Parents who tell children to finish everything on their plates are fuelling obesity

Parents who tell children to finish everything on their plates are 'fuelling obesity' Parents still encourage children to finish all their food, even though portion sizes have increased Means children can no longer tell when they are fullFathers are more likely to insist on clean plates than mothers and are more likely to pressurise sons By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 16:47 GMT, 23 April 2013 | UPDATED: 16:52 GMT, 23 April 2013 Parents are still encouraging children to finish their food even though portions have got bigger Parents have long encouraged children to finish everything on their plates, not least because of guilt about wasting food.

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.

Unconscious five year-old turned away from medical centre "because he wasn"t a patient"

Five-year-old who fell unconscious outside medical centre was turned away 'because he wasn't a patient' Natalie Midgley's son Junior, 5, collapsed outside Petersgate Medical CentreBut staff said there was nothing they could do and told her to call 999She said: 'No-one even came out to help us – I was terrified he would die'Had an agonising 10-minute wait before the ambulance arrived to ask about a skin complaint.

Now even doctors don"t trust their own hospitals: Study finds nearly 40% of health service workers would not recommend own workplace to friends…

Now even doctors don't trust their own hospitals: Study finds nearly 40% of health service workers would NOT recommend own workplace to friends or family Department of Health surveyed 101,000 doctors, nurses and paramedicsOne quarter said they had been harassed or bullied in the past 12 months 38 per cent suffered work-related stress and 15 per cent bullied by patients By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 02:03 GMT, 1 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:49 GMT, 1 March 2013 One third of staff said they had witnessed medical blunders and one quarter have been bullied A third of health service workers would not recommend their own hospital to friends or family, a poll has found.

Husband"s heartbreak after he is banned from visiting his wife suffering from Alzheimer"s in hospital

Husband's heartbreak after hospital bans him from visiting his wife suffering from Alzheimer's Ray Butcher says he has not been allowed to visit wife Carole for six monthsHe says hospital staff told him to stay away but does not know the reason Says his wife remembers him but fears her condition is making her confused Says is 'morally abhorrent' he cannot see her in her final months By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 13:15 GMT, 5 February 2013 | UPDATED: 13:27 GMT, 5 February 2013 A husband has spoken of his heartbreak at being banned from visiting his wife in hospital where she is being treated for Alzheimer's disease.

Overweight doctors and nurses "should be given stomach stapling surgery because they are a bad example to patients"

Overweight doctors and nurses 'should be given stomach stapling surgery because they are a bad example to patients'Fat NHS staff lose their credibility when giving health advice to patientsDoctors and nurses should be offered to have their stomachs stapled as well as dietary advice on the NHS | UPDATED: 07:48 GMT, 31 December 2012 Doctors and nurses who suffer from weight problems should be offered gastric surgery in order to retain credibility with patients on weight loss treatments, a report will say.

A young mum who believed she was having a heart attack was taken to hospital where staff told her to call 999 before they would treat her

Mother who thought she was having sixth heart attack was told by hospital staff 'to call 999 before they would treat her'Becky Evans-Woodward, who had already had five heart attacks, was turned away from a 'walk-in' unitStaff at Wycombe Hospital said as she had not been referred by a doctor they 'could not accept her as a patient' | UPDATED: 17:42 GMT, 30 November 2012 A young mother who believed she was having a heart attack was taken to hospital where staff told her to call 999 before they would treat her.

Speak to patients for 5 minutes every day: doctors and nurses ordered to carry out bedside visits

'Try actually speaking to patients for five minutes every day': Doctors and nurses ORDERED to carry out bedside visits | UPDATED: 07:24 GMT, 4 October 2012 Doctors and nurses have been ordered to spend at least five minutes talking to each of their patients every day.

DR ELLIE CANNON: There can be good reasons for "bed blocking"

There can be good reasons for 'bed blocking' | UPDATED: 21:00 GMT, 29 September 2012 The horrible label ‘bed blockers’ – elderly patients well enough to go home but with nowhere to go – surfaced again last week as the Department of Health said £4 million a week is spent on these individuals.