When should I tell Mr Right there's something wrong How to break the news of a chronic health condition to a loved one | UPDATED: 21:01 GMT, 13 October 2012 When is the right moment in a relationship to reveal that you have a chronic health condition I happen to have multiple sclerosis (MS).
One last holiday together: Parents plan dream trip for identical twin boys with rare disease that doctors predict will kill them before they are teenagers Freddie and Louie Dawkins the only identical twins in the world with deadly neurological condition Batten disease Born seemingly healthy but now blind and autistic and will need wheelchairs Diagnosis even more devastating for their parents who were told they would never have childrenFamily now planning final holiday to Florida to swim with dolphins | UPDATED: 15:06 GMT, 11 October 2012 The parents of twins dying from a rare genetic disorder which will kill them before they're 12 are planning the family’s final holiday together.
Into the blue: Girl, 9, with rare liver disease has to sleep under bright lampsBrianna Minnich, from Whitehall, Pennsylvania, has Crigler-Najjar syndromeOnly around 200 patients in the world suffer from the rare diseaseIllness causes dangerously high levels of bilirubin – a waste product from the blood usually broken down the liver – that the UV rays help to lower | UPDATED: 16:07 GMT, 10 October 2012 A schoolgirl has to spend up to 12 hours a day under a bright blue ultra violet light to prevent her skin from turning yellow because of a rare liver condition.
Heartbroken mother is unable to cuddle baby son because rare condition means his skin blisters when he is heldThe condition, Epidermolysis Bullosa means skin and internal body linings blister at the slightest knock or rubThe 18 week old baby's mother and father will never be able to cuddle their sonThe blisters erupt everywhere – including in his throat and eyeballs | UPDATED: 15:01 GMT, 8 October 2012 After nine months of pregnancy Daniela Brine could not wait to finally hold her newborn son.
How switching to decaf could save your sight: Drinking three cups of coffee a day linked with vision loss and blindness Coffee increases the risk of eye condition glaucomaThose with a family history most at riskNo association found with tea, coffee or cola | UPDATED: 14:47 GMT, 5 October 2012 Coffee: More than three cups a day may increase the risk of glaucoma Drinking more than three cups of coffee a day may increase the risk of vision loss and blindness, according to American research.
Did having her ears pierced make this schoolgirl's heart stop Teen's coronary may have been caused by her earrings Teenager told she was days from death due to heart infection, and had to undergo risky open-heart surgeryShe suffered a heart attack a day after the operation and needed another ten weeks in hospitalDoctors said her infection could have been caused by having ears pierced…
'Treat patients as people not conditions': Doctors and nurses ORDERED to carry out bedside visits Concerns that traditional practice of chatting to patients at their bedsides every morning has become 'eroded'Terminally ill patients sometimes not asked for their views on resuscitation leading to futile treatment Consultants told to team up with one nurse on the ward for daily rounds | UPDATED: 10:50 GMT, 4 October 2012 Doctors and nurses have been ordered to spend at least five minutes talking to each of their patients every day.
Can people grow horns (and other bizarre questions doctors are asked) | UPDATED: 21:01 GMT, 29 September 2012 Have you ever wondered if chocolate really does give you spots, or just how much of our brains we actually use In an extract from his new book of weird and wonderful health trivia, writer DAVID HAVILAND reveals the answers to these questions, and other bizarre facts from the world of medical science.
British workers 'are the most depressed in Europe' as one in four is diagnosed with the illness European survey found 26% of British workers diagnosed with depressionBritons and Germans took the most time off as a result – 41 days on average | UPDATED: 15:29 GMT, 1 October 2012 British workers are the most likely to be diagnosed with depression in Europe, a survey has found.
Staying up all night playing video games 'puts teenagers at greater risk of diabetes' | UPDATED: 05:43 GMT, 1 October 2012 Teenagers who stay up all night playing video games could be putting themselves at increased risk of diabetes, experts have warned.