Measles cases at 18-year high because parents are failing to get children vaccinated

Measles cases at 18-year high because parents are failing to get children vaccinated 2,016 confirmed cases in England and Wales in 2012, the highest annual total since 1994 Teenagers not vaccinated when they were younger are at particular risk of becoming exposed, say experts Several smaller spreads have also occurred in travelling communities across the European Union , the highest annual total since 1994″ class=”blkBorder” /> There were 2,016 confirmed cases of measles in England and Wales in 2012, the highest annual total since 1994 The number of measles cases in England and Wales has reached an 18 year high, it was revealed today.

Binge drinking: Young adults from Manchester and Merseyside are heaviest teen drinkers in Europe, finds study of 26 cities

Young adults from Manchester and Merseyside are heaviest teen drinkers in Europe, finds study of 26 cities 55% of young teenagers in Merseyside and 50% of those in Greater Manchester drank heavily compared to the EU city average of 33%However Mancunians ate considerably more fruit and vegetables than EU average while Liverpudlians smoked less By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 16:39 GMT, 17 September 2012 | UPDATED: 16:45 GMT, 17 September 2012 Too much, too young: Teenage heavy drinking rates are high in the north of England Teenagers living in the north of England are among the heaviest underage drinkers in Europe, according to a study of 26 European cities.

Measles cases "double in a year" following major outbreaks

Measles cases 'double in a year' following two major outbreaks There are ongoing serious outbreaks in Merseyside and SussexSmall number of cases in travelling communities | UPDATED: 16:23 GMT, 24 August 2012 The number of cases of measles has almost doubled in the past year following two major outbreaks, health officials have revealed.

Cancer mother who refused to abort her baby for the sake of her own health now in remission and has a healthy little girl

Cancer mother who refused to abort her baby for the sake of her own health now in remission and has a healthy little girl Lyndsey Crowder was delighted when she fell pregnant but was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma weeks laterDoctors said she could terminate her pregnancy or take a huge risk and start life-saving treatment Despite battling a tumour the size of a football in her chest she still managed to give birth to a healthy girl By Emily Allen PUBLISHED: 12:32 GMT, 1 August 2012 | UPDATED: 12:32 GMT, 1 August 2012 A women with cancer who refused to terminate her unborn child for the sake of her own health is finally enjoying life with a healthy little girl and has battled the disease.

Thousands of doctors "will defy" the order to walk out

Thousands of doctors 'will defy' the order to strike as they are deeply opposed to action Strike on June 21 – the first industrial action by the profession in almost 40 years – has been widely condemned by politicians and the publicUnion has proposed that only emergency or urgent cases are seen and it is thought more than 150,000 operations, tests and hospital appointments will be cancelled and 1.2million GP appointments postponed | UPDATED: 07:20 GMT, 1 June 2012 Thousands of doctors are expected to ignore orders from their union to stage a 24-hour strike.

Worst measles outbreak in Merseyside since 1988 as 214 cases reported this year alone

Worst measles outbreak in Merseyside since 1988 as 214 cases reported this year alone People who are not fully vaccinated 'putting defenseless babies at risk', says doctor | UPDATED: 10:27 GMT, 3 May 2012 Immunisation: More than 100 under-fives have caught measles despite the fact it is an avoidable illness More than 200 confirmed cases of measles on Merseyside have contributed to the worst outbreak of the disease since 1988, according to the Health Protection Agency.

Fat can cause dementia: How your lifestyle can pose a threat to your mind that"s just as serious as Alzheimer"s

Being fat can cause dementia: How your lifestyle can pose a threat to your mind that's just as serious as Alzheimer's | UPDATED: 00:48 GMT, 27 March 2012 For a man who used his mental arithmetic skills as a tool of his trade for years, it was a perplexing moment.

Mother becomes first in UK to have child genetically screened to save him from life of pain

The baby she thought she’d never have: Mother becomes first in UK to have child genetically screened to 'save him from life of pain' Cuddling her baby son in her arms, Natalie Glascott-Tull appears like any ordinary first time mother overjoyed at her precious new arrival.

Jab that ends the agony of childhood arthritis: New NHS treatment brings relief to nine in ten young patients

Jab that ends the agony of childhood arthritis: New NHS treatment brings relief to nine in ten young patients Tiffany Robertson says she can do everything, including morris dancing Children suffering the agony of juvenile arthritis – which can leave many wheelchair-bound and result in permanent deformity – have been offered hope from a new drug therapy.