Marian Keyes on her battle with depression: "I begged my mother for permission to kill myself"

'I begged my mother for permission to kill myself': Bestselling author Marian Keyes opens up about her dark battle with depressionThe author has suffered from crippling depression since 2009She pulled through her darkest days with help from a therapistThe author has spoken of how baking has helped her cope By Steve Nolan PUBLISHED: 09:13 GMT, 12 April 2013 | UPDATED: 10:07 GMT, 12 April 2013 Battle: Best-selling author Marian Keyes has told how her depression drove her to beg her mother to let her kill herself in 2010 Bestselling author Marian Keyes has revealed how her crippling depression led her to beg her mother for permission to kill herself.

Can people grow horns (and other bizarre questions doctors are asked)

Can people grow horns (and other bizarre questions doctors are asked) | UPDATED: 21:01 GMT, 29 September 2012 Have you ever wondered if chocolate really does give you spots, or just how much of our brains we actually use In an extract from his new book of weird and wonderful health trivia, writer DAVID HAVILAND reveals the answers to these questions, and other bizarre facts from the world of medical science.

How ulcerative colitis almost killed Robert Redfords son

How ulcerative colitis almost killed Robert Redford’s son DAYLA ALBERGE PUBLISHED: 23:43 GMT, 12 March 2012 | UPDATED: 00:59 GMT, 13 March 2012 When James Redford began suffering agonising stomach pain, fevers and weight loss in his teens, he and his family just put it down to a mysterious bug or him being a ‘nervous child’.

Morecambe & Wise to Jekyll & Hyde: Mike Craig"s widow tells how dementia turned the man she loved into a stranger

From Morecambe & Wise to Jekyll & Hyde: Comedy writer Mike Craig's widow tells how dementia turned the man she loved into a stranger By Roz Lewis Last updated at 10:00 PM on 3rd March 2012 It was an ‘off-the-cuff’ after-dinner speech that comedy king Mike Craig had given countless times.