A THIRD of family doctors fail to talk to dying patients about their wishes, says a study.

Third of GPs failing to talk about dying patients' last wishes By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:58 GMT, 14 May 2012 | UPDATED: 00:58 GMT, 14 May 2012 A third of family doctors fail to talk to dying patients about their wishes, says a study.

The woman who says "biscuit" 900 times an hour: Listen to the Tourettes sufferer who breaks the taboo with humour

The woman who says ‘biscuit’ 900 times an hour: Listen to the Tourette’s sufferer who breaks the taboo with humour | UPDATED: 08:33 GMT, 20 April 2012 /04/20/article-0-12AD2F02000005DC-136_634x654.jpg” width=”634″ height=”654″ alt=”Changing perceptions about Tourette's: Jess Thom wants to raise awareness about the condition, and raise a few laughs too” class=”blkBorder” /> Changing perceptions about Tourette's: Jess Thom wants to raise awareness about the condition, and raise a few laughs too Then there are the surreal phrases: ‘Stuff my mouth with pencils’, ‘Disco penguins dancing in your dreams’, ‘William Hague, Banjo Man’ and ‘Give me a massage with Marmite’.

Nurse Debbie Thomson tells how she overcame battle with "taboo" OCD

'I washed my hands until they bled, considered suicide and thought if I touched a doorhandle my family would die': Nurse tells of battle with OCD Under control: Debbie Thomson did not realise she had OCD until she was 16, and the condition spiralled out of control after her daughter was born A mother whose obsessive compulsive disorder got so bad she considered committing suicide has now managed to get the condition under control, and helps others to do the same.