Headache was broken neck
A man was sent home from hospital and told to take some Panadol was later found to have a broken neck.
Sydney man Paul Curtis, 31, returned to the hospital after two days in agony and it was found he had a chip out of his spine that could have severed his spinal cord.
Mr Curtis was sent home when he went to Ryde Hospital on May 29 after accidentally knocking heads with a friend at a youth group activity.
He spent two days in agony before returning to the same hospital complaining of continued head pain.
Mr Curtis, from Carlingford, said he was astonished to discover he had a chip out of his spine that could have severed his spinal cord.
Mr Curtis said he was told he couldn't have an X-ray the first time at the hospital because its radiology unit was shut for the night. He says he doesn't blame hospital staff, but wants better government funding to ensure it doesn't happen again.
Girl with 56 stars tattooed on face admits she asked for them
A teenage girl who claimed 56 stars were tattooed on her on her face as she slept when she asked for three has admitted she was awake the whole time – and lied because her father was "furious".
Kimberley Vlaminck had insisted she dozed off after asking the tattooist for just three small stars – then woke in horror to find her face was covered.
The Belgian blamed the Flemish-speaking tattooist for not being able to understand her French and English instructions.
Amid a frenzy of media attention, she then pledged to sue the tattoo artist, Rouslan Toumaniantz, for the £9,000 she needed for laser surgery to have them removed.
She said after the tattooing last week: "It is terrible for me. I cannot go out on to the street. I look like a freak."
But the 18-year-old has finally confessed she did not fall asleep, that she wanted all the stars and was "fully aware" of what Mr Toumaniantz was doing.
Ms Vlaminck told a Dutch TV crew: "I asked for 56 stars and initially adored them. But when my father saw them, he was furious. So I said I fell asleep and the that the tattooist mad made a mistake."
Baby’s sperm cells frozen for future fatherhood
Doctors have frozen sperm stem cells from a three-month-old baby so that he can father children when he is older.
The infant is undergoing cancer treatment that is likely to leave him infertile. His parents hope that once he reaches adulthood, doctors will transplant the stem cells back to allow him to produce sperm.
The breakthrough in America could give the infant the chance to have a family, but raises ethical questions because a baby is unable to give consent to such a procedure.