Identical twins with illness so rare it was named after them can finally speak again using speech machines (and they've chosen different accents so friends can tell them apart) Kirstie and Catherine Fields are the only two people on the planet who suffer from Fields Condition, a progressive muscle afflictionAfter losing their voices four years ago, the twins were delighted to each receive an electronic speech machine for their 18th birthday Kirstie chose an Australian accent and Catherine an American one | UPDATED: 15:03 GMT, 12 September 2012 Identical twin sisters with the world’s rarest medical condition have been given the best 18th birthday present they could have wished for – their voices back.
The voice of cricket Jonathan 'Aggers' Agnew: The crippling hand condition that's been my biggest testJonathan Agnew suffers from Dupuytren’s contracture The sufferer's connective tissue under the skin of the hand contracts pulling the fingers inwards'Aggers' has has eight surgeries on his hand | UPDATED: 21:00 GMT, 25 August 2012 Dupuytren's contracture: BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew has had eight operations to his hand Despite eight operations, the BBC’s ‘Voice of Cricket’, Jonathan Agnew, remains plagued by a crippling condition of the fingers that, untreated, could have led to amputation.
Relief at last from monthly misery: Scientists claim PMS may be easily treatableEight per cent of women are affected by premenstrual syndrome Irascible Women who suffer from PMS may soon be able to tackle their mood swings after scientist made a breakthrough in their understanding of a key hormone Women who battle monthly mood swings, irritability and insomnia as a result of PMS could soon find relief after researchers claimed it may be easily treatable. Research in to premenstrual syndrome – which affects up to eight per cent of women – showed the affliction was due to a hormone that occurs naturally in the body. Women suffer the physical and emotional symptoms of PMS depending on their sensitivity to the hormone, allopregnanolone