Conjoined twins who were abandoned by their poverty-stricken parents are successfully separated

Conjoined twins who were abandoned by their poverty-stricken parents are successfully separated in gruelling 12-hour operation Indian sisters Aradhana and Stuti had a fused liver and shared a heart membrane | UPDATED: 08:44 GMT, 21 June 2012 A pair of 11-month-old conjoined sisters, who were abandoned by their poverty-stricken parents, have been successfully separated.

"Female" gene to blame for migraines – which may explain why ladies are more prone than men

'Female' gene to blame for migraines – which may explain why women are more prone than men | UPDATED: 08:55 GMT, 6 June 2012 Pain: All women have two 'X' chromosomes – potentially making them more prone to migranes A ‘female’ gene may be to blame for migraine – explaining why women are more likely to suffer from the debilitating headaches, research shows.

Another excuse to eat chocolate: Dark variety can help heart-risk patients

Another excuse to eat chocolate: Dark variety can help heart-risk patients and cut diabetes | UPDATED: 00:13 GMT, 1 June 2012 Lovers of dark chocolate have known for some time that their favourite treat can help protect them against high blood pressure and cut the risk of diabetes.

Fresh hope of vaccine for killer meningitis B that could prevent illness in 80% of children

Fresh hope of vaccine for killer meningitis B that could prevent illness in 80% of children | UPDATED: 00:36 GMT, 7 May 2012 New hope: The jab to protect againt Meningitis B proved successful in the majority of teenagers giving hope for future inoculations A jab to protect against deadly meningitis B is being developed by scientists.

Back pain at work? You"re not happy enough, claim scientists

Suffering from back pain at work Smiling more could help, say scientists By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 14:23 GMT, 23 April 2012 | UPDATED: 14:24 GMT, 23 April 2012 Tensed up People with a positive attitude are more likely to recover from back pain, say scientists Anyone who has suffered with the agony of a bad back in the office may not be best pleased to hear it could be down to their mood.

Pixie Lott and Oliver Cheshire give amputee, aged 3, a helping hand to raise 1.5m for his new legs

Pixie Lott and Oliver Cheshire give amputee, aged 3, a helping hand to raise 1.5m towards his new legs | UPDATED: 16:14 GMT, 13 April 2012 Pixie Lott and Oliver Cheshire are among those helping to raise money for a three-year-old who lost both legs after being blighted by a life-threatening disease.