World first as grandmother has life-saving "mini sieve" fitted near her heart to catch deadly clots after surgery

World first as grandmother has life-saving 'mini sieve' fitted near her heart to catch deadly clots after surgery Doreen Carter had the device fitted in a major vein near her heart It consists of a titanium mesh that acts like a fishing net to catch blood clotsDoctors believe it could prevent thousands dying from clots after surgery By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 16:44 GMT, 5 March 2013 | UPDATED: 16:50 GMT, 5 March 2013 A British grandmother has become the first person in the world to be fitted with a life-saving 'miniature sieve' to prevent blood clots.

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.

Stephanie Knight"s bucket list: The modest but heartbreaking final wishes of a woman dying from cancer

A trip to a spa, a day at the seaside and being a bride for a day: The modest but heartbreaking final wishes of the 21-year-old dying from cancer Stephanie Knight was diagnosed with a rare cancer when she was just 17Told her condition was terminal on New Year's Day 2012Has now drawn up a bucket list – including a having a hen do, being a bride for the day and number of wishes for her beloved friends and family but this time it failed to work.

Statins: How a 40p statin can stop deadly form of blood poisoning

How a 40p statin can stop deadly form of blood poisoning By Pat Hagan PUBLISHED: 03:51 GMT, 15 January 2013 | UPDATED: 03:51 GMT, 15 January 2013 Drugs taken by around seven million people in Britain to lower cholesterol could also stop a deadly form of blood poisoning in its tracks.

Asthma drug "protects sufferers from life-threatening symptoms caused by common cold"

Asthma drug 'protects sufferers from life-threatening symptoms caused by common cold' Research could help reduce hospital admissions and deaths as a result of asthma attacks | UPDATED: 15:27 GMT, 19 April 2012 Patients with 'difficult to treat' asthma benefited significantly from the anti-viral agent Scientists are developing a drug that will protect asthma sufferers from life-threatening symptoms caused by the common cold.

Cystic fibrosis often forces by toddler twins apart, reveals mother

Cystic fibrosis forces toddler twins apart – in case they pass life-threatening infections to each other, reveals mother Parents did not realise they were carriers of the lung condition | UPDATED: 16:21 GMT, 5 April 2012 Toddler twins Isobel and Alexander love to spend time together – but they must often stay apart in case they give each other life-threatening infections.

Cystic Fibrosis: Tugce Basar has 1 working lung made from part of her mum and dad"s organs

Schoolgirl given a new lease of life after she has one working lung made from part of her mum and dad's organs | UPDATED: 16:44 GMT, 26 March 2012 A chronically ill schoolgirl has been given a new lease of life after both her mum and her dad each donated part of their lungs for a rare live transplant operation.

How Mr Gibbs the dog keeps keeps Alida Knobloch, 3, alive by strapping oxygen tank to his back

The sick little girl given a new leash of life by her dog: How Mr Gibbs keeps Alida, 3, alive by strapping oxygen tank to his backAlida can run and play with dog as he follows her while carrying oxygen She can survive briefly if tubes come loose from tank on golden doodleFamily moved 2,000 miles so she could be with specially-trained animal. A sick little girl is being kept alive thanks to her best friend – a dog who carries her oxygen tank on her back.

Woman in desperate race to lose four stone so she get pregnant after doctors give her husband five months to live

Woman in desperate race to lose four stone so she can get pregnant after doctors give her husband five months to live Mrs Hughes has lost 21lbs since starting a diet A woman is facing a race against time to lose four stone – in order to become pregnant before her husband dies. Ayla Hughes, 24 is desperate to have a child with her husband Ben, 28, who suffers from chronic organ failure.