The ultra-realistic prosthetics helping rebuild patients" lives after illness or accidents

Suits you, sir: The ultra-realistic prosthetics helping rebuild patients' lives after illness or accidents Experts at the Royal Truro Hospital make 9,000 fake body parts a yearRecipients include facial trauma victims injured after fires, cancers and throat operationsDoctors sculpt each feature in wax and mould into latex noses, teeth or earsThen make sure each one is a perfect match for the patient's skin tone By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 13:16 GMT, 31 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:34 GMT, 31 January 2013 These bizarrre images of eyes, ears and noses look like a film make-up department – but are a behind-the-scenes peek at a hospital prosthetic unit.

Why jogging a week before your period could damage your knees

Jogging a week before your period is due 'could damage your knees' Sportswomen are more likely to suffer from join injuries than men Scientists found nerve activity increased in knee muscles in late stage of woman's menstrual cycle | UPDATED: 13:55 GMT, 16 October 2012 Injured knees: Scientists think a woman's menstrual cycle could be associated with her increased risk of tearing ligaments during exercise Women who work out regularly should consider taking it easy in the week before their period is due – as they could be at greater risk of injury, say scientists.

One in 10 children rushed to hospital with burns being scorched by hair straighteners

Hair straightener accidents now account for one in 10 young burns victims – with children as young as 18months left needing plastic surgery The beauty product can reach 220C, which is hot enough to fry an eggChildren's skin is up to 15 times thinner than adults so far more vulnerable to burnsStraighteners takes 40 minutes to cool down By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 11:31 GMT, 16 October 2012 | UPDATED: 12:34 GMT, 16 October 2012 Hair straighteners are causing 'horrific injuries' to hundreds of young children across the UK, a safety charity has warned.

Medical miracle? Father wakes up from seven-year coma after he is given a sleeping pill

Medical miracle Father 'wakes up' from seven-year coma after he is given a sleeping pill Ayanda Nqinana, from Johannseburg, was left with severe brain injuries after his car crashed in 2005His doctors said he would most likely never recoverFive days after they started giving him Stilnox, Mr Nqinana showed signs of consciousness | UPDATED: 14:36 GMT, 11 September 2012 A South African man who had been in a coma for seven years was 'woken up' after being given a sleeping pill.

Dishwasher liquitabs pose a danger to children who can mistake them for sweets, doctors warn

Dishwasher liquitabs pose a danger to children who can mistake them for sweets, doctors warn Five toddlers admitted to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow this year | UPDATED: 08:05 GMT, 6 September 2012 Parents are being warned about the dangers of liquid detergent capsules used in dishwashers and washing machines following a number of cases of children biting into them.

Hope for paralysed patients as stem cell jab restores feeling to patients with damaged spines

Hope for paralysed patients as stem cell jab restores feeling to patients with damaged spines By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 17:03 GMT, 4 September 2012 | UPDATED: 07:38 GMT, 5 September 2012 Patients with broken spines have reported having feeling restored to areas that had previously been paralysed, after receiving stem cell injections.

Stem cell jab

Hope for paralysed patients as stem cell jab restores feeling to patients with damaged spines By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 17:03 GMT, 4 September 2012 | UPDATED: 17:03 GMT, 4 September 2012 Patients with broken spines have reported having feeling restored to areas that had previously been paralysed, after receiving stem cell injections.