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 .

Another reason to go to work on an egg – it could lower your blood pressure


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Another reason to go to work on an egg – it could lower your blood pressure Component in egg whites can lower blood pressure as much as Captopril, a high blood-pressure drugHas ability to block the action of ACE, a substance produced in the body that raises blood pressure By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 19:07 GMT, 9 April 2013 | UPDATED: 23:15 GMT, 9 April 2013 Egg whites could lower blood pressure in the same way as medication, new research has found.

Feeling anxious or depressed "dramatically increases" the risk of dying from a heart attack


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Feeling anxious or depressed 'dramatically increases' the risk of dying from a heart attack Even those with mild depression had an almost 60% increased risk of dying over the following 18 monthsHigh blood pressure is strongly linked to anxietyDepression is associated with behavioural risk factors, such as smoking and not taking medication By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 20:12 GMT, 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 20:27 GMT, 19 March 2013 Feeling depressed or anxious dramatically increases the chances of heart patients dying, new research suggests.

HIV "cure" may be possible for some patients diagnosed within ten weeks of infection


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HIV 'cure' may be possible for some patients diagnosed within ten weeks of infection 'Functional cure' can be achieved for some HIV/AIDS patients diagnosed within ten weeks of infectionOne in ten people who start treatment early don't experience a virus rebound when they stop treatmentThis means the virus is kept at bay and does not cause problems despite still being detectable in their body By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 11:28 GMT, 15 March 2013 | UPDATED: 11:33 GMT, 15 March 2013 A ‘functional cure’ for HIV/AIDS can be achieved for some patients diagnosed early, according to new research.

Premature twins died after being given 10 times too much morphine, nursing tribunal hears

Premature twins died after being given 10 times too much morphine, nursing tribunal hears Alfie and Harry McQuillan were born at 27 weeks in October 2010Were in a 'good condition' despite being born so early, inquest heardPrescribed morphine to stabilise them but instead given 'excessive dose'Died at scandal-hit Stafford Hospital two days later Nurse in charge, Joanne Thompson, now facing disciplinary hearingAccused of letting less senior member of staff administer wrong dose heard.

Drug that prevents breast cancer for 20 years: Protection for thousands at high risk


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Drug that prevents breast cancer for 20 years: Protection for thousands at high risk New guidelines suggest tamoxifen or raloxifene could offer up to 20 years of protection for those considered at high risk of cancerWomen would take the drugs for five years either before or after the menopause, with the aim of slashing odds of developing the disease By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:00 GMT, 15 January 2013 | UPDATED: 03:44 GMT, 15 January 2013 Thousands of healthy women could be offered powerful breast cancer drugs to cut their chances of contracting the disease.

More winter health misery as the flu season kicks off


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More winter health misery as the flu season kicks off, with schoolchildren worst affected Cases highest in children aged five to 14, says Health Protection AgencyNorth East England appears to be worst affected area of the country Doctors given the green light to prescribe antivirals to those who need themThose in at-risk groups yet to be vaccinated are urged to have flu jab | UPDATED: 10:07 GMT, 21 December 2012 The winter flu season has kicked off, parents have been warned, after an increase in the number of school children falling ill with the infection The flu season has begun, parents have been warned, after an increase in the number of children aged five to 14 falling ill.

Mother-of-four with Parkinson"s disease turns condition in to an art form by becoming a HUMAN STATUE


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Mother-of-four with Parkinson's disease turns condition into an art form by becoming a Marilyn Monroe human statue Nicky was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease when she was 29The condition makes her muscles tighten, leaving her unable to move Nicky now poses as a frozen Marilyn Monroe for two hours at a time to raise money for charity | UPDATED: 19:30 GMT, 14 December 2012 A Parkinson’s sufferer whose muscles stiffen as a result of the disease has turned her condition into an art-form – by becoming a human statue.

We were told there was more chance of winning the lottery: Father and son develop different cancers at odds of 14m to one

'There was more chance of winning the lottery': Father and son both develop rare cancers at odds of 14m to one Father and son diagnosed with different forms of aggressive cancer four years apart Doctors say there is no link between the two conditions and the odds of both developing them were 14million to oneFamily are now backing new Stand up to Cancer campaign | UPDATED: 23:44 GMT, 15 October 2012 Andrew Wantling who has beaten a rare form of cancer and son James who has battled unrelated leukaemia for two years A family has been left devastated after both a father and son were diagnosed with different types of aggressive cancer at odds of 14 million to one.

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'There was more chance of winning the lottery': Father and son both develop rare cancers at odds of 14m to one Father and son diagnosed with different forms of aggressive cancer four years apart Doctors say there is no link between the two conditions and the odds of both developing them were 14million to oneFamily are now backing new Stand up to Cancer campaign | UPDATED: 15:45 GMT, 15 October 2012 Andrew Wantling who has beaten a rare form of cancer and son James who has battled unrelated leukaemia for two years A family has been left devastated after both a father and son were diagnosed with different types of aggressive cancer at odds of 14 million to one.


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