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.

NHS should take out more tonsils to avoid repeat cases of sore throats, say doctors

NHS should return to the 1950s and take out more tonsils to avoid repeat cases of sore throats, say doctors Finnish study finds tonsillectomies reduce pharyngitisAbout 200,000 children a year had tonsils out in 1950sNow figure has dropped to 29,000 procedures a year By Helen Lawson PUBLISHED: 05:07 GMT, 3 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:47 GMT, 3 April 2013 The NHS should remove more tonsils to avoid repeated cases of severely sore throats, according to British doctors.

200 people fall sick amid fears of salmonella outbreak after spicy food festival in Newcastle

200 people fall sick amid fears of salmonella outbreak after spicy food festival in NewcastleFour cases of salmonella confirmed after hundreds fall ill with diarrhoeaInvestigation has been launched by Environmental health Officers The source of the infection at charity festival not yet identified By Emily Davies PUBLISHED: 21:54 GMT, 7 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:18 GMT, 8 March 2013 Around 200 people who attended a spicy food street festival have reported suffering from diarrhoea and vomiting amid fears of a salmonella outbreak, a council spokesman said today.

Cancer patient sues hospital after surgeons removed wrong testicle

Cancer patient sues hospital after surgeons removed wrong testicleWiltshire man, 48, sues Salisbury District HospitalSurgery for cancerous testicle saw the other removed By Luke Salkeld PUBLISHED: 01:51 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:51 GMT, 20 February 2013 A patient suffering from cancer who had a healthy testicle removed by mistake is suing the hospital where he had the operation.

Toddler swallows 42 FRIDGE MAGNETS after mother leaves her in the kitchen for just a few minutes

Toddler swallows 42 FRIDGE MAGNETS after mother leaves him in the kitchen for just a few minutesMother left 16-month-old son by family fridge for matter of minutesRushed him to doctors for scan after realising all fridge magnets had gone X-ray revealed boy had swallowed dozens and he had emergency surgeryHe is now recovering as doctors warn parents to watch young children By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 11:04 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 12:10 GMT, 14 February 2013 Parents of toddlers know that their curious young ones will put almost anything in their mouths as they explore the world.

Refuse to exercise and we could cut your benefits, fat claimants are told

Refuse to exercise and we could cut your benefits, fat claimants are toldThe initiative could see obese people prescribed activity sessions by GPsThey would be penalised if they failed to turn up or rewarded if they doWestminster City Council will publish a report on the scheme today By Rosie Taylor PUBLISHED: 01:56 GMT, 3 January 2013 | UPDATED: 11:42 GMT, 3 January 2013 Obese benefits claimants who refuse to exercise could have their payments cut under plans being considered by a local council.

MP Ann Clwyd describes her husband"s treatment at the hands of the NHS

My husband died like a battery hen: MP Ann Clwyd describes her husband's treatment at the hands of the NHS MP said her husband was 'squashed up against the iron bars of the bed' with 'an oxygen mask that didn’t fit his face'The human rights advocate said 'nobody should die in such conditions'A spokesman for the University Hospital of Wales promised to investigate, saying they wouldn't tolerate poor care | UPDATED: 17:17 GMT, 4 December 2012 An MP has described how her husband was treated with 'coldness, resentment, indifference and contempt' by staff as he lay dying in hospital.

A lonely death on the "care" pathway: MPs demand action after another patient is chosen to die without doctors telling family

A lonely death on the 'care' pathway: MPs demand action after another patient is chosen to die without doctors telling familyOlive Goom, 85, was put on the controversial Liverpool Care PathwayNo one was by her side after medics neglected to consult her familyMPs call for urgent review of the system designed to ease suffering | UPDATED: 22:00 GMT, 14 October 2012 An elderly woman died alone after doctors failed to tell relatives they were ending her life on the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway.

Memo to workaholics: Go home on time tonight and have dinner with your family

Memo to workaholics: Go home on time tonight and have dinner with your familyToday is national Go Home On Time Day | UPDATED: 01:26 GMT, 26 September 2012 You”ve clocked in early to write that report, skipped lunch to finish the filing – and there’s still a pesky pile of paperwork to approve.