Man diagnosed with breast cancer is ridiculed after his friends thought only women got the disease

Father, 50, diagnosed with breast cancer tells of struggle to convince friends disease was genuine Paul Caine found a lump in his left breast when he was in the shower He presumed it was just a cyst 'because I didn't think men got breast cancer'Is one of just 350 men in UK diagnosed with the disease every year By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 11:00 GMT, 21 January 2013 | UPDATED: 11:19 GMT, 21 January 2013 Paul Caine is one of just 350 men who are diagnosed with breast cancer every year When Paul Caine was diagnosed with breast cancer, he turned to his friends for support.

Elderly care "reduced to a production line of tasks" as hard-pressed carers struggle to cope

Elderly care 'reduced to a production line of tasks' as hard-pressed carers struggle to cope Many left suffering in loneliness as care workers spend as little as 15 minutes in someone's homeReport says carers received little training before performing difficult tasksOne care worker said: 'It's only a matter of time' before an accident happens | UPDATED: 22:04 GMT, 5 October 2012 Councils are treating vulnerable pensioners as a mere ‘production line’ of tasks to be completed by hard-pressed carers, according to a report which lifts the lid on the horrendous state of home care for the elderly.

World’s “ugliest woman” Lizzie Velasquez gives courageous interview

“People should stop staring and start learning”: World”s ‘ugliest woman’ gives courageous interview . Lizzie Velasquez was born without any adipose tissue, meaning she does not have body fat and cannot gain weightThe 23-year-old reveals she has been bullied by strangers onlineDespite this she says she would not want to look like a beautiful celebrity

One-handed pianist graduates the Royal College of Music making history

Music student, 23, becomes the first one-handed pianist to graduate from the Royal College of Music in its 130-year history Nicholas McCarthy was born without his right handHe graduated from the Royal College of Music today, the college's first one-hand pianist He is also part of The British Paraorchestra who performed to welcome Paralympic athletes to LondonHe plays music written for left-hand only | UPDATED: 20:31 GMT, 28 August 2012 A music student, who was born without his right hand, has made history by becoming the first one-handed pianist to graduate from the 130-year-old Royal College of Music.

Struggle to get out of your chair? Puffed-out on the stairs? Are you growing old before your time?

Struggle to get out of your chair Puffed-out on the stairs Could you be growing old before your time We all have those days when we feel much older than our age — but we usually bounce back after a good night’s sleep or taking it easy for a while. Far more insidious is the way certain bits of our bodies may actually be ageing much faster than they should or we expect them to, often without obvious warning. For instance, last week a report in the British Medical Journal suggested that our capacity for memory and reasoning can start to deteriorate from the age of just 45.

More than half of nurses think patient care is mediocre or worse

More than half of nurses think patient care is mediocre or worse with some admitting they are 'ashamed' of their profession Most nurses think the care they give patients is mediocre or worse, according to a poll. Some admit that at times standards are so poor they feel 'ashamed' of the profession. And senior nurses say that when they try and tell other staff to improve they go off sick or run to their union