NHS Alliance chairman Dr Michael Nixon: The elderly must be kept out of "dangerous hospitals", say GPs as they attack care standards and…

The elderly must be kept out of 'dangerous hospitals', say GPs as they attack care standards and call for changes in the way the NHS is runNHS Alliance chairman calls for shift in way health service is runDr Michael Dixon says hospitals are dangerous, particularly for elderlyVulnerable and elderly should be treated in community, doctors say By Lucy Osborne PUBLISHED: 01:46 GMT, 13 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:01 GMT, 13 March 2013 Dr Michael Nixon, president and chairman of the NHS Alliance, has said certain patients should be kept out of hospital as long as possible Hospitals are dangerous places and only the most serious cases should be treated there, GPs warned last night.

Number of hospital trusts in the red have more than doubled in just one year

Number of hospital trusts in the red more than double in just one year More than one in 10 NHS trusts are now in the redFollows unprecedented efficiency savings drive across all hospitalsSouth London Health Care Trust is NHS organisation with highest deficit | UPDATED: 11:05 GMT, 20 September 2012 An increasing number of NHS organisations are struggling financially with the number of debt-ridden trusts doubling in a year, a study has revealed.

Adorable pictures of cats sleeping in awkward positions show they REALLY DO sleep anywhere

Planking, draped and folded in half: Adorable pictures of cats sleeping in awkward positions show they REALLY DO sleep anywhere. In need of something cute Cue the kittens! While cats are already known to sleep anywhere, with books and websites helping document it, one collection of pictures really raises the bar on awkward.

Boistrous brothers give each other a lion hug after spending a night apart and resemble Cerberus

Hey, guys, you’re cramping my style! Boisterous brothers give each other a ‘lion hug’ after spending a night apart. This is the spectacular moment three boisterous lions appear to merge as one during a game of rough and tumble in a South African game park.

What if the 1906 San Francisco earthquake happened today? Photo trickery shows how it would hit the city

What if the great 1906 San Francisco earthquake struck today Digital trickery blends pictures taken at the time with city”s streets todayPhotographer Shawn Clover finds the exact spot each photo was taken and waits for the right light conditions He studied archives of old photos taken at the time of the disasterAround 25,000 buildings were destroyed by fire that raged for four days after the quake

Ray Mears helicopter crash: Survival expert reveals why everyone should learn to be lifesavers

I needed all my first aid skills when our helicopter crashed in the middle of nowhere: Ray Mears on why everyone should learn to be lifesavers | UPDATED: 21:45 GMT, 28 July 2012 Ray Mears is on his back, on the floor, pretending to be unconscious.

Over half of "high street" sunglasses on sale in the UK fail to meet EU safety standards

Over half of 'high street' sunglasses on sale in the UK fail to meet EU safety standards Researchers found higher price did not guarantee safety of high street sunglasses | UPDATED: 11:43 GMT, 24 July 2012 More than half of budget sunglasses purchased on the High Street fail to meet strict EU safety standards, a shocking new study has found.

Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia: Baby baptised at birth after life-threatening brain bleed defies odds to make full recovery

Baby baptised at birth after life-threatening brain bleed defies odds to make full recovery Logan's parents refused to have a termination despite their daughter having a greater than 50% risk of severe handicapDespite having a brain bleed Logan is hitting all the usual milestones at four monthsLogan diagnosed with Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia after aunt searched symptoms on the internet | UPDATED: 11:49 GMT, 11 July 2012 A baby was baptised at birth because doctors gave her such a low chance of survival has made a full recovery.

Father-in-law delivers his grandson with the help of a pair of SHOE LACES when mother gives birth after only four contractions

Definitely not awkward! Father-in-law delivers his grandson with the help of a pair of SHOE LACES when mother gives birth after only four contractions Stephen Wilson, 61, used laces from trainers to tie off the umbilical cordVikki Taylor Wilson gave birth to baby Isaac in the hallway of the family home | UPDATED: 19:06 GMT, 9 July 2012 Giving birth is usually something a woman normally prefers to do in front of her partner or mother.