Girl, 2, in brave battle against arthritis after being bedridden for months with mystery illness

Girl, 2, in brave battle against arthritis after being bedridden for months with mystery illnessBlaze Duckworth, of Bolton, Greater Manchester, needs injections to walkShe became ill last Christmas but was not diagnosed until April this year | UPDATED: 18:41 GMT, 15 October 2012 Jumping on a trampoline, Blaze Duckworth seems to be playing as happily as any two-year-old.

Parents" anguish after daughter, 18, died from allergic reaction to migraine tablets

Girl, 18, who was taking 36 different medicines a day to control pain of migraines, dies of organ failure Felicity Kane suffered chronic pain and migraines from the age of 12Took 36 different types of medication to control her symptoms Given the drug Lamotirigine to control migraines but suffered an allergic reaction and died a week later from organ failureFamily 'devastated and 'dumbstruck' by her death | UPDATED: 17:11 GMT, 8 October 2012 An Olympic hopeful who suffered from a long-standing illness died after she suffered an allergic reaction to new ‘miracle’ cure.

Leg ulcers can take months to treat, but female hormone cream is speeding up the healing process

Leg ulcers can take months to treat, but female hormone cream is speeding up the healing process | UPDATED: 02:17 GMT, 2 October 2012 Oestrogen has an effect on a range of different cells within a wound Doctors have discovered why wounds such as ulcers take longer to heal in older people — and they believe a cream containing the female hormone oestrogen could be the answer.

Dental records can identify osteoporosis risk

Dental records can identify osteoporosis risk years before condition develops | UPDATED: 21:52 GMT, 22 September 2012 Dentists at Manchester University are pioneering a technology called Osteodent that can detect those at risk of osteoporosis by looking at dental scans years before the condition develops.

Binge drinking: Young adults from Manchester and Merseyside are heaviest teen drinkers in Europe, finds study of 26 cities

Young adults from Manchester and Merseyside are heaviest teen drinkers in Europe, finds study of 26 cities 55% of young teenagers in Merseyside and 50% of those in Greater Manchester drank heavily compared to the EU city average of 33%However Mancunians ate considerably more fruit and vegetables than EU average while Liverpudlians smoked less By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 16:39 GMT, 17 September 2012 | UPDATED: 16:45 GMT, 17 September 2012 Too much, too young: Teenage heavy drinking rates are high in the north of England Teenagers living in the north of England are among the heaviest underage drinkers in Europe, according to a study of 26 European cities.

Emma Stones death: Disabled girl was left in NHS hospital until rigor mortis set in died after catalogue of failings

Disabled girl, 12, who was left in NHS hospital until rigor mortis set in died after catalogue of failings by medical staffEmma Stones died of blood poisoning at Tameside General Hospital in February 2011Care she received from medical staff was 'inadequate' and 'simply not acceptable', coroner rulesHospital staff failed to monitor Emma properly because they were 'busy', inquest hearsEmma's body was 'ice cold' when her father saw her, even though staff told him she had only just diedNurse was suspended for one month and given a warning before resuming her job | UPDATED: 01:50 GMT, 7 August 2012 Victim: Emma Stones died in hospital following a catalogue of errors by medical staff who provided a level of care that was 'inadequate' and 'simply not acceptable', a coroner ruled A coroner last night condemned a hospital after hearing a girl may have died in her bed and then been left by staff for so long she developed rigor mortis.

Real life Sleeping Beauty: Teenager with rare condition snoozes for 12 days at a time

Real life Sleeping Beauty: Teenager with rare condition snoozes for 12 days at a time Shannon suffers a sleeping episode around once a month | UPDATED: 12:54 GMT, 18 July 2012 Costly: Shannon had a sleepy episode during her GCSEs which meant she failed some exams A teenager has missed birthdays, Christmases, and family holidays – because she has Sleeping Beauty Syndrome.

Boy with inoperable brain tumour uses automatic camera to act as his "memory"

Boy with inoperable brain tumour uses automatic camera to act as his 'memory' SenseCam is hung around Jacob's neck and takes around 2,000 pictures a dayHe can then flick through them to trigger memories | UPDATED: 11:52 GMT, 27 June 2012 A boy with an inoperable brain tumour is using a special camera to help him remember what he's been up to each day.

Mother gives birth in hospital lift as it gets jammed between floors on way to maternity ward

Going up in he world Mother gives birth in hospital lift as it gets jammed between floors on way to maternity wardThomas was delivered with help of mother's sister and a hospital porter | UPDATED: 00:21 GMT, 16 June 2012 The lift began its upward journey with three people inside – but by the time it reached its destination, there were four.