Teenager with spina bifida who was told to "get used to a wheelchair" walks again after pioneering operation

Teenager with spina bifida who was told to 'get used to a wheelchair' walks again after pioneering operation Charlotte was confined to a wheelchair aged 11 and told to 'just get on with it'But expert at Southampton General Hospital was convinced she could get Charlotte standing again Days before 18th birthday Charlotte underwent a complex operation to lengthen the tight muscles at the hips, knees and feetShe can now walk and says it feels 'completely natural' | UPDATED: 09:53 GMT, 26 December 2012 Charlotte Volante on a Jersey beach.

If your hip clicks as you put on socks it"s an arthritis warning

If your hip clicks as you put on socks it's an arthritis warning By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 01:21 GMT, 2 October 2012 | UPDATED: 01:21 GMT, 2 October 2012 'Despite being very fit and active, there were always certain movements I struggled with,' said Iyad Elias Does your hip click when you bend to put your socks on Do you find it impossible to sit cross-legged on the floor Does your hip hurt with exercise If so, you could suffer from a ‘new’ condition, possibly a precursor to osteoarthritis.

How a few minutes of DIY can cost your life years later: Hidden asbestos in homes putting millions at risk from deadly lung disease

How a few minutes of DIY can cost your life years later: Hidden asbestos in homes putting millions at risk from deadly lung disease | UPDATED: 01:43 GMT, 28 August 2012 Dr Geoffrey Newton, aged 81, died from mesothelioma Geoffrey Newton had always prided himself on his DIY skills.

Man, 26, left without food for FOUR days with agonising broken leg due to NHS blunders

Man, 26, left without food for FOUR days with agonising broken leg due to NHS blunders | UPDATED: 16:22 GMT, 27 April 2012 A furious father has revealed his son was left without food for four days while waiting for treatment for a broken leg.

Poisonous hip implants "putting thousands of British patients at risk" as medical watchdog launches investigation

Poisonous hip implants 'putting thousands of British patients at risk' as medical watchdog launches investigationMedical regulators forced to take 'prompt action' over safety concernsMetal hip implants could put more than 30,000 patients at risk of poisoning Agony: Penny Brown, 51, is taking legal action against DePuy after her implant wore out leaving her disabled Hip replacements fitted in tens of thousands of patients are being investigated amid fears they may be poisoning them.