Coroner criticises box-ticking culture of doctors as she rules in inquest of seven week old baby who died of pneumonia


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Coroner criticises box-ticking culture of doctors as she hears how seven-week-old baby died of pneumonia after being taken to private out-of-hours clinic Dr Shirley Radcliffe said GPs were obliged to practice 'defensive medicine' Axel Peanberg King originally diagnosed with viral infection He died from pneumonia at the age of just seven weeks old His parents had been in contact with private out-of-hours clinic HarmoniFirm has previously come under fire for poor levels of staffing By Lucy Osborne PUBLISHED: 16:59 GMT, 28 February 2013 | UPDATED: 00:27 GMT, 1 March 2013 A coroner yesterday attacked the box-ticking culture among GPs after hearing how a desperately ill baby was not seen quickly enough.

Pregnant women exposed to pollen shortly before birth are more likely to have children with severe asthma


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Pregnant women exposed to pollen shortly before birth are more likely to have children with severe asthma Counts can vary markedly year to year but are highest from late spring to early autumn Pregnant women may become sensitive to high levels of pollen and pass this on to their unborn child By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 17:37 GMT, 7 January 2013 | UPDATED: 18:47 GMT, 7 January 2013 High pollen exposure in the last three months of pregnancy significantly increases a baby's risk of serious asthma attacks, research has shown.

Babies begin learning language from their mothers while they"re still in the womb


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Babies begin learning language from their mothers while they're still in the womb It was previously thought they began picking up words in the first few months of lifeBut new research shows infants start to discriminate between vowel sounds before they are bornBabies tested acknowledged difference between Swedish and English By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 14:41 GMT, 2 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:43 GMT, 2 January 2013 Babies have the capacity to learn and remember sounds of language from their mother during the last 10 weeks of pregnancy Babies start to learn language before they are even born, scientists have discovered.

So THAT"S why slimming makes us depressed: Ditching fat and sugar is similar to drug withdrawal


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So THAT'S why slimming makes us depressed: Ditching fat and sugar is similar to drug withdrawal Consuming a high-fat diet was linked with greater anxiety, say experts This could make dieters vulnerable to a cycle of bingeing and fasting By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 12:39 GMT, 12 December 2012 | UPDATED: 12:46 GMT, 12 December 2012 The sight of a solitary carrot on your plate while your friends tuck into bags of crisps and chocolate is enough to make anyone feel glum.

Imogen Daly: Mother donates half of her LIVER to save her baby daughter"s life


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Mother donates half of her LIVER to save her baby daughter's life after she is diagnosed with rare condition Imogen Daly was diagnosed with a rare, life threatening liver condition called biliary atresia when she was just nine weeks oldLittle girl was on transplant list for five months but began deteriorating Family friend told her mother Charlotte Rogers about living liver transplantsSurgeons took left side of Ms Rogers' liver and transplanted it into ImogenBoth mother and daughter's liver's will re-grow to a full size | UPDATED: 17:40 GMT, 4 December 2012 Like any parent, Charlotte Rogers would do anything for her baby daughter.

Having an early night "lowers blood pressure"


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Going to bed an hour earlier each night 'lowers blood pressure in just six weeks' Researchers found people showing early signs of high blood pressure could restore readings to healthy levels by sleeping an extra hour every nightThe study looked at people who slept only seven hours or less who were beginning to have borderline high blood pressure readings | UPDATED: 00:58 GMT, 4 December 2012 Going to bed an hour earlier than usual could help to ward off high blood pressure, according to a new study.

Mother goes into labour nine weeks early at her husband"s hospital bedside after he almost dies in horrific crash


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Mother goes into labour nine weeks early at her husband's hospital bedside after he almost dies in horrific crash Adam Hambly, of Plymouth, suffered serious injuries in the head on collision in November Wife Jo, 35, went into labour with baby Grace two months early as she waited at his bedside for him to recoverAll three now face Christmas in hospital as they recover in neighbouring wards | UPDATED: 18:24 GMT, 3 December 2012 A wife went into labour at her husband's hospital bedside nine weeks early after the shock of finding out he had suffered a horrific car crash.

Radioactive tablets saved my life: Girl beats aggressive thyroid cancer


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'The amazing radioactive pills that cured my cancer': Girl, 17, makes a full recovery after discovering aggressive tumours in her neck Paris Tompkins found a lump the size of a ping-pong ball Diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer Had to spend three weeks in isolation as the cancer-killing tablets made her sweat and urine radioactive | UPDATED: 17:45 GMT, 5 October 2012 A teenager has beaten an aggressive form of cancer after doctors gave her radioactive medication.

Parents delight as baby boy survives after they refuse doctor advice to "let him die naturally"


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'Miracle' boy who was born with four heart defects survives despite doctors telling his parents to 'let him die naturally because surgery would kill him' Alfie was born three months early with four major heart defectsHis mother said her gut instinct told her he was a fighterAlfie battled for eight months before he was big enough to have life-saving surgery.

Jamie Hilton: Beauty queen has quarter of her skull removed and stored in her STOMACH while she recovered from head injury


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Beauty queen has quarter of her skull removed and stored in her STOMACH for six weeks after fishing accident . . . before doctors successfully re-attach it Jamie Hilton, 36, slipped and hit her head on a rock during a fishing tripSurgeons removed part of her skull as her brain was swellingStored it in her stomach for 42 days to keep the bone nourishedHilton was Mrs Idaho 2009 and competed in Mrs America


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