Hay fever marathon: Sufferers endure longest pollen season for 20 years

Hay fever marathon: Sufferers endure longest pollen season for 20 years High pollen season started a week early in late May this year | UPDATED: 23:37 GMT, 15 August 2012 Hayfever hell: Pollen counts high for weeks longer than usual this year Allergy sufferers have sneezed their way through the longest hay fever season in more than two decades.

DR ELLIE CANNON: Romney fails the NHS test

Mitt Romney fails the NHS test with his audacious criticism | UPDATED: 21:05 GMT, 28 July 2012 Completely wrong: Mitt Romney criticised the NHS American presidential candidate Mitt Romney had the audacity last week to criticise the NHS for making his son wait six weeks for a colonoscopy when he presented with seemingly worrying symptoms while living in the UK in 1995.

Boy, 3, with rare heart condition "dies" five times in a year

Boy, 3, with rare heart condition 'dies' five times in a year Aaron will be fitted with a permanent defibrillator under his skin later this year that will trigger if his heart begins to fail again | UPDATED: 17:21 GMT, 21 March 2012 A mother has revealed how she has had to bring her son back from the brink of death five times in a year due to his rare heart condition.

Whooping cough cases double in past year to over 1,000

Whooping cough cases double in past year to more than 1,000 Whooping cough is most serious in babies and young children and can be fatal Whooping cough cases have increased among those aged 15 to 40, although it is a more serious condition in children Cases of whooping cough have more than doubled in the last year – although peaks of this kind are normal, according to the Health Protection Agency (HPA).