Male cancer survivors losing the chance to become fathers after frozen sperm is destroyed

Male cancer survivors losing the chance to become fathers after frozen sperm is destroyed Young men who suffer cancer are given chance to store sperm in case invasive treatment damages fertility But many do not realise it can be disposed of after a decade if their fertility has not been tested By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 14:33 GMT, 4 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:15 GMT, 4 January 2013 Young men who have undergone treatments like chemotherapy or radiotherapy for cancer are routinely offered the chance to store their sperm to ward against the risk of post-treatment infertility.

While you were sleeping: The baby sock that monitors your child"s breathing, giving anxious parents peace of mind

While you were sleeping: The baby sock that monitors your child's breathing, giving anxious parents peace of mindIt works by strapping around an infant’s foot and measuring heart rate and blood-oxygen levelsScientists hope the device could help cut the number of cases of Sudden Infant Death Syndromes – or cot deaths | UPDATED: 14:04 GMT, 29 November 2012 Most new parents have spent sleepless nights, worrying whether their child is breathing properly while tucked up in their cots.

"Doctors don"t always know best:" Student claims he cured debilitating bowel disease by taking up smoking

'Doctors don't always know best:' Student claims he cured debilitating bowel disease by taking up smoking Stephen Pendry, 23, struggled with crippling pain, tiredness, shortness of breath and dehydration since he was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis four years agoBut he is now completely symptom-free, thanks to a new four-a-day cigarette habitDoctors are divided over benefits of patients smoking to combat symptoms – some believe nicotine is the healer so patches, and not cigarettes, are way forward | UPDATED: 11:05 GMT, 11 September 2012 A medical student claims to have cured himself of a debilitating disease by taking up smoking.

New jab could relieve your hayfever for weeks – as global warming threatens to extend the pollen season

New jab could relieve your hayfever for weeks – as global warming threatens to extend the pollen season | UPDATED: 04:41 GMT, 11 September 2012 A new hay-fever vaccine that promises lasting relief for sufferers is being developed, amid fears that the pollen season could go on six weeks longer in future due to global warming.

Surge in hard-up women offering to sell their eggs

Surge in hard-up women offering to sell their eggs 'due to recession' Donor compensation is limited to 750 per cycle for egg donors | UPDATED: 13:46 GMT, 17 July 2012 A fertility clinic has no waiting list for treatment for the first time in its history because of a surge in hard-up women offering to sell their eggs.

Boy, 5, takes first steps after experimental drug shrinks huge tumour growing through his body

Boy, 5, takes first steps after experimental drug shrinks huge tumour that was spreading through his body Drug has stopped spread of tumour and Alfie has been weaned off pain medicationThe drug is more commonly used as an anti-rejection drug for kidney transplant patients'It gives us hope', say parents | UPDATED: 15:52 GMT, 10 July 2012 A five-year-old boy has taken his first steps – after a 'miracle' drug helped shrink a giant and deadly tumour that was raging through his body.

Woman desperate to become mother died in botched operation designed to help her have children

Woman desperate to become mother died in botched operation designed to help her have children Surgeons accidentally cut into Mrs El Nahas' bowelShe fatally inhaled vomit after becoming sick from the bile seeping from the wound | UPDATED: 10:12 GMT, 25 June 2012 A woman desperate to become a mother died after a surgeon cut open her bowel during a procedure aimed at helping her to have children.

Scientists could soon screen unborn babies for 3,500 genetic disorders, raising fears of an increase in abortions

Scientists could soon screen unborn babies for 3,500 genetic disorders, raising fears of an increase in abortions PUBLISHED: 00:31 GMT, 7 June 2012 | UPDATED: 09:08 GMT, 7 June 2012 Thousands of genetic disorders in unborn babies could soon be identified without the need for risky and invasive tests – raising fears of an oncrease in the number of abortions.