Saved by a pair of scissors left on the scales: The premature baby doctors decided to save because she weighed just enough Maddalena Douse, from Lewes, East Sussex, was born at just 23 weeksDoctors were unsure whether she would survive, or whether they should try and save her When they weighed her, she was 1lb, the minimum weight for a baby to be considered viableAfter fighting to save her they discovered she had only weighed 382g, and a pair of scissors accidentally left on the scales had bumped up her weight | UPDATED: 22:17 GMT, 17 December 2012 Any baby that survives a premature birth is considered by their parents to be a miracle.
I can't go to the gym – I've done my hair: Study finds 40 per cent women avoid exercise to keep their coiffures intact Two out of five women admitted they often avoided the gym so they wouldn't mess up their hair dosThese women were almost three times less likely to meet the recommended physical activity guidelines | UPDATED: 13:33 GMT, 18 December 2012 Going for a drink after work, feeling tired and forgetting your trainers are just some of the common reasons for avoiding the gym.
Dying swine flu victim's pleas to go to hospital ignored THREE times by paramedics Niyousha Haki was seen on three separate occasions after concerned relatives dialled 999Despite having 'grossly abnormal' temperature and elevated heart rate, they judged her symptoms to be ‘non-life threatening’She died a day later after suffering a cardiac arrest | UPDATED: 23:30 GMT, 4 December 2012 A young woman with swine flu died after her desperate pleas to be taken to hospital were ignored three times by paramedics.
Trying to have a baby New formula predicts woman's chance of becoming pregnant The average 25-year-old woman who has been trying for six months, has a 15 per cent chance of conceiving in the next month | UPDATED: 11:01 GMT, 5 October 2012 A formula that predicts a woman’s chances of pregnancy has been devised by scientists.
Sleeping pills ‘don’t work for four out of 10 Britons with insomnia’ Study shows cognitive behavioural therapy more effective | UPDATED: 22:49 GMT, 9 September 2012 Four in ten adults who take sleeping pills find they fail to help their insomnia, a survey has found.
Some patients are 60 times less likely to get a cancer scan in postcode lottery | UPDATED: 01:07 GMT, 31 July 2012 Up to a fifth of GPs are failing to send enough patients for life-saving scans to diagnose cancer, researchers warn.
Sausages and chips That's one of your five a day, says food firm amid claims mantra has been 'hijacked' | UPDATED: 06:35 GMT, 16 July 2012 The five-a-day mantra has been ‘hijacked’ by the food industry to promote meals such as sausages and chips, a minister has admitted.
Drinking, smoking or being overweight 'does not harm men's fertility' Men with unhealthy lifestyles 'likely to be just as fertile' as those living more sensibly | UPDATED: 23:42 GMT, 12 June 2012 NHS guidelines say GPs are supposed to warn men diagnosed with infertility of the dangers of alcohol, tobacco and recreational drugs It's the advice every man trying to become a father wants to hear – have a drink and relax.
Do not resuscitate orders 'ignored' as doctors try to revive patients suffering cardiac arrestOne in 52 who wanted to be allowed to die had their wishes ignoredA third of cardiac arrests could have been prevented Terminally ill patients resuscitated even though it was not in their best interestsAlmost half of patient assessments when they reached hospital were not good enough | UPDATED: 07:39 GMT, 1 June 2012 Doctors are ignoring ‘do not resuscitate’ orders and attempting to revive hospital patients suffering a cardiac arrest.
Women in their 40s and same-sex couples may be offered IVF on NHS for first time Nearly 8,000 women aged 40 to 42 had IVF privately in 2010.