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  • Asian boy to get transplant after Asian donor appeal

    November 21, 2013 1:07 PM 40

    A two-year old whose parents have appealed for more people from the Asian community to register as bone marrow donors is to be given a transplant. Gaurav Bains, of Tipton, West Midlands, could develop aggressive childhood leukaemia without the operation. Gaurav's father, Sunny Bains, thanked supporters saying "our feelings towards Gaurav's donor are overwhelming

  • British GPs are best paid in the West... but our nurses get less than average

    November 21, 2013 7:01 AM 49

    Britain's GPs are the best paid in the Western world, while their nursing colleagues are way down the pay league, a report reveals today. Self-employed family doctors pick up salaries of about £103,000 – 3.4 times the size of average earnings and the highest ratio among member states of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

  • 'Heart-tugging letters that make me weep for the plight of our lonely elderly': BEL MOONEY calls for Mail readers to help her spend £6m of Lottery money to tackle a crisis that shames us all

    November 21, 2013 5:08 AM 61

    Here is this grandmother's confession. I may not have a tattoo (yet!) but I do have three piercings in one ear and feel as at home in biker boots and leathers as I do in skyscraper heels. Like many people my age - 67 - I think of getting older as a necessary pain, to be faced with good humour and an increase of out-and-out rebellion. I know many of you share

  • Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton 'short of senior doctors at night and weekends'

    November 21, 2013 12:03 AM 51

    News Send your news, pictures & videos NOT enough senior doctors are available to see patients at night and at weekends at Taunton’s Musgrove Park Hospital, a report has found. The revelation is one of a number uncovered in a report published today by the Care Quality Commission after a rigorous inspection of the hospital last month. The report also called

  • A&Es get extra money as winter bites

    November 20, 2013 8:21 PM 56

    The government is expected to make an extra £150m available for A&E units in England as they gear up for what looks set to be a tough winter, the BBC understands. Ministers are known to be worried about how hospitals will cope this winter. The major A&Es are already missing the four-hour waiting time target even though winter is just beginning. The money

  • Instagram yourself thin: Woman loses 9 stone with food selfies

    December 5, 2001 12:00 AM 64

    WHOEVER said #foodporn can’t be healthy clearly hasn’t tried the Instagram diet. After unsuccessfully trying a handful of fad diets – inluding Paleo and Atkins - the 22-year-old took matters into her own hands. With dieting app My Fitness Pal, she was able to tailor-make a personal diet plan. The app takes into consideration a person's height, weight