Hunter Spanjer: Nebraska school tells deaf student, 3, to use a new hand sign for his name as it looks like a gun

School tells 3-year-old deaf student named Hunter to use a new hand sign for his name as it looks like a gun .2 A school district has demanded a three-year-old deaf student named Hunter use a different hand sign for his name as the current gesture resembles a gun, his parents have claimed.

Aggers: The crippling hand condition that"s been my biggest test

The voice of cricket Jonathan 'Aggers' Agnew: The crippling hand condition that's been my biggest testJonathan Agnew suffers from Dupuytren’s contracture The sufferer's connective tissue under the skin of the hand contracts pulling the fingers inwards'Aggers' has has eight surgeries on his hand | UPDATED: 21:00 GMT, 25 August 2012 Dupuytren's contracture: BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew has had eight operations to his hand Despite eight operations, the BBC’s ‘Voice of Cricket’, Jonathan Agnew, remains plagued by a crippling condition of the fingers that, untreated, could have led to amputation.

Men with short ring fingers may have a better chance of survivng prostate cancer

Men with short ring fingers may have a better chance of surviving prostate cancer Men with ring fingers that are shorter than their index fingers are thought to have lower levels of testosterone | UPDATED: 14:34 GMT, 15 August 2012 Men with short ring fingers may have a better chance of recovering from prostate cancer, say scientists.

Obese woman suffocates on food after gastric bypass surgery meant it couldnt fit into her stomach

Obese mother who refused to stop eating after having gastric bypass choked to death on food that couldn't fit into her stomach Dianne Cooper-Clarke told her family she had undergone surgery for cancer when she had a gastric bypassShe managed to eat less for around a year after the surgeryA backlog of food had built all the way to the throat By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 10:06 GMT, 14 June 2012 | UPDATED: 10:10 GMT, 14 June 2012 During a gastric bypass a portion of the stomach is stapled together to form a new smaller stomach An obese mother who carried on eating too much after gastric bypass surgery suffocated on food which couldn't fit into her stomach, an inquest heard.

Army medic who lost both legs in Afghanistan bomb blast defies doctors to become father of baby girl

Army medic who feared bomb blast had taken away fatherhood hopes as well as his legs has baby girl Doctors feared he might not survive his injuries and needed two years of treatment “We consider ourselves lucky”, family man says Against all odds: Simon defied doctors who said he might never be able to have children An Army medic who lost both legs in Afghanistan and feared he might never have children has become a father for the first time. Sergeant Simon Harmer, 35, suffered horrific injuries after stepping on a makeshift bomb while on patrol in Afghanistan. Doctors feared he might not survive but the serviceman proved them wrong and he and his wife Marisa are now the delighted parents of a little girl

Third smallest baby ever to be born and survive is now thriving after being born nearly four months early weighing just 9oz

“She”s a little miracle”: Baby born at 24 weeks weighing just 9oz becomes world”s third smallest to survive Melinda not much heavier than Coke can when she was delivered The third smallest baby ever to be born and survive is thriving, doctors say, after she entered the world almost four months before she was due. Melinda Star Guido weighed roughly the same as two iPhones when was born 16 weeks premature at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Centre on August 30

Kid"s won"t eat their greens? Stickers work better than "false" words of praise

Children won”t eat their greens Stickers work better than “false” words of praiseSmall rewards help change children”s attitudes to foodVerbal praise not effective as youngsters see it as “insincere” A study found youngsters who were offered small rewards were more inclined to eat vegetables If you”re fighting a losing battle trying to convince your children to gobble up their greens, a simple solution might be at hand. A study found that youngsters who were offered small rewards, such as stickers, for eating shunned foods were more inclined to change their attitude. However verbal praise didn”t work in the majority of cases, as researchers said parents” words might have seemed “insincere”.