Pilates can make your bad back worse: Experts agree it can help reduce pain and improve posture, but there are also hidden dangers

How pilates can make your bad back worse: It can help reduce pain and improve posture, but as one woman's story shows, there are hidden dangers | UPDATED: 01:32 GMT, 19 June 2012 Sophie Barnes slipped a disc while doing pilates Like thousands of women, Sophie Barnes decided to do Pilates to get back into shape after giving birth.

Brain hub that controls how birds learn to sing could give insight into Parkinson"s disease

Brain hub that helps birds learn how to sing 'goes wrong' in people with movement disorders | UPDATED: 11:27 GMT, 21 May 2012 The part of the brain which controls how birds learn their songs could be a key to treating disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, a study shows.

Father with 10 brain tumours refused cancer drug has 33,000 cost of treatment met by total stranger

Father with 10 brain tumours refused cancer drug has 33,000 treatment paid for by total stranger Property developer to pay for medication that South Tyneside Primary Care Trust said was too expensive'I never thought for one minute there would be people in the world as generous as this,' says patient's mother Enlarge New hope: Glen Cunningham, with partner Yasmin Malik and son Glen, can hardly believe that a total stranger has agreed to pay for him to receive a life-prolonging drug The family of a man with 10 brain tumours say their prayers have been answered after a generous stranger agreed to pay for a life-prolonging drug denied to him by the NHS.