The inspirational story of the runner forced to have her leg amputated after developing a CHEST INFECTION – but who's now jogging again and fitter than ever Debbie Grosch-Squance, 47, lost her right leg after a chest infection caused her to develop the deadly flesh-eating bug necrotising fasciitisThe Strep A virus that caused the original infection can sometimes mutate for no apparent reason and start attacking healthy tissueMother-of-two forced to make agonising decision to have her leg amputated rather than having reconstructive surgery But vowed after the amputation she would learn to run again | UPDATED: 12:57 GMT, 28 December 2012 Debbie Grosch-Squance became seriously ill with a flesh eating bug after contracting a chest infection.
Chaos as winter vomiting cases hit 750,000 and force hundreds of wards to close New figures show number of cases 72 per cent higher than last DecemberMore than 300 hospital wards in England and Wales have been closed to new patients since outbreak beganA total of 43 have been shut in the past two weeks aloneSchools across the UK have been affected, with one south-west London primary reporting 'unprecedented' numbers of pupils off sick | UPDATED: 11:34 GMT, 13 December 2012 Hundreds of hospital wards have been forced to close due to the spread of the winter vomiting bug, as fears grow that this winter's outbreak could prove to be the worst on record.
Winter vomiting bug closes hundreds of wards as cases hit a FIVE-YEAR high New figures show number of cases 72 per cent higher than last DecemberMore than 300 hospital wards in England and Wales have been closed to new patients since outbreak beganA total of 43 have been shut in the past two weeks aloneSchools across the UK have been affected, with one south-west London primary reporting 'unprecedented' numbers of pupils off sick | UPDATED: 03:43 GMT, 13 December 2012 Hundreds of hospital wards have been forced to close due to the spread of the winter vomiting bug, as fears grow that this winter's outbreak could prove to be the worst on record.
Nursery worker, 23, with cancer gene has double mastectomy after disease killed mother and grandfather Fiona Luscombe, from Plymouth, feared she would also succumb to BRCA2 gene which increases risk of cancer 'I grew up with cancer and I just couldn't risk it' she said | UPDATED: 14:04 GMT, 28 November 2012 Aged just 23, beautiful and engaged to be married – Fiona Luscombe shouldn't have a care in the world.
Exercise 'interventions' make no difference to overweight children Extra-curricular exercise sessions found to make little impact on children's daily activityExperts suggest diet and healthy eating are key to tackling childhood obesity | UPDATED: 14:39 GMT, 28 September 2012 Making overweight children to do more physical activity won't help them to shed the pounds, according to a British study.
Patient turned away from hospital for life saving surgery THREE TIMES because there were no available beds Stephen Jones, 62, was turned away three times in two weeks after taking three 150-mile round trips to a Plymouth hospital for heart bypass surgery | UPDATED: 14:06 GMT, 10 September 2012 Exhausted: Heart patient Stephen Jones, aged 62, has said he does not blame hospital staff for his treatment, but admits it has left him 'dispirited' A heart patient was forced to travel 450 miles to and from hospital for life-saving surgery – only for it to be cancelled THREE TIMES.
Cannabis 'does not slow progress of multiple sclerosis', scientists claim in blow to hopes drug could provide relief to sufferers Researchers found patients who took capsules containing THC, a key active ingredient in cannabis, fared no better than those given a placeboStudy assessed MS patients on both a disability scale administered by neurologists and another based on their own reporting | UPDATED: 15:55 GMT, 29 May 2012 Cannabis does not slow the progression of multiple sclerosis, a large-scale study has concluded.
Girl, 23, makes amazing recovery after surgeons remove tumour the size of two grapefruits Having cancer put my life into perspective, says student | UPDATED: 16:00 GMT, 23 April 2012 A brave student told of her miraculous recovery after surgeons removed a tumour the size of two grapefruits.
We really do like to be beside the seaside, say psychologists | UPDATED: 00:27 GMT, 19 April 2012 It may be something to do with the soothing sound of the waves but – in accordance with the music hall song – we do like to be beside the seaside, psychologists have confirmed.
Left without a leg to stand on: Family left to meet cost of 20k false legs for meningitis-struck son following an admin blunder Archie was struck down with Meningitis B when he was 18 months-old The mother of a six-year-old boy with meningitis has been criticised after being left to fund a 20,000 pair of artificial legs for her meningitis-struck son following an admin blunder.