Measles cases "double in a year" following major outbreaks

Measles cases 'double in a year' following two major outbreaks There are ongoing serious outbreaks in Merseyside and SussexSmall number of cases in travelling communities | UPDATED: 16:23 GMT, 24 August 2012 The number of cases of measles has almost doubled in the past year following two major outbreaks, health officials have revealed.

Doctor struck off over MMR controversy clears name after GMC dismissal is over-ruled by High Court

Doctor struck off over MMR controversy clears name after GMC dismissal is over-ruled by High Court Judge quashes finding of professional misconduct and striking off of Prof John Walker-Smith Prof John Walker-Smith was head of department where Dr Andrew Wakefield's research linking MMR and autism was carried out Extremely pleased: Professor John Walker-Smith, pictured here in 2007, won his appeal against the GMC An eminent doctor has won his High Court battle against being struck off over the MMR jab controversy.

"Legally blind" patients have improved vision after four months of experimental stem-cell treatment, claim scienists

'Legally blind' patients have improved vision after four months of experimental stem-cell treatment, claim scientists Marcus Hilton (pictured with his daughter Amelia), is the first person in Europe to take part in stem cell trial for a rare eye disease A British man has become the first in Europe to take part in a stem cell trial for a rare and devastating eye disease.

Hospital considers calling in the Army to staff desperately short-staffed A&E

Hospital may 'call in the Army' to staff desperately short-staffed A&E An NHS trust that is so short-staffed at one hospital they have had to close the A&E department at night, has asked the Army to lend them some medics. The casualty department at Pontefract Hospital, which is part of the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, has been shut from 10pm to 8am since November 1 due to shortages in middle-management doctors. The closure has been much criticised by locals and MPs and staff at the hospital have now asked the Army for temporary support – much to the surprise of Wakefield Council

Girl, 12, with rare vomiting illness is sick up to 40 times a day

Girl, 12, with rare vomiting illness is sick up to 40 times a day During worst episode, Alisha was sick 100 times in 24 hoursThe illness is unpredictable and can come on at any time of day Anyone who has caught the norovirus will know just how awful frequent bouts of nausea and vomiting can be. Spare a thought then for a 12-year-old girl who has experienced the same symptoms for SIX YEARS. Alisha Atkinson suffers from cyclic vomiting syndrome, a condition which has no known cause but leaves patients being sick for days or even weeks at a time.