Police investigate 13 deaths in a year due to mistakes by paramedics

Police investigate 13 deaths in a year due to mistakes by paramedics Errors made by East Midlands Ambulance Service include taking eight hours to respond to an elderly manStaff also left morphine tablets on the roof of a rapid response car and moved patient with broken neckService was recently named worst in the country for responding to the most serious 999 calls /13) equates to 0.009%, or a serious incident every 10,377 jobs.

How my four-year-old was nearly strangled by a window blind cord

How my four-year-old was nearly strangled by a window blind cord At least 25 children in Britain have been strangled to death by cord blinds since 1999 12 of those deaths have occurred in the past three yearsIt takes just 20 seconds for a child to be killed by a blind cord /11/03/article-0-15C81666000005DC-963_306x487.jpg” width=”306″ height=”487″ alt=”Danger: The increase in the number of deaths involving blind cords similar to this one has led to campaigners calling on them to be banned” class=”blkBorder” /> Danger: The increase in the number of deaths involving blind cords similar to this one has led to campaigners calling on them to be banned The Royal Society For The Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) says the figure could even be far higher as, since 2002, such deaths have been logged under the umbrella term ‘accidents in the home’.

Alcohol is "responsible for four per cent of cancer deaths" but doctors are failing to emphasise the risks, warn experts

Alcohol is 'responsible for 4% of cancer deaths' but doctors are failing to emphasise the risks, warn expertsStudy by Department of Medicine at Boston University Medical CentreFound that reducing alcohol intake reduces the risk of developing cancerResearchers found that alcohol resulted in around 20,000 U.S.

Statins have played significant role in slashing heart attack deaths by half

'Wonder drug' statins have helped slash heart attack deaths by half, research says Between 2002 and 2010 the death rate in men fell dramatically from 78.7 per 100,000 to 39.2Death rate among women fell from 37.3 to 17.7 | UPDATED: 10:51 GMT, 27 December 2012 Statins, pictured, have played a big role in slashing the number of heart attack deaths Statins have played a significant role in slashing the number of deaths from heart attacks by half.

Wood burning stoves can be a "silent killer", leaking deadly carbon monoxide if not properly fitted

Wood burning stoves can be a 'silent killer', leaking deadly carbon monoxide if not properly fitted<br>Around 40 people die in a year across England and Wales from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning<br>And 4,000 more need to be treated in accident and emergency for CO poisoning <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 18:29 GMT, 20 November 2012 </p> <p>They are a timeless and effective way to keep your home cosy and warm during the winter.

End of AIDS in sight says UN report as new HIV infections continue to fall

End of AIDS in sight says UN report as new HIV infections continue to fall<br> At 2.5 million, the number of new infections in 2011 was 20 per cent lower than in 2001Deaths from AIDS also fell to 1.7 million in 2011, down from a peak of 2.3 million in 2005 <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 18:52 GMT, 22 November 2012 </p> <p>With the number of people being diagnosed with HIV falling, AIDS could one day be eradicated, experts claim.</p><p>A report from the United Nations said this was thanks to better access to drugs that can both treat and prevent the incurable human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS.</p> <p>This meant the aim of ending the AIDS epidemic was not 'merely visionary' but 'entirely feasible.'</p> <img src="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/11/22/article-2236987-162AC279000005DC-553_468x286.jpg" width="468" height="286" alt="A researcher in Barcelona working on a project for a HIV Vaccine: Some eight million people were being treated with AIDS drugs by the end of 2011" class="blkBorder" /> <p class="imageCaption">A researcher in Barcelona working on a project for a HIV Vaccine: Some eight million people were being treated with AIDS drugs by the end of 2011</p> <p>Some 34 million people had HIV at the end of 2011.

Binge-drinking soars among pensioners

Minimum alcohol price could save lives of 50,000 binge-drinking pensioners Those aged 65 and over are more likely to drink every dayAround a third of older drinkers are thought to develop a drinking habit later in life | UPDATED: 13:16 GMT, 7 September 2012 The lives of 50,000 pensioners could be saved over the next decade if a minimum alcohol price was rolled out in England, say researchers.

Whooping cough cases treble in a year to 3,500 as teenagers and adults are hit by illness

Whooping cough cases treble in a year to 3,500 as teenagers and adults are hit by illness Experts said parents should make sure their children were vaccinated at two, three and four months of age | UPDATED: 15:02 GMT, 31 August 2012 The number of cases of whooping cough in England and Wales have already tripled this year and are hitting young babies who are most at risk of death, say health officials.

Daily aspirin "cuts the risk of dying from any type of cancer"

Daily aspirin 'cuts the risk of dying from any type of cancer' Daily aspirin cuts cancer risk overall by 16 per cent | UPDATED: 20:00 GMT, 10 August 2012 Experts will need to study whether the benefits outweigh the risks of taking aspirin regularly Taking aspirin regularly cuts the risk of dying from cancer but the reduction is smaller than researchers anticipated, a new study reveals.

Having one standard hospital chart "could save thousands of lives a year"

Having just one standard hospital chart 'could save thousands of lives a year' Currently more than 100 different types of charts to monitor patients in the UKOne standard chart would help nurses and doctors when they move hospitals | UPDATED: 01:44 GMT, 27 July 2012 New gold standard: Professor Bryan Williams said the new chart could potentially transform patient safety in UK hospitals Thousands of hospital deaths could be prevented if doctors and nurses used a standardised bed chart, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) said.