Student beautician, 20, died of heart attack after she stopped taking her epilepsy medication

Student beautician, 20, died of heart attack after she stopped taking her epilepsy medicationKatie Coombs suffered fatal seizure at home after complaining of feeling illWas told by doctors to carry on taking tablets despite not having a fit She cancelled three further appointments, one just days before she diedHer parents did not know she wasn't on her medication, inquest heard and August 3, 2012 – five days before her death.

Unconscious five year-old turned away from medical centre "because he wasn"t a patient"

Five-year-old who fell unconscious outside medical centre was turned away 'because he wasn't a patient' Natalie Midgley's son Junior, 5, collapsed outside Petersgate Medical CentreBut staff said there was nothing they could do and told her to call 999She said: 'No-one even came out to help us – I was terrified he would die'Had an agonising 10-minute wait before the ambulance arrived to ask about a skin complaint.

Toddler"s heart stops for THREE MINUTES after hospital nurse accidentally twists his breathing tubes

Toddler's heart stops for THREE MINUTES after hospital nurse accidentally twists his breathing tubes Sannjay Varathabawan was admitted with a bad cold and breathing problemsWhen a nurse lifted him to clean up his bed, she twisted oxygen tubeThis blocked his air supply and caused his heart to stop for three minutesDoctors frantically battled to save the youngster, who has now recovered By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 14:03 GMT, 6 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:05 GMT, 6 March 2013 A toddler admitted to hospital with a bad cold had to be resuscitated after a nurse accidentally blocked his breathing tubes, his parents claim.

Soaring numbers of men with "drinkers nose" have unsightly thread veins removed to stop them looking like heavy boozers

Soaring numbers of men with 'drinkers nose' have unsightly thread veins removed to stop them looking like heavy boozers Thread veins around the nose can be caused by alcohol, but also smoking, sun exposure or rosaceaBut many men are worrying the veins give off the wrong impression of being 'boozy', say expertsMen now account for 40 per cent of procedures done, compared with just 5 per cent a decade ago By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 16:22 GMT, 1 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:27 GMT, 1 March 2013 Doctors have reported a sharp rise in men requesting cosmetic treatment to reduce the effect of 'drinkers nose' – unsightly thread veins on the face often blamed on heavy drinking.

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.

Mother with severe back pain discovers she is PREGNANT – and gives birth 24 hours later

Mother rushed to hospital with severe back pain discovers she is PREGNANT – and gives birth 24 hours later Kelly Gadsby, from Tamworth, was on the pill and had periods as normalShe had no signs of pregnancy and friends told her she looked slimmer Partner suffers from Chron's disease and was told he may never conceive PUBLISHED: 12:40 GMT, 21 February 2013 | UPDATED: 14:07 GMT, 21 February 2013 A mother who was rushed to hospital with severe back ache was stunned to discover she was actually nine months' pregnant.

"A bug on my contact lens ate away my cornea": Pensioner forced to have eye removed after developing horrendous infection

'A bug on my contact lens ate away my cornea': Pensioner forced to have eye removed after developing horrendous infection June Scott hospitalised for three weeks after lens began burning her eyeballA fungal infection known as fusarium was attacking her left eyeAfter three unsuccessful operations to remove infection, eye was removed By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 12:29 GMT, 11 February 2013 | UPDATED: 12:43 GMT, 11 February 2013 A pensioner has been left blind in one eye after an infection caused by her contact lens 'ate away' her cornea.

Doctors DO feel your pain – and feel better when treatment works

Doctors DO feel your pain, brain scans reveal – and they feel better when the treatment works Doctors had brain scans as they saw patients in apparent pain before treating themRevealed brain regions activated that commonly light up when experiencing pain and relief directlyEmpathetic doctors more likely to feel rewarded 195a.html” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> Molecular Psychiatry.

How our "stiff upper lip" hits cancer survival rates: Britons are dying needlessly because they refuse to seek help for early symptoms

How our 'stiff upper lip' hits cancer survival rates: Britons are dying needlessly because they refuse to seek help for early symptomsStudy suggests Britons are embarrassed or reluctant to waste doctors' timeSurvey questioned 19,079 people aged 50 and older in six countriesExperts say British stoicism could explain differences in cancer survival By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 01:44 GMT, 30 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:44 GMT, 30 January 2013 Early intervention: A study found people in Britain do not seek help for early symptoms of cancer because they are embarrassed or reluctant to waste their doctors' time Having a ‘stiff upper lip’ could mean some Britons are dying needlessly from cancer, warn researchers.