New Zealand woman suffers horrific INTERNAL burns after routine procedure suffers "catastrophic equipment failure"

Woman suffers horrific INTERNAL burns after 'catastrophic equipment failure' during routine gynae operation Jo Partridge, 36, visited hospital for the routine procedure thermal ablationInvolved inserting balloon filled with 87C water to burn womb lining But was left scalded after balloon burst inside her during freak accident She was then left untreated for internal burns by medics for five days11 months later she remains in pain and has had 35 operations to recover PUBLISHED: 15:26 GMT, 23 April 2013 | UPDATED: 15:49 GMT, 23 April 2013 A woman suffered horrific internal burns after scalding water burst from a medical balloon while it was still inside her.

Child aged just 16 died because surgeon used wrong instrument, court is told

Aspiring mechanic, 16, died after surgeon pierced his vein using wrong instrument in due to 'great pressures over delays' Ryan Senior died of multiple organ failure during routine abdominal surgery Surgeon used wrong instrument that pierced a major vein Today admitted that had been the case due to time pressures at the hospitalSaid getting the right equipment would have delayed the operation Doctors administered 31 pints of blood in a bid to stem the bleedingBut the healthy teenager was killed by an embolism and cardiac arrest PUBLISHED: 13:20 GMT, 10 April 2013 | UPDATED: 19:18 GMT, 10 April 2013 A teenager died during a routine operation when a surgeon allegedly pierced a major vein after using the wrong instrument, an inquest heard.

Too many "middle-of-the-road" hospitals simply aim to meet minimum standards and not come last, Health Secretary to warn

Too many 'middle-of-the-road' hospitals simply aim to meet minimum standards, Health Secretary to warn Jeremy Hunt will say that hospitals should not simply aim for bare minimum Expected to tell hospital bosses 'not coming last' isn't good enoughAnd that 'coasting can kill as complacency sets in and standards drop' By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 00:08 GMT, 8 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:08 GMT, 8 March 2013 Jeremy Hunt will warn hospital bosses about the dangers of simply aiming for 'not coming last' Too many middle-of-the-road hospitals are 'hitting targets but missing the point', the Health Secretary is to warn.

The secret to weight loss? Ditch the booze, dieters told

The secret to weight loss Ditch the booze, dieters told Few of us realise that a pint of lager has the same number of calories as three chocolate biscuitsOr that two glasses of wine will take 52 minutes of walking to burn off While fat contains nine calories per gramme, pure alcohol comes a close second with seven calories per gramme By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 08:41 GMT, 2 January 2013 | UPDATED: 09:25 GMT, 2 January 2013 Diet disaster: Few of us count 'liquid calories' when we're trying to lose weight, despite their high calorie content Dieters are underestimating the effect of alcohol weight loss, with few realising that a pint of lager has the same number of calories as three chocolate biscuits.

Heart transplant waiting list war hero has benefits stopped because he is not disabled enough

Heart transplant waiting list war hero who is always '15 seconds from death' has benefits stopped because he is not disabled enough Alex Smith suffered heart failure but has been told he is fit to workHe claims he becomes seriously exhausted by even the smallest effortsIf his life-saving device breaks he has just 15 seconds to live | UPDATED: 17:22 GMT, 13 December 2012 A Gulf War hero who needs a heart transplant and is always '15 seconds from death' has seen his benefits stopped – because he is not disabled enough.

Implant boost for kidney dialysis patients on trial

Implant boost for kidney dialysis patients on trial55,000 people in the UK rely on regular kidney dialysis | UPDATED: 22:00 GMT, 1 December 2012 On trial: The new implant can aid thousands Thousands of kidney dialysis patients could receive faster, safer treatment thanks to a new implant being trialled at St George’s Hospital in London and Central Manchester University Hospital.

Nearly 3,000 patients die every year because of blunders on NHS wards and further 7,500 are left severely harmed

Nearly 3,000 patients die every year because of blunders on NHS wards and further 7,500 are left severely harmed Experts warn that mistakes on the ward will increase because already overstretched staff will be unable to cope with higher numbers of patientsHealth Secretary Jeremy Hunt has admitted that there may still be 'pockets' of poor care like that revealed in Mid Staffordshire in 2008 | UPDATED: 01:44 GMT, 3 December 2012 Concern: Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said that there may still be 'pockets of poor care' in hospitals Nearly 3,000 patients are dying a year because of needless hospital blunders, figures reveal.

Bikram yoga: Not just for cranks and yummy mummies: Why doctors believe everything from bad backs to depression can be cured by HOT YOGA

Not just for cranks and yummy mummies: Why doctors believe everything from bad backs to depression can be cured by HOT YOGABikram Yoga has been credited with treating common modern ailments such as arthritis and depression Lady Gaga and and David Beckham both practice yoga in 40.5 degrees | UPDATED: 22:06 GMT, 1 December 2012 Joseph Encinia has an incredible body.

Why a breakfast of grapefruit and marmalade on toast could be lethal for people taking medication

Why a breakfast of grapefruit and marmalade on toast could be lethal for people taking medication Both grapefruit and Seville oranges contain chemicals that can interact with certain drugs such as statins and antidepressants Adverse effects can include acute kidney failure, respiratory failure, internal bleeding and sudden death | UPDATED: 21:55 GMT, 26 November 2012 Grapefruit contains chemicals that can interact with certain drugs, making them more potent Doctors are warning about serious health problems caused by mixing medicines and grapefruit.