Put 1 in 100 patients on death list, GPs told: Frailest to be asked to choose "end-of-life" care

Put 1 in 100 patients on death list, GPs told: Frailest to be asked to choose 'end-of-life' care | UPDATED: 07:03 GMT, 17 October 2012 GPs have been asked to select one in every 100 of their patients to go on a list of those likely to die over the next 12 months.

The four-year-old girl turning into a "mannequin" due to cruel disease that stops her muscles from moving

The four-year-old girl turning into a 'mannequin' due to cruel disease that stiffens her muscles and leaves her unable to move Tillie Mae Mawdsley has the rare degenerative disorder Sanfilippo Creates a build-up of sugar around the muscles, stiffening the jointsYoungster will die by the age of 14 without any treatment Parents desperate to get 'miracle' drug not available in the UK | UPDATED: 13:08 GMT, 16 October 2012 A four-year-old girl is turning into a ‘human mannequin’ after being diagnosed with rare disorder that stiffens her joints.

How walking to a beat could help relieve symptoms of Parkinson"s disease

How walking to a beat could help relieve symptoms of Parkinson's disease | UPDATED: 16:22 GMT, 21 September 2012 Walking to a beat could give more freedom of movement to patient's with Parkinson's, say scientists Walking to music could help patients with Parkinson's disease, according to new research.

People in their 60s are hit hardest by Alzheimer"s as it progresses more quickly

Alzheimer's hits harder earlier in life as people in their 60s decline more quickly than older patients May be that patients diagnosed after 80 have some kind of 'resistance' to condition | UPDATED: 12:12 GMT, 3 August 2012 People who develop Alzheimer's symptoms in their 60s and 70s, are more likely to decline quickly compared to those diagnosed in very old age, researchers say.

Do not rescuscitate orders "ignored" as doctors try to revive patients suffering cardiac arrest

Do not resuscitate orders 'ignored' as doctors try to revive patients suffering cardiac arrestOne in 52 who wanted to be allowed to die had their wishes ignoredA third of cardiac arrests could have been prevented Terminally ill patients resuscitated even though it was not in their best interestsAlmost half of patient assessments when they reached hospital were not good enough | UPDATED: 07:39 GMT, 1 June 2012 Doctors are ignoring ‘do not resuscitate’ orders and attempting to revive hospital patients suffering a cardiac arrest.

Alzheimer"s medication could be used to kick habit

Now a pill that could help cure all you shopaholics! Medication designed to treat Alzheimer's patients could be used to kick habit | UPDATED: 07:46 GMT, 29 May 2012 A pill designed to treat Alzheimer’s could help compulsive shoppers curb their devastating habit.

Plaster that checks you"re still breathing could help reduce hospital re-admissions

Plaster that checks you're still breathing could help reduce hospital re-admissions | UPDATED: 00:34 GMT, 15 May 2012 The digital 'plaster' allows patients to be monitored continuously A digital ‘plaster’ that records patients’ vital signs could help to prevent serious complications and reduce hospital re-admissions.

Cheaper blindness drug may save NHS 85million each year

Cheaper blindness drug may save NHS 85million each yearCurrent drug costs 750 per treatment, but doctors are increasingly using a 60 alternativeDrugs firm that makes the 750 option claims the cheaper alternative puts patients at riskFour NHS trusts are being taken to court by the drug's manufacturer over the issue | UPDATED: 23:04 GMT, 6 May 2012 The NHS could save 85million each year by using a cheaper drug to treat a common form of blindness in the elderly, researchers claim.

Strawberries and blueberries can stave off mental decline in later years

How to live to a ripe old age: Regularly eating strawberries and blueberries can stave off mental decline by more than two years | UPDATED: 08:16 GMT, 26 April 2012 Berry good: Scientists said women could easily up the amount of strawberries and blueberries they ate Eating blueberries and strawberries may stave off mental decline in later life, claim researchers.

Fiona Phillips: Dementia drugs robbed my father the final weeks of his life

Dementia drugs robbed my father of his laughter, his smile and the final weeks of his life, says Fiona Phillips 'He was like something out of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'Fiona's father Neville diagnosed just weeks after her mother succumbed to dementia in 2006Two sedatives he was given were addictive and could cause cognitive decline, her research revealed Television presenter Fiona Phillips has claimed a ‘chemical cosh’ of dementia drugs robbed her father of the final weeks of his life.