British grandmother poses for a happy snapshot with her children.
The BLIND skateboarder whose amazing skills have taken the web by stormTommy Carroll, a student at Northwestern University, has been skateboarding since he was 10 despite being blind from the age of twoA teenager growing up in Glenview, Illinois, he mastered the sport on a local half pipe despite his disability His experiences have led him to meet skateboarding greats like Tony Hawk and the video of his story has now been viewed almost half a million times PUBLISHED: 20:35 GMT, 3 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:05 GMT, 4 February 2013 An online video showing a blind student skateboarding near his Chicago home has made him a star and inspired thousands across the globe.
Mother-of-four with Parkinson's disease turns condition into an art form by becoming a Marilyn Monroe human statue Nicky was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease when she was 29The condition makes her muscles tighten, leaving her unable to move Nicky now poses as a frozen Marilyn Monroe for two hours at a time to raise money for charity | UPDATED: 19:30 GMT, 14 December 2012 A Parkinson’s sufferer whose muscles stiffen as a result of the disease has turned her condition into an art-form – by becoming a human statue.
Our little Christmas miracle: Parents' joy as youngest ever baby to have open heart surgery goes home for the first time Five-month-old Jessica Muse is believed to be the youngest person ever to undergo open heart surgery when she was just 30 minutes oldLittle girl was born hypoplastic left-heart syndrome, meaning she essentially had half a heart as the left side did not workFinally gone home after nine operations and two rounds of open heart surgery | UPDATED: 14:00 GMT, 13 December 2012 A baby girl who underwent open heart surgery at just 30 minutes old has been allowed home for the first time ever to celebrate Christmas.
Mini marathons: Tireless toddlers cover more than two and a half miles a day (but that includes 102 falls)If the average toddler is active half of their waking time, they will clock up 2.6 miles a dayResearchers filmed over 130 infants as they explored specially-designed playroomAnalysis showed those who walked clocked up 2,368 steps an hour, covering 0.44 miles<br> <p> By Daily Mail Reporter</p> <p> <strong>PUBLISHED:</strong> 00:45 GMT, 23 November 2012 | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 10:56 GMT, 23 November 2012 </p> <br> <img src="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/11/23/article-0-03FA9A9C0000044D-253_233x475.jpg" width="233" height="475" alt="Tireless toddlers: The average toddler walks more than 2.5miles a day" class="blkBorder" /> <p class="imageCaption">Tireless toddlers: The average toddler walks more than 2.5miles a day</p> <p>They may be called baby steps but don’t be fooled: the average toddler walks more than two and a half miles a day.</p><p>The distance – which would put many adults to shame – is made of 14,208 steps.</p><p>Perhaps less surprisingly, it also includes 102 falls.</p><p>To come up with the figures, the New York University researchers videoed more than 130 infants aged between 12 and 19 months as they explored a specially-designed playroom.</p><p>Another 15 were taped at home.</p><p>Some were ‘expert crawlers’ who had yet to start to walk.
Paramedics forced to wait outside a hospital for 2.5hours for beds to become available for their patients Paramedics said they had to wait anything from 15 minutes to 2.5hours for bed to become available for patientsReview now being carried out at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough | UPDATED: 15:58 GMT, 3 October 2012 Paramedics were forced to wait outside a hospital for two-and-a-half hours until beds became available for their patients, it has been revealed.
Non-smokers regularly exposed to second-hand smoke are 'at risk of damaging their memory'Scientists found non-smokers exposed to second-hand smoke forgot almost 20% more than non-smokers who were not exposedBoth groups out-performed smokers who forgot 30% more than those who were not exposed to second-hand smoke | UPDATED: 14:51 GMT, 13 September 2012 We all know cigarettes are bad for our health, but researchers now claim that non-smokers who are regularly exposed to second-hand smoke are at risk of damaging their memory.
Stressed expectant mothers '60% more likely' to have babies with health problems Stress during pregnancy leaves a baby more at risk of breathing difficulties and being placed on a ventilator for the first half hour of its life | UPDATED: 10:15 GMT, 3 July 2012 Expectant mothers who suffer from stress are 60 per cent more likely to have babies with health problems, according to a study.
Brushing your teeth too soon after meals can seriously damage them, warn dentists Brushing within 20 minutes can corrode teethDrives corrosive acids 'deep into teeth, dentists warnWaiting an hour can protect teeth | UPDATED: 16:15 GMT, 4 June 2012 Many people brush more than the recommended number of times per day – especially after a rich meal Many people brush more than the recommended number of times per day – especially after a rich meal.
Seaweed bread helps dieters consume 180 fewer calories a day – the same as a half hour gym session | UPDATED: 16:12 GMT, 22 March 2012 Eating a slice of bread baked with ground-up seaweed could help you feel fuller for longer, researchers have found.