Parent's agony as hospital lets anorexic teenager go home to die after she was given full control of her own treatment Laura Willmott, 18, had endured a five-year battle with the disease Collapsed and died from a cardiac arrest after starving herself to barely 5st Her parents blame decision to let her take charge of own treatment at 18 'Was in no fit state to make decisions herself about treatment,' said mother'Her level of deceit was breathtaking' when it came to not taking in food By Eleanor Harding PUBLISHED: 16:51 GMT, 21 February 2013 | UPDATED: 00:44 GMT, 22 February 2013 Laura Willmott, 18, died from anorexia after a long battle with the eating disorder The parents of a teenage anorexia sufferer who was allowed to refuse treatment because she was legally an adult have spoken out against a system that ‘doomed ‘ their daughter. Laura Willmott, 18, collapsed and died after starving herself to barely five stone in weight. The former private schoolgirl had battled the disease for five years.
BREAKING NEWS: Coleen Rooney's 14-year-old sister Rosie dies after lifelong battle with ill healthShe suffered with the brain disorder Rett Syndrome, which affects developmentRosie died at home this morning, it has been confirmed The family have said they were 'blessed to have her in their lives' By Amanda Williams PUBLISHED: 14:29 GMT, 5 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:50 GMT, 5 January 2013 Coleen Rooney's 14-year-old sister Rosie, who had fought a lifelong battle with ill health, died at home this morning, her family said. They added in a statement: 'As a family we are heartbroken but we are blessed to have had her in our lives.' Rosie McLoughlin suffered from the brain disorder Rett Syndrome – which also affects development.
Honours list is biased against us, Paralympic stars argue after they got lesser awards than Olympians Paralympian Lee Pearson OBE not knighted despite winning more golds than Sir Bradley Wiggins and Sir Ben Ainslie put togetherDavid Weir: 'Sarah Storey should have been awarded knighthood years ago' | UPDATED: 07:48 GMT, 31 December 2012 Paralympians and politicians have accused the honours system of favouring able-bodied athletes over their disabled teammates. Equestrian star Lee Pearson has led criticism, saying he was ‘disappointed’ not to be getting a knighthood after winning his tenth Paralympic gold medal this summer.
'Muslim-hating' homeless woman confesses to killing Indian immigrant by shoving him under a train after her relatives tip off police Family alerted NYPD Friday after seeing Erica Menendez, 31, on TV news NYPD nabs Menendez in Crown Heights, Brooklyn Saturday morning Cousin tells paper homeless woman suffers from bi-polar disorder Menendez wore the same jacket as seen in surveillance video of the event when police found her Menendez told investigators, ‘I’ve hated Hindus and Muslims since 2001 since they put down the Twin Towers. I have been beating them up since.' Victim identified as Sunando Sen, 46, an Indian immigrant from Calcutta, who co-owned a copy shop on Manhattan's Upper West Side Sen stood on a Queens elevated subway platform 8pm Thursday, when officials say Menendez pushed him in the back and into an oncoming train's path | UPDATED: 19:38 GMT, 30 December 2012 Party girl: Erica Menendez, 31, during happier times, or before she allegedly pushed an Indian immigrant into the path of an oncoming subway train Thursday A Muslim-hating madwoman confessed today to pushing a hard-working Indian immigrant into a subway train's path – and her relatives tipped off police after seeing her on a Friday newscast. Erica Menendez, a 31-year-old homeless woman who reportedly suffers from bi-polar disorder, admitted shoving Sunando Sen, 46, in front of a Queens 7 Train Thursday, telling police, 'I've hated Hindus and Muslims since 2001 since they put down the Twin Towers
The real-life sleeping beauty, 17, who has illness which makes her belt out songs while snoozing for 12 DAYS at a timeShannon Magee has rare neurological disorder called Kleine-Levin SyndromeSuffers bizarre episodes where she will sleepwalk naked and gorge sweetsHas slept through Christmases, skiing holidays and even her GCSE examsLikens illness, dubbed Sleeping Beauty syndrome, to 'being awake in coma' | UPDATED: 13:28 GMT, 27 December 2012 'Like being awake in a coma': Teenager Shannon Magee suffers from a rare disorder which makes her sleep for nearly a fortnight at a time A teenager has been dubbed a real-life 'Sleeping Beauty' after being struck down by a medical condition which makes her nod off for almost 12 days at a time.
Girl, 8, with face tumour the size of a football to have life-saving surgery before it strangles her Trinny suffers from a severe form of bone disease called Fibrous dysplasiaThe tumour is benign but has grown so quickly it has blinded her in one eye and threatens to strangle her if no action is takenMother has praised her daughter who has bravely dealt with condition for half her lifetime | UPDATED: 17:37 GMT, 14 December 2012 An eight-year-old girl with a football-sized facial tumour is to have pioneering surgery before it strangles her.
British scientist jailed in Argentina after being 'duped' into drug smuggling by honey trap sting protests his innocence Physics professor from Kidderminster says he has barely slept since conviction in Buenos Aires Admits sending series of messages implying he was a cocaine smuggler, but says they were an 'ill-choice of joke'Psychological reports say Paul Frampton, 69, suffers from Asperger's and Narcissistic Personality Disorder | UPDATED: 22:03 GMT, 8 December 2012 Each day begins the same as the last for Professor Paul Frampton. His alarm rings at 7.30am, he showers, eats cornflakes and, when he is meeting lawyers, dresses in a jaunty orange Herms tie and navy pinstripe suit that hangs off him after losing 20lb on his prison diet
Too ill to stand trial for fraud. . . but disgraced former MP Margaret Moran is spotted at the pub FIVE DAYS after missing court date because she was 'too depressed' Ex-Labour MP was ruled too depressed to defend herself at expenses trialAs a result of her 'severe depression' she cannot be sent to jailMargaret Moran was convicted of 21 counts of fraud after unlawfully claiming 53,000 of taxpayers money | UPDATED: 10:39 GMT, 26 November 2012 Disgraced former Labour MP Margaret Moran was spotted enjoying herself at a pub only five days after a judge ruled she was too depressed to stand trial
Girl, 11, dies of brain cancer after parents feared she was battling an eating disorder and making herself sick to look like ‘stick thin celebrities’ Cancer discovered after seven month battle during which she lost 4kgShe endured two rounds of chemo but never gave up hopeMan Utd and Coronation Street stars paid her hospital visits | UPDATED: 23:40 GMT, 26 November 2012 Brave: Abigail, who died on November 10, never complained about her illness and refused to give up hope that her condition would improve When nine-year-old Abigail Lightbown lost more than half a stone after months of being sick every morning, her parents feared she was starving herself to look like body-conscious celebrities. It was six months after the family GP diagnosed an eating disorder that they discovered the truth was much worse
Living near a busy road may double the risk of autism, researchers warn Exposure to air pollution in the womb or during the first year of life was linked to a dramatic increase chances of having the disorderChildren from homes with the highest traffic pollution levels were three times more at risk | UPDATED: 23:40 GMT, 26 November 2012 Living near a busy road could double the risk of childhood autism, warn scientists. They found exposure to air pollution in the womb or during the first year of life was linked to a dramatic increase in a child’s chances of having the disorder