Pensioner who had heart attack had to be carried out of her bedroom window by a CRANE to keep her heart beating

Pensioner who had heart attack had to be carried out of her bedroom window by a CRANE to keep her heart beating Paramedics were called to Joan Smith, 78, who'd collapsed upstairs at home Each time paramedics tried to carry her downstairs, her heart stoppedRealised that in order to save Mrs Smith, she would need to be kept flat Being in an upright position can put strain on the heart Paramedics had to use an aerial ladder platform to get her to the ambulance By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 09:46 GMT, 17 April 2013 | UPDATED: 10:04 GMT, 17 April 2013 A woman who suffered a heart attack had to be carried out of her bedroom window using a crane.

Anaesthetist Peter Morris writes Bound With New Ropes novel while his patients are unconscious

From heart rate to heartache: Anaesthetist writes 480-page romantic novel while his patients were unconscious Peter Morris wrote Bound With New Ropes while working in the operating theatre of Castle Hill HospitalThe anaesthetist says it was possible because 'tardy surgeons' made 'simple operations last for hours'The book is a love story about a university lecturer By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 11:37 GMT, 29 March 2013 | UPDATED: 13:49 GMT, 29 March 2013 It is said that they have more time on their hands than most doctors.

Feeling anxious or depressed "dramatically increases" the risk of dying from a heart attack

Feeling anxious or depressed 'dramatically increases' the risk of dying from a heart attack Even those with mild depression had an almost 60% increased risk of dying over the following 18 monthsHigh blood pressure is strongly linked to anxietyDepression is associated with behavioural risk factors, such as smoking and not taking medication By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 20:12 GMT, 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 20:27 GMT, 19 March 2013 Feeling depressed or anxious dramatically increases the chances of heart patients dying, new research suggests.

Sugary drinks could be causing 200,000 deaths a year worldwide, warn experts

Sugary drinks could be causing 200,000 deaths a year worldwide, warn experts Drinks were linked to 133,000 deaths from diabetesPlus 44,000 from heart disease and 6,000 from cancer78% of the deaths occurred in low and middle-income countries By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 20:00 GMT, 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 20:28 GMT, 19 March 2013 Sugary soft drinks could be causing almost 200,000 deaths a year worldwide Sugary soft drinks could be causing almost 200,000 deaths a year worldwide, a study has found.

The seven-point plan to a healthy life: Simple lifestyle steps can help prevent cancer and heart disease, new study finds

The seven-point plan to a healthy life: Simple lifestyle steps can help prevent cancer and heart disease, new study finds By Anthony Bond PUBLISHED: 04:00 GMT, 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 04:00 GMT, 19 March 2013 Seven simple health lifestyle steps can help prevent cancer as well as heart disease, according to a new study.

Student beautician, 20, died of heart attack after she stopped taking her epilepsy medication

Student beautician, 20, died of heart attack after she stopped taking her epilepsy medicationKatie Coombs suffered fatal seizure at home after complaining of feeling illWas told by doctors to carry on taking tablets despite not having a fit She cancelled three further appointments, one just days before she diedHer parents did not know she wasn't on her medication, inquest heard and August 3, 2012 – five days before her death.

It"s official: Women ARE grumpier than men in the mornings

It's official: Women ARE grumpier than men in the morningsWomen are more angry and hostile if they get insufficient sleep, say North Carolina scientistsSleep deprivation also increases women's risk of heart disease, stroke and depression But a man's health is barely affected by lack of sleep By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 17:15 GMT, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 23:30 GMT, 12 March 2013 If the woman in your life woke up grumpy this morning, don’t be too hard on her.

New drug being developed using compound found in red wine "could help humans live until they are 150"

New drug being developed using compound found in red wine 'could help humans live until they are 150'Drugs are synthetic versions of resveratrol, found in red wineResearch shows drugs which could prevent cancer and diabetes now viableMedication can be taken topically or orallyNo drugs yet developed to target aging skin By Lucy Crossley PUBLISHED: 20:48 GMT, 10 March 2013 | UPDATED: 21:40 GMT, 10 March 2013 Breakthrough: The new anti-aging drugs are synthetic versions of resveratrol which is found in red wine Drugs that could combat ageing and help people to live to 150-years-old may be available within five years, following landmark research.

Switching off obesity gene found to prevent weight-gain EVEN if eating a high-fat diet

How switching off a fat gene may prevent weight-gain – EVEN if you eat a high-fat diet Removing Plin2 gene made mice resistant to obesityFat cells were 20% smaller and rodents also ate lessScientists think the effect could be duplicated in humans By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 12:53 GMT, 6 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:02 GMT, 6 March 2013 Switching off a certain gene could stop junk food eaters from gaining weight Switching off a 'fat' gene could prevent you from piling on the pound even if you stick to a high-fat diet, say researchers.

"I feel like I"m jinxed": Newlywed loses husband to same heart condition that killed her boyfriend nine years ago

'I feel like I'm jinxed': Newlywed loses husband to same heart condition that killed her boyfriend nine years agoKaren Matthews, 31, from Bristol said she 'feels like the unluckiest woman alive'Her husband of four months, Ryan, 36, suffered a fatal heart attack in December as a result of left ventricular hypertrophyNine years ago, her boyfriend, James Gray, 24, died of the same condition while playing football By Lucy Waterlow PUBLISHED: 15:34 GMT, 5 March 2013 | UPDATED: 18:28 GMT, 5 March 2013 A newlywed mourning the death of her husband said she feels like she's 'jinxed' after he died from the same heart condition that previously killed her boyfriend.