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Young mum forced to tell 6-year-old son that she has weeks to live

A young mum battling cancer has been forced to tell her six-year-old son that she has only weeks to live after doctors said her condition has become untreatable. Naomi Knighton, 26, of Derby, was diagnosed with chronic myloid luekemia as a teenager and she has battled against this...

Devoted wife defies odds to donate kidney to husband to save his life

A devoted wife has given her husband the ultimate gift after beating a million-to-one odds to donate one of her kidneys to him. Dan Norcott, 42, was born with polycystic kidney disease – a genetic condition which led to the death of his dad Malcolm in 2004 His condition had slowly deteriorated since his diagnosis at...

Girl needs reconstructive surgery to nose caused by battery from toy

A mother from Leicestershire is trying to raise awareness of the dangers of small batteries, after her daughter suffered devastating damage by putting a button battery in her nose. Kelsie Heath, 7, from Sileby is facing the prospect of reconstructive surgery to her nose after the battery was discovered five months after the event. The incident...

Bird flu warning in Leicester

People in Leicester are being asked to stay vigilant after a bird flu outbreak was confirmed at a turkey farm housing more than 5,000 birds in Lincolnshire. Most of the birds there died and the rest were subsequently destroyed. Leicester City Council have put up notices in local parks and open spaces, asking people to contact...

Thousands of women in Leicestershire impacted by breast screening error

Thousands of women across Leicestershire have been affected by the breast cancer screening error which came to light earlier this year. Councillor Pam Posnett, chairwoman of Leicestershire County Council's Health and Wellbeing Board revealed just how many women in our county are affected by the scandal. In a statement, the councillor said almost 2,000 women...

Hospitals in the Midlands hit by major cyber attack

A number of hospitals across the Midlands have been experiencing 'IT disruption' after a cyber attack across the UK. Around 45 hospitals across England & Scotland have been disrupted by the global attack, that has affected over 100 countries. Leicester Hospitals, which runs the Royal Infirmary, Glenfield and General Hospital took down their IT systems last...

Leicester doctor’s asthma music video

A singing doctor from Leicester has combined his medical skills with his passion for singing, creating a music video that will save lives of asthma patients. Dr Tapas Mukherjee, a respiratory specialist at Glenfield Hospital, sings his way through advice on which inhalers patients should use, how to use them correctly and warning signs...

Rise in the number of overweight children in Leicestershire

The number of children classed as obese or overweight has increased across Leicestershire. The figure for 10 and 11-year-olds in the year to April 2016 was 31.5% - up from 29.9% in the previous year. For reception class children, the figure has risen from 20.2% to 21.6% in the same period. Scientists have found that children who...

Leicester Hospitals declare a ‘system critical incident’ over patient volumes

Leicester's Hospitals Trust has declared a "system critical incident" over the number of patients they're treating. They are urging people to only attend Emergency Departments in the event of genuine emergencies. Both the Royal Infirmary and Glenfield Hospital has seen an influx of people attending and admitted to hospital compared to last year, which means...

Twelve-year-old’s video helps mum raise £50,000 for cancer treatment

A twelve-year-old boy has made an emotional video to help his mum raise £50,000 for the first phase of her life-saving cancer treatment. Louise Gleadell, 37 was diagnosed with cervical cancer in February 2015. She has gone through months of radiotherapy and chemotherapy and now doctors say there is no other treatment available to her...

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