Unconscious five year-old turned away from medical centre "because he wasn"t a patient"

Five-year-old who fell unconscious outside medical centre was turned away 'because he wasn't a patient' Natalie Midgley's son Junior, 5, collapsed outside Petersgate Medical CentreBut staff said there was nothing they could do and told her to call 999She said: 'No-one even came out to help us – I was terrified he would die'Had an agonising 10-minute wait before the ambulance arrived to ask about a skin complaint.

Epilim: Autism risk of drug taken by thousands of mums for epilepsy

Autism risk of drug taken by thousands of mums for epilepsy: Up to 17,500 children affected since 1973, researchers believeAs many as one in three children born to mothers taking Epilim affectedDrug taken by about 21,500 women of childbearing age to control seizuresFamilies campaigning for manufacturer to withdraw the drug By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 00:54 GMT, 4 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:05 GMT, 4 February 2013 Dangers: Researchers have warned as many as one in three children born to mothers taking Epilim have developed autism or behavioural problems (file picture) An epilepsy drug taken by thousands of women has been linked to learning disabilities in children.

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.

The brain breakthrough that could help Stephen Hawking speak again

The brain breakthrough that could help Stephen Hawking speak again Scientists say they could one day decode the unique patterns of activity in the brain underlying speechThey could potentially create a device that would communicate words as they were thought | UPDATED: 15:59 GMT, 22 August 2012 Physicist Stephen Hawking, who suffers from motor neuron disease, communicates through a computer Paralysis sufferers could learn to talk again after scientists discovered how the brain allows us to pronounce vowels, claims research.

Olympics hero Dai Greene: How clean living has conquered my epilepsy

How clean living has conquered my epilepsy: An Olympic hero's remarkable recipe for beating seizures – without drugs | UPDATED: 23:21 GMT, 28 May 2012 Olympic gold medal hopeful Dai Greene has had to overcome more than just track hurdles in his career.

Hero schoolboy, 8, to receive second bravery award for twice saving his epileptic mother"s life

Hero schoolboy, 8, to receive second bravery award for twice saving his epileptic mother's life Ewan Parry, eight, saw his mother Diane fall to the ground suffering from a severe fitHe immediately dialled 999 and laid out her medication ready for paramedics – just as he did in 2009 Schoolboy will now be presented with a second bravery award from the North East Ambulance service | UPDATED: 13:14 GMT, 28 May 2012 A schoolboy has become a hero for a second time after saving the life of his epileptic mother twice in three years.

Baby suffered severe brain damage after junior doctor failed to diagnose meningitis

Baby left with severe brain damage after junior doctor mistook meningitis for tonsillitis will receive seven-figure sum Health board concedes senior doctor that junior medic said he had asked for a second opinion could not remember being consulted | UPDATED: 17:19 GMT, 26 April 2012 A judge has awarded a seven-figure sum to a child who suffered severe brain damage as a baby after a junior doctor failed to diagnose meningitis.