Cancer sufferer girl, eight, fitted with replacement metal bones which will grow as she does

Cancer sufferer, 8, fitted with metal leg bones which will grow as she does Lily had a sore ankle, which her parents put down to a school cross-country runWhen she didn't improve her doctor sent her for an X-ray, when her parents were told she had a bone cancer tumour in her legEight-year-old had to have knee, tibia and part of her femur removed and replaced with adjustable stainless steel bones | UPDATED: 14:14 GMT, 3 October 2012 A girl battling cancer has been fitted with metal bones which will grow as she does.

Dental records can identify osteoporosis risk

Dental records can identify osteoporosis risk years before condition develops | UPDATED: 21:52 GMT, 22 September 2012 Dentists at Manchester University are pioneering a technology called Osteodent that can detect those at risk of osteoporosis by looking at dental scans years before the condition develops.

How that free bus pass can help keep the over-60s fitter by promoting good health

How that free bus pass can help keep over-60s fitter: Pensioners who use perk walk more and have lower risk of heart disease Study says over-60s who use pass take more exerciseThis in turn gives them better mobility and strengthComes as Cameron faces pressure to scrap free travel By Steve Doughty PUBLISHED: 23:33 GMT, 20 September 2012 | UPDATED: 06:34 GMT, 21 September 2012 Free bus passes are spreading good health among older people, a report by scientists said yesterday.

Donkey walks for the first time in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, after vets fit casts to her legs

Not so wonky donkey: Ass walks for the first time after vets put pink casts on her legsFoal was born prematurely, meaning her legs had not fully developedVets fitted the casts to help support her weight until they are strong enough to hold her up. This little donkey must be tickled pink that she has finally been able to take her first steps.

Why going to work on an egg is healthier than it used to be: Nutritional benefits have increased in past 30 years

Why going to work on an egg is healthier than it used to be: Nutritional benefits have increased in past 30 years | UPDATED: 23:15 GMT, 18 July 2012 If you enjoy telling younger members of your family that food just isn't as wholesome as it used to be, you might need to make an exception.

Mother reveals how she has broken her brittle bones 205 TIMES

I can break a rib every time I sneeze: Mother reveals how she has broken her brittle bones 205 TIMES I hate it when people mistake me for a child, says 3ft9″ motherKay broke her first bone on the day she was born | UPDATED: 12:09 GMT, 26 March 2012 At 3ft9″ Kay is not much taller than her six-year-old son Lewis When Kay Tate arrives at her son's school each afternoon she's just another mother waiting at the playground gates.

Vitamin D deficiency: Parents being wrongly accused of murder and abuse of their babies

Parents are being falsely accused of killing their babies when actually the real cause of their death is due to a vitamin D deficiency, according to top doctors.