Up to 25,000 patients wrongly struck off GP lists as part of cost-cutting drive

Up to 25,000 patients wrongly struck off GP lists as part of cost-cutting drive Practice staff were told to trawl lists and strike-off any patients who have died or moved awayFollowed concern that GPs were being overpaid But thousands of genuine patients have also been removed, potentially risking their health By Sophie Borland Health Reporter PUBLISHED: 17:19 GMT, 11 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:21 GMT, 11 February 2013 Up to 25,000 patients have been wrongly removed from GP lists in an NHS cost-cutting drive.

Boy, 5, wins 9k payout from dentist who tried to blame his mother for loss of 13 milk teeth

Boy, 5, wins 9,000 payout from dentist who tried to blame his mother for loss of 13 milk teeth (but they'll have grown back by the time he gets his money)Cameron Jackson has been left with just seven teeth until his adult set growMum Wendy Jackson, from Bradford, took legal action against dentistHe has now won 9,000 payout which he will receive when he turns 18 By James Rush PUBLISHED: 14:53 GMT, 2 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:55 GMT, 2 January 2013 Cameron Jackson, pictured with his mum Wendy, had to have 13 teeth removed after suffering toothache at the age of three A five-year-old boy who had 13 milk teeth removed after suffering severe toothache has accepted a 9,000 payout from his dentist.

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

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.

Diet not working? A food intolerance could be slowing down your metabolism, says a leading doctor (who also claims that low-fat diets CAUSE weight…

Food sensitivity could be stopping you lose weight, says doctor who also claims low-fat diets can make you HEAVIER Food sensitivities are 'by far the commonest single cause of weight gain,' says allergy expertEveryday foods such as wheat, corn, milk and eggs most common culpritsCutting out potential 'problem' foods could also relieve ailments such as headaches and low mood Calorie counting a strategy that 'consistently fails millions of people' | UPDATED: 12:54 GMT, 11 October 2012 Whether it’s low fat, low carb, low GI – most of us have tried, and failed, to lose weight at some point.

Mother calls for education for asthma sufferers after son, nine, died from attack

Mother calls for education for asthma sufferers after son, nine, died from attack Brown inhaler has a low dose of steroids but must be taken regularly to build up resistance in the lungsBlue inhaler works to open up airways during an attack, but can do little once airways close His local GP practice has now stopped repeat prescriptions of inhalers and opted to assess children each time to monitor their condition and compliance | UPDATED: 18:48 GMT, 3 October 2012 A 'dynamo' boy of nine died from a severe asthma attack after he refused to let the condition spoil his love of playing with friends and family.

Myeloma: Caring grandfather who wrote "Keeping Your Sense of Tumour" book about his battle with cancer dies

Caring grandfather who laughed at terminal cancer by writing book 'Keeping Your Sense of Tumour' dies Mr Blackburn, was diagnosed with cancer of the bone marrow four years agoDecided to write a humorous book about his experiences Describes seeing in the New Year in a theatre 'though perhaps not the kind of theatre I would ideally have chosen' Added: 'You can only get away with joking about cancer if you actually have it yourself'Brave grandfather died on Saturday | UPDATED: 15:00 GMT, 27 September 2012 A librarian who vowed to laugh in the face of terminal cancer by writing a comedy book has lost his battle against the illness.

Howzat? Former England batsman claims mistletoe injections cured cancer which should have killed him five years ago

Howzat Former England batsman claims MISTLETOE injections cured cancer that should have killed him five years agoTreatment has been widely used in Europe – particularly in GermanyChristmassy plant may contain compounds that affect leukaemia cells There is still scepticism in the UK, however | UPDATED: 16:20 GMT, 25 September 2012 Miraculous recovery: Ex-England batsman John Edrich claims he recovered from cancer thanks to extracts of mistletoe A former international cricketer who was diagnosed with a rare and incurable form of leukaemia claims scientists saved his life using mistletoe.

Rare 500-year-old illustrated medical book shows doctors analysing urine to diagnose illness and brushing lice from a boy"s hair

Rare 500-year-old illustrated medical book shows doctors analysing urine to diagnose illness and brushing lice from a boy's hairEncyclopedia of knowledge and folklore on plants, animals and mineralsBook is on display for the first time at University of Aberdeen as part of the Pharmacopoeia exhibition | UPDATED: 06:38 GMT, 11 September 2012 'De Hortus Sanitatis': A rare book detailing some of the earliest European medical texts has gone on display at the University of Aberdeen A rare medieval book gives an insight into the bizarre medical practices used 500 years ago.

Thanks son! Cruel teen films hysterical video of his mother sleepwalking and posts it on the internet

Thanks son! Cruel teen films hysterical video of his mother sleepwalking and posts it on the internet. After years of home-cooked dinners, washing dirty clothes and dropping kids at soccer practice, most mothers deserve a bit of respect.

Viral Myocarditis: Mother, 28, dies after doctors dismiss heart condition as acid reflux

Mother, 28, dies after doctors dismiss her heart condition as acid reflux Gemma has chronic inflammation of the heart which would have been picked up by an ECG testGP said Gemma had not mentioned she was suffering chest pains during her appointment three days before her death | UPDATED: 14:34 GMT, 27 August 2012 A young mother died after doctors misdiagnosed her inflamed heart as acid reflux, an inquest has heard.