Parents cherish fragile girls who suffered 12 broken bones between them in their first week of life

The China doll twins: Parents cherish fragile girls who suffered 12 broken bones between them in their first week of lifeAmy and Ava are so fragile that even cradling them could break their ribs Mother Charmaine was 23 weeks pregnant when she was told her girls could have a severe bone deformity but didn't want to terminate themBabies appeared healthy after birth but a scan 11 days later revealed how delicate they wereAva broke her arm while being bathed while Amy broke her ribs wriggling in her cot | UPDATED: 19:35 GMT, 12 December 2012 The parents of twin girls have revealed they can't even cradle them, because they suffer from a rare condition which means they are as fragile as china dolls.

A glass of wine a day "protects women against brittle bones"

Good news for drinkers! A glass of wine a day 'protects women against brittle bones' Bones or regular female drinkers grew weaker after they stopped drinking for two weeksHowever, bone density increased a day after they resumed drinking | UPDATED: 13:10 GMT, 11 July 2012 Tipple: A glass or two in the evening has a beneficial effect on bone density, researchers say Having one or two glasses of wine a day protects women against brittle bone disease, scientists believe.

New dawn in care of brittle bone patients as GP pay deal means they will receive incentives to stop fractures

New dawn in care of brittle bone patients as GP pay deal means they will receive incentives to stop fractures | UPDATED: 01:46 GMT, 2 April 2012 Incentives: For the first time, GPs' pay will depend partly on their ability to cut the number of fractures caused by bone thinning Hundreds of thousands of osteoporosis sufferers will receive better NHS care as a result of a pay deal which comes into force today.

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.

New bowel operation that could replace colostomies

New bowel operation that could replace colostomies Damage to the lower bowel — as a result of childbirth, bowel cancer or gut conditions — leaves many patients needing a colostomy bag. Louisa Smalley, 42, from Brentwood, Essex, underwent a pioneering treatment to avoid this. THE PATIENT My problems began after the birth of my son Charles 14 years ago