Myeloma: Caring grandfather who wrote "Keeping Your Sense of Tumour" book about his battle with cancer dies

Caring grandfather who laughed at terminal cancer by writing book 'Keeping Your Sense of Tumour' dies Mr Blackburn, was diagnosed with cancer of the bone marrow four years agoDecided to write a humorous book about his experiences Describes seeing in the New Year in a theatre 'though perhaps not the kind of theatre I would ideally have chosen' Added: 'You can only get away with joking about cancer if you actually have it yourself'Brave grandfather died on Saturday | UPDATED: 15:00 GMT, 27 September 2012 A librarian who vowed to laugh in the face of terminal cancer by writing a comedy book has lost his battle against the illness.

Broken Britons: How average person suffers 9,672 ailments in a lifetime

Broken Britons: How average person suffers 9,672 ailments in a lifetime We suffer 11 headaches and six tummy bugs every year | UPDATED: 08:17 GMT, 23 May 2012 If you are a bit of a hypochondriac it's best to look away now – new research has revealed the average Briton suffers 9,672 ailments and injuries in their lifetime.

Could your child"s chesty cough be deadly asthma?

Could your child's chesty cough be deadly asthma Recently I have been taken to labelling myself as a terrible mother — because for years I ignored my nine-year-old son’s breathing problems. Lucas would have frequent slight breathlessness, occasional difficulties breathing plus numerous, persistent heavy coughs. Even after a nasty bout of pneumonia when he was four years old, which saw him in hospital for several days, I thought Lucas was simply ‘chesty’ and sometimes, if I’m honest, a bit of a hypochondriac

Petra Ecclestone talks about her suffering when she was diagnosed with meningitis

“I thought I was dying but luckily dad kept his cool”: Petra Ecclestone talks about her suffering when she was diagnosed with meningitis Life-changing: Petra is now an ambassador for the Meningitis Trust When Petra Ecclestone pulled up in a white Rolls-Royce at Castello Odescalchi near Rome, dripping with diamonds in an 80,000 Vera Wang dress to wed businessman James Stunt in August, you would be forgiven for thinking she was a spoilt princess cut off from reality. But while the daughter of Formula 1 billionaire Bernie enjoys a privileged life, she insists her feet remain firmly on the ground.