Cystic fibrosis sufferer Jennifer Wederell given smoker"s lungs in transplant dies of cancer


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Cystic fibrosis sufferer given smoker's lungs in transplant died of cancer less than a year after operationJennifer Wederell was given the lungs of a 20-a-day smokerA year after the operation she died of cancer Husband says she would never have agreed to transplant had she known | UPDATED: 11:57 GMT, 17 December 2012 Battle: Jennifer Wederell died at the age of 27 from lung cancer.

Cystic fibrosis sufferer given smoker"s lungs in transplant died of cancer less than a year after operation


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Cystic fibrosis sufferer given smoker's lungs in transplant died of cancer less than a year after operationJennifer Wederell was given the lungs of a 20-a-day smokerA year after the operation she died of cancer Husband says she would never have agreed to transplant had she known | UPDATED: 01:04 GMT, 17 December 2012 Battle: Jennifer Wederell died at the age of 27 from lung cancer.

Teenager visits doctor with heartburn only to discover he had a tumour the size of a grapefruit which could have EXPLODED his heart


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Teenager with 'indigestion' discovers he has a cyst the size of a grapefruit which could have EXPLODED his heartDoctors told Daniel Tamburro, 19, if he had left the cyst untreated it would have killed him The growth was so big it had pushed his heart 3cm to the right | UPDATED: 11:36 GMT, 30 November 2012 A teenager who visited doctors with 'heartburn' was amazed to find he actually had a cyst the size of a grapefruit crushing his heart, and forcing it 3cm to the right.

Doctors withholding treatment from dying cancer patients because they think it is "futile"


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Doctors 'are withholding treatment from dying cancer patients because they think it is futile to continue'<br> <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 10:14 GMT, 21 November 2012 </p> <br> <img src="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/11/21/article-2236148-028B4207000005DC-10_233x423.jpg" width="233" height="423" alt="Shocking: Doctors are withholding treatment from dying cancer patients because they do not think it worthwhile, a report warns" class="blkBorder" /> <p class="imageCaption">Shocking: Doctors are withholding treatment from dying cancer patients because they do not think it worthwhile, a report warns.

"Sunshine" vitamin helps treat patients with TB


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How basking in the sunshine could help treat patients with TB Vitamin D appears to dampen inflammatory responses without affecting effect of antibioticsDrug-resistant cases of Tuberculosis are on the rise in the UK | UPDATED: 08:28 GMT, 4 September 2012 Vitamin D can speed up recovery in tuberculosis (TB) patients, say researchers.

Mother is slowly suffocating to death after contracting one of the world"s rarest lung conditions


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Mother is slowly suffocating to death after contracting one of the world's rarest lung conditions Mother was diagnosed with rare disease just after her second child was born | UPDATED: 13:28 GMT, 28 June 2012 Sally struggles to keep up with her two children, who are now 11 and 13 years old A mother is slowly suffocating to death after contracting one of the world’s rarest lung conditions.

Legionnaire"s: A killer from the air


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Legionnaire's: A killer from the air | UPDATED: 21:50 GMT, 9 June 2012 Investigations continue into the outbreak of legionnaire’s disease in Edinburgh.

Campaigns like this don"t save lives – they just clog my surgery with people scared witless


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Campaigns like this don't save lives – they just clog my surgery with people scared witless | UPDATED: 10:47 GMT, 5 June 2012 Comedian Ricky Gervais is one of several celebrities fronting a new government campaign to raise awareness about lung cancer.

Suncream ingredient "could damage skin cells when exposed to UV rays"


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Suncream ingredient 'could damage skin cells when exposed to UV rays' | UPDATED: 14:10 GMT, 8 May 2012 Doubts: Scientists have hypothesised that zinc oxide in some creams could release free radicals causing skin cell damage Holidaymakers are advised to slap on plenty of suncream to reduce their risk of skin cancer.

Me and my operation: The tiny bell that breathes life back into your lungs


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Me and my operation: The tiny bell that breathes life back into your lungs | UPDATED: 22:20 GMT, 7 May 2012 Every year 900,000 Britons are diagnosed with lung conditions such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis which leave them breathless.