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But the most astonishing story will always remain the fact that Fabrice Muamba ‘died’ for 78 minutes – and lived to tell the tale.

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Fabrice Muamba survived his cardiac arrest in March for two reasons: his fitness and the speed with which he received excellent medical attention. His heart stopped in the middle of a football match because of an abnormal cardiac arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat, caused by an undiagnosed heart condition, which he may have had since birth. His heart stopped for more than an hour, but he was kept alive and "healthy" by CPR – life support.

Blood group link to risk of heart disease

Blood type helps determine a person's risk of heart disease, a study by the Harvard School of Public Health has found.

Ian Tomlinson pathologist Dr Freddy Patel is dishonest, says tribunal

The pathologist who conducted two error-strewn post-mortem examinations of Ian Tomlinson is dishonest, a disciplinary panel has found.

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A pathologist could face being struck off over his part in the investigation into the death of Ian Tomlinson during the G20 protests.

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The Monkees will perform their first live shows since star Davy Jones died in February.

Man with tickets to every day of Games found dead in velodrome

An Olympics fan with tickets to every day of the Games has been found dead in the toilets at the velodrome after watching Team GB win gold.

Police restraint 'more than minimally' contributed to Sean Rigg's death in custody, inquest jury finds

The police were criticised by an inquest jury today for using an “unsuitable level of force” before the death in custody of a schizophrenic.

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'Change the law to cut salt in our takeaways'

Study of popular fast foods shows levels of sodium that far exceed recommended limits

Terence Blacker: Generation Sloth are the victims of a betrayal

Taking exercise should be a part of any civilised education

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An all-in-one “polypill” with the potential to save many tens of thousands of lives each year in the UK could be available in less than two years.

Inactivity 'as bad as smoking'

Sitting about doing nothing is as damaging to health as smoking, doctors say.

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A woman bludgeoned her mother-in-law to death using a rolling pin, a court heard yesterday.

Dr Hilary Cass: We must ensure paediatric units provide the right service for children

Children, like all patients, are entitled to the best medical care when they fall ill. As a children's doctor, I want and expect all children to be seen quickly and assessed properly, and I know every parent wants their child to be treated by doctors and nurses who have expertise in specific conditions.

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