Pregnant mentally disabled woman allowed to have baby after High Court ruled doctors could not force termination as she has capacity to make own decision Mr Justice Hedley said if she could not care for the baby then society couldThe NHS said that the termination was 'urgent' as her life is in dangerThe unnamed patient has sickle cell disease and has suffered several strokesDoctors claimed that she is unable to take decision herself But High Court rules mother has ability to decide on 'continuation or termination of pregnancy' By Martin Robinson PUBLISHED: 15:04 GMT, 10 January 2013 | UPDATED: 03:51 GMT, 11 January 2013 A pregnant woman with severe learning difficulties will not be forced to have an abortion after the High Court ruled she has the mental capacity to decide if she wants the baby. Doctors applied for an order to allow them to terminate her pregnancy claiming the child is endangering her life.
Pictured 16 years on: The brave girl who won Diana's heart after losing leg in an Angolan landmine blast Iconic image of victim Sandra Tigica recreated with eight-year old daughterShe is now married mother-of three and works for local government'Our country is much safer thanks to Princess Diana' she said By David Wilkes PUBLISHED: 01:30 GMT, 5 January 2013 | UPDATED: 08:54 GMT, 5 January 2013 She was 13 and about to receive a prosthetic leg when Princess Diana visited her. Poignant images of Sandra Tigica’s 1997 meeting with the Princess of Wales were beamed around the globe, highlighting the appalling problems in Angola, which had the world’s highest rate of death and disability caused by landmines. Sandra’s left leg had been blown off by a landmine three years earlier as she fled from fighting in her country’s civil war
Going to bed an hour earlier each night 'lowers blood pressure in just six weeks' Researchers found people showing early signs of high blood pressure could restore readings to healthy levels by sleeping an extra hour every nightThe study looked at people who slept only seven hours or less who were beginning to have borderline high blood pressure readings | UPDATED: 00:58 GMT, 4 December 2012 Going to bed an hour earlier than usual could help to ward off high blood pressure, according to a new study.
The cheeses saltier than a bag of crisps: Alarming levels contributing to high blood pressure responsible for heart attacks and strokesA single portion of cheddar has more last than a bag of crispsCheese is the third-biggest contributor of salt to the national diet | UPDATED: 00:01 GMT, 29 November 2012 Alarming levels of salt in cheese are contributing to an epidemic of high blood pressure responsible for strokes, heart attacks and thousands of early deaths a year, experts have warned. Cheese can contain as much salt as junk food products, says Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH). The campaigning group found a single portion of cheddar has a greater amount than a bag of crisps, while feta, halloumi and other popular types contain higher levels of salt than seawater