Hospital patients with liver disease are up to 42% more likely to die" if admitted at weekends

Patients with liver disease are up to 42% more likely to die' if admitted to hospital at the weekend Patients with liver disease or heart disease most at risk Aortic aneurism and stroke victims also did badly Statistics blamed on fewer staff on duty and fewer scans carried out at weekends | UPDATED: 18:40 GMT, 16 October 2012 Critically-ill patients are up to 42 per cent more likely to die in hospital if they are admitted at weekends, it has emerged.

"I want to die": Paralysed bank manager Grace Sung Eun Lee"s plea to doctors

'I want to die': Paralysed bank manager with terminal brain cancer pleads with doctors – but her Christian parents refuse to remove her breathing tubesGrace Sung Eun Lee, 28, is paralysed from neck down after brain tumour led to seizure Currently on breathing tubes and told her parents that she wants to dieHer parents, originally from South Korea, are deeply religious and think that allowing her to die is suicide, a sin | UPDATED: 19:15 GMT, 4 October 2012 A terminally ill bank manager with brain cancer has made her last wishes clear – she wants to die.

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.

Myeloma: Caring grandfather who wrote "Keeping Your Sense of Tumour" book about his battle with cancer dies

Caring grandfather who laughed at terminal cancer by writing book 'Keeping Your Sense of Tumour' dies Mr Blackburn, was diagnosed with cancer of the bone marrow four years agoDecided to write a humorous book about his experiences Describes seeing in the New Year in a theatre 'though perhaps not the kind of theatre I would ideally have chosen' Added: 'You can only get away with joking about cancer if you actually have it yourself'Brave grandfather died on Saturday | UPDATED: 15:00 GMT, 27 September 2012 A librarian who vowed to laugh in the face of terminal cancer by writing a comedy book has lost his battle against the illness.

A Monster Calls: The heartbreaking children"s book on cancer that every adult should read

The heartbreaking children's book on cancer that every adult should read | UPDATED: 23:54 GMT, 8 September 2012 Insight: Patrick Ness has been praised for the honesty of his book A Monster Calls A few months ago, the respected medical journal The Lancet published a review of a children’s book.

Cancer of the pancreas: How does it feel to live with a death sentence for 7 months – then find it was a mistake?

How does it feel to live with a death sentence for 7 months – then find it was a mistake | UPDATED: 22:35 GMT, 20 August 2012 On his 50th birthday in July, post office manager Andy Goode went surfing in Cornwall with his wife Kate, 47, their daughter Rachel, 11, and a group of close friends.

Doctor who held his own "wake" after being diagnosed with terminal cancer beats disease after getting disused drug

Doctor who held his own 'wake' after being diagnosed with terminal cancer beats disease after taking disused drug Drug formed a hard tissue around the liver tumours which made them easier to remove | UPDATED: 15:37 GMT, 23 July 2012 A doctor who held his own 'wake' after being diagnosed with terminal cancer has revealed he beat the disease after taking a disused drug.

Music prodigy battling terminal disease graduates from Cambridge with 2.1

Brave music prodigy battling terminal disease graduates from Cambridge with 2.1 Alex became dangerously ill studying for his exams losing one-and-a-half stone His lung capacity is just 38 per cent and he uses an electric scooter to get aroundGifted student plans to take a gap year before pursuing his dream of becoming a conductor | UPDATED: 12:22 GMT, 28 June 2012 Alex said he was 'pleased and proud' to get his Cambridge degree.