Parents cherish fragile girls who suffered 12 broken bones between them in their first week of life

The China doll twins: Parents cherish fragile girls who suffered 12 broken bones between them in their first week of lifeAmy and Ava are so fragile that even cradling them could break their ribs Mother Charmaine was 23 weeks pregnant when she was told her girls could have a severe bone deformity but didn't want to terminate themBabies appeared healthy after birth but a scan 11 days later revealed how delicate they wereAva broke her arm while being bathed while Amy broke her ribs wriggling in her cot | UPDATED: 19:35 GMT, 12 December 2012 The parents of twin girls have revealed they can't even cradle them, because they suffer from a rare condition which means they are as fragile as china dolls.

Twins born 17 WEEKS prematurely spend almost six months in hospital

Home in time for Christmas: Twins born 17 WEEKS prematurely are reunited after one spends almost six months in hospital Harley and Archie Garthwaite were born in the 23rd week of the pregnancyThey defied the odds, becoming one of the youngest sets of premature twins to have survived in BritainHarley has spent almost six months in hospitalArchie was discharged in October | UPDATED: 19:26 GMT, 7 December 2012 Twin boys born 17 weeks premature have finally been allowed to go home from hospital after becoming one of the most premature sets to have survived in Britain.

Cancer of the pancreas: How does it feel to live with a death sentence for 7 months – then find it was a mistake?

How does it feel to live with a death sentence for 7 months – then find it was a mistake | UPDATED: 22:35 GMT, 20 August 2012 On his 50th birthday in July, post office manager Andy Goode went surfing in Cornwall with his wife Kate, 47, their daughter Rachel, 11, and a group of close friends.

London 2012 Olympics: Hilarious pictures of divers mid-dive

At least the judges aren”t scoring on that! The weird and wacky facial expressions of the Olympics divers. It requires the proper springboard, a pool of the right depth, and of course, years of training.

Baby girl dies from whooping cough just days after parents rush her to doctors as cases of the illness soar

Baby girl dies from whooping cough after parents rush her to GP, out-of-hours surgery and hospital, as cases of the illness soar 'Communication was terrible', say grieving parents who are demanding an urgent inquiryReported cases of whooping cough in England and Wales this year are already double what they were in 2011, according to HPA | UPDATED: 11:58 GMT, 1 August 2012 A couple are demanding an urgent inquiry after their five-week-old baby died of whooping cough.

Former soldier who took on penny-pinching NHS bosses in fight to get life-saving drug dies of terminal cancer aged 37

Former soldier who took on NHS bosses in fight to get life-saving drug dies of terminal cancer aged 37Father of two spent six months battling to get drug AvastinPostcode lottery meant he could not get medicine that was available to patients living just a few miles awayEventually lied about address to get treatment – but it was too late By Emma Reynolds PUBLISHED: 13:12 GMT, 7 June 2012 | UPDATED: 15:00 GMT, 7 June 2012 A former soldier who bravely took on penny-pinching NHS bosses in his fight to get a drug that could save his life has died of terminal cancer aged 37.

Mother"s outrage after being billed for "nursery care" of daughter who died MINUTES after being born

Mother's outrage after being billed for 'nursery care' of daughter who died MINUTES after being born | UPDATED: 21:01 GMT, 3 June 2012 A grieving mother whose newborn died in her arms was charged almost $900 for her daughter's hospital care, despite the fact that she was only alive for a few seconds after birth.

“He’s robbed me of one of the most precious things in life”: Tears of mother blinded by boyfriend who GOUGED her eyes out

“I will never see my kids” faces again”: Tears of mother blinded by boyfriend who GOUGED both of her eyes outTina Nash was subjected to “sickening” 12-hour assault while her two children were in homeShe was also left with a broken nose and jaw in an attack described as “the most harrowing” police had seen