Brave girl, 8, overcomes cancer to appear in a movie alongside film hunk James McAvoy

Brave girl, 8, overcomes cancer to appear in a movie alongside film hunk James McAvoy Megan Finn was diagnosed with a kidney tumour in 2007She had surgery and underwent six months of chemotherapyLast year she beat hundreds of other youngsters to appear in movie adaptation of Irvine Welsh novel Filth with Oscar-nominated James McAvoy – but Megan won't be allowed to watch it for a few years.

On a diet? Forget the carrot sticks – just chew each mouthful for 30 seconds

On a diet Forget the carrot sticks – just chew each mouthful for 30 secondsBirmingham researchers found this reduces appetite later in the dayThose who chewed for longer ate half as many snacks in the afternoon as those who ate normally But the researchers warn part of the weight loss effect may be because eating becomes so boring | UPDATED: 12:48 GMT, 28 December 2012 Fighting the flab might not be down to what you eat, but to how you eat it, according to new research.

Arthritis? It"s no laughing matter, says comedian Ella Kenion

Arthritis It's no laughing matter, says comedian Ella Kenion whose agonising condition, triggered by food poisoning – almost ended her showbiz dream Actress Ella Kenion got rheumatic disease Reiter’s syndrom aged 18The pain in her joints nearly kept her from following her dream of acting | UPDATED: 15:47 GMT, 25 November 2012 Light touch: Ella's recent weight loss has helped with her joint problems From playing the world’s laziest cleaner, Mrs Cakeworthy, in The Green Green Grass to a long-suffering teacher in The Catherine Tate Show, Ella Kenion has never been shy about taking on unglamorous roles.

RED ALERT: How to beat your skin misery

RED ALERT: How to beat your skin miseryMore people than ever suffer from rosacea, acne and eczema One in ten Brits suffer form Rosacea12 per cent of women suffer from adult acneCelebrities such as Cameron Diaz and Katy Perry have to disguise their breakouts on the red carpet | UPDATED: 21:00 GMT, 25 August 2012 More Britons than ever suffer from long-term skin conditions – the most common being acne, rosacea, eczema and seborrheic dermatitis, and sometimes all four at the same time.

Rebecca Front: The Thick Of It actress talks about her panic attacks

How I learned not to panic in the thick of it: Comedy actress Rebecca Front on conquering anxiety | UPDATED: 21:00 GMT, 18 August 2012 Back in control: Rebecca at her London home Last February, actress Rebecca Front, the BAFTA-winning star of Grandma’s House, The Thick Of It and Nighty Night, accidentally unleashed something very unBritish.

Brenda Blethyn: "I don"t see the point of having those big inflated lips"

'I don't see the point of having those big inflated lips': Under the microscope with Brenda Blethyn | UPDATED: 00:53 GMT, 24 July 2012 The actress, 66, on why she's a happy person, her ability to fall asleep anywhere and how brisk walking helps her keep in shape 'I'm only 5ft 2in and I could be lighter,' said Brenda Blethyn ANY FAMILY AILMENTS My mum died in 1992 of a heart attack aged 88, as did one of her sisters.

Ukrainian and Swedish women named as the world’s best looking

Wondering where to book your holidays Ukrainian and Swedish women named as the world”s most beautifulCold war stereotypes about plain and ordinary Eastern European women should truly be abandoned, according to the websiteWomen in second placed Stockholm in Sweden also praised for being both gorgeous and friendly