Birmingham is the sexually transmitted disease capital of the UK


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Birmingham is the STI capital of the UK, with more 30-somethings getting infected than ever before East London and Glasgow were also STI hotspotsChlamydia was the most commonly treated STI, followed by gonorrhoea and genital warts Average age of diagnosis is now 34.9 By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 17:00 GMT, 23 April 2013 | UPDATED: 17:00 GMT, 23 April 2013 Birmingham is the sexually transmitted infection capital of the UK, according to new research.

Scandal-hit Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust to be put into administration


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Scandal-hit Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust to be put into administration Includes Stafford Hospital, where 1,200 patients may have died needlesslyDecision has been made by Monitor, which regulates foundation trustsDone to 'safeguard the future of health services' provided by the trust By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 14:19 GMT, 15 April 2013 | UPDATED: 00:19 GMT, 16 April 2013 The hospital trust at the centre of one of the worst health scandals in living memory has been put into administration after losing 20million last year.

Woman goes to hospital with stomach cramps… and GIVES BIRTH seven hours later


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Woman goes to hospital with stomach pains…

Breastfeeding for six months "cuts the risk of dying from cancer by 10%"


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Breastfeeding for six months 'cuts the risk of dying from cancer by 10%'Six months of breastfeeding your child cuts risk of dying from all cancers Women who breastfeed also 17 per cent less likely to die from a heart attack By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:38 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:17 GMT, 27 March 2013 Safer: A woman who breastfeeds her child is 10 per cent less likely to die from any from of cancer Women who breastfeed for six months reduce their risk of dying from all cancers by 10 per cent, researchers say.

"Wiggins effect" boom in cycling sees surge in number of MEN having thread veins removed from their legs


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'Wiggins effect' boom in cycling sees surge in number of MEN having thread veins removed from their legs There has been a sharp rise in the number of men wanting cosmetic treatment for their thread veinsThe rise is being attributed to thousands of men finding the veins on taking up cycling and shaving their legs By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 16:20 GMT, 25 March 2013 | UPDATED: 18:02 GMT, 25 March 2013 The so-called ‘Wiggins effect’ has seen thousands of men take to their bikes since the London Olympics.

I wanted rid of thread veins, now I"m scarred for life


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I wanted rid of thread veins, now I'm scarred for life – stop 'Cosmetic Cowboy Surgeons' Louise Siu's cosmetic laser treatment in 2007 left her with horrible scars By Victoria Fletcher PUBLISHED: 22:00 GMT, 23 March 2013 | UPDATED: 22:00 GMT, 23 March 2013 Cowboy surgery: Louise Siu's simple procedure went horribly wrong Louise Siu has made her career as an actuary – a discipline that assesses financial risk.

Overweight heart disease patients are 30 per cent LESS likely to die early than their thin counterparts


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Overweight people with heart disease are 30% LESS likely to die early than their thinner counterparts Obese patients are 15 per cent less likely to die youngOne reason may be because overweight patients receive more aggressive treatment By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 18:32 GMT, 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 18:36 GMT, 19 March 2013 Overweight heart disease sufferers are 30 per cent less likely to die early than their healthy weight counterparts It's widely believed that being overweight is bad for your heart and can lead to premature death.

Coroner criticises box-ticking culture of doctors as she rules in inquest of seven week old baby who died of pneumonia


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Coroner criticises box-ticking culture of doctors as she hears how seven-week-old baby died of pneumonia after being taken to private out-of-hours clinic Dr Shirley Radcliffe said GPs were obliged to practice 'defensive medicine' Axel Peanberg King originally diagnosed with viral infection He died from pneumonia at the age of just seven weeks old His parents had been in contact with private out-of-hours clinic HarmoniFirm has previously come under fire for poor levels of staffing By Lucy Osborne PUBLISHED: 16:59 GMT, 28 February 2013 | UPDATED: 00:27 GMT, 1 March 2013 A coroner yesterday attacked the box-ticking culture among GPs after hearing how a desperately ill baby was not seen quickly enough.

Pregnant woman left distraught after her measles and pneumonia – which could leave her child stillborn – were dismissed by doctors as a virus


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Pregnant woman left distraught after her measles and pneumonia – which could leave her child stillborn – were dismissed by doctors as a virus Leah Painell, 23, who is 15 weeks pregnant, complained she was in agonyClaims staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich diagnosed 'virus'After suffering for a week was diagnosed with pneumonia and measlesHer mother claims hospital refused to give her scan to check baby's health By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 12:29 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 12:31 GMT, 20 February 2013 An expectant mother suffering from pneumonia and measles was turned away by hospital staff three times after a severe rash, temperature and pain were dismissed as a 'virus'.

Trainee doctors should ignore EU rules and work longer, says Britain"s top surgeon


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Trainee doctors should ignore EU rules and work LONGER, says Britain's top surgeon European Directive limits doctors to a 48-hour week with defined rest periodsFrequent patient handovers between teams could lead to mistakes in care, warns Prof Normal WilliamsAdded it did not give enough time for trainingBut junior doctors' representative warned scrapping rule could see a return to 100-hour weeks By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 09:21 GMT, 28 January 2013 | UPDATED: 09:21 GMT, 28 January 2013 Exhausted: Before the European Working Time Directive, some junior doctors were working 100-hour weeks.