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.

Zookeeper hospitalised after Giraffe headbutt

A US zookeeper was treated at a hospital for minor head injuries and released after butting heads with a giraffe.

Two-year-old girl in hospital after dog attack

A two-year-old girl was in hospital today after being attacked at her home by a family dog, police said.

Eight children killed in Chinese knife attack

A former doctor armed with a large knife killed eight children and injured five others today at an elementary school in eastern China, a local official said.

Man left infertile after wrong testicle removed

A man was left infertile after surgeons botched an operation on his testicle.

Lords to rule on whether PFI aimed to hide liabilities off balance sheet

The Lords' economic affairs committee will announce its verdict on the Private Finance Initiative on Wednesday.

Moss recovers following lift accident

Motor racing legend Sir Stirling Moss has undergone surgery in a London hospital after suffering multiple injuries when a lift malfunctioned at his Mayfair home.

Stirling Moss falls three floors down lift shaft

Motor racing veteran Sir Stirling Moss is in hospital today after breaking both ankles when he fell three floors down a lift shaft.

Heart surgeon quits hospital in children's deaths probe

The surgeon who operated on four children who died after undergoing heart surgery at a leading hospital is leaving his post, it was confirmed today.

Hospital suspends child heart surgery after deaths

Investigation to examine four deaths within past four months at Oxford site

UK clinic to offer IVF treatment to women aged 58

A UK fertility clinic has been approached by two women aged 58 seeking IVF - a move that could see them become the oldest mothers to give birth following treatment in the UK.

Hurry Down Sunshine: A Father's Memoir of Love and Madness, By Michael Greenberg

What happens, wonders Michael Greenberg, when one's vitality grows so powerful that, instead of flourishing, one eats oneself alive? Greenberg believes that this happened to his 15-year-old daughter. In 1996, Sally Greenberg was diagnosed with manic depression and – after a spell of feverish insomniac nights writing sonnets – was hospitalised. Language, once a blessing, became her curse. She could no longer express herself coherently, her linguistic breakdown mirroring her psychological disintegration.

Wrong body cremated after mortuary mix-up

Legal action was launched today by the family of a 95-year-old woman whose body was cremated by mistake following a mix-up at a hospital mortuary.

Mother and son die in blaze

A mother and her young son have died in a suspicious fire at their home in Cornwall, police have said.

Dakar Rally marred by death of fan

A woman watching the Dakar Rally has died after being struck by a vehicle competing in the race's first stage.

Carbon monoxide suspected as man dies

A 50-year-old man died after suffering a suspected case of carbon monoxide poisoning, it emerged.

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