Amazing video of blind skateboarder spreads online as thousands are inspired by the determination of the Chicago student who refuses to be defeated by…

The BLIND skateboarder whose amazing skills have taken the web by stormTommy Carroll, a student at Northwestern University, has been skateboarding since he was 10 despite being blind from the age of twoA teenager growing up in Glenview, Illinois, he mastered the sport on a local half pipe despite his disability His experiences have led him to meet skateboarding greats like Tony Hawk and the video of his story has now been viewed almost half a million times PUBLISHED: 20:35 GMT, 3 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:05 GMT, 4 February 2013 An online video showing a blind student skateboarding near his Chicago home has made him a star and inspired thousands across the globe.

More premature babies born at 24 weeks are surviving – but the number living with disabilities will also rise

More premature babies born at 24 weeks are surviving – but the number living with disabilities will also rise Rising numbers of babies born very early are surviving thanks to medical advancesBut no improvement over the last decade for those born before 24 weeks – the current limit for abortionSignificant survival improvements only among babies born at 24, 25 and 26 weeks, say British researchers | UPDATED: 08:45 GMT, 5 December 2012 More premature babies born when their mothers are just 24 weeks pregnant are surviving – but babies delivered earlier rarely live, say British researchers.

Chinese girl, 13, forced to be tied to a moped as her family cannot afford medical treatment for her epilepsy

Chinese girl, 13, tied to a moped as her family cannot afford medical treatment for her epilepsy | UPDATED: 19:29 GMT, 24 September 2012 Tied to a moped, this 13-year-old girl is forced to trudge after her grandfather as he gathers rubbish to recycle on the streets of China.

American Airlines “refused family their first class seats because captain claimed their Downs syndrome son was being disruptive”

Family film the moment American Airlines “refused them their first class seats because their son has Down”s Syndrome”Family was told that their 16-year-old son with Downs syndrome was being disruptiveParents disagreed and said that the American Airlines pilot was uncomfortable with the boy”s disability and didn”t want him in first classThe family is now threatening to sue the airline

Woman, 21, may never speak again after losing her voice in February because of severe laryngitis

Woman, 21, may never speak again after losing her voice in February because of severe laryngitis Alice has had to give up her job as a lifeguard as she cannot communicate with swimmersShe cannot receive disability benefits until she has had no voice for a year | UPDATED: 10:32 GMT, 3 September 2012 Alice Mitchell, 21, shows the sign language symbol for the voice.

Smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day triples chance of brain haemorrhage

Smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day triples chance of brain haemorrhageQuitting reduces the danger but heavy smokers who give up tobacco are still twice as much at risk as people who have never smoked | UPDATED: 04:47 GMT, 30 August 2012 Concerning: Smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day almost triples the chances of suffering a potentially fatal brain haemorrhage Smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day almost triples the chances of suffering a potentially fatal brain haemorrhage, research has shown.

Panel rules MMR jab made girl deaf – but not enough for payout

Panel rules MMR jab made girl deaf – but not enough for payout | UPDATED: 22:09 GMT, 18 August 2012 Loss of hearing: Katie Stephen was left deaf by an MMR jab A woman has won her fight to prove she was left deaf by the MMR jab – only the second time it has been linked to disability.