Doctors "failing the elderly on dementia": Jeremy Hunt blames "grim fatalism" for low diagnosis rate

Doctors 'failing the elderly on dementia': Hunt blames 'grim fatalism' for low diagnosis rate Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said GPs are refusing to send patients for crucial tests to spot dementia because they believe there is no pointFigures revealed nearly 400,000 dementia sufferers in Britain have never been given a formal diagnosis By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 01:03 GMT, 15 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:09 GMT, 15 January 2013 'Grim fatalism': Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says GPs are refusing to send patients for crucial tests to spot dementia because they believe there is no point GPs are refusing to send patients for crucial tests to spot dementia because they believe there is no point, according to the Health Secretary.

Baby girl dies from whooping cough just days after parents rush her to doctors as cases of the illness soar

Baby girl dies from whooping cough after parents rush her to GP, out-of-hours surgery and hospital, as cases of the illness soar 'Communication was terrible', say grieving parents who are demanding an urgent inquiryReported cases of whooping cough in England and Wales this year are already double what they were in 2011, according to HPA | UPDATED: 11:58 GMT, 1 August 2012 A couple are demanding an urgent inquiry after their five-week-old baby died of whooping cough.

James Holmes: “Dark Knight massacre gunman” appears in court as prosecutors seek the death penalty

Eyes rolling, head swaying and that bright red Joker hair: Colorado killer faces victims” families in bizarre first appearance in courtJames Holmes, 24, accused of shooting dead 12 and wounding 58Appeared unemotional and bleary-eyed at Arapahoe Country CourthouseComes after reports that he was spitting on the floor inside jail and “thought he was acting in a movie”

Thousands wrongly diagnosed with shin splints are "left in pain and without proper treatment"

Thousands wrongly diagnosed with shin splints are 'left in pain and without proper treatment' Shin splints is 'catch-all' diagnosis for lower leg pain triggered by sports like running, dancing and footballBut it actually covers 31 different conditions which means many sufferers are failing to get targeted help | UPDATED: 08:25 GMT, 1 June 2012 Thousands of people are being wrongly told they have shin splints, leaving them in pain and without proper treatment, warn experts.