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February 19, 2018 8:10 AM MORE of York's lost hospitals remembered

WE promised you last week, in our piece on the history of York's many hospitals, that we'd bring you information about more of the city's lost hospitals this week. So here we go, starting with Fulford... The Fulford and Maternity Hospital (often just known as Fulford Maternity Hospital) The building which became the Fulford Hospital and Maternity Hospital 5

February 14, 2018 1:21 AM Drug which relieves the devastating symptoms of psychosis could replace 'chemical cosh' for Alzheimer's patients

Thousands of dementia patients could be helped by a new drug which relieves the devastating symptoms, scientists claim. They have developed a new medication to treat the symptoms of psychosis, which include terrifying delusions or hallucinations. Currently, many patients are given controversial antipsychotics – dubbed chemical cosh - which sedate patients 13

February 4, 2018 11:14 PM One patient dies from malnutrition almost daily on NHS wards: Charities brand statistics 'shocking' after number jumps by a third in a decade

One malnourished person is dying in hospital almost every day, ‘shameful’ figures reveal. A total of 351 patients in England and Wales had malnutrition listed on their death certificate as an underlying cause or contributory factor in 2016. The figure is 18 per cent up on the 297 recorded the year before – and 31 per cent higher than a decade ago. Over the past decade 14

January 28, 2018 6:33 AM UK flu epidemic: DEATHS rise as Aussie and Japanese strains cause hospitalisations

The news comes as thousands of people have been hospitalised throughout the UK, as four strains of the virus have hit people, including “Aussie” and “Japanese” strains. The Japanese strain is thought to be responsible for almost half of the hospitalisations recorded, while the H3N2 strain that was prevalent in Australia is believed to have caused a sixth 17

January 15, 2018 10:57 PM CSG emissions may be behind hospital spike

Pollutants from Queensland's coal seam gas industry may explain a significant spike in hospital admissions on the gas-rich Darling Downs, a new study suggests. The study, published in the International Journal of Environmental Studies, says local hospital admissions for acute circulatory and respiratory diseases jumped between 2007 and 2014, when CSG emissions 3

January 15, 2018 5:08 PM How salmonella destroyed the mighty Aztecs: Ancient teeth reveal how nearly ALL of Mexico was once wiped out by one of the most devastating food poisoning epidemics in human history

It has been described as one of the most devastating epidemics in human history - and now scientists have discovered what caused it. An outbreak of a mystery disease in 1576, and second wave in 1576, killed around seven million to 17 million people and helped destroy the mighty Aztec Empire. Known to the locals as cocoliztli, the symptoms of the disease 21

January 12, 2018 6:23 PM 'Drunk' man, 44, 'bites off a police officer's EAR' during a roadside scuffle after the cop found him wandering along a highway

An Ohio man has been charged with felonious assault after he allegedly bit off part of a state trooper's ear on Thursday morning. Dashcam footage captured the moment Cornelius Carey Jr, 44, attacked Trooper Lance Deshuk in Lorain County. A woman called the sheriff's office at around 6.45am on Thursday saying that Carey appeared drunk walking on a highway 6

January 11, 2018 12:33 PM Women’s Institute donate blankets to St Luke’s Hospice

A WOMEN’S group have donated a colourful array of handmade blankets to St Luke’s Hospice. Seven members of the Wickford Women’s Institute have hand knitted two specially made patchwork blankets to donate to the hospice in Nethermayne, Basildon. The Wickford group who meet at Christchurch Hall, High Street on every second Monday of the month have been running 4

January 6, 2018 12:01 AM NHS chiefs warn of DANGER to elderly as temperatures set to drop as low as -10C

THIS weekend’s icy weather could prove deadly, NHS chiefs warned last night. Temperatures as low as -10C (14F) will increase the risk of breathing problems, heart attacks and stroke. Elderly and vulnerable people are being advised to take extra care, stock up on medicines and make sure they have had a flu jab. Sandy Brown, deputy chief executive of East of England 11

December 21, 2017 12:09 PM Sickening undercover footage shows the horrific cramped conditions rabbits bred for their fur are kept in before being skinned and used for luxury clothing in France

Shocking footage exposes the horrific conditions of rabbit farms allegedly used by some of the most famous luxury brands in the world. The video has been shot by an animal rights group who went undercover to gain access to three rabbit farms and a slaughter house in southwestern France. It shows hundreds of rabbits being kept in tiny cages with many suffering 1