Why a shock can kill you (even good news): Release of adrenaline after sudden discovery can lead to heart problems

Why a shock can kill you (even good news): Release of adrenaline after sudden discovery can lead to heart problems | UPDATED: 00:35 GMT, 16 October 2012 A shock can be fatal – and it makes no difference whether it's the trauma of a loved one's death or the excitement of a lottery win, experts claim.

"My newborn baby saved my life": Mother recovers after doctors found cervical cancer during birth and gave her 18 months to live

'My newborn baby saved my life': Mother beats cervical cancer after doctors find tumour during birth and give her just 18 months to live Doctors would not have found tumour if Naomi Jacobs had not been pregnantShe was given room so baby Lily could be with her during treatmentSurvival rate for large cell neuroendocrine cancer just 20% | UPDATED: 15:20 GMT, 8 June 2012 When Naomi Jacobs gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, it should have been the happiest time of her life.

NHS tourism: Health system open to abuse from foreigners and risks becoming "world health service", campaigners warn

'The world health service': 'Lax' NHS open to abuse from foreigners, campaigners warn Government has written off 35million of free treatment for health tourists over the last eight years | UPDATED: 08:13 GMT, 30 April 2012 No national standard: Mr Burns admittecd it was up to each GP whether to register a foreign national on a six-month visitor's visa GPs have too much freedom to register sick foreigners who may not be entitled to expensive British healthcare, campaigners said today.

Why did you lie to me? Boy, 8, devastated to find his illness is terminal after going on Google

Why did you lie to me, Daddy Boy, 8, devastated to find his illness is terminal after going on Google Schoolboy discovered progressive condition Duchenne muscular dystrophy would eventually kill him 'Since then he's had several nightmares about it and always calls us in for a cuddle', says father An eight-year-old boy was horrified to discover his illness was terminal after he searched for it on Google while his parents were away.

Four patients die thirsty or starving EVERY DAY on our hospital wards show damning new statistics

Four patients die thirsty or starving EVERY DAY on our hospital wards show damning new statistics Data shows 1,316 deaths were linked to or directly caused by dehydration and malnutrition in 2010 Figures are far higher than in 2000, when 862 deaths were recordedOne hospital forced to prescribe drinking water for its patients Four patients are dying hungry and thirsty on hospital wards every day, shocking figures reveal.