News Four-year-old Sean Turner died in March 2012 following heart surgery at Bristol Children's Hospital

A Bristol hospital has apologised over the treatment a four-year-old heart patient received on a ward after his parents condemned his care as “shambolic”.

Pc Simon Harwood's 'gratuitous act of aggression' left homeless alcoholic Ian Tomlinson dead

A Scotland Yard officer struck a bewildered homeless man with a police baton and shoved him to the ground in a “gratuitous act of aggression” that left him dead on a London street less than an hour later, a court heard today.

Dieting craze blamed for cholesterol surge in Sweden

A dieting craze in Sweden has been blamed for a surprise surge in cholesterol levels that may be putting people at increased risk of heart disease.

Life's sweet: The risk of heart attack, stroke, accident and suicide rises on your birthday

Celebrate your big day as if it's your last... it may well be

A study of 2.4 million people suggests the chance of dying is higher on your birthday

Adrian Purtell in action against Leeds on Sunday, just hours before suffering a heart attack

Bradford praise new heart project after Purtell scare

Bradford have welcomed plans to implement a cardiac screening programme across all Super League clubs as centre Adrian Purtell continues his recovery from a heart attack.

Howard Webb was in charge when Fabrice Muamba collapsed at White Hart Lane

Webb: Crying wolf over injuries may lead to a real tragedy on the pitch

Howard Webb, England's leading referee and the man in charge of the game in which Fabrice Muamba collapsed, has cautioned players against "crying wolf" by feigning injury as it could increase the chance of on-field tragedy.

Howard Webb was in charge when Fabrice Muamba collapsed at White Hart Lane

Howard Webb: If players feign injuries, others could die

Play-acting puts at risk those in need of real treatment, says England's top referee

Health supplements are not necessarily beneficial to its user

Popular calcium supplements 'can increase heart attack risk by 86 per cent'

Pills taken by thousands of people with brittle bones may be doing more harm than good, study suggests

Patients able to compare treatment by GPs online

Patients will be able to compare the performance of their local family doctors and nearby hospitals on a single website, under plans to bring the NHS into the information age.

Statins 'could benefit the healthy'

Cholesterol-lowering drugs can benefit even apparently healthy people with no previous history of heart disease, a study has found.

'Panic attack' behind man's death

A man died attempting to climb through a glass panel in his locked bedroom door following a suspected panic attack, an inquest heard today.

Bolton's Fabrice Muamba collapsed on the pitch last month

Fabrice Muamba comeback would not surprise Bolton manager Owen Coyle

Fabrice Muamba may not be dancing down the street just yet but it would not surprise Bolton boss Owen Coyle to see the midfielder back on a football pitch reasonably soon.

Briton in China mystery 'killed by drop of cyanide'

Extraordinary, and quite possibly officially sanctioned allegations were made last night that Neil Heywood, the Old Harrovian businessman found dead in a Chinese hotel room last November, died from poisoning by a drop of potassium cyanide.

Livorno midfielder Piermario Morosini was treated by medics when he collapsed on the pitch, in a scene that echoes last month's incident with Bolton's Fabrice Muamba

Player dies after collapsing on pitch

Unlike Bolton's Fabrice Muamba, Italian midfielder waited vital minutes for emergency treatment

An ad featuring actor Vinnie Jones carrying out CPR has been cleared

Watchdog clears Vinnie Jones CPR advert

An ad featuring actor Vinnie Jones carrying out CPR has been cleared following complaints that he performs the technique incorrectly, a watchdog has ruled.

Southern Africa's first woman president sworn in

Malawi's former vice-president, Joyce Banda, has been sworn in as president following the death of Bingu wa Mutharika, becoming southern Africa's first female head of state.

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