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.

London 2012: Rebecca Adlington hopes Games will help girls get into sport

Girls now know they can look gorgeous and sporty! Swimmer Rebecca Adlington hopes Games will help girls get into sport I know people are having post-Olympic blues, but for me it's so nice to have some down-timeWe show you can be slim but in a healthy way | UPDATED: 16:56 GMT, 17 August 2012 Role model: Rebecca is looking forward to some well-deserved time off, after months of hard training After months of training, coping with a highly-expectant home crowd and winning two bronze Olympic medals, Rebecca Adlington is surely a woman in need of a rest.

Nell Bryden alopecia: Musician talks about hair loss

'I grabbed Dad's hair clippers to take control of my alopecia': Determined musician Nell Bryden refused to let hair loss ruin her life By NELL BRYDEN PUBLISHED: 21:05 GMT, 23 June 2012 | UPDATED: 21:05 GMT, 23 June 2012 Positive face: Nell sees her condition as a 'wake-up call' for life Sitting in front of the mirror in my New York apartment, I saw a reflection I hardly recognised.

Look at us now: The black and white twins as they turn seven

Closer than ever… The million-to-one black and white twins Kian and Remee turn seven

Evie Read is an active five-year-old – but ataxia-telangiectasia will rob her of ability to speak and walk while leaving her mind untouched

'We can't bear to tell her': How cruel terminal condition will slowly rob five-year-old Evie of the ability to speak and trap her in a paralysed body – but leave her mind untouched Twenty children in the UK are diagnosed with ataxia-telangiectasia every yearProgressive condition will slowly rob Evie of her physical abilities.