Bill Turnbull: Cancer chemo treatment was ‘unbearable’

Image copyright Radio Times Bill Turnbull has described dealing with cancer every day as “relentlessly boring” and admitted he asked doctors to stop his “unbearable” chemotherapy. The former BBC Breakfast anchor, who’s now a presenter on Classic FM, said: “I just couldn’t bear it any longer.” After that round of chemo in July – his […]

I saved my dad’s life with CPR

I saved my dad’s life with CPR

Image copyright BHF “I heard my mam shout my name. You know when someone shouts your name and it frightens you? I ran downstairs and there’s my dad on the couch, blacked out, blue lips, blue ear lobes, his fingers – everything. I thought: ‘Right, that’s CPR time’.” Aaron Groves, from Liverpool, was 15 when […]

Which? testing reveals ‘unsafe’ child stair gates

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Each month, thousands of new parents buy stair gates, such as the version seen here – which was not one of the products named by Which? Parents should immediately stop using three market-leading child stair gates, a consumer group has said after carrying out its own safety tests. Which? […]

I saved my dad’s life with CPR

Image copyright BHF “I heard my mam shout my name. You know when someone shouts your name and it frightens you? I ran downstairs and there’s my dad on the couch, blacked out, blue lips, blue ear lobes, his fingers – everything. I thought: ‘Right, that’s CPR time’.” Aaron Groves, from Liverpool, was 15 when […]

Which? testing reveals ‘unsafe’ child stair gates

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Each month, thousands of new parents buy stair gates, such as the version seen here – which was not one of the products named by Which? Parents should immediately stop using three market-leading child stair gates, a consumer group has said after carrying out its own safety tests. Which? […]

I saved my dad’s life with CPR

I saved my dad’s life with CPR

Image copyright BHF “I heard my mam shout my name. You know when someone shouts your name and it frightens you? I ran downstairs and there’s my dad on the couch, blacked out, blue lips, blue ear lobes, his fingers – everything. I thought: ‘Right, that’s CPR time’.” Aaron Groves, from Liverpool, was 15 when […]

Which? testing reveals ‘unsafe’ child stair gates

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Each month, thousands of new parents buy stair gates, such as the version seen here – which was not one of the products named by Which? Parents should immediately stop using three market-leading child stair gates, a consumer group has said after carrying out its own safety tests. Which? […]

Winter deaths in Scotland at highest level in 18 years

Image copyright Getty Images The number of people who died in Scotland last winter hit a 18-year high, new statistics have revealed. There were 23,137 deaths between December 2017 and March 2018, according to the National Records of Scotland – the highest figure since 1999/2000. It also revealed that the seasonal increase in mortality – […]

Dance lessons for the lonely – on the NHS

Image copyright Getty Images GPs in England are being given permission to prescribe patients “social” activities, such as dance classes, to tackle loneliness. The strategy, announced by Prime Minister Theresa May, will also see postal delivery workers checking in on isolated people during their rounds. The government says about 200,000 older people have not had […]

Dance lessons for the lonely – on the NHS

Image copyright Getty Images GPs in England are being given permission to prescribe patients “social” activities, such as dance classes, to tackle loneliness. The strategy, announced by Prime Minister Theresa May, will also see postal delivery workers checking in on isolated people during their rounds. The government says about 200,000 older people have not had […]

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