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.
Council worker who lifted the lid on mistakes in children at risk records wins 70,000 payout for being sacked unfairlyJohn Coatman received the payout after a battle with Salford CouncilWas sacked after raising concerns over figures in line manager's reportMr Coatman says the case caused him so much stress he suffered a stroke By James Rush PUBLISHED: 09:52 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:03 GMT, 20 February 2013 John Coatman has been awarded nearly 70,000 after winning an unfair dismissal case against Salford Council for being sacked after raising concerns about inaccuracies in a report about children at risk of abuse A council worker sacked after pointing out inaccuracies in a report about children at risk of abuse has been awarded 67,995 in an unfair dismissal case. John Coatman, 59, received the payout after a battle with Salford Council, which started in 2008
Succour for the vain and vacuous: why I loathe Twitter | UPDATED: 09:47 GMT, 1 January 2013 Tweet me: Mr Cameron himself has given in to the 'social' media tsunami and signed up to Twitter The clue, perhaps, is in the name. Write a blog and you’re a blogger.
Don't let doctors kill him: Family's plea in legal battle with hospital over 'death pathway' David James, 68, has suffered a host of health problems including pneumonia, a stroke, and a heart attackThe musician's family has accused the hospital treating him of secretly placing him on the Liverpool Care Pathway The unidentified hospital – which denies the claim – has launched a rare legal bid to withdraw Mr James' treatmentThe trust has argued the medication is causing the patient distress that is out of proportion to his limited chances of recovery | UPDATED: 01:55 GMT, 6 December 2012 A hospital was yesterday accused of secretly placing a 68-year-old musician on the Liverpool Care Pathway after launching a court battle against his family. David James was admitted to hospital with constipation last May but contracted pneumonia and had to be transferred to intensive care. The married grandfather has remained there since, suffering severe infections, the near failure of his kidneys, a stroke and a heart attack
Anti-depressants could help stroke patients recover more quickly by 'rebuilding' the brain Drugs could promote the growth of new nerve cells in the brain or protect other cells damaged by strokeAnd by preventing depression, they may encourage more patients to be physically active | UPDATED: 00:07 GMT, 6 December 2012 Anti-depressants could help recovery after a stroke – even in patients who are not depressed, research suggests. The drugs could reduce dependence, physical disability, depression and anxiety in the first year after a stroke, according to the study published by the Cochrane Library