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

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.

Don"t sniffle and drive: Driving with a cold can be as dangerous as drunk-driving

Don't sniffle and drive: Driving with a cold can be as dangerous as drunk-drivingGetting behind the wheel with a cold as bad as DUI Drivers with a heavy cold had slower reaction times than those who had up to four pints of beer By Roger Dobson PUBLISHED: 22:00 GMT, 23 February 2013 | UPDATED: 22:23 GMT, 23 February 2013 Driving with a heavy cold could be as dangerous as getting behind the wheel when you’re drunk.

Grandmother says parrot saves her life by waking her when she stops breathing in her sleep

Who's a clever boy then Grandmother says parrot saves her life by waking her when she stops breathing in her sleep Barbara Smith-Schafer, 62, has sleep apnoea, which causes her to stop breathing and can lead to heart attack and stroke If she nods off during the day, her parrot Dominic flaps and pecks to wake her up Brainy parrot is also BI-LINGUAL and can speak English and German | UPDATED: 19:31 GMT, 12 December 2012 A grandmother claims her parrot has saved her life after she developed a life-threatening illness that stops her breathing while asleep.

Christmas gift ideas: The thinking couple"s sex guide, a 450 gym bag, a Paul smith back-care chair

The thinking couple's sex guide, a 450 gym bag, a Paul Smith back-care chair: Gifts to give you the feelgood factor | UPDATED: 10:39 GMT, 2 December 2012 Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for your fitness freak friend Is your mother in need of some tender love and skincare Maybe your partner need to spend a bit more time thinking about sex Our experts on body and mind have compiled the ultimate list of what they want for Christmas this year…

Did having her ears pierced make this schoolgirl"s heart stop? Teen"s coronary may have been caused by her earrings

Did having her ears pierced make this schoolgirl's heart stop Teen's coronary may have been caused by her earrings Teenager told she was days from death due to heart infection, and had to undergo risky open-heart surgeryShe suffered a heart attack a day after the operation and needed another ten weeks in hospitalDoctors said her infection could have been caused by having ears pierced…

$56 million suicide prevention programme launched as study reveals more Americans take their own lives than die in car crashes

More Americans now commit suicide than are killed in car crashes as miserable economy takes its tollDeaths from suicide up 15pc with fears more deaths go unaccounted
$56m suicide prevention plan being rolled out after shocking statisticsHarsher penalties for drink driving credited with reducing road deaths

Surgeons leave eight-inch long forceps inside patient"s body

Surgeons leave eight-inch long forceps inside patient's body – and are only discovered during X-ray weeks later Medical instruments should be counted before and after an operation and an X-ray taken if the numbers don't match | UPDATED: 12:12 GMT, 7 August 2012 A man had to undergo emergency surgery after bungling medics left a pair of forceps inside his body during an appendix operation.

Britains first womb transplant could be carried out in just TWO YEARS

Britain's first womb transplant could be carried out in just TWO YEARS Consultant Richard Smith says procedure could be routine enough and inexpensive enough for use on the NHS by 2020 | UPDATED: 08:44 GMT, 12 July 2012 Derya Sert from Anamur in Southern Turke was the first person to have a womb transplant.

“Beatings”, sniper nests and a punishment block called The Hole: Inside Scientologys strict Sea Org organisation which Suri Cruise faced…

“Beatings”, sniper nests and a punishment block called ‘The Hole’: Inside Scientology’s strict Sea Org which Suri Cruise faced joining – and which drove her parents apart