Dementia victims "have twice the risk of dying in hospital while a third are not properly diagnosed by staff"

Dementia victims 'have twice the risk of dying in hospital while a third are not properly diagnosed by staff' Charities have described the situation for dementia sufferers as ‘scandalous’ Dementia patients are twice as likely to die in hospital than other patients The Government has pledged 50 million to improve dementia care By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 01:11 GMT, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:40 GMT, 12 March 2013 Hospitals are failing to properly care for dementia sufferers who are twice as likely to die in them than all other patients, a damning report reveals.

Highest birth rate in 40 years and a shortage of midwives pushes maternity services to "crucial tipping point"

Migrant baby boom triggers midwife crisis: Half of wards being forced to turn expectant mothers away Royal College of Midwives warns of massive shortage in parts of UK5,000 midwives needed in England alone to cope with demandHalf of maternity wards shut doors an average of seven times a year UK witnessing highest birth rate in 40 years, as hospitals struggle to cope pointing to it being another record-breaker and ONS projections suggesting the birth rate in England could hit 743,000 by 2014.

Gone today, hair tomorrow: The transplant you can have in a day (if you don"t mind sitting still for 16 hours)

Gone today, hair tomorrow: The transplant you can have in a day (if you don't mind sitting still for 16 hours) Scott had hair transplant surgery in just 16 hoursPatient said operation did hurt but he distracted himself watching filmsThe procedure took place in Glasgow and was a first for Scotland | UPDATED: 08:03 GMT, 28 September 2012 The follicly challenged can now regain a full head of hair in a day thanks to the world's fastest hair transplant.

Whooping cough jab will now be offered to all pregnant women: Nine babies die in the worst outbreak for decades

Whooping cough jab will now be offered to all pregnant women: Nine babies die in the worst outbreak for decades All women who are between 28 and 38 weeks pregnant will be eligible for the vaccineThe UK is experiencing the worst whooping cough outbreak for 20 years The Department of Health say it is a temporary measure until disease rates fall again | UPDATED: 08:22 GMT, 28 September 2012 Time for action: Pregnant women will now be given the whooping cough jab in the womb Every pregnant woman will be offered the whooping cough jab amid the worst outbreak in more than 20 years.

Inspirational Women Of The Year: It"s too late to save my son"s sight, but I CAN help other children

Inspirational Women of the Year: It's too late to save my son's sight, but I CAN help other children | UPDATED: 02:11 GMT, 25 September 2012 Last week the Daily Mail launched our sixth annual Inspirational Women of the Year competition, in association with the Sanctuary Spa and the charity Wellbeing of Women.

Down"s Syndrome man suing NHS after "do not resuscitate" order put in files without consent

Man, 51, with Down's Syndrome suing NHS after a 'do not resuscitate' order was put in his files without family consentStaff at the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate, Kent, allegedly had the DNR in placeThe man, referred to as AWA, would not have been resuscitated if he suffered heart or respiratory arrestThe main reason for this was because he was disabled, paperwork said Hospital trust says they were following correct procedures | UPDATED: 00:54 GMT, 14 September 2012 A man with Down’s syndrome is to sue an NHS hospital after a ‘do not resuscitate’ order was allegedly put on his file without his family’s knowledge.

Chris “The Duchess” Walton: Woman with world’s longest fingernails at LAX Airport

Guess she”ll be needing a hand with the luggage… Woman with world”s longest fingernails gets on a plane with her two-feet long talonsSinger Chris “The Duchess” Walton was photographed at LAX Airport, CaliforniaShe has the world”s longest fingernails making the 2012 World Guinness Record Book

Want to get out of hospital in record time? Scoff yourself!

Want to get out of hospital in record time Scoff yourself! | UPDATED: 03:20 GMT, 4 September 2012 Enhanced recovery has seen a fall in complication rates, and inpatient stays dramatically reduced by 50 per cent in most cases Having an operation For decades, this has meant nil by mouth for at least eight hours before surgery, no food for several days afterwards, lots of bed rest and a hospital stay of up to two weeks.

Ye Shiwen – forging of the Mandarin mermaid: How Chinese children are brutalised into future Olympians

Forging of the Mandarin mermaid: How Chinese children are taken away from their families and brutalised into future OlympiansChinese state earmarks potential champions from young ageYoungsters are sent away to gruelling training camps Olympic champion Ye Shiwen said her extraordinary swim was a result of “hard work and training”