Playing music to premature babies helps them sleep and improves their breathing, claim doctors

Why playing music to premature babies 'helps them sleep and improves their breathing'New study claims music can puts newborns into a quietly attentive stateAlso improves sucking behaviours which are important to help them feedSound of instrument or a parent singing is better than nursery rhymesResearch by Beth Israel Hospital in New York across 11 American hospitals By Daniel Bates PUBLISHED: 16:47 GMT, 15 April 2013 | UPDATED: 17:11 GMT, 15 April 2013 Soothing: The sound of music can make a newborn sleep better and puts them in a quietly attentive state Playing live music to a prematurely born baby can slow its heartbeat and make the child breathe more easily, according to a new study.

Skin cancer hits 200,000 – twice the official toll: Disease is far greater risk to nation"s health than was previously thought

Skin cancer hits 200,000 – twice the official toll: Disease is far greater risk to nation's health than was previously thought Cases of basal cell carcinomas have risen by 80 per cent in a decade The cost to the NHS is likely to be more than 200million a year By Chris Brooke PUBLISHED: 00:15 GMT, 15 April 2013 | UPDATED: 00:22 GMT, 15 April 2013 There are now believed to be more than 200,000 cases of basal cell carcinomas, or BCCs, a year, pictured here on the skin Skin cancer is a far greater threat to the nation’s health than was previously thought, a new study has revealed.

New NHS 111 phone line under fire again after paramedics are sent to deal with an ingrown toenail and a CAT with diarrhoea

New NHS 111 phone line under fire again after paramedics are sent to deal with an ingrown toenail and a CAT with diarrhoea System is 'endangering lives' as responders can't get to real emergenciesAmbulance staff say their workload has almost doubled since 111 beganBlame inexperienced operators unable to filter calls from the publicHospitals have also seen huge influx of patients since the scheme began -13.

Children as young as SEVEN are being admitted to hospital with alcohol addiction

Children as young as SEVEN are being admitted to hospital with alcohol addiction 380 children aged 10 or under treated for intoxication over four year period Figures are likely to be higher as 67 NHS trusts did not supply informationOne seven-year-old boy treated was deemed to be 'addicted' to alcoholAffected children often come from homes where alcohol already a problem .

NHS pays out 2million after surgeon botches operations – and there are still 94 OUTSTANDING claims

NHS pays out 2million after surgeon botches operations – and there are still 94 OUTSTANDING claims 2million of compensation has been paid out to Manjit Bhamra's patients at Rotherham HospitalThere are another 94 outstanding claims against himDespite this, he is STILL working as a surgeon By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 19:04 GMT, 28 February 2013 | UPDATED: 07:48 GMT, 1 March 2013 Surgeon Manjit Bhamra is still practising, despite the NHS forking out close to 2million for botched operations The NHS has paid out more than 2m in compensation to victims of a surgeon who is still allowed to work.

Dental nurse, 30, died after "serious failings" by paramedics who could have saved her had she gone to hospital

Dental nurse, 30, died after 'serious failings' by paramedics who could have saved her had she gone to hospital Sarah Thomas, 30, was barely conscious when paramedics arrived They told her she was 'better off' at home rather than hospital Inquest ruled she would have survived had she received simple treatment By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 15:37 GMT, 22 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:40 GMT, 22 February 2013 Sarah Thomas died at home because her symptoms were not taken seriously by paramedics A dental nurse died after 'serious failings' by paramedics called to her home, a coroner ruled today.

10% of children are already obese by the time they start primary school

10% of children are ALREADY obese by the time they start primary school Worrying figures show this rises to 20% by Year SixAnd that 65% of men and 58% of women are overweight or obese in the UK Number of people having weight loss surgery or being admitted to hospital due to obesity has also soared By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 16:01 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:12 GMT, 20 February 2013 One in 10 children are obese when they start school, worrying figures suggest.

Body of elderly patient found in grounds of Liverpool hospital

Body of elderly patient found in grounds of Liverpool hospital 80-year-old patient went missing from Royal Liverpool University Hospital at 7.30pm last night Was found dead outside the hospital seven hours later By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 17:20 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 20:21 GMT, 14 February 2013 Police have launched an investigation after an 80-year-old patient went missing and was found dead outside a hospital seven hours later.