Hospital chief executive quits amid suggestions death rates were" fiddled to improve results"

Hospital chief executive quits amid suggestions death rates were' fiddled to improve results' Major investigation underway at Royal Bolton Hospital, ManchesterFour times as many deaths were recorded from septicaemia than expectedAround 800 deaths recorded as this rather than the expected 200 Jackie Bene, acting chief executive of Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, has quitRobert Francis renews call for a NHS culture change starting today Wrong that hospital security and cab drivers face more regulations than worker 'cleaning the bottom of your grandmother', he added .

Scientists discover 21 new genes affecting cholesterol, paving the way for targeted drugs

Scientists a step closer to preventing heart attacks as they identify high cholesterol genes Largest-ever genetic study of cholesterol gives insight into those most at risk of heart diseasePaves the way for personalised drugs and treatments | UPDATED: 16:50 GMT, 11 October 2012 Scientists have identified 21 new genes linked to cholesterol levels, further paving the way for dedicated drugs and treatments or heart disease.

People can be fat AND fit as study finds obesity doesn"t automatically lead to ill-health

People can be fat AND fit as study finds obesity doesn't automatically lead to ill-health | UPDATED: 07:50 GMT, 5 September 2012 People can be obese but metabolically healthy and fit, found an international study Nearly half of fat people are just as healthy as slim people – and at no more risk of developing heart problems or cancer, researchers claim.

Child"s risk of developing allergic disease doubles if parent of same sex suffers from it

Child's risk of developing allergic disease doubles if parent of same sex suffers from it | UPDATED: 23:01 GMT, 9 August 2012 Allergies such as asthma and eczema are gender-related and not simply hereditary, new research has claimed.

How thinking young could beat dementia

It's all in the mind: How thinking young could beat dementiaOlder people who think they are over the hill 'more likely to end up with a diagnosis' | UPDATED: 00:23 GMT, 12 June 2012 A study has found older people who think they are over the hill had worse scores in memory tests You're as young as you feel – and feeling younger could stop you being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, researchers claim.

Memory loss could be prevented in Alzheimer"s patients by targeting a chemical that dismantles brain connections

Memory loss could be prevented in Alzheimer's patients by targeting a chemical that dismantles brain connections By Daily Mail Reporter Last updated at 10:24 PM on 6th March 2012 Breakthrough: Scientists have discovered that symptoms of Alzheimer's could be treated if a chemical that dismantles brain connections is isolated Alzheimer's symptoms such as memory loss could be prevented by targeting a chemical that dismantles brain connections, research suggests.

New vaccine against deadly meningitis B "will be available in the spring"

New vaccine against deadly meningitis B 'will be available in the spring' Meningitis B causes 120 deaths in Britain each yearVaccine effective against about 80 per cent of strains found in Europe A new vaccine against meningitis B gives full protection to teenagers, according to the first large-scale trial and could be available this Spring.

Cancer patients "rely on charity hand-outs" as they struggle to pay for fuel bills

Cancer patients “rely on charity hand-outs” as they struggle to pay for fuel bills70 per cent of those aged under 55 lose income after being diagnosed with the disease2,548,563 paid to cancer patients in 2011″It would appear that this problem is going to increase as fuel bills continue to rise”, says MP Cancer patients are being forced to rely on charity handouts as they struggle to pay for rising fuel bills, says a report. Findings highlighted that 70 per cent of those aged under 55 lose income after being diagnosed with the disease, often because they are too ill to work. As a result Macmillan Cancer Support revealed that the number of requests for financial aid have almost doubled over the past five years