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.

Norovirus: Winter vomiting bug closes hundreds of hospital wards as cases hit a FIVE-YEAR high

Winter vomiting bug closes hundreds of wards as cases hit a FIVE-YEAR high New figures show number of cases 72 per cent higher than last DecemberMore than 300 hospital wards in England and Wales have been closed to new patients since outbreak beganA total of 43 have been shut in the past two weeks aloneSchools across the UK have been affected, with one south-west London primary reporting 'unprecedented' numbers of pupils off sick | UPDATED: 03:43 GMT, 13 December 2012 Hundreds of hospital wards have been forced to close due to the spread of the winter vomiting bug, as fears grow that this winter's outbreak could prove to be the worst on record.

Devoted husband discovers wifes heartbreaking letters revealing her wishes for care after onset of Alzheimers

Husband of Alzheimer's sufferer discovers heartbreaking notes detailing wife's care wishes – and he'd followed them to the letterSteve Boryszczuk realised he'd followed his wife Michelle's wishes to the letter when he moved her into a specialist care homeShe was diagnosed with the disease aged just 39 and is now bed-bound and needs round-the-clock care She had spent eight years writing detailed notes about how she wanted to be looked after which her husband has just discovered | UPDATED: 15:24 GMT, 3 September 2012 A devoted husband who ‘lost’ his wife to early-onset dementia has discovered detailed diaries written before she became one of Britain’s youngest ever Alzheimer’s sufferers detailing how she wanted to be cared for.

Cataplexy: Rare disorder means mother collapses every time she expresses strong emotion

The mother who cannot laugh or love: Rare disorder means she collapses every time she expresses strong emotion During an attack Kelly can see and hear but her body is temporarily paralysed Attacks can last anything from a few seconds to an hour | UPDATED: 11:18 GMT, 18 April 2012 A woman with a rare condition that means she collapses every time she laughs fears she may have passed the rare illness onto her young son.

High street nasal spray recalled amid contamination fears

High street nasal spray recalled amid contamination fears Two batches of Sterimar Isotonic infected with bacteriaMaker insist there is no immediate health threatSymptoms include fever and discoloured mucus It is believed 3,168 units of Sterimar Isotonic have been affected Thousands of packets of a high street nasal spray are being withdrawn amid safety fears that they could be contaminated with harmful bacteria. It is believed 3,168 units of Sterimar Isotonic, a seawater solution which helps breathing, have been affected. The breathing aid can be bought online and at high street retailers such as Boots priced at 6.75 for an 100ml bottle