BREAKING NEWS: Queen"s cousin the Duke of Kent suffers stroke after falling ill

BREAKING NEWS: Queen's cousin the Duke of Kent suffers stroke after falling illHRH Prince Edward, is cousin to The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh 77-year-old royal was taken to an undisclosed London hospital on MondayIt is believed the Queen, who has been ill recently, has been informedBuckingham Palace said it understands the Duke is 'feeling well' A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: 'He was taken ill in the early hours of Monday and admitted to hospital for assessment.' He added that medical staff 'diagnosed him as having had a mild stroke'. It is understood that the Queen, who herself has been ill recently with the symptoms of gastroenteritis, has been informed. The Buckingham Palace spokesman added: 'He's still being assessed and it's not thought to be serious.

Rugby player who shattered his kidney in FOUR places and had injuries "worse than a 70mph" car crash makes miracle recovery

Rugby player who shattered his kidney in FOUR places and had injuries 'worse than a 70mph' car crash makes miracle recovery Kieran O'Connor, 22, was accidentally kneed in the back by a rival playerLost six pints of blood during emergency surgery to remove the organCan now never play rugby again as only has one kidney remaining By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 18:17 GMT, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:24 GMT, 13 March 2013 An innocuous rugby tackle led to Kieran O'Connor suffering kidney injuries worse than a '70mph car crash victim' A rugby player has made a miraculous recovery after shattering his kidney in four places following an innocuous tackle. Kieran O'Connor, 22, had his kidney 'disintegrated' when a rival player accidentally kneed him in the back as they both went for the ball in the last minute of a match earlier this month

Acne pill banned in parts of Europe linked to deaths of seven British women over three years

Acne pill banned in parts of Europe linked to deaths of seven British women over three years Charlotte Porter, 17, died in March 2010 of a deep-vein thrombosis after taking Dianette for acneDianette is known to increase the risk of blood clots and vein blockages /11/23/article-2237250-162CB5D7000005DC-558_634x381.jpg” width=”634″ height=”381″ alt=”Dianette: Women taking a contraceptive pill are more likely to develop blood clots” class=”blkBorder” /> Dianette: Women taking a contraceptive pill are more likely to develop blood clots But an inquest was told that Charlotte, from Allington, near Maidstone, Kent, may have already had an undiagnosed blood clot before it was prescribed. Charity shop worker Helen Schofield, 33, died of a blood clot three weeks after starting to take Dianette in 2008. The coroner said there was a ‘pronounced link’ between the drug and her death

Daughter is given a kidney by both her parents: Critically-ill model to receive organ from her mother… 10 years after receiving transplant from her…

Daughter is given a kidney by both her parents: Critically-ill model to receive organ from her mother… 10 years after receiving transplant from her father Deborah Maddison has had kidney problems since she was 16Underwent first kidney transplant in 2003 when father donated 26-year-old also suffers from osteoporosis and heart problems She has pursued a successful modelling career despite her poor health By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 12:46 GMT, 13 February 2013 | UPDATED: 02:06 GMT, 14 February 2013 A decade ago, Deborah Maddison’s father gave her his kidney, saving her when she had hours left to live

Pretty employee, 24, suffers "life-changing injuries" after she was scalped by conveyor belt at coat hanger factory

'I kept asking doctors, “Am I going to die”' Horror of pretty factory employee scalped by conveyor belt after being dragged in by her hair and scarfKelly Nield was dragged into machinery at factory in North Wales in 2009Recalled how she coughed up blood and thought she would not survive Company forced to pay 60,000 fine after admitting it was at fault By Hugo Gye PUBLISHED: 13:53 GMT, 17 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:57 GMT, 18 January 2013 Injuries: Kelly Nield had her hair ripped out while working at a factory; she is pictured before the accident A factory worker who suffered life-changing injuries after being dragged into a conveyor belt has spoken out about her horrific ordeal.

Hillary Clinton hospitalized with blood clot – three weeks after suffering concussion

Hillary Clinton rushed to hospital with blood clot just three weeks after suffering concussionSecretary of state hospitalized at New York-Presbyterian hospital after follow-up exam found the clotWas treated for a concussion earlier this month after fainting while she battled a stomach virusSpokesman would not indicate where the blood clot is located | UPDATED: 07:15 GMT, 31 December 2012 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has been admitted to a New York hospital after the discovery of a blood clot stemming from the concussion she sustained earlier this month. Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines said her doctors discovered the clot during a follow-up exam on Sunday.

Souper broth! An old wives" tale? No, chicken soup really CAN fight a cold, say scientists

Souper broth! An old wives' tale No, chicken soup really CAN fight a cold, say scientistsA compound found in chicken soup – carnosine – helps the body’s immune system to fight the early stages of flu, research has found | UPDATED: 22:11 GMT, 22 December 2012 Super food: A compound found in chicken soup, called carnosine, helps the body's immune system to fight the early stages of flu, researchers have found Chicken soup is good for the soul, they say. And as a homespun remedy for everything that might ail you during winter, there are few things as deliciously soothing. But could such a broth be more than just a cold comfort According to the latest scientific study, the answer is yes.

Having an early night "lowers blood pressure"

Going to bed an hour earlier each night 'lowers blood pressure in just six weeks' Researchers found people showing early signs of high blood pressure could restore readings to healthy levels by sleeping an extra hour every nightThe study looked at people who slept only seven hours or less who were beginning to have borderline high blood pressure readings | UPDATED: 00:58 GMT, 4 December 2012 Going to bed an hour earlier than usual could help to ward off high blood pressure, according to a new study.

For Caden: The classmates of brave meningitis victim, 6, hoping for a Christmas number one in his name

For Caden: The classmates of brave meningitis victim, 6, hoping for a Christmas number one in his nameA rendition of Oh Holy Night by Ladywell Primary School was recorded in honour of classmate Caden BegganThe little boy died after a four week battle with meningitisThe song has already been downloaded 10,000 times and peaked at number nine in the download charts He won a legion of worldwide fans online after parents shared his plight on Facebook | UPDATED: 19:31 GMT, 3 December 2012 The classmates of a six-year old boy who died after contracting meningitis could be on track for a Christmas number one in his name.

Patient"s own blood used to create stem cells in breakthrough that could treat a whole range of diseases

Patient's own blood used to create stem cells in breakthrough that could treat a whole range of diseasesThe cells are building blocks that allow the body to produce new cells and repair tissuesScientists believe blood could be the easiest and safest source of stem cells | UPDATED: 10:22 GMT, 30 November 2012 A patient's own blood has been used to make personalised stem cells, in a groundbreaking development which doctors hope will eventually be used to treat a range of diseases. A team at the University of Cambridge believes the development could be one of the easiest and safest sources of stem cells. Stem cells are the building blocks of tissue growth.