Having read Joel's comments (Wednesday letters) about too much is too much, I looked at the original story. Without a shadow of doubt, this lady is lucky to be alive, even if she does have to rely on others (Woman left brain damaged by detox). I am an intensive care nurse. I recently looked after a lady who had drunk four litres of water in a couple of hours (a similar fad diet). She didn't have time to develop seizures - the excess fluid went straight up to her head and crushed her brain, and into her lungs to drown her. She was brain dead by the time she got to hospital and we withdrew treatment to let her die that day. I know that her family will still be struggling with her death, but so am I. I would beg of anyone who is thinking about going on a diet that asks you to drink more than three litres per day to be very careful and space it out. A lack of understanding of the consequences of fluid overload are enormous.
The article PM 'must face leader challenge' explains that the three-day Labour National Policy Forum "divides policy into six areas - Britain in the world; communities; crime and justice; education; health; prosperity." It sounds like some new edition of Trivial Pursuit.
Christian Cook, Espom, UK
If Carry On films reflected the spirit of the age, are we to feel a sinking feeling at the imminent release of Carry On CCTV?
Nigel Macarthur, London, England
Does anyone really think this photo actually needed captioned to be able to allow us to identify the albino individual (In hiding for exposing Tanzania witchdoctors)?
Jennie F, Edinburgh
Surely it wasn't just me who was sorely disappointed by the choice of photo in 'Wrong bras' can damage breasts?
Adam, London, UK
Dave Clarke clearly doesn't get out much.
Basil Long, Leicester
Awesome - coming in the top six on the caption competition is actually the best thing that has happened this week. Where do I collect my kudos from?
Jordan D, London, UK
Dave from Merthyr Tydfil getting 99s for 99p? Is Merthyr Tydfil a Welsh Town That Time Forgot, or perhaps a time-travelling ice cream vendor? Do they have FABs? If so I now have a new holiday destination!
James D, Derby, UK
How does the Monitor know anything about cereal packet competitions? I thought it was porridge only around here?
Ahah! Paper Monitor's gender is finally revealed. It's common knowledge that only men can use barbecues.
Tyrone, St Helier
J Cram, Loughborough, UK