I carry a Do Not Resuscitate card, reveals veteran broadcaster Joan Bakewell as she calls for a debate on euthanasia Veteran broadcaster says 'people would be pleased to have the choice'She has given instructions to her family to ‘pull the plug’ in case of calamityBakewell said that 'too many older people were ‘living in misery’ By Eleanor Harding PUBLISHED: 17:47 GMT, 7 April 2013 | UPDATED: 18:19 GMT, 7 April 2013 Joan Bakewell has called for a ‘proper debate’ on euthanasia, revealing she carries a Do Not Resuscitate card.
How pedal power could ease Parkinson's: Cycling can improve connections in brain regions linked to the disease Scientists say exercising on a bike is an 'effective, low-cost therapy' for the diseaseUS neuroscientist Jay Alberts started research after noticing positive impact it had on partner who suffers from diseaseScans revealed pedalling boosted connections between brain regions linked to movement | UPDATED: 08:39 GMT, 26 November 2012 Cycling could help ease the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, scientists believe.
How pedal power could ease Parkinson's: Cycling can improve connections in brain regions linked to the disease Scientists say exercising on a bike is an 'effective, low-cost therapy' for the diseaseUS neuroscientist Jay Alberts started research after noticing positive impact it had on partner who suffers from diseaseScans revealed pedalling boosted connections between brain regions linked to movement | UPDATED: 08:14 GMT, 26 November 2012 Cycling could help ease the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, scientists believe.
How drug used to speed up births can starve a baby of oxygen | UPDATED: 06:48 GMT, 16 October 2012 Kate was nine days overdue with Jack when she was admitted to Yeovil District Hospital Jack Clayton is a bright seven-year-old with an impish grin who loves riding his Dartmoor pony, Harry Hoof, and playing with his four-year-old brother.
One last holiday together: Parents plan dream trip for identical twin boys with rare disease that doctors predict will kill them before they are teenagers Freddie and Louie Dawkins the only identical twins in the world with deadly neurological condition Batten disease Born seemingly healthy but now blind and autistic and will need wheelchairs Diagnosis even more devastating for their parents who were told they would never have childrenFamily now planning final holiday to Florida to swim with dolphins | UPDATED: 15:06 GMT, 11 October 2012 The parents of twins dying from a rare genetic disorder which will kill them before they're 12 are planning the family’s final holiday together.
Viruses 'are not to blame for ME': Study rules out old theory 'once and for all' Researchers thought bugs in blood may trigger illnessBut experts say latest study proves this was wrongInvestigation done at New York's Columbia University | UPDATED: 06:42 GMT, 18 September 2012 The debilitating condition ME is not caused by viruses, according to a study which claims to dismiss this theory ‘once and for all’.
The gruelling workout of Martine Wright: Secrets of a Paralympic body | UPDATED: 00:19 GMT, 4 September 2012 We reveal the stories behind the stars of the Games and their gruelling workouts.
Man with terminal muscle-wasting disease attaches a LAWNMOWER to his wheelchair to start up his own business Simon 'has a hell of a strong character', says his proud father Simon's older brother Adam died from the same condition – Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy – when he was 14 | UPDATED: 15:01 GMT, 10 July 2012 Simon Wakelin, 20, has attached a lawn mower to the front of his wheelchair to earn money An enterprising young man who can’t walk has become his village’s favourite gardener after rigging up a lawnmower to his wheelchair.
Betrayal of a hero: He flew 92 missions as a rear gunner in the Second World War. So why won”t bureaucrats let Freddie Johnson, 91, attend the unveiling of a memorial to his comrades in Bomber Command
'PROVE you're disabled': What council told wheelchair-bound spina bifida sufferer when she tried to use toilets Nicola Parnell said staff told her to go home and come back with evidence she really had spina bifida | UPDATED: 17:32 GMT, 5 June 2012 A woman in a wheelchair who asked for a key to the disabled toilets was horrified when council staff told her to provide proof that she really had spina bifida.