Toddler beats leukaemia after receiving life-saving stem cell transplant from the U.S

'I wish I could thank the mother who saved my son's life': Mum's delight as toddler beats leukaemia with stem cells donated by mystery woman in the US William Morris was diagnosed with leukaemia at just six weeks old and intensive chemotherapy failed to eradicate the diseaseHe needed a stem cell transplant to help his body make new blood cellsA match was found in the U.S.

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.

Britain’s youngest mother of a Down’s Syndrome child proves her doubters wrong

“When he came along I was just a child myself and suddenly I had a child of my own with special needs.” How 15-year-old became Britain’s youngest mother of a Down’s Syndrome childCatherine Moore discovered her son Tyler had Down”s Syndrome the day after he was bornSays the arrival of her son, now aged three, turned her life around for better

Hay fever marathon: Sufferers endure longest pollen season for 20 years

Hay fever marathon: Sufferers endure longest pollen season for 20 years High pollen season started a week early in late May this year | UPDATED: 23:37 GMT, 15 August 2012 Hayfever hell: Pollen counts high for weeks longer than usual this year Allergy sufferers have sneezed their way through the longest hay fever season in more than two decades.

Kathleen Connell, 100, puts her quick wits down to Nintendo DS Lite

100 years young and still going strong… thanks to her Nintendo! Pensioner clocks up a century and put her quick wits down to handheld console 'I don't feel a day over 80,' says super-sharp grandmotherKathleen spends two hours a day on her Nintendo DS Lite Young-at-heart Kathleen Connell celebrated her 100th birthday and shared the secret of her long life – playing on her handheld games console.

Taking multi-vitamin pills "does nothing for our health"

Taking multi-vitamin pills “does nothing for our health” Research shows vitamin takers are just as likely to develop cancer or heart disease as those who take no tablets New research shows that taking supplements can actually harm you They are a daily essential for millions of Britons hoping to ward off ill-health. But despite the millions of pounds spent on vitamin pills, they do nothing for our health, according to a major study

Good news… you don"t have to put up with that bad back anymore

Good news… you don”t have to put up with that bad back Ouch: As many as eight in ten Britons suffer a bad back at some time Britain is a nation with a bad back. Recent research revealed that 80 per cent of Britons have one or more bouts in their lifetimes, and the condition is the single most common reason we see a doctor.

Leah Beth Richards: Brave schoolgirl, 13, who begged doctors to stop painful life-prolonging treatment, dies after 11-year cancer battle

Brave schoolgirl, 13, who begged doctors to stop painful life-prolonging treatment, dies after 11-year cancer battle Doctors discovered 5lb tumour when Leah was just two Decided to stop treatment aged eight because of painful side effects”She had no fear and lived to the full”, family friend tells funeral party Leah Beth Richards has died after a 11 year battle with cancer after deciding to stop treatment A brave schoolgirl has died five years after she begged doctors to stop giving her life-lengthening treatment for cancer. For more than a decade Leah Beth Richards, 13, battled with her illness but last week she passed away at the family home in Pontypridd, South Wales