A&E unit which had a 12million makeover just months ago is downgraded in new wave of NHS cost-cutting

Hospital trust that ran up a 200m debt is first to be axed A&E and maternity services at Lewisham Hospital will also be downgraded to urgent care only Part of South London Healthcare NHS Trust which has racked up debts of 200mFailing trust now the first to be dissolved By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 16:34 GMT, 31 January 2013 | UPDATED: 02:03 GMT, 1 February 2013 A failing hospital trust is to be scrapped after running up debts of 200million.

How our "stiff upper lip" hits cancer survival rates: Britons are dying needlessly because they refuse to seek help for early symptoms

How our 'stiff upper lip' hits cancer survival rates: Britons are dying needlessly because they refuse to seek help for early symptomsStudy suggests Britons are embarrassed or reluctant to waste doctors' timeSurvey questioned 19,079 people aged 50 and older in six countriesExperts say British stoicism could explain differences in cancer survival By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 01:44 GMT, 30 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:44 GMT, 30 January 2013 Early intervention: A study found people in Britain do not seek help for early symptoms of cancer because they are embarrassed or reluctant to waste their doctors' time Having a ‘stiff upper lip’ could mean some Britons are dying needlessly from cancer, warn researchers.

How to repel the dreaded winter vomiting bug, the norovirus

How to repel the dreaded winter vomiting bug, the norovirus, as number of cases soarMore than 800,000 cases reported since the summerThe figures are up 83 per cent on last year | UPDATED: 00:55 GMT, 23 December 2012 There is a huge number of cases of norovirus, or winter vomiting bug, this year.

Giving birth in hospital raises risk of new mothers bleeding to death

Giving birth in hospital raises risk of new mothers bleeding to death | UPDATED: 00:02 GMT, 2 December 2012 Women who choose to give birth at home are less likely to suffer from life-threatening bleeding than those who have their baby in hospital, a study has found.

Yo-yo dieting is NOT bad for you as it won"t stop you losing weight in the long run

Yo-yo dieting is NOT bad for you and won't stop you losing weight in the long run No difference in the ability to lose weight or take part in exercises between those who yo-yo dieted and those who didn't | UPDATED: 16:05 GMT, 15 August 2012 Yo-yo dieting may be demoralising, but people trying to watch their weight will be relieved to hear that it won't stop them from shedding pounds in the long run.

How counselling can help ease the pain for victims of rheumatoid arthritis

Beating arthritis is all in your head: Pain of joint condition can be eased through counselling | UPDATED: 04:27 GMT, 28 June 2012 Painful: Sufferers of arthritis could benefit from psychological intervention, according to experts Arthritis sufferers could have their pain eased by learning to cope with the condition through counselling, scientists have claimed.

Children could soon be given annual flu vaccinations at school to prevent spread of illness across all age groups

Children could soon be given annual flu vaccinations at school to prevent spread of illness across all age groups Experts advising Government say the vaccine should be given to everyone from five to 17 on the NHSVaccine will not be offered until 2014 at the earliest | UPDATED: 15:54 GMT, 29 May 2012 All children could soon be given annual flu vaccinations at school, it has emerged.

Leah Beth Richards: Brave schoolgirl, 13, who begged doctors to stop painful life-prolonging treatment, dies after 11-year cancer battle

Brave schoolgirl, 13, who begged doctors to stop painful life-prolonging treatment, dies after 11-year cancer battle Doctors discovered 5lb tumour when Leah was just two Decided to stop treatment aged eight because of painful side effects”She had no fear and lived to the full”, family friend tells funeral party Leah Beth Richards has died after a 11 year battle with cancer after deciding to stop treatment A brave schoolgirl has died five years after she begged doctors to stop giving her life-lengthening treatment for cancer. For more than a decade Leah Beth Richards, 13, battled with her illness but last week she passed away at the family home in Pontypridd, South Wales

World"s smallest babies saved by same doctor 15 years apart both leading healthy lives

My how you”ve grown! World”s smallest babies saved by same doctor 15 years apart both leading happy, healthy livesMadeline Mann, 22, weighed 9.9oz at birth, while Rumaisa Rahman weighed 9.2oz Madeline Mann is a 22-year-old honors college student studying psychology in Rock Island while Rumaisa Rahman is seven years old and goes to school in Chicago. But this pair have one very special thing in common – at the time of their births they were both the tiniest babies to have survived.