Dawn Carter: Woman who underwent a pioneering six-organ transplant dies just 15 months after surgery

Woman who underwent a pioneering six-organ transplant dies just 15 months after surgeryDawn Carter had a new stomach, liver, kidney, colon, pancreas and intestine53-year-old was only the third person to have the procedureShe spent six months in hospital recovering and had to re-learn how to walk But her health deteriorated suddenly in January after a series of infections By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 16:22 GMT, 10 April 2013 | UPDATED: 16:51 GMT, 10 April 2013 Dawn Carter died just over a year after complex transplant surgery A woman who was given a pioneering six-organ transplant has died 15 months after surgery.

Sweet! Just in time for Easter, scientists find chocolate cuts risk of stroke

Sweet! Just in time for Easter, scientists find chocolate cuts risk of stroke By Simon Murphy PUBLISHED: 22:28 GMT, 23 March 2013 | UPDATED: 23:28 GMT, 23 March 2013 Just in time for Easter, it's the news chocolate lovers have dreamt of – official confirmation that their favourite guilty pleasure can be good for you.

Gregor Smith: Talented teenage swimmer dies from meningitis just SEVEN hours after falling ill

Talented teenage swimmer dies from meningitis just SEVEN hours after falling illGregor Smith, 13, died from killer brain disease hours after symptoms aroseFamily and friends have paid tribute to 'cheeky schoolboy' By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 16:43 GMT, 26 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:55 GMT, 26 February 2013 A schoolboy has died from meningitis just seven hours after his symptoms first appeared.

Fabrice Muamba praises medics who brought him back from the brink of death

Luck No, it was fabulous first aid that saved my life, says footballer Fabrice Muamba as he praises medics who brought him back from the brink of deathBolton Wanderers player was only given a five per cent chance to surviveFabrice Muamba has made a full recovery and thanks the emergency service staff's swift action | UPDATED: 16:23 GMT, 25 November 2012 Of all people, one would expect Fabrice Muamba to believe in the power of luck.

Grandfather with "incurable" cancer is given the all-clear after swapping red meat and dairy products for 10 fruit and veg a day

Did this grandfather, 78, really beat 'incurable' cancer just by changing his diet Extraordinary story of the man who got 'all-clear' after swapping red meat and dairy products for 10 fruit and veg a day Doctors told Allan Taylor, 78, in April that his cancer couldn't be treated and had spread from his colon to his small intestine In August the retired oil rig engineer from Middlesbrough got another letter – to say he was cancer-free He puts the change down to his new diet, which he adopted after looking up 'colon cancer cures' on the internet | UPDATED: 14:54 GMT, 16 September 2012 A grandfather, who was told by doctors that his cancer was 'incurable', has been given the all-clear less than four months later – after trying a different diet.

Supermarket "luxury" ready meals contain twice as much fat and salt as the budget versions

Supermarket 'luxury' ready meals contain twice as much fat and salt as budget versions High-end meals have 'shocking' levels of saturated fat – just one serving can contain an adult's entire daily recommended fat intake, according to a study | UPDATED: 13:08 GMT, 10 September 2012 Supermarket 'luxury' ready meals should have their packaging labelled 'damaging' because they contain twice as much fat and salt than their budget equivalents, scientists have warned.

Sam Nagy, 20, gives stranger a kidney, becomes youngest Good Samaritan organ donor in Britain

'I'm just an average person': 20-year-old becomes the youngest ever Good Samaritan organ donor in Britain after giving his kidney to a complete strangerSam Nagy took the decision despite his mother expressing her concerns | UPDATED: 09:18 GMT, 30 July 2012 Brave: Sam Nagy has just become the youngest ever 'Good Samaritan' organ donor in Britain Risking your own life for a complete stranger is a tough decision at any age.