Inside Britain's FAT ward: Where clinically obese patients weighing as much as 47-stone are treated with reinforced wheelchairs and industrial weighing scales Based at the Sunderland Royal Hospital, the ward is at the heart of one of the most overweight parts of the countryMore than 600 weight loss operations performed last yearNew documentary follows plight of 29-year-old Terry Garner, who is 47 stone and housebound | UPDATED: 19:13 GMT, 10 December 2012 From super-size doors to reinforced wheelchairs, everything is larger than life.
Tragedy as 27-year-old cancer patient who raised 35,000 for life-saving treatment abroad dies just two WEEKS before the operation<br style="font-weight: bold;"> Laura Baxter, 27, had been fighting cancer of the appendix for two years Told by UK doctors it was inoperable but offered lifeline by Belgian surgeons <br>She had to raise 25,000 for the operation, which the NHS would reimburse if she survived<br>MailOnline reported her story just three weeks ago – when she believed she had six months to liveDied last Friday just two weeks before she was due to travel to Belgium <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 15:15 GMT, 21 November 2012 </p> <p>A young cancer patient who raised 35,000 in just three weeks to fund life-saving surgery has died – just two weeks before the operation.</p><p>Laura Baxter, 27, had been fighting a rare cancer of the appendix for two years.
“I say to myself, why live”: Victims of Colombian acid attacks speak out as number of horrific assaults is on the riseAt least 250 women reported victim of Colombian acid attacks in three years Victims this year are already outpacing 2011″sTougher sentences for attackers as penalty increases to 20 years in prison
Heartbreaking pictures of the Chinese “Mask Baby” horrifically disfigured by blaze as he returns to school
Brothers bullied and beaten for having full-grown breasts now “living a normal life” after surgery to remove their “moobs”Ramrez siblings, from Dominican Republic, operated on after appeal
At home with the real-life Benjamin Buttons: The once-married, middle-aged brothers forced to live with their parents as they slowly regress into a child-like state | UPDATED: 23:33 GMT, 4 May 2012 Giggling mischievously and poking out his tongue at his younger brother, Michael Clark hides a Mr Potato Head toy behind the living-room curtains.
Mother made son of ten sleep in coal bunker for a year with only a filthy mattress, a potty and a sleeping bag.A ten-year-old boy was forced to sleep in this filthy ‘cell’ every night for over a year.
One in three NHS hospitals and care homes is breaking the law on dignity and respect Nearly one in three hospitals and care homes are failing to treat patients with dignity and respect. Inspections of thousands of hospitalsand homes around the country revealed a shocking disdain for the plight of the frail, sick and vulnerable. Some nurses are failing to treat patients ‘as equal human beings’, said Cynthia Bower, head of the Care Quality Commission watchdog.