Schools should exclude children who have not had MMR jab, says leading scientist

Schools should exclude children who have not had MMR jab, says leading scientistDr Craig Venter, a leading biologist, said unvaccinated children are a 'hazard to society'Department of Health said that such measures were unnecessary and risked alienating parents By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 08:44 GMT, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 09:58 GMT, 25 April 2013 Schools should have the right to refuse access to pupils who have not had the MMR jab, a leading scientist has said.

One million children and teenagers to get measles jab amid fears of English outbreaks

One million children and teenagers to get measles jab amid fears of English outbreaks The 20million campaign follows a big rise in cases in South WalesMany affected missed out on vaccination in late 1990s and early 2000s587 confirmed measles cases in England in first three months of 2013That's more than three times the 168 cases in the same period of 2012 ” class=”blkBorder” /> Vaccinations: Figures show there were 587 confirmed measles cases in England in the first three months of this year, more than three times the 168 cases in the same period of 2012 Figures from Public Health England (PHE) show there were 587 confirmed measles cases in England in the first three months of this year, more than three times the 168 cases in the same period of 2012.

Foreign private patients pay tens of thousands of pounds for livers donated to the NHS

Foreign private patients pay tens of thousands of pounds for livers donated to the NHSKing's College NHS Foundation Trust carried out 19 operations in 2 yearsIt is believed the trust has been paid around 1m for the operationsThe organs have been given to fee paying non EU patients There are currently 550 NHS patients awaiting a life saving transplant By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 11:44 GMT, 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:15 GMT, 25 March 2013 Scarce donor organs meant for NHS patients are being sold to wealthy foreigners for tens of thousands of pounds.

New mums need more post-natal depression checks to make sure they are bonding with their baby

New mums need more post-natal depression checks to make sure they are bonding with their babyMidwives and health visitors check on new mothers for up to six weeksAfter, they face months without a formal appraisal of how they are coping Child abuse charity The Wave Trust carried out the researchFound babies of depressed mothers likely to be 'aggressive and break law' By Andrew Levy PUBLISHED: 23:56 GMT, 21 March 2013 | UPDATED: 09:38 GMT, 22 March 2013 New mothers should be interviewed three to four months after they give birth to check they are bonding with their babies, according to a Government-commissioned report.

Frail widow, 88, left on hospital trolley for 12 HOURS in “chaotic” A&E department

Frail widow, 88, left on hospital trolley for 12 HOURS in 'chaotic' A&E department Betty Newberry had to wait 12 hours on a hospital trolley overnight She was rushed to Worcester Royal Hospital after she collapsedNurses in the overcrowded department were treating patients in corridors By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 13:08 GMT, 1 March 2013 | UPDATED: 13:09 GMT, 1 March 2013 A frail pensioner endured a 12 hour wait on a hospital trolley as overworked nurses struggled in a ‘chaotic’ accident and emergency department.

Woman, 42, bled to death after routine back op in hospital where staff had warned bosses about "grave risks to patients"

Woman, 42, bled to death after routine back op in hospital where staff had warned bosses about 'grave risks to patients' Andrea Green died hours after the operation at Barnsley District Hospital Post-mortem report listed cause of death as internal bleeding It later emerged she may not have needed the surgery after allStaff had already warned about 'extreme pressure and stress' in department By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 11:17 GMT, 22 February 2013 | UPDATED: 23:22 GMT, 22 February 2013 Andrea Green bled to death after a routine back operation she may not actually have needed A fit and healthy woman bled to death after having routine surgery for a back pain.

A 17-hour operation under four surgeons: The woman who became the third in Britain to survive a six-organ transplant

A 17-hour operation under four surgeons: The woman who became the third in Britain to survive a six-organ transplantDawn Carter, third person ever in Britain to survive such a procedureGiven a new liver, pancreas, colon, stomach, intestine and kidney By Christine Fieldhouse PUBLISHED: 22:00 GMT, 16 February 2013 | UPDATED: 22:07 GMT, 16 February 2013 Saved survivor: Dawn Carter's six-organ transplant surgery took 17 hours It was an extraordinary operation – transplanting six organs into a 53-year-old woman in 17 hours of surgery.

Dozens of abortions carried out on foetuses with minor imperfections such as cleft lip or club foot

Dozens of abortions carried out on foetuses with minor imperfections such as cleft lip or club foot New research finds 157 foetuses aborted in three years for cleft lipFurther 205 aborted for club foot according to European monitoring groupBut only fraction of these show up on official recordsDepartment of Health admit there may be 'discrepancies' in their figures By Becky Evans PUBLISHED: 15:02 GMT, 3 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:14 GMT, 4 February 2013 Foetuses are being aborted for minor and treatable imperfections such as cleft lip and palate or club foot every year in the UK.

Nintendo Wii: Playing on games console could help children who struggle to co-ordinate their movements

How playing on the Wii could help children who struggle to co-ordinate their movements Six per cent of children have developmental co-ordination disorderThey find it difficult to perform tasks using both large and small muscles such as writing or catching a ball Playing balance games on a computer console could improve their motor skills By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 08:52 GMT, 14 January 2013 | UPDATED: 11:21 GMT, 14 January 2013 Playing on the Nintendo Wii Fit could help improve the development of children with movement difficulties, research suggests.

First there was norovirus, then came flu and next there will be whooping cough as figures show there have been 9,000 cases this year

First there was norovirus, then came flu, now whooping cough makes a comeback with 9,000 cases this year Number of whooping cough cases increased by nearly ten times last yearFigures for November show a total of 1,080 confirmed casesMeanwhile, flu cases highest in children aged five to 14, says HPANorth East England appears to be worst affected area of the country Doctors given the green light to prescribe antivirals to those who need themThose in at-risk groups yet to be vaccinated are urged to have flu jab | UPDATED: 15:54 GMT, 22 December 2012 The number of cases of whooping cough has jumped from 944 last year to nearly 9,000 this year, according to the latest figures After doctors up and down the country have dealt with an influx of patients suffering from norovirus, followed up by a wave of flu patients, medical staff are now gearing themselves for people needing help for whooping cough.