Family’s horror as dementia sufferer is placed in bed 300 miles from home

A dementia sufferer aged 89 has been moved 300 miles away from home for treatment because of a lack of specialist care beds. Derek Jewson, who also has chronic heart disease, was transferred from Cornwall to Northampton. The widower’s loved ones claim he was too frail for the journey and was admitted to A&E shortly after arriving. Since the grandfather-of-five […]

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Apple Watch saves man from hole in his heart

We’ve heard of a handful of cases of the Apple Watch alerting its wearer to life-threatening health conditions in the past, and it seems we have yet another one to add to the list. When 24-year-old Mike Love received warnings from his wearable that his resting heart rate was well above average, he decided to let his doctor in Sydney, […]

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Sterling has got the party started in Jamaica

In the shadow of his childhood home in the sweltering heat, ‘Raheem Reggae’s Boyz’ partied long into the night after seeing England beat Colombia on penalties. Packed into a tiny bandstand outside where Raheem Sterling used to live, the Mirror joined more than 50 locals – many of whom are the footballer’s friends – to watch the Three Lions progress […]

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WWE legend Big Van Vader passes away at 63

WWE legend Big Van Vader – arguably the best big man in wrestling history – has died, according to his Twitter account. The 63-year-old, real name Leon White, was diagnosed with congestive heart failure in 2016 and doctors said he had just two years to live. The superheavyweight had twice undergone heart surgery this year, revealing on May 9 that […]

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Now eating lean meat has been linked to increased risk of heart failure

A high protein diet with lots of lean meat increases the risk of heart failure in middle-aged men, a study suggests. Researchers found those eating lean beef, chicken and pork are 43% more likely to develop the deadly condition. And those who ate a lot of dairy protein had a 49% higher diagnosis rate. Proteins from fish and eggs had […]

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Patient wakes up to be told by doctor: ‘I’ve done the operation wrong’

A patient woke up from surgery to be told by the operating physician: "I’ve done the operation wrong". Philip Ivory, 61, chose to undergo corrective surgery after he began experiencing numbness in his fingers and underwent elective ulnar nerve decompression surgery to restore feeling in July last year. Despite marking Mr Ivory’s arm before he began the procedure at Castle […]

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Double agony for family as second son diagnosed with cancer

A couple who’s eight year old lad battled cancer as a baby were heartbroken when their 21-year-old son was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. Thomas Swan told his mum, Angela Swan-Dennis, "I bet you never thought lightning would strike twice", after they were told he had a 5cm tumour on his brain in March. He underwent surgery – while awake […]

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Zara Tindall suffers every pregnant woman’s worst nightmare during royal wedding

Zara Tindall may have set social media alight with her stunned expression during the American Bishop’s royal wedding sermon. But what she may have been really thinking during the wedding celebrations at Windsor Castle may well strike a chord with many pregnant women. A professional lip-reader has now uncovered what she said as she turned to husband Mike Tindall, the […]

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Mum who lost 16 stone told to gain weight before excess skin can be removed

A mum-of-three who lost 16-and-a-half stone has been told she must pile on the pounds to qualify for surgery that would remove saggy skin from her abdomen. Lisa Smith, 44, from St Helens, Merseyside, was told to ‘diet or die’ by NHS doctors after being diagnosed with diabetes-related heart failure following the birth of her son in 2008. At her […]

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