Judge derails plans to close children"s heart surgery unit, slamming the "secretive" approach of NHS bosses


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Judge derails plans to close children's heart surgery unit, slamming the 'secretive' approach of NHS bosses Decision to close centre at Leeds General Infirmary ruled as 'legally flawed'Mrs Justice Davies agreed that decision-making process was unfair Details of how an expert panel marked individual hospitals were kept secretBut decision does not mean hospital is definitely safe, warn campaigners By Chris Brooke PUBLISHED: 15:42 GMT, 7 March 2013 | UPDATED: 15:47 GMT, 7 March 2013 Mrs Justice Davies said plans to close a children's heart surgery at Leeds General Infirmary were unfair and legally flawed A High Court judge has derailed controversial plans to close a children’s heart surgery unit because of the ‘secretive’ approach of NHS chiefs.

Older cancer patients are being denied the best treatments due to age discrimination


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Older cancer patients are being denied the best treatments due to age discrimination, warns charity Half of cancer doctors believe ageism in the NHS means older patients do not get the best treatmentThe UK has some of the worst cancer survival rates in Europe for older people | UPDATED: 07:49 GMT, 20 December 2012 Ageism in the NHS is stopping some older cancer patients getting the best treatments, a charity has warned Ageism in the NHS is stopping some older cancer patients getting the best treatments, a charity has warned.

A simple smile could hold the key to having your way with women, new study says


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A simple smile could hold the key to having your way with women, new study saysSpanish experiment looked at how a man’s smile impacted on a woman’s perception of him and her body languageIt found women obeyed men more often if they men grinned at them | UPDATED: 16:31 GMT, 28 November 2012 Next time a man smiles at you be on your guard – you could be about to make yourself submissive.

Heartbroken woman aborts baby due to rare phobia of pregnancy


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Heartbroken woman aborts baby after traumatic loss of first son leaves her terrified of pregnancy Charlotte Arnold, 24, lost her first son just weeks before he was due to be bornShe was desperate for a child, but terrified of going through the distress againShe terminated her second child at eight weeks – but after counselling she and her partner are now considering trying for another | UPDATED: 19:12 GMT, 27 November 2012 Charlotte Arnold took the decision to abort her unborn baby after losing her first son just weeks away from his due date.

New test diagnoses critically ill babies with genetic diseases in days instead of weeks


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New hope for critically ill babies as test diagnoses genetic diseases in days instead of weeks Doctors at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas sequenced genetic code of four newborns Super-quick genetic test reveals DNA variations that point to around 3,500 rare diseasesThe test is projected to cost £8,300.

Cannabis smokers "more likely to develop testicular cancer although risk can be reduced by using COCAINE"


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Cannabis smokers 'more likely to develop testicular cancer although risk can be reduced by using COCAINE'Researchers find link between recreational cannabis use and an increased risk of developing subtypes of testicular cancer that tend to carry a worse prognosis | UPDATED: 06:54 GMT, 10 September 2012 Men who smoke cannabis are at greater risk of testicular cancer, a new study suggests, but men who use cocaine may be at a lower risk from the disease.

Failure to treat elderly cancer sufferers "is costing 14,000 lives each year"


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Failure to treat elderly cancer sufferers 'is costing 14,000 lives each year'Britain has one of the worst cancer survival rates in Western worldThousands of elderly denied treatment after being deemed too frail By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 19:51 GMT, 25 March 2012 | UPDATED: 19:51 GMT, 25 March 2012 Up to 40 elderly cancer sufferers are dying needlessly every day because they are being denied the best treatments, a damning report warns.