Pensioner who had heart attack had to be carried out of her bedroom window by a CRANE to keep her heart beating


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Pensioner who had heart attack had to be carried out of her bedroom window by a CRANE to keep her heart beating Paramedics were called to Joan Smith, 78, who'd collapsed upstairs at home Each time paramedics tried to carry her downstairs, her heart stoppedRealised that in order to save Mrs Smith, she would need to be kept flat Being in an upright position can put strain on the heart Paramedics had to use an aerial ladder platform to get her to the ambulance By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 09:46 GMT, 17 April 2013 | UPDATED: 10:04 GMT, 17 April 2013 A woman who suffered a heart attack had to be carried out of her bedroom window using a crane.

Legal high Benzo Fury "as dangerous illegal drugs such as ecstasy", study claims

Legal high Benzo Fury 'as dangerous as illegal drugs such as ecstasy', study claims Benzo Fury is currently one of the most popular legal 'highs' in the UK It is freely available to buy via the internet, at music festivals and clubs But experts claim it could cause high blood pressure and addiction 19-year-old Alex Heriot died at a music festival in June 2012.

How a bowl of pasta with tomato sauce and salad could cut your risk of having a stroke


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How a bowl of pasta with tomato sauce and salad could cut your risk of having a stroke For every seven grams of fibre that a person consumes their risk of a first stroke falls by seven per centFibre reduces blood pressure and cholesterol levelsSources include whole grains, fruit and vegetables .

Anaesthetist "slept in a chair" as patient lay on operating table giving birth during major surgery


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Anaesthetist 'slept in a chair' as patient lay on operating table giving birth during major surgeryDr Rajat Banerjee was in another room with arms folded and head on chest Had given patient spinal injection before a caesarean was carried outFell asleep on another occasion after claiming to be 'unwell', hearing told Denies misconduct charges at Medical Practitioner's Tribunal Service By Steve Robson PUBLISHED: 15:40 GMT, 21 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:04 GMT, 21 March 2013 Accused: A disciplinary hearing was told Dr Rajat Banerjee was seen 'asleep in a chair' after giving a patient a spinal injection during a major operation An anaesthetist slept in a chair as his patient lay on the operating table giving birth, a hearing was told.

Overweight heart disease patients are 30 per cent LESS likely to die early than their thin counterparts


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Overweight people with heart disease are 30% LESS likely to die early than their thinner counterparts Obese patients are 15 per cent less likely to die youngOne reason may be because overweight patients receive more aggressive treatment By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 18:32 GMT, 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 18:36 GMT, 19 March 2013 Overweight heart disease sufferers are 30 per cent less likely to die early than their healthy weight counterparts It's widely believed that being overweight is bad for your heart and can lead to premature death.

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.

Grandmother left "looking like an alien" after suffering allergic reaction to eye drops


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Grandmother left 'looking like an alien' after suffering allergic reaction to eye drops Linda Hoff, 57, went to Specsavers branch in Blyth, NorthumberlandHer optician administered eye drops as part of a health checkBut hours later, her eyes began to sting, before going puffy and bright redAllergic reaction was so bad she was referred to hospitalSpecsavers says drops are 'routinely used' in eye examinations By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 11:40 GMT, 15 March 2013 | UPDATED: 11:49 GMT, 15 March 2013 Linda Hoff suffered a severe allergic reaction to eye drops administered at her local branch of Specsavers A grandmother who went to a routine opticians appointment was left 'looking like an alien' after suffering an allergic reaction to eye drops.

Diabetes: Deep-sea diving tank combined with stem cells to treat condition


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Deep-sea diving tank combined with injections of a patient's own stem cells to treat diabetes By Roger Dobson PUBLISHED: 03:48 GMT, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 04:38 GMT, 12 March 2013 Sitting in a diving chamber may be a new treatment for type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the condition.

Toxic Britain: Binge drinking, smoking and drug taking means we"ll suffer more years of ill health than countries such as Romania and Thailand


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Toxic Britain: Binge drinking, smoking and drug taking means we'll suffer more years of ill health than Romania and Thailand Average life expectancy has risen but we are living longer with disabilitySoaring use of drink and drugs means many 20-54 year-olds will die early Smoking is top reason for early death, followed by high blood pressureBiggest killers overall are heart disease, stroke and lung cancer By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 10:31 GMT, 5 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:54 GMT, 5 March 2013 Britons' toxic lifestyles mean that a rising number of young people are dying prematurely from alcohol and drug abuse – and the current generation is set to suffer more years of debilitating illness in old age compared to the last.

Pollution threat to mums-to-be: One in every 20 cases of pre-eclampsia blamed on higher levels of air pollution


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‘Pollution threat’ to mums-to-be: One in every 20 cases of pre-eclampsia blamed on higher levels of air pollutionPre-eclampsia can threaten the life of both mother and babyPollution could be a factor in up to 2,000 cases every year in the UK By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:06 GMT, 7 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:07 GMT, 7 February 2013 Threat: Air pollution to trigger potentially fatal pre-eclampsia in expectant mothers, a study has found Exposure to air pollution could trigger potentially fatal pre-eclampsia in pregnant women, researchers have warned.


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