Listeria outbreak: Derbyshire man named as victim

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Five people have died after nine cases linked to pre-packed sandwiches and salads eaten by patients were confirmed A cancer patient whose death has been linked to the listeria outbreak has been named. Ian Hitchcock, 52, was being treated at Derby’s Royal Hospital after being diagnosed with liver cancer […]

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Early brain ‘signs of Parkinson’s’ found

Image copyright Getty Images Scientists say they have identified the earliest signs of Parkinson’s disease in the brain, 15 to 20 years before symptoms appear. Scans of a small number of high-risk patients found malfunctions in the brain’s serotonin system, which controls mood, sleep and movement. The King’s College London researchers say the discovery could […]

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Hyponatraemia whistleblower and health service ‘failed’

Image caption The 14-year inquiry into hyponatraemia-related deaths was set up to examine the deaths of the children – Adam Strain, Raychel Ferguson, Claire Roberts and Conor Mitchell. Lucy Crawford’s family chose not to release a photograph An investigation into how a whistleblower’s hyponatraemia concerns were handled by officials has found the wrong conclusions were […]

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