Mother who tortured her baby son is battered with garden hose and wooden plank by fellow women prisoners

Mother who tortured her baby son is battered with garden hose and wooden plank by fellow women prisonersClaire Biggs had missiles hurled at her by inmatesBiggs jailed for eight years for child cruelty in 2009Her son died at just eight weeks old after suffering horrific abuse

Woman, 32, jumped on child’s stomach wearing flip-flops and perforated his bowel in shocking campaign of violence

Woman, 32, jumped on child’s stomach wearing flip-flops and perforated his bowel in shocking campaign of violence. Rubbed his excrement in his face if he soiled himselfHeld his feet against a piping hot radiator until he burntJailed for seven years for causing injuries described as being like “something from a horror film”Nicola Tedder denied charges and claimed child was “clumsy” and had injured himself

Children"s author Jan Fearnley awarded 250,000 after botched laser eye surgery left her with blurred vision

Children's author awarded 250,000 after botched laser eye surgery left her with blurred visionJan Fearnley, 47, went to private clinic to cure her short-sightednessEnded up permanently scarred when surgeon 'fumbled' with equipment Ophthalmologist responsible found guilty of professional misconductWriter awarded compensation after settling with doctor's insurers | UPDATED: 13:18 GMT, 8 July 2012 A children’s author and illustrator has been awarded 250,000 in compensation seven years after botched laser eye surgery left her with blurred vision.

Bedridden for FIVE months: The mother who had to lie still for 24 hours each day or risk losing her twin babies

Bedridden for FIVE months: The mother who had to lie still for 24 hours each day or risk losing her twin babiesLisa Copley was told her thin cervix made her likely to miscarryDoctors told the 31-year-old that her only hope was to stay in bedShe spent five months at Royal Surrey County Hospital during which time her muscles wasted away and she broke out in red hivesMiss Copley finally gave birth to twins Lucas and Lisa | UPDATED: 13:03 GMT, 29 May 2012 A mother desperate to save the lives of her unborn twins lay in a hospital bed for five months.

Selenium supplements for healthy hair and nails "can increase risk of type-2 diabetes"

Selenium supplements for healthy hair and nails 'can increase risk of type-2 diabetes' Risk: Selenium has been found to harm people who already have enough of the mineral in their diets Selenium supplements may be harmful to people who already have enough of the mineral in their diet, a study has found.

The 12 mums who have bared their bumps – after the death of a baby

Count the kicks: Meet the 12 mums who have bared their bumps after the death of a baby to raise awareness of stillbirths When Sophia Mason lost her baby daughter due to a tragic stillbirth, she knew she wanted to do something to help other mums avoid such a tragedy.