Doctors call for new guidelines as study finds HRT "is safe – and can protect heart"

HRT 'is safe and can protect against heart without increasing cancer risks' | UPDATED: 06:53 GMT, 10 October 2012 Taking HRT is safe and can protect against heart disease without increasing cancer risks, a milestone study claims.

World"s smallest girl Charlotte Garside starts first day at primary school

'I was worried she could get hurt, but she's not as fragile as you'd think': World's smallest girl who measures just 68cm starts first day at primary schoolCharlotte Garside no bigger than newborn and smaller than favourite teddyFive-year-old was born was an extremely rare form of primordial dwarfismParents hope time at primary school will give her as normal a life as possibleMother: 'She is not the sort of person who will fade into the background' | UPDATED: 11:04 GMT, 24 September 2012 The world's smallest girl Charlotte Garside took a massive step this month after starting her first day at primary school.

The tiny metal heart that saved the life of toddler ahead of transplant operation

The tiny metal heart that saved the life of toddler ahead of transplant operation The tiny heart weighs only 11grams compared to 900grams for an artificial adult heart | UPDATED: 18:42 GMT, 25 May 2012 This picture shows the pioneering tiny titanium heart, which weighs just 11grams and is the smallest artificial heart in the world, that has helped save the life of a 16-month-old boy.

The SWAN children: Each year it affects 6,000 British children but no doctor can diagnose or cure it

The SWAN children: Meet some of the 6,000 British children who suffer from Syndrome Without A Name that no doctor can diagnose By Alice Smellie PUBLISHED: 22:32 GMT, 24 March 2012 | UPDATED: 00:09 GMT, 25 March 2012 At six weeks old, Meg Devereux-Roberts smiled.

First embryonic stem cells that are high enough quality to be placed in patients are created

Patients could be treated with stem cells as early as 2014 after breakthrough, say British scientists Scientists have made the first human embryonic stem cells of a high enough grade to use in patients and deposited them in a public stem cell bank. A team from King”s College London said the cells could be developed and used in human trials by drug companies and researchers as early as 2014

Those who live to 100 "avoid diseases like cancer and are healthier than pensioners years younger"

Those who live to 100 “avoid diseases and are healthier than pensioners years younger” But centenarians are more likely to be afflicted by degenerative conditions and suffer loneliness Those lucky enough to reach the impressive milestone are often confronted with the same question: Just what is their secret to a long and healthy life However, there could be more to it than a bit of luck, a lot of hard work and the love of a good man or woman to see you through to the ripe old age of 100. A study of centenarians has shown that many of those who make it to 100 are part of a lucky few who manage to avoid developing common diseases such as cancer