"Rapid response" operation that cuts risk of new strokes by a third

'Rapid response' operation carried out within 24 hours of suffering a mini-stroke cuts risk of another episode by a thirdSurgery offered to patients within 24 hours of a 'mini-stroke'Carotid endarterectomy operation cuts risk of new stroke by a third By Martyn Halle PUBLISHED: 21:57 GMT, 2 March 2013 | UPDATED: 12:43 GMT, 3 March 2013 Rapid response: How the operation is carried out Patients who have suffered a mini-stroke are now being offered ‘rapid-response’ surgery to prevent the condition worsening and leading to a full stroke. Until now, those who have had a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) would not be considered for surgery until weeks later. But new research has found that operating to unclog the affected blood vessels in the neck within 24 hours of having a TIA means a third do not go on to suffer another episode.

Presenter Sian Welby left stunned after measuring up cyclist Robert Frstemann"s freaky 28 inch thighs

'One was bigger than my waist!': Presenter Sian Welby left stunned after measuring German cyclist's freaky 28 INCH thighs Cyclist Robert Frstemann met ITV4 presenter Sian Welby in ManchesterAt National Cycling Centre for Round 3 of Revolution Series cycling event Frstemann made headlines at London 2012 following photo of his thighs Olympics – and they’re back again. German cyclist Robert Frstemann left ITV presenter Sian Welby speechless in Manchester when she used a tape measure to find the circumference of one of his thighs was a whopping 28 inches.

M60 crash: Grandmother, 53, left lying in motorway fast lane for an hour waiting for ambulance

Grandmother, 53, left lying in motorway fast lane for an hour waiting for ambulance to take her to hospital after car crash Jan Arbabi and husband Ramin crashed on the M60 in Greater ManchesterRamin could only pull his wife from the wreckage into the fast laneAn ambulance was called but had no spinal board to move Mrs Arbabi She lay in the road for nearly an hour before being moved to hospital | UPDATED: 17:22 GMT, 19 December 2012 An injured grandmother lay drifting in and out of consciousness on a freezing motorway fast lane for nearly an hour waiting to be taken to hospital following an horrific car crash. Jan Arbabi, 53, was pulled from the wreckage by her husband Ramin after the couple's Peugeot 207 span into the central reservation, flipped over and rolled on the M60 in Greater Manchester

Red Arrows pilot Jon Egging blacked out seconds before fatal crash

Widow of Red Arrows pilot 'Eggman' hears how he blacked out performing landing manoeuvre and only came round three seconds before fatal crash Jon Egging, 33, broke formation at air show in 2011 and crashed into a field Flt Lt Egging experienced the G-force for a long period of time at high speed creating the 'worst combination', says Wing Commander RoddenInquest heard in last three seconds before impact Egging appeared to try to re-take control of aircraft as he came out of 'almost loss of consciousness'Coroner records verdict of accidental death today | UPDATED: 17:59 GMT, 13 December 2012 A Red Arrows pilot blacked out due to the effects of G-force seconds before he died in a plane crash. Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging, 33, suffered an 'almost loss of consciousness' when he pulled six times the force of gravity as he broke formation at an air show near Bournemouth Airport, an inquest heard today. He was killed when his Hawk T1 aircraft came down and crashed into a field on August 20, 2011.

Moments after coming off the Care Pathway, my mother was enjoying a G&T and scrambled eggs – and lived for another seven precious weeks

Moments after coming off the Care Pathway, my mother was enjoying a G&T and scrambled eggs – and lived for another seven precious weeks | UPDATED: 00:05 GMT, 7 December 2012 When my mother was taken off the Liverpool Care Pathway, after more than four days without food or fluids, the first sentence she uttered was this: ‘Institutional scrambled eggs are usually revolting — but these are quite delicious.’ They didn’t sound to me like the words of someone for whom all hope had gone, as I’d been told at the beginning of the week. This was on Thursday, October 11, this year.