Schoolboy lives off diet of Lucozade

October 16, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

A 12-year-old boy with one of the rarest disorders in the UK is surviving – thanks to a diet of LUCOZADE. Young Archie Koncher is one of just three people in the country with Propionic Aciduria which means his body converts protein into lethal toxins which poison his vital organs. He is limited to just…

Wheelchair-bound man stands for the first time in 23 years

October 16, 2013 | by | 1 Comment

This is the moment a man told he would never walk again steps from his wheelchair for the first time and takes agonizing steps – to raise money for others in need. Brave Nick Carr, 26, looks wracked with pain and determination as he stands up for the first time in 23 years. Nick was…

Dental care a ‘luxury’

May 6, 2011 | by | 6 Comments

One in four Brits now considers dental care a ‘luxury’, it has emerged. Baz Franks with his teeth ‘tattoo’ of William and Kate A study carried out among 10,000 adults found one quarter now rank a visit to the dentist as a luxury rather than a necessity. Escalating treatment costs have also led to four…

Depressed dad “suffocated young daughter”

May 5, 2011 | by | 2 Comments

A father suffering from post-natal depression searched the internet for information on how to kill a baby – then suffocated his six-month-old daughter, a court has heard. Architect Mark Bruton-Young, 36, (above with wife Clare) allegedly murdered his young daughter Harriet after he spiralled into depression after her birth. A court heard the new dad…

Businessman’s brain “blew a fuse”

May 4, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

A businessman has told of the horrific moment stress forced his brain to ”blow a fuse” – and wipe out a lifetime of memories. Self-employed Billy Wallace, 53, was under so much pressure to make his timber haulage firm a success that his body could not cope. Stress caused Billy’s brain to ‘shut down’, wiping…

Gordon Ramsay suffers new kitchen nightmare

April 27, 2011 | by | 5 Comments

TV chef Gordon Ramsay is facing a kitchen nightmare after TWICE falling foul of health inspectors over food hygiene standards. Ramsay, 44, famous for dishing out foul-mouthed tirades, was left red-faced after a string of cock-ups at his Michelin-starred restaurant Claridges. Environmental health inspectors found a shocking SIX major breaches of food safety during an…

Brain tricks teenager into thinking she’s injured

April 19, 2011 | by | 10 Comments

A teenage girl whose broken foot healed seven years ago is living in constant agony because of a rare condition which tricks her brain into believing she is still injured. Kiera Ward, 17, takes a daily cocktail of 39 painkillers even though the fracture is fully healed and the pain is all in her head….

Woman dies from tumour after wrong diagnosis

April 14, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

A mum who was wrongly diagnosed with a frozen shoulder for three years was finally told she was actually suffering from cancer – the day before she died in a hospital toilet. Care home worker Jean Cross, 60, (pictured, above) repeatedly complained about the pain in her arm and was eventually left in total agony…

Ryanair sued after man had to carry wheelchair-bound wife onto flight

April 14, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

A disabled woman has sued Ryanair after her husband had to carry her onto a plane using a firemans’ lift when flight crew refused to help blaming HEALTH AND SAFETY. Wheelchair-bound Jo Heath, 57, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, was left on a runway at Luton Airport for half an hour after the Ambulift she…

Fukushima radiation detected in UK

March 29, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Radiation from the earthquake-damaged nuclear power station in Japan has hit the UK for the first time – in Scotland. Radioactive iodine has been detected in the air of Glasgow following damage to the Fukushima plant, hit by a 9.0 magnitude quake earlier this month. The leaking radiation was picked up by hi-tech surveillance equipment…

Doctors unable to detect obese man’s heartbeat

March 28, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

A man who weighs a whopping 34 stone decided to lose weight after doctors were unable to detect his heart beat – because he was so FAT. Gargantuan Alan Belmont, 24, was shocked when doctors told him they could not find his pulse despite using a stethoscope and even an ultra-sound machine. Stunned doctors told…

Violent street mugging saves victim’s life

March 28, 2011 | by | 4 Comments

A crime victim has told how a vicious street mugging saved his life – when doctors found a brain tumour while treating his wounds. Gardener Iain Petrie, 33, was punched to the ground and had a knife held to his throat by a gang of thugs who slashed his leg in an alleyway. A routine…

Common cold could kill brave schoolgirl

March 25, 2011 | by | 2 Comments

A brave schoolgirl has told how she suffers from a rare condition which means any physical stress – or even a common cold – could kill her. Megan Phelps, 11, is faced with with an everyday fear that she could die at any minute as her body cannot produce enough cortisol, which manages stress. Any…

Cancer breakthrough: arthritis pill stops tumour growth

March 24, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

British skin cancer sufferers were given fresh hope yesterday after scientists discovered a simple pill already used to treat arthritis – can stop tumours growing. GPs have long prescribed the drug Leflunomide to treat the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis with great success. But British scientists have now discovered that it can halt the spread of…

Obese businessman spends £20,000 on clothes after halving his weight

March 9, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

A security firm boss who lost 11 stone after a gastric band operation has shelled out £20,000 – on a new wardrobe of slimmer clothes. Frank Fry, 50, ballooned to 24 stone after years of gorging on unhealthy snacks and takeaways during gruelling long shifts at work. He paid £7,000 for gastric band surgery in…

Schoolboy takes first steps after having his leg stretched 12 inches

March 7, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

A schoolboy who was born with one leg half the length of the other has taken his first steps – after having his right leg stretched by a record 12 inches. Brave Michael McKenzie, 12, had his leg broken five times by surgeons so his new limb could be ‘stretched’ by a metal frame at…

Elderly patients being failed by NHS

February 15, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

The NHS is failing to “recognise the humanity” of elderly patients, according to a damning report from a Health Service ombudsman. Vulnerable patients are being treated without care, compassion, dignity and respect with dangerously underweight pensioners discharged from hospital in some cases. In one shocking instance, a woman was even transferred to a care home…