Fury as maternity ward allows pregnant woman to bring her dog to watch two-hour birth

Fury as maternity ward allows pregnant woman to bring her dog to watch two-hour birthSt Michael's Hospital in Bristol said the dog had a 'calming presence'But a hospital source said staff are worried a precedent has been setThe hospital insists a thorough cleaning was carried out after the birthThe labrador – Barney – is a certified 'therapy dog' By Ben Spencer PUBLISHED: 02:48 GMT, 25 January 2013 | UPDATED: 02:50 GMT, 25 January 2013 A hospital allowed a pregnant woman to take her pet dog into a maternity ward so it could watch her give birth. Managers justified the extraordinary action by saying that the dog – who is called Barney and is believed to be a Labrador – had a ‘calming presence’.

An appy Christmas: Record breaking download numbers on Christmas day as Apple"s iPad takes the festive crown

An appy Christmas: Record breaking download numbers on Christmas Day as Apple's iPad takes the festive crown 328million apps downloaded on Christmas DayApple iPad, iPad mini and Amazon's Kindle named as the big winners Tablets outnumber smartphones by 51% to 49%A billion apps set to be downloaded between Christmas Day and New Year's Day | UPDATED: 19:23 GMT, 27 December 2012 Apple's iPad has been revealed as the big winner in the Christmas gadget wards, according to record breaking figures for downloads on Christmas day. 328m apps were downloaded on the 25th December, with 51% of them tablets and 49% smartphones, according to mobile analytics firm Flurry

Christmas parties are key culprits in spreading winter vomiting bug Norovirus

Christmas parties are key culprits in spreading the winter vomiting bug, which can be contagious for THREE WEEKS Norovirus expert Professor Ian Clarke says people can be infectious for THREE WEEKS after recoveringHe believes people hugging and kissing at parties is increasing the spreadSales of anti-bacterial hand gel have soared 52 per cent this weekAround 900,000 people now thought be affected By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 14:28 GMT, 20 December 2012 | UPDATED: 18:54 GMT, 20 December 2012 Christmas parties are causing the winter vomiting bug to spread rapidly as sufferers are attending while still infectious, warns a norovirus expert.

Helicopter crew deliver baby at 1,000ft after mother couldn"t reach hospital in time

Air-born! Helicopter crew deliver baby at 1,000ft after mother can't get to hospital in time from remote home on Britain's most northerly isle Woman airlifted from Unst and going to nearest maternity ward in Shetland But coastguard air crew delivered baby at 06:30, 10 minutes before landing Mother is doing well along with baby, delivered by a winchman paramedic By Mark Duell PUBLISHED: 16:05 GMT, 11 December 2012 | UPDATED: 19:29 GMT, 11 December 2012 A helicopter crew today delivered a baby at 1,000ft after the mother-to-be did not make it to hospital in time from her remote home on Britain's most northerly isle. The woman was airlifted from Unst, Scotland, and was on her way to the nearest maternity ward in Shetland when the coastguard air crew realised they would have to play midwives themselves

Inside Britain"s FAT ward: Where clinically obese patients weighing as much as 47-stone are treated with reinforced wheelchairs and industrial…

Inside Britain's FAT ward: Where clinically obese patients weighing as much as 47-stone are treated with reinforced wheelchairs and industrial weighing scales Based at the Sunderland Royal Hospital, the ward is at the heart of one of the most overweight parts of the countryMore than 600 weight loss operations performed last yearNew documentary follows plight of 29-year-old Terry Garner, who is 47 stone and housebound | UPDATED: 19:13 GMT, 10 December 2012 From super-size doors to reinforced wheelchairs, everything is larger than life. This is one of the UK’s first dedicated weight loss wards, where last year four surgeons performed more than 600 operations to try and help clinically obese patients

Winter vomiting bug hits 700,000 people as early onset of virus catches NHS "unawares"

Winter vomiting bug hits 700,000 people as early onset of virus catches NHS 'unawares' | UPDATED: 09:35 GMT, 5 December 2012 Increase: Almost 700,000 people have been struck down by norovirus Hundreds of thousands have been struck down with the winter vomiting bug, according to figures. The number of confirmed cases of norovirus is already up two-thirds compared to this time last year and experts warn they will only rise further over the next few weeks