Free to explore, the little girl with chronic lung disease whose life-saving oxygen supply is fitted to her Trunki toy suitcase Eight-year-old Jessica needs oxygen from a tank to avoid brain damageSuffers from conditions such as cerebral palsy and chronic lung diseaseCurrent mobile oxygen supplies were too big, so her mum had to carry themHas now had her Trunki – a toy suitcase – modified to carry the cylinder By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 17:17 GMT, 16 April 2013 | UPDATED: 19:54 GMT, 16 April 2013 Eight-year-old Jessica, with foster mother Carolyn, has become the first person to have her life-saving oxygen supply transported in her toy luggage An eight-year-old girl has become the first person to be given a life-saving oxygen supply in her toy luggage.
On the way, a sleeping pill that promises no side effects and targets the ROOT cause of insomniaDORA-22 works in a different way to existing sleeping pillsIt could usher in 'new era for insomnia treatment' say expertsThe NHS currently spends 50million a year on sleeping pills By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 00:31 GMT, 4 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:56 GMT, 4 April 2013 A pill which promises a good night’s sleep without side-effects could be on its way.
Policeman who wore glasses for 20 years discovers his bad eyesight was actually caused by a BRAIN TUMOUR Father-of-one Chris Smith, 35, had worn glasses since the age of 12Two years ago he began suffering from headaches and mood swingsHe was diagnosed with a benign brain tumour which he'd had for 20 yearsAfter surgery to remove the tumour he has 20:20 vision and Mr Smith has made a full recovery” class=”blkBorder” /> Amazing recovery: Chris Smith, who wore glasses for 20 years now has 20:20 vision after surgery to remove a golf ball-sized tumour from his brain, allowing him more time with wife Samantha and baby Freddie, born in November 2012 A policeman who wore glasses for 20 years now has 20:20 vision after surgery to remove a golf ball-sized tumour from his brain.
Cap that warns you're about to have stroke By Pat Hagan PUBLISHED: 04:08 GMT, 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 04:08 GMT, 19 March 2013 A cap that monitors blood flow inside the head could predict if someone is about to have a stroke.
Talented teenage swimmer dies from meningitis just SEVEN hours after falling illGregor Smith, 13, died from killer brain disease hours after symptoms aroseFamily and friends have paid tribute to 'cheeky schoolboy' By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 16:43 GMT, 26 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:55 GMT, 26 February 2013 A schoolboy has died from meningitis just seven hours after his symptoms first appeared.
The brother and sister born with a record-breaking gap of just SIX AND A HALF months Sadie Budden, 31, had Sienna and Ronnie just six and a half months apartFamily holds record for the closest age gap between siblings in the UKSienna was born extremely prematurely at just 26 weeks , at 26 weeks, Miss Budden woke at 5am with contractions.
Mother trapped in her own body for nine months after brain haemorrhage makes startling recovery thanks to last ditch surgery Pauline Quinn suffered a brain haemorrhage in July 2011 and was unresponsive for nine months, unable to walk, talk or eat Amazed doctors by talking again after shunt drained excess fluid from brainShe told her sister she thought she had been in hospital for a few weeks doctors put a shunt into Ms Quinn's brain to drain extra fluid from her skull.
Parents' heartbreak after toddler dies from meningitis just hours after tell-tale rash appeared Willow Bate was rushed to hospital when parents spotted blotches on chestBut within an hour, she was covered with a purple rash and doctors diagnosed her with meningococcal septicaemiaHer heart stopped beating three times and her devastated parents were forced to make the agonising decision not to revive her fourth time By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 12:43 GMT, 18 January 2013 | UPDATED: 18:36 GMT, 18 January 2013 A seemingly healthy 15-month-old girl died from meningitis just hours after her parents first noticed the killer bug's classic rash.
Why only some people become addicted to drugs: Scans of cocaine users reveal brain shape could be to blame Drug users who aren't dependent have an abnormally large frontal lobeThis section of the brain is implicated in self-controlThose who didn't become addicted had a low-boredom threshold By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 17:06 GMT, 18 January 2013 | UPDATED: 17:09 GMT, 18 January 2013 People who take cocaine over many years without becoming addicted have their brains to thank, a study has found.
Trs bien! Speaking two languages from childhood keeps brain in good shape as we age Pensioners who spoke two languages from childhood were far quicker at switching between mental tasksBilinguals also expended less mental energy, suggesting they were using their brains more efficiently By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 10:57 GMT, 9 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:23 GMT, 9 January 2013 Hours spent in language classes struggling with masculine and feminine nouns and upside down punctuation may all be worth it, say scientists.