News Jimmy Savile volunteering as a hospital porter in 1970

A further 19 hospitals are to have their links with disgraced television presenter Jimmy Savile investigated, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said today.

Labour MP dies in hospital

Politicians have paid tribute to the former Scotland Office minister David Cairns, who has died aged 44.

Lack of operations mean heart surgeons are out of practice

Heart transplants have fallen by almost half in ten years and there are now not enough being carried out to maintain surgeons' skills, doctors warn today.

Houllier to return home in 'a few days'

The Aston Villa manager Gérard Houllier is expected to be discharged from hospital within the next three or four days, according to a club statement.

Hospital boss 'sorry failings at Stafford were missed'

The chief NHS regulator has apologised for missing clues to appalling levels of care at Stafford Hospital that developed into the worst health service scandal for a decade.

Jockey Peter Toole woken from induced coma

Jockey Peter Toole was woken from an induced coma on Monday night as he continues to recover from serious injury in hospital.

Whitehall pulls plug on solar panel scheme

Plans for a Government-wide solar power scheme have been put on ice following last month's controversial cuts to the solar subsidy scheme.

Revered Indian guru hospitalised

Revered Hindu holy man Sathya Sai Baba has been hospitalised and put on breathing support.

Construction firm fines cut on appeal

An appeals tribunal has slashed fines imposed on six construction firms for colluding, criticising Britain's consumer affairs watchdog for processes that led to "excessive and disproportionate" penalties.

Guardiola suffering from back problem

The Barcelona manager, Pep Guardiola, has been diagnosed with a spinal disc hernia after he was admitted to hospital suffering from acute lower back pain.

Stewart in hospital after in-flight scare

Sir Jackie Stewart was taken to hospital yesterday after falling ill while flying home from the Geneva Motor Show. The 71-year-old former world champion was on a British Airways flight to London.

Two held after eight pupils shot by airgun

Eight pupils were injured when an air weapon was fired near a school yesterday.

Dewani in hospital after 'drug reaction'

Honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani was admitted to hospital after reacting to medication, his family has said, contradicting rumours he had attempted suicide.

Intensive care baby 'died from virus'

A five-month-old baby boy died after contracting a virus from another child on a hospital ward, an inquest heard today.

Leading article: A society lacking in humanity

It is not enough to be shocked at the report by the Health Service Ombudsman into the care of old people in Britain's hospitals, which found thousands of examples of patients who were left hungry, thirsty, unwashed, in soiled clothes, and without adequate pain relief. We have had report after report, and platitude after platitude in official responses, but nothing seems to change. Why? It is not a question of money. New Labour has pumped billions in extra resources into healthcare.

Video: Suicide attempt foiled by rescuers

In China, rescuers managed to haul a suicidal man to safety after he tried to throw himself off a 13-storey hospital.

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