Teenage girl nearly loses her sight after getting eye infection from contact lens

Teenage girl nearly loses her sight after parasite grows on her contact lens and begins eating through her eye By Paul Thompson PUBLISHED: 18:02 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 07:54 GMT, 28 March 2013 A teenager has told how she almost lost her eyesight after a parasite grew on her contact lens and began eating through her cornea.

Number of cancer sufferers aged 15- 24 who die from the disease halves in 30 years

Number of cancer sufferers aged 15- 24 who die from the disease halves in 30 years Largest drop in deaths for young adults was for leukaemiaToday over 80 per cent of young people will survive cancerHowever little progress has been made for the rarer forms of cancer By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 02:05 GMT, 25 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:13 GMT, 25 March 2013 The number of teenagers and young adults dying from cancer has almost halved in the last three decades, figures show.

Girls are pressured to be thin by friends rather than TV and magazines

Girls are pressured to be thin by FRIENDS rather than TV and magazines Study compared pressure from peers, TV and social media on how dissatisfied girls felt about their bodiesFound only disapproving friends had a long-term effect on their self-esteem By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 14:15 GMT, 31 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:17 GMT, 31 January 2013 Friends have a greater influence on girls' body image than looking at thin models on TV and in magazines, a new study has found.

Schoolboy Michael Delaney hours from death after swallowing magnetic tongue studs

Schoolboy nearly died after swallowing magnetic tongue studs designed to look like a piercing Magnets are designed to sit on either side of the tongue to hold stud in place Michael Delaney needed surgery after accidentally swallowing them Magnets ripped through his intestines and acid damaged his bowelTeenager was four hours from death when he had life-saving surgery | UPDATED: 09:15 GMT, 11 December 2012 Michael Delaney was forced to undergo major surgery after swallowing his magnetic tongue studs A fashion craze almost cost a teenage boy his life after he swallowed the magnetic tongue studs he was wearing.

Caesarean sections now account for a QUARTER of all births – and older mothers are the reason why

Caesarean sections now account for a QUARTER of all births – and older mothers are the reason why 18 per cent over mothers over 35 opted not to give birth naturallyRoyal College of Midwives raises concern about a quarter of mothers having the surgery But teen pregnancies down by a fifth in five years | UPDATED: 18:21 GMT, 6 December 2012 25 per cent of mothers in England had a Caesarean – a slight increase from the previous year Older mothers are behind the number of Caesarean sections rising yet again.

Breastfeeding boom in UK as well-off older mothers lead the way

Breastfeeding boom in UK as well-off older mothers lead the way<br>Some 87% of over-30s start their babies off on breast milk compared to 58% of teenage mothers<br>Higher numbers of women are also persevering and continuing to breast-feed for at least six months<br> <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 09:55 GMT, 21 November 2012 </p> <p>Rising numbers of new mothers are breastfeeding, figures show, and older middle-class women are leading the charge.

Cristian Fernandez: The sad past of boy, 13, who is being tried as an adult after “killing his 2-year-old brother”

Sexual abuse, physical assaults and a home filled with drugs: The heartbreaking upbringing of boy, 13, who is being tried as an adult after “killing his 2-year-old brother”Cristian Fernandez was 12 when he “smashed brother”s head against shelf and sexually abused his five-year-old cousin”Records show he suffered a childhood of neglect and abuseBorn to 12-year-old mother who was sexually abusedFound wandering streets naked and dirty when he was two and neglected by drug-abusing grandmotherSexually abused by cousin and hospitalised after violent assault by stepfather who went on to kill himself

Gallstones: I could hardly move with pain, but shockwaves shattered my gallstones

I could hardly move with pain, but shockwaves shattered my gallstones By David Hurst PUBLISHED: 00:53 GMT, 4 September 2012 | UPDATED: 00:53 GMT, 4 September 2012 Gallstones are becoming increasingly common — a quarter of women over 60 will develop them.

Britons are eating their way to a lifetime of illness: Most fail to manage five fruit and veg a day

Britons are eating their way to a lifetime of illness: Most fail to manage five fruit and veg a dayAlmost half of us have high cholesterolQuarter have high blood pressure | UPDATED: 06:51 GMT, 26 July 2012 Britons are condemning themselves to a lifetime of serious illnesses with their appalling diets, experts warn.