New NHS phoneline "will put lives at risk": Doctors" warning after 111 number goes into meltdown


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New NHS phoneline 'will put lives at risk': Doctors' warning after 111 number goes into meltdown Callers put on hold for two hours or told to call back tomorrowService overwhelmed just a few hours after launch in some areasDoctors warn making service live nationwide from April will be 'dangerous' By Liz Hull PUBLISHED: 23:34 GMT, 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 11:46 GMT, 25 March 2013 Dr Laurence Buckman says April 1 is much too soon to introduce the new 111 service for the NHS Lives will be put at risk unless the Government suspends the new 111 NHS advice line, doctors warned yesterday.

Grey, saggy skin, wrinkles and jowls: The stop-smoking "time machine" app that shows exactly what the habit will do to your face


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Grey, saggy skin, wrinkles and jowls: The stop-smoking app that shows exactly what the habit will do to your face App shows smokers just how much they will ravage their looks Ages the face by up to 20 years to display effects of chemicals in cigarettesHas been designed to encourage younger people to quit before it's too late40 per cent of regular smokers took up the habit before they were 16 By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 16:46 GMT, 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:15 GMT, 19 March 2013 A new smartphone app has been created to show smokers just how much they will ravage their looks if they continue to light up.

Now even doctors don"t trust their own hospitals: Study finds nearly 40% of health service workers would not recommend own workplace to friends…


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Now even doctors don't trust their own hospitals: Study finds nearly 40% of health service workers would NOT recommend own workplace to friends or family Department of Health surveyed 101,000 doctors, nurses and paramedicsOne quarter said they had been harassed or bullied in the past 12 months 38 per cent suffered work-related stress and 15 per cent bullied by patients By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 02:03 GMT, 1 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:49 GMT, 1 March 2013 One third of staff said they had witnessed medical blunders and one quarter have been bullied A third of health service workers would not recommend their own hospital to friends or family, a poll has found.

Couple with boy, 6, and girl, 4, have BOTH been diagnosed with a terminal illness


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‘Who will look after our children’ Mother and father contemplate leaving their son and daughter orphans after BOTH are diagnosed with a terminal illnessPaul and Clare Coulston have been making guardianship arrangementsShe was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer and he with Motor Neurone DiseaseMrs Coulston has been a 30 per cent chance of survival and her husband has been told he has between three and five years to live

Ritalin calms hyperactive children and prescriptions are soaring – but experts warn of serious side-effects and it"s even being linked to suicide


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Ritalin calms hyperactive children and prescriptions are soaring – but experts warn of serious side-effects and it's even being linked to suicide | UPDATED: 23:29 GMT, 7 May 2012 When the school holidays arrive, Andrea Antunes makes sure her son Ruben, ten, has a break — not just from classwork, but from the Ritalin pills he takes each day.

"Now she has her mummy back": Soldier blown up in Iraq reveals how losing a leg has meant she can be a mother again


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'Losing my leg made me a mum': How only mother in army to lose her limb in war zone battled through 19 operations to look after her beloved little girl | UPDATED: 06:53 GMT, 16 April 2012 You might think having her leg shattered in an Iraqi mortar attack was bad enough.

Britain"s worst midwife: She drops a baby on its head and nearly electrocutes mother in birthing pool by plugging monitor into the mains


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Britain's worst midwife: She drops a baby on its head and nearly electrocutes mother in birthing pool by plugging monitor into the mains | UPDATED: 23:30 GMT, 12 April 2012 Incompetent: Midwife Diana Warwick, 56, faces being struck off after she was found guilty of 30 blunders A midwife dropped a baby on its head and nearly electrocuted a woman who was giving birth, in a series of terrifying blunders.

Nina Woodburn of Grange-over-sands in Cumbria is a million to one match for her husband"s kidney transplant


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'I just want to save his life' says wife who is million to one match for husband's kidney transplantTransplant will be end of two-year struggle for couple Darren Woodburn is just one of 6,500 in the North West awaiting a new kidney | UPDATED: 17:02 GMT, 29 March 2012 A devoted wife is giving her husband the gift of life, after she was found to be a million to one match for a kidney transplant.