The heartwarming moment blind four-year-old steps off the kerb by himself for the first time

'I can do it!': The heartwarming moment a blind four-year-old boy steps off the kerb by himself for the first time By Hugo Gye PUBLISHED: 16:12 GMT, 13 March 2013 | UPDATED: 18:49 GMT, 13 March 2013 This heartwarming video shows the amazing moment a blind four-year-old navigates a kerb on his own for the first time.

"Vivacious" schoolgirl, 16, died from undiagnosed heart condition day after she had been shopping for prom dress

'Vivacious' schoolgirl, 16, died from undiagnosed heart condition day after she had been shopping for prom dress Alex Reid never saw her GCSE results which were six A* and four A gradesThe part-time model had swam and played netball for SheffieldParents found her unresponsive in bed and she could not be revived By Steve Robson PUBLISHED: 17:30 GMT, 8 February 2013 | UPDATED: 19:03 GMT, 8 February 2013 Active: Schoolgirl Alex Reid had been a keen skier, netballer and swimmer before she died of an undiagnosed heart condition A schoolgirl died in her sleep from an undiagnosed heard condition the day of her final GCSE exam, an inquest heard.

Dawn of the GM baby: Technique that gives children three parents may only be a year away

Gene watchdog opens door to fertility technique that gives children THREE parents Germline therapy – the alteration of genes in eggs or sperm – could be made legal by Parliament next yearCritics say it's wrong to tamper with the sanctity of life and consequences for future generations are uncertain | UPDATED: 06:46 GMT, 17 September 2012 The creation of genetically-modified babies could win Parliament’s backing next year.

Anosmia: Gene therapy offers new hope after restoring sense in mice

Struggle to smell the roses Gene therapy offers new hope after restoring sense in mice Scientists restored sense of smell to mice bred to have human genetic disorderHas potential to help patients with dementia, which has been linked to loss of smell | UPDATED: 08:52 GMT, 3 September 2012 People born without a sense of smell could enjoy their first aromas, after a scientific breakthrough.

Baby with half a heart who was nearly aborted because her chance of survival was so low celebrates first birthday

Baby with half a heart who was nearly aborted because her chance of survival was so low celebrates first birthday Daisy underwent a gruelling four-hour operation to ‘rewire’ her heart so it could function properlyThe youngster has gone from strength to strength and is now learning to walk | UPDATED: 16:26 GMT, 30 August 2012 Stephanie Greer with her daughter Daisy who became the youngest child in Scotland to have her heart rewired A couple who were advised to abort their unborn baby when doctors found she only had half a heart were celebrating yesterday – as she prepares to celebrate her first birthday.

Baby with less than 5% chance of survival has life-saving surgery after parents find pioneering procedure online

Baby with less than 5% chance of survival has life-saving surgery after parents find pioneering procedure online Couple told unborn baby had 50 per cent survival chance but this was then revised to five per cent Parents' online research uncovered a risky treatment performed in the womb that involved inserting a balloon into their son's trachea Operation had 33 per cent risk of miscarriage | UPDATED: 07:54 GMT, 8 August 2012 A baby given less than five per cent chance of surviving birth is now fighting fit, after his parents found out about a life-saving procedure on the internet.

Undearm implant that jump-starts an irregular heart

Undearm implant that jump-starts an irregular heart | UPDATED: 01:05 GMT, 15 May 2012 Tragedy: Runner Claire Squires died during last month's London Marathon A million Britons suffer from an irregular heartbeat, or arrhythmia, and every year 70,000 die as a result.

Screening all newborns for heart defects could save hundreds of lives a year

Screening all newborns for heart defects could save hundreds of lives a year Researchers said scan was cheap and non-invasive | UPDATED: 07:52 GMT, 2 May 2012 All babies should be screened at birth for heart defects using a cheap simple test that will pick up three out of four affected infants, claim researchers.

Inside the operating theatre: Amazing photo shows a team of Chinese surgeons getting ready to separate conjoined twin girls

Inside the operating theatre: Amazing photo shows a team of Chinese surgeons getting ready to separate conjoined twin girls Surrounded by banks of life-saving machines and almost two dozen medical professionals, tiny Zheng Qianyan and Zheng Wanyu are about to undergo the most dangerous operation of their young lives.