The boy born with no ankles or knees who can now own a pair of shoes for the first time – thanks to his amazing new legs

The boy born with no ankles or knees who can now own a pair of shoes for the first time – thanks to his amazing new legsTed Johnson, 3, was born without shinbones, knees or ankles Has the rare condition tibial hemimelia, where shinbone is missingHad to have his legs amputated when he was a year oldHas had previous prosthetic legs, but this is the first time he's had feet By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 12:10 GMT, 21 March 2013 | UPDATED: 12:33 GMT, 21 March 2013 A little boy born without shinbones, knees or ankles is finally able to own his first pair of shoes after being fitted with special prosthetic legs with feet.

Food and drink companies are using the same dodgy tactics as tobacco companies to protect profits, leading experts warn

Food and drink companies are using the same dodgy tactics as tobacco companies to protect profits, leading experts warn Report says global firms are using sneaky tactics that jeopardise healthInclude lobbying governments to block health regulations against junk food Other methods include distorting research findings and paying large sums of money to form close relationships with health bodies By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 13:26 GMT, 12 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:03 GMT, 12 February 2013 Food, drink and alcohol companies are employing tactics used by the tobacco industry to get around public health policies aimed at reducing obesity and other health problems, warn researchers Leading food, drink and alcohol companies are employing tactics used by the tobacco industry to get around public health policies aimed at reducing obesity and other health problems, a damning report has claimed.

Simple 30 minute procedure that blasts kidneys with radio waves could cure high blood pressure

Simple 30 minute procedure that blasts kidneys with radio waves could cure high blood pressureNew surgery could see end to use of pills to control blood pressureProcedure involves blasting kidney nerve tissue using radio waves | UPDATED: 07:27 GMT, 18 December 2012 A new type of surgery using radio waves to destroy overactive nerves around the kidneys could help millions of people with high blood pressure.

Hitting the menopause really can result in the development of the dreaded "spare tyre" of fat around the waist

Hitting the menopause really DOES create 'spare tyre' of fat around the waist Women lose their natural supply of the female hormone oestrogen after the menopauseThis causes a shift of fat storage from the hips to the waist | UPDATED: 16:04 GMT, 16 October 2012 It will come as little comfort for women of a certain age who already have mood swings and hot flushes to contend with.

Bad hair day? Blame it on your medicine

Bad hair day Blame it on your medicine | UPDATED: 00:31 GMT, 9 October 2012 From painkillers to beta blockers, we reveal the pills that can make your hair go curly, fall out – or even change colour! Going thin on top Or is your hair losing its colour Your medication could be to blame.

Cancer treatment and fertility: Women undergoing cancer therapy could still have children thanks to protein breakthrough

Women undergoing cancer therapy could still have children thanks to protein breakthrough Blocking two proteins preserved egg-producing cells after exposure to radiation therapyThese damaged cells then repaired DNA damage and could produce healthy offspringFindings also has implications for women going through early menopause | UPDATED: 09:54 GMT, 24 September 2012 Scientists have made a breakthrough that could preserve the fertility of women undergoing cancer treatment.

Never too late to get fit: What to do in your 70s

Never too late to get fit: What to do in your 70s | UPDATED: 21:46 GMT, 17 September 2012 MEN: Researchers are convinced that a daily walk becomes more important the older you get, with many suggesting that 20 to 30 minutes is all that’s needed to benefit health.

Another excuse to eat chocolate: Dark variety can help heart-risk patients

Another excuse to eat chocolate: Dark variety can help heart-risk patients and cut diabetes | UPDATED: 00:13 GMT, 1 June 2012 Lovers of dark chocolate have known for some time that their favourite treat can help protect them against high blood pressure and cut the risk of diabetes.

Miracle pooch: Giant Schnauzer gives hospital children a new leash of life

Someone call the dog-tor: The giant Schnauzer who helps children to walk as he does his hospital rounds.When Ralf the giant Schnauzer does his hospital rounds, he is sure to give patients a new leash of life.