Hospital chief executive "steps down" amid concerns over patient death rates

Hospital chief executive 'steps down' amid concerns over patient death rates Major investigation underway at Royal Bolton Hospital, ManchesterFour times as many cases of blood poisoning were recorded than would normally be expected at the hospital in a yearRaised fears over whether some patients may have been recorded as dying from septicaemia when they also had other serious conditions Jackie Bene, acting chief executive of Bolton NHS Foundation Trust and the person in charge of recording the information, has 'stepped aside' Robert Francis renews call for a NHS culture change starting today He said: 'Wrong that hospital security and cab drivers face more regulations than worker 'cleaning the bottom of your grandmother' , although a similar-sized trust would expect to have just 200.

Don"t bother counting calories – it will keep you as slim as the French

Don't bother counting calories – it will keep you as slim as the French | UPDATED: 16:19 GMT, 24 April 2012 Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard lives up to the 'thin French woman' stereotype At first it seems like a paradox on our plate – a study has found the French adopt a shoulder-shrugging attitude to reading nutrition labels on food while Americans scrutinise the calorie content.

Middle aged tipplers: Over 45s more likely to drink every day than younger people

Middle-aged tipplers: Over 45s more likely to drink every day than younger people (but guess who's more likely to binge) 22 per cent of men aged 65 and over drank almost every day…but 25 per cent of men aged 25 to 44 binge drink People over 45 are three times more likely to drink almost every day as those who are younger, according to new figures.