Cap that warns you're about to have stroke By Pat Hagan PUBLISHED: 04:08 GMT, 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 04:08 GMT, 19 March 2013 A cap that monitors blood flow inside the head could predict if someone is about to have a stroke.
How could our girl die of asthma attack in hospital Damning report reveals failings in NHS care of patients 'treated worse than animals' The Patients Association report discloses how some doctors are 'acting like God' by telling relatives they will not try and resuscitate their loved onesOther distraught family members have spoken of lack of compassion amongst staff who don’t care if patients 'lived or die' <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 15:20 GMT, 22 November 2012 </p> <br> <img src="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/11/21/article-2236423-1625C618000005DC-39_306x423.jpg" width="306" height="423" alt="Lauren Hughes, pictured, died three days after being admitted to hospital with an asthma attack " class="blkBorder" /> <p class="imageCaption">Lauren Hughes, pictured, died three days after being admitted to hospital with an asthma attack </p> <p>Nurses who didn’t know how to give the kiss of life went into a panic when a child was admitted to hospital with a severe asthma attack.<br></p><p>Her family described scenes of hysteria as staff who were meant to be helping their daughter desperately tried to call senior medics to ask them what to do.<br></p><p>Three days later, 15-year-old Lauren Hughes died having suffered brain damage due to a lack of oxygen.<br></p><p>The appalling case was revealed by her parents today in a damning report by the Patients Association into failings in NHS care.<br></p><p>Pat and Dolly Hughes said one nurse became so distraught at the Ross-on-Wye community hospital she had to be calmed down by a colleague.<br></p><p>They said they couldn’t understand how a healthy teenager was able to die of an asthma attack while in hospital.<br></p><p>The hospital trust later admitted the nurses at its minor injuries unit weren’t trained in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and should have dialled 999.<br></p><p>Lauren had been taken to the unit by her mother when she started to suffer an asthma attack.<br></p><p>Initially they couldn’t even get into the hospital as the door had been locked for the evening.<br></p><p>Lauren – who was in obvious distress – was also ignored by two paramedics walking out of the hospital who did not stop to help or even let her in.<br></p><p>She was eventually transferred to University Hospital North Staffordshire but died three days after the initial attack in May.<br></p><p>Dr Peter Wilson, Medical Director at Wye Valley NHS Trust, which runs the community hospital said the trust has carried out a ‘full review’ of the unit where Lauren was treated.<br></p><p>Staff have also admitted that nurses are not trained to do CPR as it is ‘above and beyond what is expected of them’.</p> <img src="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/11/21/article-2236423-1627EB9D000005DC-91_634x478.jpg" width="634" height="478" alt="Untrained: Nurses at the Ross-on-Wye Community Hospital didn't know how to carry out the kiss of life" class="blkBorder" /> <p class="imageCaption">Untrained: Nurses at the Ross-on-Wye Community Hospital didn't know how to carry out the kiss of life</p> <p>Today’s report on NHS care also found cases of patients being treated ‘worse than animals’ and ridiculed by ‘rude’ nurses.<br></p><p>Relatives also say doctors are ignoring their pleas to promise to resuscitate loved ones should they stop breathing.
The amazing quins born six years apart: Couple celebrate birth of twins conceived through same IVF cycle as three other childrenChildren from same batch of eggs share same auburn hair and blue eyesExperts know no other case where five siblings have been born at different times from the same round of fertility treatmentCouple had suffered heartache of three rounds of unsuccessful IVFThey paid for treatment themselves and Mrs Fardelin was soon pregnant | UPDATED: 21:32 GMT, 18 July 2012 Becoming the parents of quintuplets takes some getting used to.
Betrayal of a hero: He flew 92 missions as a rear gunner in the Second World War. So why won”t bureaucrats let Freddie Johnson, 91, attend the unveiling of a memorial to his comrades in Bomber Command
Doctors will still be paid 430 on the day they strike as 1.25m appointments are cancelledAt least 40 per cent of doctors expected to strikeDispute is over doctors receiving a pension of 68,000At least nine of the 50 primary care trusts in England won't cut GPs' payThey include Buckingham and Oxfordshire, Bristol, Berkshire, DerbyshireNHS Stockport said it would find it too difficult to calculate any deductions | UPDATED: 06:41 GMT, 19 June 2012 Thousands of family doctors will be paid despite striking on Thursday.
Thousands of doctors 'will defy' the order to strike as they are deeply opposed to action Strike on June 21 – the first industrial action by the profession in almost 40 years – has been widely condemned by politicians and the publicUnion has proposed that only emergency or urgent cases are seen and it is thought more than 150,000 operations, tests and hospital appointments will be cancelled and 1.2million GP appointments postponed | UPDATED: 07:20 GMT, 1 June 2012 Thousands of doctors are expected to ignore orders from their union to stage a 24-hour strike.
Sentenced to death for being old: The NHS denies life-saving treatment to the elderly, as one man's chilling story reveals | UPDATED: 02:23 GMT, 7 April 2012 When Kenneth Warden was diagnosed with terminal bladder cancer, his hospital consultant sent him home to die, ruling that at 78 he was too old to treat.
Father donates sperm to help son and daughter-in-law have children | UPDATED: 22:10 GMT, 23 March 2012 The couple have found a clinic which will honour their unusual request (file picture) After three years of trying to conceive with his wife, a man in his early thirties, has turned to his own father to provide the sperm.