Mother tells of the astonishing battle inside her womb between her baby and contraceptive coil

Mother tells of the astonishing battle inside her womb between her baby and contraceptive coil Baby girl was delivered at 25 weeks after mother developed septicaemia | UPDATED: 15:11 GMT, 18 April 2012 A woman who fell pregnant with a contraceptive coil in place has told of her baby's astonishing battle for survival.

Pixie Lott and Oliver Cheshire give amputee, aged 3, a helping hand to raise 1.5m for his new legs

Pixie Lott and Oliver Cheshire give amputee, aged 3, a helping hand to raise 1.5m towards his new legs | UPDATED: 16:14 GMT, 13 April 2012 Pixie Lott and Oliver Cheshire are among those helping to raise money for a three-year-old who lost both legs after being blighted by a life-threatening disease.

Malcolm Lawrence, 67, who had 12 heart attacks has IVF baby on NHS with wife, 31, using 11-year-old sperm

Grandfather, 67, has IVF baby on the NHS with wife half his age using his 11-year-old sperm (and he's had 12 heart attacks!) Couple are 36 years apart in age but have been happily married for 11 years | UPDATED: 11:35 GMT, 6 April 2012 A grandfather aged 67 who has survived 12 heart attacks almost had another one when his wife told him: ‘I’m pregnant.’ Malcolm Lawrence, a retired nurse, had been sure he was too old to have a child with 31-year-old Ann-Marie.

Passing electric current through the brain "lifts half of patients from depression"

Passing electric current through the brain 'lifts half of patients from depression' | UPDATED: 21:10 GMT, 8 March 2012 Passing electric currents through the brain has been found to lift half of patients out of depression, according to a new study.

Taxi driver picks up a special extra fare after pregnant woman gives birth in his cab on way to hospital

Taxi driver picks up a special extra fare after pregnant woman gives birth in his cab on way to hospital Mother gave birth just three minutes after her waters broke in the car A cab driver had an unusual extra fare after a pregnant woman gave birth on his back seat on the way to hospital.

Whooping cough cases double in past year to over 1,000

Whooping cough cases double in past year to more than 1,000 Whooping cough is most serious in babies and young children and can be fatal Whooping cough cases have increased among those aged 15 to 40, although it is a more serious condition in children Cases of whooping cough have more than doubled in the last year – although peaks of this kind are normal, according to the Health Protection Agency (HPA).

Dementia patients "suffer under care of undertrained NHS staff"

Dementia patients “suffer under care of undertrained NHS staff”Just one in three staff said they had sufficient trainingFirst National Audit of Dementia covered 210 hospitals in England and Wales Thousands of dementia patients are suffering at the hands of undertrained hospital staff who fail to treat them as individuals and ignore their calls for help, a report has found. Patients are deprived of the simple comfort of seeing family photos or cards. On almost two out of three wards, or 59 per cent, personal items are not situated where they can reassure patients who are often frightened and confused, the first National Audit of Dementia, covering 210 hospitals in England and Wales, says.