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Boy struggling to be diagnosed finally gets 'skull-breaking' op after chance hospital encounter as passing doctor spots condition

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Boy struggling to be diagnosed finally gets 'skull-breaking' op after chance hospital encounter as passing doctor spots condition

- A mother says her son was finally diagnosed with a rare skull condition by chance when a doctor walked by him in a hospital. "What kind of cranio does he have?" the doctor is said to have remarked to Kelly Outlaw and her then seven-month-old son Archie. After 30 doctor appointments and countless hospital visits Kelly was told Archie had a rare skull condition, craniosynostosis
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Wife mistook husband, 52, having a heart attack in bed next to her as SNORING – before son saved his life

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Wife mistook husband, 52, having a heart attack in bed next to her as SNORING – before son saved his life

- A WIFE who was lying in bed with her husband while he had a heart attack thought he was merely snoring in his sleep. When Kate Spence tried to wake Stephen she discovered to her horror that he was “basically dead”. The noise she'd mistaken for snoring was in fact him him struggling to breathe. Their son Josh, 22, saved his life by giving CPR - guided by a 999 operator - until paramedics arrived at their home in Burnley, Lancs
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Bowel cancer test: 'No health minister' means NI people must wait

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Bowel cancer test: 'No health minister' means NI people must wait

- A new, more accurate screening test for bowel cancer is on hold in Northern Ireland because there is no Stormont health minister. Bowel cancer is second only to lung cancer as the leading cause of death from the disease in both the UK and in Europe. Up to 16,000 people in the UK die from the disease every year. The new test is being rolled out in England, Scotland and Wales, but Northern Ireland is lagging behind
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Four GPs for 15,000 people - inquest into death of tormented man reveals the extent of the NHS crisis

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Four GPs for 15,000 people - inquest into death of tormented man reveals the extent of the NHS crisis

- The lack of NHS resources is putting GP surgeries under so much pressure patients are fighting just to get phone appointments - and doctors are being coaxed out of retirement. That was the assessment of a Greater Manchester medic who spoke about the crisis during an inquest into a man found dead following a struggle with mental ill-health. A coroner raised grave concerns about under-fire services, claiming the ‘knock-on effect’ of the NHS funding crisis is seen ‘day in and day out’ in courts like hers
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Hospital renal unit thanks Lions

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Hospital renal unit thanks Lions

- PATIENTS with chronic kidney disease at York Hospital are keeping fit while receiving dialysis thanks to a generous donation from York Lions Club. The Lions have donated £2,000 to purchase specialised equipment for the renal unit’s physiotherapy team to help patients stay fit while they are having their treatment. Two new static chair cycles have been purchased initially so that patients can pedal while hooked up to their dialysis machine
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Breast cancer charity gets warning over unauthorised payments to trustee

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Breast cancer charity gets warning over unauthorised payments to trustee

- A cancer charity based in Stockport has received an official warning after its director and founder authorised herself payment of £22,000. The National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline, located in the town centre, was investigated by the Charity Commission after ‘concerns’ were spotted with the management of its finances. An official warning was issued after the probe found ‘inappropriate’ payments had been made to director and chair of trustees Wendy Watson
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Brit teacher, 37, flown back to the UK after contracting E. coli during cancer treatment in Turkey dies

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Brit teacher, 37, flown back to the UK after contracting E. coli during cancer treatment in Turkey dies

- A TEACHER who was flown back to the UK after contracting E.coli in Turkey has died. Caroline Hope, 37, passed away in hospital on Sunday – two months after picking up the infection abroad. The 37-year-old English teacher, who had been living in Turkey for four years, picked up the infection during surgery to treat advanced colon cancer in June. She had decided to return home to Scotland after receiving her cancer diagnosis in January but complications from the surgery left her fighting for her life in Medical Park Hospital in Izmir, Turkey
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Doctor's orders: Striving to be thinner, prettier, more vivacious - Independent.ie

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Doctor's orders: Striving to be thinner, prettier, more vivacious - Independent.ie

- Doctor's orders: Striving to be thinner, prettier, more vivacious I'm a slow thinker, so I've continued to mull over the issue of gender that I wrote about last week on the foot of the Kevin Myers article suggesting women are paid less than men because they don't really deserve it. And something Myers said subsequently in an interview on Sean O'Rourke stayed with me
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Nursing crisis is leaving NHS hospitals unsafe as some of the country's biggest trusts do not have staff they need

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Nursing crisis is leaving NHS hospitals unsafe as some of the country's biggest trusts do not have staff they need

- Nine in ten of England’s largest hospital trusts are struggling to hire enough nurses to keep patients safe, damning new stats show. Almost all the 50 largest trusts - which together run 150 hospitals - are missing their own safe staffing targets according to the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). Janet Davies, general secretary of the RCN, warned patients will pay the “very highest price when the government encourages nursing on the cheap”
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"She was so grateful to be back": British teacher flown home to UK after contracting E.coli in Turkey dies

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"She was so grateful to be back": British teacher flown home to UK after contracting E.coli in Turkey dies

- A teacher who was flown back to the UK after contracting E coli in Turkey has died. Caroline Hope, who had been living in the country for four years, picked up the infection during surgery to treat advanced colon cancer in June. She had hoped to return home after receiving her cancer diagnosis in January, but complications from the surgery left her fighting for her life
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Medevac E.coli woman Caroline Hope dies in hospital

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Medevac E.coli woman Caroline Hope dies in hospital

- A teacher who was flown back to Scotland after contracting E.coli in Turkey has died in hospital. Caroline Hope, who was 38 and from Clydebank, had been undergoing cancer treatment at a Turkish hospital when she became infected. She arrived back in Glasgow by private plane last month after campaigners raised funds for a medical evacuation. A relative confirmed that she passed away at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in the city on Saturday
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Boy, 11, in hospital after being attacked by two dogs while playing with friends on a field in Bolton

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Boy, 11, in hospital after being attacked by two dogs while playing with friends on a field in Bolton

- A boy is recovering in hospital after being attacked by two dogs on playing fields. The youngster, 11, was rushed to the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital after being bitten on the face and on his side on a field in Little Lever, Bolton. He remains in hospital for treatment following the incident yesterday afternoon. Onlookers say they heard the boy scream in pain as he was tended to
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Norovirus outbreak shuts West Cumberland Hospital ward

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Norovirus outbreak shuts West Cumberland Hospital ward

- A hospital ward in Whitehaven has closed to visitors following an outbreak of the norovirus vomiting bug. Patient visits have been temporarily suspended for Ward 4A at West Cumberland Hospital. People are also being asked to avoid visiting if they or their family members have had symptoms in the past two days. The highly contagious bug can cause vomiting, diarrhoea, muscle pain and stomach cramps
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Double boost for appeal to help cancer patient Dawn Watts

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Double boost for appeal to help cancer patient Dawn Watts

- CANCER patient Dawn Watts has won a double boost as she tries to raise £15,000 to pay for complementary treatment in Spain. The fund total has surged past the £10,000 milestone, with a whole series of fundraising events also being planned - just as she has obtained an appointment to see a consultant oncologist at a Spanish clinic on Wednesday
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Surprise event stuns cancer patient Gill Taylor

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Surprise event stuns cancer patient Gill Taylor

- A LUNG cancer patient has told how three young women organised a fundraising evening for her in York - without her having a clue. Gill Taylor, who is 47 and from Skelton, York, said her daughter Rachel asked her to put on sunglasses painted black, so she was effectively blindfolded, and then taken to a mystery destination last Saturday night
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'Disturbing' rise in children with diabetes

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'Disturbing' rise in children with diabetes

- The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents more than 370 councils in England and Wales, said town halls must be given more funding urgently to tackle the "hugely disturbing trend". Type 2 diabetes, which is most common in adults, occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin to regulate its blood sugar levels and can be linked to lifestyle factors such as obesity
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  • Wife mistook husband, 52, having a heart attack in bed next to her as SNORING – before son saved his life
    Wife mistook husband, 52, having a heart attack in bed next to her as SNORING – before son saved his life

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    A WIFE who was lying in bed with her husband while he had a heart attack thought he was merely snoring in his sleep. When Kate Spence tried to wake Stephen she discovered to her horror that he was “basically dead”. The noise she'd mistaken for snoring was in fact him him struggling to breathe. Their son Josh, 22, saved his life by giving CPR - guided by a 999 operator - until paramedics arrived at their home in Burnley, Lancs
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    Wednesday August 16 2017. "Cancer patients who use alternative medicine more than twice as likely to die," is the stark message from The Independent. Researchers found that people who chose alternative medicine instead of conventional cancer treatments were much less likely to survive for at least five years. Conventional treatments included surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy or hormone treatments. The research only applies to people who choose not to have conventional treatments
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  • Norovirus outbreak shuts West Cumberland Hospital ward
    Norovirus outbreak shuts West Cumberland Hospital ward

    , bbc.co.uk

    A hospital ward in Whitehaven has closed to visitors following an outbreak of the norovirus vomiting bug. Patient visits have been temporarily suspended for Ward 4A at West Cumberland Hospital. People are also being asked to avoid visiting if they or their family members have had symptoms in the past two days. The highly contagious bug can cause vomiting, diarrhoea, muscle pain and stomach cramps
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  • 'Alternative cancer therapies' may increase your risk of death
    'Alternative cancer therapies' may increase your risk of death

    , nhs.uk

    Wednesday August 16 2017. "Cancer patients who use alternative medicine more than twice as likely to die," is the stark message from The Independent. Researchers found that people who chose alternative medicine instead of conventional cancer treatments were much less likely to survive for at least five years. Conventional treatments included surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy or hormone treatments. The research only applies to people who choose not to have conventional treatments
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  • Boy struggling to be diagnosed finally gets 'skull-breaking' op after chance hospital encounter as passing doctor spots condition
    Boy struggling to be diagnosed finally gets 'skull-breaking' op after chance hospital encounter as passing doctor spots condition

    , mirror.co.uk

    A mother says her son was finally diagnosed with a rare skull condition by chance when a doctor walked by him in a hospital. "What kind of cranio does he have?" the doctor is said to have remarked to Kelly Outlaw and her then seven-month-old son Archie. After 30 doctor appointments and countless hospital visits Kelly was told Archie had a rare skull condition, craniosynostosis
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  • Boy struggling to be diagnosed finally gets 'skull-breaking' op after chance hospital encounter as passing doctor spots condition
    Boy struggling to be diagnosed finally gets 'skull-breaking' op after chance hospital encounter as passing doctor spots condition

    , mirror.co.uk

    A mother says her son was finally diagnosed with a rare skull condition by chance when a doctor walked by him in a hospital. "What kind of cranio does he have?" the doctor is said to have remarked to Kelly Outlaw and her then seven-month-old son Archie. After 30 doctor appointments and countless hospital visits Kelly was told Archie had a rare skull condition, craniosynostosis
    Read More ...

     

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