Elderly patient dubbed "the invisible man" by coroner was ignored by hospital doctors for 3 DAYS before he died


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Patient dubbed 'the invisible man' by a coroner was ignored by hospital doctors for three DAYS before he died Walter Coles, 88, was transferred to Wycombe Hospital last summerBut senior doctors were unaware of his arrival and his care was 'overlooked' The only documentation of his stay 'verged on useless', an inquest heardAs well as not being examined, his medication chart went missing .

Lazy GPs keep on doling out powerful sleeping pills to the elderly when they should only be used as short term treatment


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Lazy GPs keep on doling out powerful sleeping pills to the elderly when they should only be used as short term treatmentOne in five elderly insomnia sufferers have never had drugs reviewed by GPFour out of five of those surveyed have trouble sleeping despite taking pills By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:34 GMT, 3 April 2013 | UPDATED: 00:35 GMT, 3 April 2013 One in five elderly insomnia sufferers told a survey they have never had their drugs reviewed by a GP – which breaches official guidelines (file picture) Doctors are still prescribing powerful sleeping pills for months at a time to older people who risk becoming addicted, warn experts.

Unruly children? Blame parents for not teaching them to sleep, claims psychologist Tanya Byron who says national sleep crisis "makes our children…


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Unruly children Blame parents for not teaching them to sleep, claims leading psychologistPsychologist blames 'profound lack of sleep' for difficultiesSleep-deprivation can lead to hyperactivity and other behavioural problemsShe says Britian is 'in the midst of an unspoken public health crisis' By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:44 GMT, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:58 GMT, 12 March 2013 Health crisis: Tanya Byron has said 'a profound lack of sleep' is to blame for behavioural problems among children Parents are failing to teach their children how to get a good night’s sleep, according to a psychologist.

Having trouble sleeping? Eat more vegetables and ditch chocolate, tea and alcohol, finds new study


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Can't sleep Ditch the fry up, tuck into a salad and glug plenty of water Study finds eggs and fatty meats cause lack of sleepA lack of sleep can be attributed to an unbalanced dietThose who ate the most calories had the least sleep By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 17:46 GMT, 18 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:52 GMT, 18 February 2013 Scientists have discovered a direct link between what we eat and how well we sleep at night.

Doctors withholding treatment from dying cancer patients because they think it is "futile"


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Doctors 'are withholding treatment from dying cancer patients because they think it is futile to continue'<br> <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 10:14 GMT, 21 November 2012 </p> <br> <img src="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/11/21/article-2236148-028B4207000005DC-10_233x423.jpg" width="233" height="423" alt="Shocking: Doctors are withholding treatment from dying cancer patients because they do not think it worthwhile, a report warns" class="blkBorder" /> <p class="imageCaption">Shocking: Doctors are withholding treatment from dying cancer patients because they do not think it worthwhile, a report warns.

Can"t get a decent night"s rest? Call the sleep squad who can tell you what"s going wrong


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Can't get a decent night's rest Call the sleep squad who can tell you what's going wrong | UPDATED: 22:23 GMT, 30 April 2012 Just after 9pm at Charing Cross Hospital, West London, and the corridors are deserted.