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.

How broken heart syndrome PROTECTS the grief-stricken from dying

How broken heart syndrome PROTECTS the grief-stricken from dying Around two per cent of people thought to have had a heart attack are diagnosed with the syndromeIt gives the heart a 'balloon-like' appearance but symptoms go after two weeks PUBLISHED: 13:10 GMT, 27 June 2012 | UPDATED: 13:13 GMT, 27 June 2012 People who suffer from intense grief after the death of a loved one are often said to be at risk of dying from a broken heart after developing symptoms of cardiac arrest.

Starting to slouch? It may be a sign your spine"s crumbling

Starting to slouch It may be a sign your spine's crumbling Ian Headrick is now three inches taller, having 'grown' from 5ft 8in to 5ft 11in One of Ian Headrick’s most distinctive childhood memories is constantly being told by his parents not to slouch.