters after the girls were swapped at birth 14 years ago.

More premature babies born at 24 weeks are surviving – but the number living with disabilities will also rise

More premature babies born at 24 weeks are surviving – but the number living with disabilities will also rise Rising numbers of babies born very early are surviving thanks to medical advancesBut no improvement over the last decade for those born before 24 weeks – the current limit for abortionSignificant survival improvements only among babies born at 24, 25 and 26 weeks, say British researchers | UPDATED: 08:45 GMT, 5 December 2012 More premature babies born when their mothers are just 24 weeks pregnant are surviving – but babies delivered earlier rarely live, say British researchers.

An end to the flu? Oral spray "kills 99.9% of infectious airborne germs"

An end to the flu Oral spray 'kills 99.9% of infectious airborne germs' Halo Oral Antiseptic has been found to be 99.9 per cent effective in killing infectious airborne germsSpray protects from any germs breathed in for six hours | UPDATED: 12:01 GMT, 10 September 2012 The influenza season is a thorn in the side of both employees and employers alike.

Golden Pig, Coffin Man and Noodles: When Asian tattoos don’t turn out quite as planned

Golden Pig, Coffin Man and Noodles: When Asian tattoos don”t turn out quite as planned. Asian character tattoos have long been in style, with millions of brooding youths, aging hippies and pseudo-intellectuals seeking to express their world view via a couple of exotic-looking symbols etched into their skin.