Your speedy update on all the day’s big stories, Thursday, May 8 2014
World's tallest teen to marry.
The world's tallest teenage girl is engaged to marry her fiance. Elisany de Cruz Silva stands at 6'8" (2.03m) and has been dating her boyfriend, Francinaldo Da Silva , who is 5'4" (1.63m) for over three years. The Daily Mail reports that 23-year-old Francinaldo proposed to 18-year-old aspiring model Elisany in March of this year. “I told him many times, 'Do not ask me to marry you because my answer will be no,' — I think that’s what he was thinking [when he proposed],” said Elisany, who suffers from a rare form of gigantism caused by a tumour she had on her pituitary gland. “I was so nervous when I saw him there. I don’t even know how I coped.” But construction worker Francinaldo says that he couldn't be happier. “I have always wanted to go out with a tall girl and she came and fitted into that perfectly."
Hero groomsmen save the day.
Like most brides, Jo-Anne Easterbrook had planned on being the centre of attention on her wedding day, but it was the groomsman that took the limelight on Monday. After marrying her husband on the beach in Cairns, the Northern Territory residents were posing for photos at the Palm Cove jetty when they noticed a small boat capsized in the water and a fisherman being taken out to sea. Without a second's thought, Dougal Grey and Clayton Deane took off their suits and swam out to the man. They pulled the fisherman to the shore and returned to the wedding soaked and in their underwear. "It was just an extra story to add...one we definitely had a good laugh about at the reception,” said Mrs Easterbrook.
Ovarian cancer warning - it's hard to detect.
Experts say that ovarian cancer symptoms are too often being dismissed by General Practitioners as stomach viruses and women need to be more aware of the symptoms. Dr Robyn Sayer, a gyno-oncologist at the Royal Women's Hospital in Sydney told the ABC that symptoms of the disease are quite general making it even more important that GPs consider cancer the prognosis. Dr Sayer believes that finding a more accurate screening test is crucial. "Finding the ovarian cancer equivalent of the pap smear or mammogram, that's where the roadblock is for us right now," she said. The symptoms for ovarian cancer can include acid reflux, abdominal pressure, bloating, constipation and frequent urination. Each year in Australia 1500 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and around 900 die from the disease.