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The scientists mending broken hearts

There's been another medical breakthrough at Oxford University. Scientists in the city really have learnt how to mend broken hearts.

They've identified new ways to help the heart repair itself after a cardiac arrest.

Just a week ago we reported on how researchers in Oxford were close to finding a way of preventing malaria, which kills 650,000 people a year across the planet.

Now Oxford scientists have given hope of a cure to Britain's half a milion sufferers from heart failure, as Penny Silvester reports

Burglars target heart attack victim

Detectives are hunting burglars who broke into the home of an elderly woman who had just hours earlier been taken into hospital suffering from a heart attack.

A relative of the 86-year-old victim discovered the break-in on Wednesday, January 16 at about 1pm when checking on the house.

Detective Constable Rob Cox from Hampshire Police said: “It’s bad enough to burgle anyone’s home but despicable to target the home of an elderly person who is in hospital.

"Something like this can have an effect on the victim and if they are ill it can hinder their recovery.

"I hope this pricks their conscience and at the very least they return the stolen items.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Cox on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.