Baby makes miracle recovery after heart "swelled to the size of a football"

Baby with heart that 'swelled to the size of a football' makes miracle recovery from surgery Little Liam diagnosed with faulty valve which made his heart swellHis parents were told he would die without an operation but could also die during surgerySurgery to replace the faulty valve with a pig's valve was a success | UPDATED: 18:56 GMT, 5 December 2012 A baby born with a swollen heart has made a miraculous recovery after having risky surgery.

Hospital that operated on wrong patient and left surgical instruments inside two others is investigated by watchdog

Hospital that operated on wrong patient and left surgical instruments inside two others is investigated by watchdog <br> Within a month, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust performed four botched surgeries Eight 'never events' – instances not ever supposed to happen – have occurred since last SeptemberHealth watchdog Monitor now taking action against the trust <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 14:21 GMT, 23 November 2012 </p> <p>The health watchdog has been forced to take action against a hospital trust which performed a surgery on the wrong patient.</p><p>Within a month, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust performed four botched surgeries, including leaving instruments inside two patients and performing surgery on the wrong person.<br></p><p>Surgeons also operated on the wrong part of the body of another patient, the watchdog Monitor said.<br></p> <img src="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/11/23/article-2237358-162DA9B7000005DC-226_468x328.jpg" width="468" height="328" alt="The health watchdog is taking action against Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, of which Addenbrooke's Hospital (pictured) is part of" class="blkBorder" /> <p class="imageCaption">The health watchdog is taking action against Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, of which Addenbrooke's Hospital (pictured) is part of</p> <p>The regulator said that since September 2011, eight 'never events' – instances which are never supposed to happen – have occurred at the trust, including four between September and October last year.<br></p><p>Monitor said it was stepping in because the trust has also failed to give cancer patients treatment in the recommended time.

Missing just two hours of sleep can erase memories for ever

Yet ANOTHER reason why sleep is so vital – missing even two hours a night can erase memories for ever Just two hours of missed sleep is enough to stop the brain from laying down and storing memoriesReplay of our memories while we are asleep is essential for their proper storage in the brain | UPDATED: 17:16 GMT, 16 October 2012 If you sleep badly tonight, you may have no recollection of reading this tomorrow.

Breast cancer-suffering MAN who beat the disease is diagnosed with it for a second time at million-to-one odds

Breast cancer-suffering MAN who beat the disease is diagnosed with it for a second time at million-to-one odds 79-year-old diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 – at thousand-to-one odds Disease has returned again and doctors say this time condition is incurable | UPDATED: 16:13 GMT, 11 October 2012 Scroll down for video Peter Fleming, 79, has been diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time at million-to-one odds A man who has already beaten a rare form of cancer once has been diagnosed with the same disease for a second time.

Trying to have a baby? New formula predicts woman"s chance of becoming pregnant

Trying to have a baby New formula predicts woman's chance of becoming pregnant The average 25-year-old woman who has been trying for six months, has a 15 per cent chance of conceiving in the next month | UPDATED: 11:01 GMT, 5 October 2012 A formula that predicts a woman’s chances of pregnancy has been devised by scientists.

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.

GPs? Rude, dishonest and hard to understand: Patients" verdict as complaints rise by 24%

GPs Rude, dishonest and hard to understand: Patients' verdict as complaints rise by 24% Complaints have soared by 69% in three yearsOlder male doctors were most likely to be the subject of complaints Female doctors may soon outnumber men, which could lead to more working part-time when raising families | UPDATED: 08:28 GMT, 18 September 2012 Complaints against doctors have hit a record high with patients increasingly saying they are being ignored, shown no respect or lied to.

Average age of woman having first child continues to rise due to "spending more time in education"

Average age of woman having first child continues to rise due to 'spending more time in education' Finishing full-time education and training at an older average age is the main reason why people are having their first child later in lifeResearchers from the University of Southampton looked at women in Britain and France | UPDATED: 12:20 GMT, 10 September 2012 Women are having children later in life because they are spending longer in education, according to research.

Samut Prakarn Crocodile Farm: Depressed woman “fed herself to crocodiles” at popular Thai tourist attraction

Depressed woman “fed herself to crocodiles” at popular Thai tourist attraction. A woman who was suffering from depression is believed to have fed herself to the crocodiles at a popular tourist attraction in Thailand.

iPad Mini: Leaked images show off Apple’s latest tablet for the first time

The pocket-sized iPad: Leaked images show off Apple”s latest Mini tablet for the first time New device expected to have a screen of eight inchesWill go head-to-head with Google Nexus 7 in the pocket tablet market Launch expected in October