New NHS phoneline "will put lives at risk": Doctors" warning after 111 number goes into meltdown


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New NHS phoneline 'will put lives at risk': Doctors' warning after 111 number goes into meltdown Callers put on hold for two hours or told to call back tomorrowService overwhelmed just a few hours after launch in some areasDoctors warn making service live nationwide from April will be 'dangerous' By Liz Hull PUBLISHED: 23:34 GMT, 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 11:46 GMT, 25 March 2013 Dr Laurence Buckman says April 1 is much too soon to introduce the new 111 service for the NHS Lives will be put at risk unless the Government suspends the new 111 NHS advice line, doctors warned yesterday.

Women are piling on the pounds because they have cut down on housework, study shows


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Women are piling on the pounds because they have cut down on housework, study shows Women now burn up to 360 calories less a day than their parents Housewives in 1965 spent 27 hours a week cooking, cleaning and washing Women now spend only 13.3 hours a week on housework, research shows By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 19:21 GMT, 28 February 2013 | UPDATED: 10:50 GMT, 1 March 2013 We have long been told that our unhealthy diet is why we are all too fat.

One in 10 Britons now eats three meals a day at work – and gains a STONE in weight as a result


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One in 10 Britons now eats three meals a day at work – and gains a STONE in weight as a resultHalf of us eat both breakfast and lunch at our desksAnd tuck into our first snack by 10am20% of regularly raid the vending machine at work By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 18:24 GMT, 25 February 2013 | UPDATED: 03:02 GMT, 26 February 2013 Millions of workers are putting in such long hours they are eating breakfast, lunch and dinner at their desk, a survey has found.

Dentists warned over cheap X-ray machine amid fears it could deliver 10 times too much radiation


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Dentists warned over cheap X-ray machine amid fears it could deliver 10 times too much radiation Devices manufactured in China don't contain enough lead to protect patients and dentistsOne UK-based dental practice purchased one of the dangerous machines, and 'several' others have expressed interest in buying one | UPDATED: 17:19 GMT, 3 December 2012 Dentists have been warned not to buy a hand held X-ray machine which exposes patients to 10 times the recommended dose of radiation.

Implant boost for kidney dialysis patients on trial


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Implant boost for kidney dialysis patients on trial55,000 people in the UK rely on regular kidney dialysis | UPDATED: 22:00 GMT, 1 December 2012 On trial: The new implant can aid thousands Thousands of kidney dialysis patients could receive faster, safer treatment thanks to a new implant being trialled at St George’s Hospital in London and Central Manchester University Hospital.

Dishwasher liquitabs pose a danger to children who can mistake them for sweets, doctors warn


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Dishwasher liquitabs pose a danger to children who can mistake them for sweets, doctors warn Five toddlers admitted to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow this year | UPDATED: 08:05 GMT, 6 September 2012 Parents are being warned about the dangers of liquid detergent capsules used in dishwashers and washing machines following a number of cases of children biting into them.

Having seen the evidence, I don"t touch fizzy drinks any more. Frankly they"re evil


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Having seen the evidence, I don't touch fizzy drinks any more.

Baby"s birth captured in MRI movie for the first time


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Baby's birth captured in MRI movie for the first time Mother gave birth in a specially-designed 'open' MRI scannerFootage shows 30 seconds of second stage of labour as mother tries to push baby down the birth canal | UPDATED: 12:50 GMT, 27 June 2012 Doctors at a Berlin hospital have released an MRI video that shows the first real-time footage of a baby being born – from the inside.

From silencing snoring to easing depression, how doctors are using jolts of electricity to improve our health


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From silencing snoring to easing depression, how doctors are using jolts of electricity to improve our health | UPDATED: 00:54 GMT, 22 May 2012 Every day, scores of patients across the UK receive electric shocks from their doctor.

The drugs DO work: Painkillers are more effective than massage, TENS machines and hypnosis during labour


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The drugs DO work: Painkillers are more effective than massage, TENS machines and hypnosis during labour | UPDATED: 00:23 GMT, 14 March 2012 New findings: Taking drugs to relieve pain in labour works better than alternatives such as massage, TENS machines and hypnosis, research has found Taking drugs to relieve pain in labour works better than alternatives such as massage, TENS machines and hypnosis, new research has found.