More tests needed to confirm that man was killed in measles epidemic

South Wales measles cases reach 942 as tests into death of 25-year-old 'first victim' are inconclusive Measles cases in the region have jumped by 56 in the last two days Gareth Williams was suffering with measles at the time of his deathBut tests have been unable to confirm the virus was responsible for deathCoroner has ordered further examinations in order to determine cause .

Dying mother Katie Scarbrough"s heartbreaking blog about cancer treatment so her young family can remember her

'I want my children to know how much I loved them': Dying mother writes heartbreaking blog about cancer treatment so her young family can remember her Katie Scarbrough, 32, was diagnosed with bowel cancer in June 2012She underwent chemotherapy but in September was told it hadn't workedShe has been writing a blog for her children since starting her treatmentShe hopes it will allow Sam, 8, and Sophie, 4, to understand what happened ” class=”blkBorder” /> Katie, pictured here with Stuart and children Sam, 8, and Sophie, 4, was diagnosed with aggressive bowel cancer in June 2012 Mrs Scarbrough, who was the British junior champion figure skater when she was 18, has blogged the experience in an effort to create memories for her eight-year-old son Sam, and daughter Sophie, four.

Grey, saggy skin, wrinkles and jowls: The stop-smoking "time machine" app that shows exactly what the habit will do to your face

Grey, saggy skin, wrinkles and jowls: The stop-smoking app that shows exactly what the habit will do to your face App shows smokers just how much they will ravage their looks Ages the face by up to 20 years to display effects of chemicals in cigarettesHas been designed to encourage younger people to quit before it's too late40 per cent of regular smokers took up the habit before they were 16 By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 16:46 GMT, 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:15 GMT, 19 March 2013 A new smartphone app has been created to show smokers just how much they will ravage their looks if they continue to light up.

Measles cases at 18-year high because parents are failing to get children vaccinated

Measles cases at 18-year high because parents are failing to get children vaccinated 2,016 confirmed cases in England and Wales in 2012, the highest annual total since 1994 Teenagers not vaccinated when they were younger are at particular risk of becoming exposed, say experts Several smaller spreads have also occurred in travelling communities across the European Union , the highest annual total since 1994″ class=”blkBorder” /> There were 2,016 confirmed cases of measles in England and Wales in 2012, the highest annual total since 1994 The number of measles cases in England and Wales has reached an 18 year high, it was revealed today.

Worrying teenage trend for self-harming sparks sharp increase in calls to Childline

Worrying teenage trend for self-harming sparks sharp increase in calls to ChildLine Child hospital admissions caused by ‘intentional harm with a sharp object’ up 132 per cent in a decadeCharity blames growing family problems for spike in self-harming among the young | UPDATED: 13:30 GMT, 5 December 2012 Children are turning to self-harm as a result of deepening family problems, a leading charity said yesterday.

Arguing parents can give a child teenage depression

Arguing parents can give a child teenage depression Children and teenagers who saw arguments were significantly likelier to have mental health problemsResearchers have now devised a test to identify those at risk of depression so children can be helped earlier | UPDATED: 00:38 GMT, 29 November 2012 Children who often see their parents having rows are at risk of depression, experts have warned.

Girl, 15, “gang-raped in Carnival cruise cabin by man, 31, and teenage boys”

Girl, 15, “gang-raped in Carnival cruise ship cabin by several teens and man, 31, who was on vacation with his wife” Casey Dickerson, 31, who is being held without bond on sexual assault charges, said it was supposed to be a “fun” vacation with his wifeHe admitted to having sex with women other than his wife on cruise to Bahamas Teenage boys told FBI that Dickerson plied them with alcohol and told them to assault the 15-year-old girl

Allowing your children to drink at home "could be putting them at risk of alcoholism"

Allowing your children to drink at home 'could be putting them at risk of alcoholism' Teenagers who first drank at 15 were more at risk of alcohol problems later in life than those who started at 17 | UPDATED: 08:42 GMT, 16 August 2012 Parents who introduce their children to alcohol before they turn 18 could be putting them at risk of developing alcoholism later in life.

You"re more likely to gain weight if your friends are heavier than you

Fat friends: You're more likely to gain weight if your friends are heavier than you Obesity treatments for teenagers should take social influence from their peers into account, say researchers | UPDATED: 12:53 GMT, 10 July 2012 If you want to get slim, you may want to shed some of your larger friends, a new study suggests.