Diabetes danger in just ONE sugary drink a day: Chance of developing Type 2 increases by a fifth

Diabetes danger in just ONE sugary drink a day: Chance of developing Type 2 increases by a fifth By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 21:58 GMT, 24 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:08 GMT, 25 April 2013 The risk of diabetes rose by as much as 22 per cent for every can of drink consumed per day Drinking one can of soft drink a day can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes by a fifth, scientists warn.

Premature twins died after being given 10 times too much morphine, nursing tribunal hears

Premature twins died after being given 10 times too much morphine, nursing tribunal hears Alfie and Harry McQuillan were born at 27 weeks in October 2010Were in a 'good condition' despite being born so early, inquest heardPrescribed morphine to stabilise them but instead given 'excessive dose'Died at scandal-hit Stafford Hospital two days later Nurse in charge, Joanne Thompson, now facing disciplinary hearingAccused of letting less senior member of staff administer wrong dose heard.

How half of us are too stressed to sleep: Millions fail to get six hours a night experts say we need

How half of us are too stressed to sleep: Millions fail to get six hours a night experts say we need Higher earners sleep more soundly than those on a low incomeAverage Briton goes to bed at 11.15pm and sleeps for just over six hours By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 00:01 GMT, 1 March 2013 | UPDATED: 12:23 GMT, 1 March 2013 More than 20 per cent of Britons sleep poorly most nights (file picture) Millions of us are struggling to get enough sleep, a study has found – and it’s putting our health at risk.

Exhausted junior doctors working 100 hours a week are putting patients" lives at risk

Exhausted junior doctors working 100 hours a week are putting patients' lives at risk Some of the 55,000 junior doctors are working double the legal limit of 48 hours a week12 and 13 hour shifts are not usual, warn researchersMany hospitals are relying on trainee doctors to provide care without adequate supervision By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 16:28 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:32 GMT, 14 February 2013 Many trainee doctors are 'tired and stressed' because of shift patterns which flout European laws on working hours Patients are being put at risk as exhausted junior doctors work for 100 hours a week, a new report suggests.

Meet SuperTed, the brave little boy with a serious heart defect who"s battling to stay alive

Meet SuperTed, the brave little boy with a serious heart defect who's battling to stay alive Ted Rourke has defect that stops oxygen being pumped around his bodySix-month-old has already survived two bouts of major surgery Now being kept alive by a heart bypass and a feeding machineHis bravery has earned him the nickname SuperTed, after cartoon character By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 18:28 GMT, 6 February 2013 | UPDATED: 21:19 GMT, 6 February 2013 The parents of a baby boy with a killer heart defect have spoken of his gruelling battle to stay alive.

Men who go bald by the age of 40 are more likely to get prostate cancer

Men who go bald by the age of 40 are more likely to get prostate cancer Increased risk may be due higher levels of testosterone Hormone can trigger the development of cancerous cells but also inhibit hair growth By Pat Hagan PUBLISHED: 13:54 GMT, 22 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:10 GMT, 22 January 2013 Men who go bald by the time they reach 40 may be at increased of getting prostate cancer at an early age, according to new research.

Nurse was so incompetent she gave dialysis patient Lucozade instead of glucose drip and couldn"t even take a pulse

Nurse was so incompetent she gave dialysis patient Lucozade instead of glucose drip and couldn't even take a pulseJuleth McKenzie didn't know difference between milligrams and microgramsEleven allegations of errors were either admitted or found provedShe worked at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust By Leon Watson PUBLISHED: 11:39 GMT, 4 January 2013 | UPDATED: 16:11 GMT, 4 January 2013 A nurse trained to grade five standard of care was so incompetent she couldn't even calculate a patient's heart rate, a disciplinary hearing heard.

Mother left unable to breathe unaided or speak after botched routine thyroid operation is horrified to learn surgeon can work again

Mother's horror as surgeon who left her unable to speak or breathe after botched thyroid op is allowed to work again Jo Roche, 43, had routine surgery to remove the thyroid gland on her neckThe operation, due to take up to three hours, was done in 90 minutes and left her barely able to speak after the vocal cords were damaged Also needed a tube through her neck and into her windpipe to allow her to breathe properlySurgeon was suspended last year after mistreating patients and lying to coronerNow declared fit to work again by the General Medical Council, much to the horror of Mrs Roche and others treated by him | UPDATED: 20:10 GMT, 27 December 2012 A mother-of-two who has been left breathing through a tube and barely able to speak after a routine operation went wrong has spoken of her horror that the surgeon is being allowed to work again.