Doctors told to Skype and text to reduce number of missed appointments

Doctors told to Skype and text to tackle millions of missed appointments By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 09:05 GMT, 27 August 2012 | UPDATED: 09:08 GMT, 27 August 2012 One in 10 health appointments were missed last year, costing the NHS hundreds of millions of pounds and delaying treatment for other patients, figures suggest.

Video of sick prankster faking Zombie attacks in Miami slammed as sick and dangerous

Outrage as video of “sick” prankster faking Zombie attacks in Miami sweeps web after outbreak of real-life cannibal crimes By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 20:50 GMT, 3 June 2012 | UPDATED: 13:27 GMT, 4 June 2012 A video of a prank zombie attack going around the internet is being heavily criticized as both insensitive and dangerous after the recent cannibal attack of a homeless man in Miami.

Just one can of diet fizzy drink can increase risk of heart attack or stroke

Just one can of diet fizzy drink can increase risk of heart attack or strokeThose who drink diet soft drinks daily '43 per cent more likely' to have heart attacksCarbonated drinks can cause long-term liver damage similar that of chronic alcoholism Drinking just a single can of diet fizzy drink every day can increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke, research has revealed.

Whistleblower helpline launches – but staff will still face reprisals, warn campaigners

Whistleblower helpline launches – but staff will still face reprisals, warn campaigners Health Secretary said helpline would tackle “pockets of poor practice”Campaigners say external service doesn”t address internal revenge culture A free helpline is being launched for whistleblowers in the NHS and social services.