Too many "middle-of-the-road" hospitals simply aim to meet minimum standards and not come last, Health Secretary to warn

Too many 'middle-of-the-road' hospitals simply aim to meet minimum standards, Health Secretary to warn Jeremy Hunt will say that hospitals should not simply aim for bare minimum Expected to tell hospital bosses 'not coming last' isn't good enoughAnd that 'coasting can kill as complacency sets in and standards drop' By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 00:08 GMT, 8 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:08 GMT, 8 March 2013 Jeremy Hunt will warn hospital bosses about the dangers of simply aiming for 'not coming last' Too many middle-of-the-road hospitals are 'hitting targets but missing the point', the Health Secretary is to warn.

Taking vitamin D and calcium WON"T prevent broken bones, say leading experts

Taking vitamin D and calcium WON'T prevent broken bones, say leading experts Taking typical supplement dose provides no benefits for average post-menopausal women, finds U.S task forceBut those at high risk of weak bones should consult their doctor By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 14:31 GMT, 26 February 2013 | UPDATED: 14:37 GMT, 26 February 2013 The NHS recommends people over 65 take a daily vitamin D supplement Older women who pop vitamin D and calcium supplements to prevent broken bones may be taking them in vain, according to leading experts.

Woman who suffered extreme allergic reaction to eyelash extensions is told by salon "remove them yourself"

Woman who suffered extreme allergic reaction to eyelash extensions is told by salon 'remove them yourself' Jane Rolfe, 42, had severe reaction to glue used to apply eyelash extensionsLeft with severely blistered skin for weeks and had to take steroids Salon refused to remove eyelashes so took her five hours at home Now can't get compensation because salon voided insurance policy By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 12:06 GMT, 1 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:04 GMT, 1 February 2013 A woman who suffered an extreme allergic reaction to eyelash extensions was forced to spend five hours peeling them off her face after the salon refused to remove them.

Giving birth in hospital raises risk of new mothers bleeding to death

Giving birth in hospital raises risk of new mothers bleeding to death | UPDATED: 00:02 GMT, 2 December 2012 Women who choose to give birth at home are less likely to suffer from life-threatening bleeding than those who have their baby in hospital, a study has found.

Hospital alcohol cases jump by 10 per cent in one year

Number of people being admitted to hospital because of alcohol jumps 10 per cent in a year | UPDATED: 07:29 GMT, 1 June 2012 Abuse: The number of patients admitted to hospital because they abused alcohol has risen by more than 10 per cent in a year The number of patients admitted to hospital as a result of alcohol abuse has risen by more than 10 per cent in a year.

The insurance industry pays out 1.9bn a year for neck injuries but an orthopaedic surgeon claims "there"s no such thing as whiplash"

The insurance industry pays out 2bn a year for neck injuries but an orthopaedic surgeon claims 'there's no such thing as whiplash' Edina, played by Jennifter Saunders, in Absolutely Fabulous They are easy to spot, walking delicately, their necks and shoulders seemingly immovable.

Cut-price test that "can dramatically boost IVF chances" will be available in 18 months

Cut-price test that “can dramatically boost IVF chances” will be available in 18 months The test could give hope to millions of women A cut-price test that could dramatically increase the chances of having a healthy baby through IVF could be available within 18 months. Oxford University researchers say their test could ‘revolutionise’ the treatment as it is half the price of existing tests and may be just as effective. It may be cheap enough for use by the Health Service

Just how bad does a private doctor have to be before he gets struck off?

Just how bad does a private doctor have to be before he gets struck off When William Brown went for a routine operation at a private hospital, he had high expectations of the treatment and aftercare he would receive. Little did he imagine that he would emerge so seriously ill that he would never walk independently again, and that he’d be in need of 24-hour care. William, then 74 and still working as a ship’s captain, had fallen victim to a disturbing pattern of medical malpractice where doctors who harm patients in private hospitals ultimately go unpunished

How safe will your medical record be online? David Davis raises spectre of Wikileaks over plan to put NHS data on web

How safe will your medical record be online David Davis raises spectre of Wikileaks over plan to put NHS data on web David Davis has said the risks far outweigh the benefits The privacy of patients could be jeopardised by a decision to give them the right to view their medical records online, it was claimed yesterday. GPs are to have until 2015 to give all patients full online access to view and edit their records, download their entire medical history and see details of prescriptions and appointments