Scoliosis: Schoolgirl with the "worst spinal curvature" doctors had ever seen can do the splits again after 11-hour operation

Schoolgirl with the 'worst spinal curvature' doctors had ever seen can do the splits again after 11-hour operation Emily Crosby, 13, had one of the worst cases of scoliosis doctors had seenHer lungs were being crushed by her ribs and risked being punctured Had an 11-hour operation in which a titanium rod was fitted to her spine By Eleanor Harding PUBLISHED: 11:51 GMT, 28 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:52 GMT, 1 March 2013 She loved dancing, playing sport and appeared to be completely healthy.

Why you shouldn"t get sick in a cold snap – it takes ambulances longer to respond

Why you shouldn't get sick in a cold snap – it can take ambulances twice as long to respond Study looked at how long it took ambulances to arrive at emergencies in Birmingham between 2007 and 2011Ambulance response time dropped 1.3% for each degree drop in temperatureDuring December 2010 ambulances took 15minutes rather than average eight minutesIncreased demand and treacherous road conditions blamed By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 23:44 GMT, 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 23:44 GMT, 27 February 2013 It's common knowledge that it's better to get sick on a weekday because hospitals aren't as well staffed on weekends.

New stem cell gel applied to site of injury "can regenerate broken spinal cord nerves to an astonishing degree"

New stem cell gel applied to site of injury 'can regenerate broken spinal cord nerves to an astonishing degree' Gel made by embedding neural stem cells in a mixture of blood clotting protein and growth chemicals | UPDATED: 16:10 GMT, 13 September 2012 A stem cell gel developed by scientists can regenerate broken spinal cord nerves, research has shown.

iPad Mini: Leaked images show off Apple’s latest tablet for the first time

The pocket-sized iPad: Leaked images show off Apple”s latest Mini tablet for the first time New device expected to have a screen of eight inchesWill go head-to-head with Google Nexus 7 in the pocket tablet market Launch expected in October

Mother shed her skin "like a snake" after taking drugs to treat rare condition

Mother shed her skin 'like a snake' after taking drugs to treat rare condition Mary suffers from lupus caused by problems with the body's immune systemShe was given the drug Quinoric to treat the condition but developed an agonising skin reaction | UPDATED: 12:09 GMT, 27 August 2012 A mother who was prescribed drugs to combat a rare autoimmune condition made her shed her whole skin – like a human snake.

I love abusing this kid: Mother “videoed assault and torment of ten-month-old baby and sent it to child’s father”

“I love abusing this kid”: Mother “videoed assault and torment of ten-month-old baby and sent it to child”s father” | UPDATED: 22:25 GMT, 27 June 2012 A mother is accused of tormenting and abusing her ten-month-old baby, videoing the assaults and sending it to the baby”s father, according to police.