Policeman who wore glasses for 20 years discovers his bad eyesight was actually caused by a BRAIN TUMOUR

Policeman who wore glasses for 20 years discovers his bad eyesight was actually caused by a BRAIN TUMOUR Father-of-one Chris Smith, 35, had worn glasses since the age of 12Two years ago he began suffering from headaches and mood swingsHe was diagnosed with a benign brain tumour which he'd had for 20 yearsAfter surgery to remove the tumour he has 20:20 vision and Mr Smith has made a full recovery” class=”blkBorder” /> Amazing recovery: Chris Smith, who wore glasses for 20 years now has 20:20 vision after surgery to remove a golf ball-sized tumour from his brain, allowing him more time with wife Samantha and baby Freddie, born in November 2012 A policeman who wore glasses for 20 years now has 20:20 vision after surgery to remove a golf ball-sized tumour from his brain.

Two-thirds of patients must wait 48 hours to see a GP while a tenth wait two WEEKS

Two-thirds of patients must wait 48 hours to see a GP while a tenth wait two WEEKSPatients struggle for timely access to a doctor, according to a surveySome are forced to wait a fortnight for a consultationNearly half say they are unhappy with local health service By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 01:05 GMT, 22 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:10 GMT, 22 March 2013 Almost two-thirds of patients say they struggle to get an appointment with a GP within two days, according to new research Two thirds of patients do not think their out-of-hours GP is safe, a report warns today.

One million now affected by winter vomiting bug – and cases are set to soar well into the New Year

One million now affected by winter vomiting bug – and cases are set to soar well into the New Year Number of norovirus cases up by 83 per cent on this time last yearToll is expected to rise, says the Health Protection AgencyThe number of cases has risen earlier than expected this year, following a trend seen across Europe | UPDATED: 17:55 GMT, 28 December 2012 More than one million victims have been struck by the winter vomiting bug, figures released today suggest.

Cases of winter vomiting bug up 42% in a week as more hospitals are forced to close their doors

Cases of winter vomiting bug up 42% in a week as more hospitals are forced to close their doors Cases of norovirus up 83% on this time last yearHospital outbreaks also doubled compared to last yearCold weather suggested as reason for worst start to the norovirus season on record Up to 880,000 people could have been affected | UPDATED: 15:02 GMT, 18 December 2012 Norovirus is continuing to wreak havoc across the country, with the number of people affected almost doubling in the space of a week.

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.

Miscarriage conveyor belt: Women in depths of despair are treated heartlessly by NHS staff, says watchdog

Miscarriage conveyor belt: Women in depths of despair are treated heartlessly by NHS staff, says watchdog A report by Nice says that patients who have lost their baby are often dealt with by 'insensitive' doctors, nurses and receptionistsMany are left to wait on wards where they can hear others giving birth, according to the report | UPDATED: 23:17 GMT, 11 December 2012 Distress: Women who suffer miscarriages are often dealt with by 'insensitive' doctors, nurses and receptionists, according to a new report Women who suffer miscarriages are being treated in a heartless ‘conveyor belt’ system, according to the NHS watchdog.

Gareth Malone: "I"ve got a fast metabolism so I need to eat a lot and often"

'I've got a fast metabolism so I need to eat a lot and often': Under the microscope with Gareth Malone | UPDATED: 01:09 GMT, 4 December 2012 The Choir star, 36, on pumping iron, what makes people attractive, his biggest food weakness and how he avoids a hangover 'I follow a low-GI diet which regulates your body sugar and energy levels,' said Gareth Malone HOW DO YOU KEEP THOSE LUNGS SO HEALTHY I kid you not, but I love going to the gym and pumping iron.

Born at 23 weeks with a hole in the heart: how tiny twin boys made a miraculous recovery

'We can't believe they're still here': Parents' joy as twins born four months early with holes in their hearts stun doctors to make a miraculous recovery Archie and Harley Garthwaite born at 23 weeks with heart, bowel and breathing problemsBoth progressing well despite a one in 20 chance of escaping brain damageDoctors believe they may be the youngest ever twins to survive | UPDATED: 16:21 GMT, 9 October 2012 When Archie and Harley Garthwaite were born at 23 weeks with holes in their hearts, their parents were told to expect the worst.

Heart transplant: This is the moment a mother met the heart transplant patient whose life her dead son saved

You're the man with my son's heart! This is the moment a mother met the heart transplant patient whose life her dead son saved | UPDATED: 11:17 GMT, 11 September 2012 With arms spread wide and beaming with joy, Bobby Doherty and Margaret Valsechi meet for the first time.

Cold sweats? Soaring blood pressure? You must be tangling with the GP"s receptionist

Cold sweats Soaring blood pressure You must be tangling with the GP's receptionist | UPDATED: 23:53 GMT, 30 August 2012 GPs' receptionists: They are frequently jobsworths – or worse, gorgons (posed by model) There are many organisations I dread phoning.