Pregnant woman left distraught after her measles and pneumonia – which could leave her child stillborn – were dismissed by doctors as a virus

Pregnant woman left distraught after her measles and pneumonia – which could leave her child stillborn – were dismissed by doctors as a virus Leah Painell, 23, who is 15 weeks pregnant, complained she was in agonyClaims staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich diagnosed 'virus'After suffering for a week was diagnosed with pneumonia and measlesHer mother claims hospital refused to give her scan to check baby's health By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 12:29 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 12:31 GMT, 20 February 2013 An expectant mother suffering from pneumonia and measles was turned away by hospital staff three times after a severe rash, temperature and pain were dismissed as a 'virus'.

The reason we blink? Most of the time it"s so our brains can switch off

The reason we blink Most of the time it's so our brains can switch off When we blink, our brains goes into idle mode where thoughts wander freely, say Japanese researchers These mental breaks can last anywhere from a split second to a few seconds before attention is fully restored Most of us take between 15 and 20 such moments of downtime per MINUTE By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 19:00 GMT, 2 January 2013 | UPDATED: 19:01 GMT, 2 January 2013 We spend around 10 per cent of our waking hours with our eyes shut.

Young mother spends her first healthy Christmas with children as double-lung transplant gives her a second chance at life

'I think of my donor all the time,' says grateful young mother whose double lung transplant has given her a second chance at life Mother of two Natalie Kerr, 31, spent Christmas 2011 hooked up to an oxygen machineFormer nurse was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension four years agoPotentially fatal condition means blood and oxygen can't get to the lungs But her life was saved thanks to a double lung transplant By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 15:43 GMT, 2 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:43 GMT, 2 January 2013 Just over a year ago, Natalie Kerr thought her two young children would be spending this Christmas without her.

Cancer mother who refused to abort her baby for the sake of her own health now in remission and has a healthy little girl

Cancer mother who refused to abort her baby for the sake of her own health now in remission and has a healthy little girl Lyndsey Crowder was delighted when she fell pregnant but was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma weeks laterDoctors said she could terminate her pregnancy or take a huge risk and start life-saving treatment Despite battling a tumour the size of a football in her chest she still managed to give birth to a healthy girl By Emily Allen PUBLISHED: 12:32 GMT, 1 August 2012 | UPDATED: 12:32 GMT, 1 August 2012 A women with cancer who refused to terminate her unborn child for the sake of her own health is finally enjoying life with a healthy little girl and has battled the disease.

Marie Eaton: Super obese mother who weighed more than partner and 4 children combined loses 31st

Super obese mother who weighed more than her partner and four children combined loses 31st in just two years At her heaviest mother forced to sleep on sofa – because she couldn't manage the stairsMarie went on strict diet after her partner proposed A mother-of-four, who once weighed more than her whole family put together – has lost an incredible 31 stone.