The Young And The Restless star Kristoff St John died of heart disease

The Young And The Restless star Kristoff St John died of complications from heart disease after a booze binge, according to a coroner’s report. The actor died last month aged 52 and his body was found at his home in California’s San Fernando valley. The Los Angeles Coroner’s Office has now ruled the death accidental […]

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Félicité Tomlinson ‘spoke out about depression and addiction’ before her death

Louis Tomlinson’s sister Félicité had been outspoken about mental health in the weeks before her death from a suspected heart attack. The 18-year-old was found at her London home after suffering a cardiac arrest, with two ambulance crews unable to resuscitate her with a heart massage, at the scene. Since the death of her mother […]

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NHS confirm trial for scrapping four hour A&E waiting time target

The NHS is to scrap the requirement to see A&E patients within four hours in pilot areas over the next few months. Hospitals will prioritise mentally ill patients as well as patients with suspected heart attacks, sepsis , stroke and severe asthma attacks. They will also introduce a fast track target to see people who […]

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Half of over-40s miss NHS check-ups which could stop them developing dementia

AN NHS check-up that could stop ­hundreds of thousands ­developing dementia is only taken up by half of those eligible for it, say health chiefs. Available free to all aged 40 and over, the 20-minute checks flag up the chances of getting heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and diabetes. Someone who has a stroke or […]

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London Christmas lights rigged to monitor pulse in time to toddler’s defective heart

Not all children can enjoy the fun festivities at Christmas time and little Billy Hopkin knows how this feels. The two-year-old has a serious heart condition, Transposition of the Great Arteries, where the two main blood vessels leaving the heart are swapped over, meaning he has to miss out on the fun at Christmas. So […]

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Home Secretary Sajid Javid’s brother ‘took his own life drowning in shower’

Home Secretary Sajid Javid‘s eldest brother collapsed in the shower and drowned after being more than five times over the drink-drive limit at a country house hotel, an inquest heard. Tariq Javid took a chef’s knife and a bottle of whisky to a hotel when he embarked on a suicide mission, leaving notes to his […]

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Grandfather ‘thought he was going to die’ after developing sepsis from biting his fingernails

A grandfather has described how he “thought he was going to die” after contracting sepsis from biting his fingernails. Ricky Kennedy, 57, was left in so much pain, he was unable to move after being rushed to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow. He had nibbled his thumbnail down too far, causing a blister to […]

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Dementia risk can be cut if you follow these five golden rules

Keeping physically and mentally active, and getting enough sleep are among five ways to reduce the risk of developing dementia by a fifth, a top professor says today. Quitting smoking, losing weight and getting more social interaction can also help to stave off the deadly disease. While genetic factors are out of our control, renowned […]

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Kevin Keegan reveals Mohammed Al-Fayed’s homophobic slur as billionaire introduced Michael Jackson to Fulham players

Kevin Keegan has revealed how former Fulham owner Mohammed Al-Fayed made a homophobic joke as he introduced Michael Jackson to the players. In a truly bizarre episode, the King Of Pop attended a Second Division match between Fulham and Wigan at Craven Cottage back in April 1999. The American had been invited to watch the […]

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One in five middle-aged Brits ‘keeping quiet’ about potentially serious health issues

One in five 50-somethings is ‘keeping quiet’ about a potentially serious health issue, it has emerged. Research revealed a worrying number of older Brits are yet to tell loved ones they have problems ranging from hearing loss to heart disease and arthritis to mental health issues. And even more alarmingly, one in 10 have been […]

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