The seven-point plan to a healthy life: Simple lifestyle steps can help prevent cancer and heart disease, new study finds

The seven-point plan to a healthy life: Simple lifestyle steps can help prevent cancer and heart disease, new study finds By Anthony Bond PUBLISHED: 04:00 GMT, 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 04:00 GMT, 19 March 2013 Seven simple health lifestyle steps can help prevent cancer as well as heart disease, according to a new study.

Hospital chief executive "steps down" amid concerns over patient death rates

Hospital chief executive 'steps down' amid concerns over patient death rates Major investigation underway at Royal Bolton Hospital, ManchesterFour times as many cases of blood poisoning were recorded than would normally be expected at the hospital in a yearRaised fears over whether some patients may have been recorded as dying from septicaemia when they also had other serious conditions Jackie Bene, acting chief executive of Bolton NHS Foundation Trust and the person in charge of recording the information, has 'stepped aside' Robert Francis renews call for a NHS culture change starting today He said: 'Wrong that hospital security and cab drivers face more regulations than worker 'cleaning the bottom of your grandmother' , although a similar-sized trust would expect to have just 200.

DePuy "sold toxic hip implants despite knowing they could be dangerous for THREE YEARS"

Toxic hip implants sold by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary 'which knew for THREE YEARS that they could be dangerous' DePuy marketed metal-on-metal implants 'despite surgeon's warnings'Hips failed after 2.5 yrs far more regularly than other models, tests foundThey were suspected of causing potentially toxic metal to get into bloodRevelations on warnings come in Los Angeles compensation court case year the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued an alert to the NHS on a wide range of 'metal on metal' implants, saying there was a ‘small risk’ they could cause complications in patients.

Don"t tell patients they"ll look better after cosmetic surgery: New guidelines that "manage expectations" are unveiled

Surgeons demand that medical professionals carry out cosmetic procedures Practitioners should not imply patients will 'look nicer' or feel 'better' Should instead use unambiguous language like 'bigger' or 'smaller' Patients should also have psychological screening before treatmentPlus 'Botox parties' should be banned, as staff often untrained figures released yesterday by the British Association of Plastic Surgeons revealed that women had: Breast enlargments: 9,854 Eyelid surgery 6,071 Face/neck lift 5,324 Breast reduction 4,217 Nose job 3,228 Tummy tuck 2,882 Fat transfer 2,641 Liposuction 2,638 (Figures for BAAPS surgeons only) 'With the demand for cosmetic surgery and non-surgical treatments rising year on year, it is crucial that the highest level of professionalism is maintained amongst practitioners.' The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons said the new guidance was a 'step in the right direction' but called for more stringent recommendations on cosmetic surgery advertising.

Middle-class professionals are turning to legal highs to avoid being classed as illegal drug users, warns leading expert

Middle-class professionals are turning to legal highs 'to avoid being classed as illegal drug users' Dr Owen Bowden-Jones, a leading consultant psychiatrist, said many educated young people mistakenly think the drugs are not harmfulSays people use them to avoid stigma of drugs such as cocaine and heroin His specialist hospital unit has been inundated with referrals from those taking legal highs | UPDATED: 15:44 GMT, 27 December 2012 An increasing number of young professionals are taking legal highs to avoid being classed as illegal drug users (posed by model) An increasing number of young professionals are taking legal highs to avoid being classed as illegal drug users, a leading expert has warned.

WeightWatchers is the best diet plan to follow if you want to shed the pounds, according to NHS research

WeightWatchers really IS the best diet plan to follow if you want to shed the pounds, according to NHS research 80% of patients referred to three popular diet plans lost more than 11lbsSlimmers signed up to WeightWatchers were most likely to lose a significant amount of weight | UPDATED: 15:33 GMT, 19 December 2012 Patsy Kensit was recently unveiled as WeightWatchers Celebrity Ambassador.

One in three patients wait more than an hour at A&E because departments are struggling to cope with high volumes of patients

One in three patients wait more than an hour at A&E because departments are struggling to cope with high volumes of patients | UPDATED: 01:49 GMT, 7 December 2012 One in three patients are waiting more than an hour to be seen in A&E, a report shows.

A Monster Calls: The heartbreaking children"s book on cancer that every adult should read

The heartbreaking children's book on cancer that every adult should read | UPDATED: 23:54 GMT, 8 September 2012 Insight: Patrick Ness has been praised for the honesty of his book A Monster Calls A few months ago, the respected medical journal The Lancet published a review of a children’s book.

Boss of first privately run NHS hospital

Boss of first privately run NHS hospital says its model is key for best patient care The company that runs Hinchingbrooke Hospital is 'co-owned' by its workers and clinicians | UPDATED: 16:52 GMT, 1 August 2012 The chief executive of the first private company to take charge of an NHS district general hospital today said he would like to see the model extended across the health service in England.

Diabetes sufferers "could through bereavement process" after diagnosis

Diabetes sufferers 'go through bereavement process' after diagnosis It can take sufferers up to 18 years to feel 'in control' of condition if they don't receive support | UPDATED: 10:00 GMT, 17 July 2012 Diabetes sufferers have a 'bereavement-style' response to finding out they have the condition, a study suggests.