At 22, Tom Wilson had a job he loved as a trainee surveyor with a London property developer. Then, after a terrible accident at hockey practice last December, he never returned from hospital. Shortly after his death, his family was asked whether they wanted to donate his organs. 'It's a decision you never think you will have to make,' says Lisa. 'It was an extremely selfless thought in the darkest of hours.'
The 50-year-old Mexican-American actress claims not to like the gym, but puts her muscles to work doing yoga and everyday chores, she says. ‘I don’t have time to exercise. I am working,’ she said. The mother-of-one also focuses on her posture, claiming: ‘I just hold my body in a way that activates muscles all day long.’ To replicate her toned back, we recommend the alternating overhead squat, which targets the upper and lower back.
How lying on your back for a hip operation can offer thousands a quick recovery: New technique replaces joints while causing minimal damage
Marci Maheson, a surgeon at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, says: 'While we don’t fully understand what causes hip arthritis, in most cases it is the result of wear and tear as we age. Patients can exercise to strengthen muscles and lose weight, as this can put undue pressure on joints, and we can also prescribe painkillers or give steroid injections into the hip to reduce symptoms, but these are temporary measures.'
Man, 28, has to keep his right arm above his head for 16 HOURS a day after accidentally shooting himself
David Blount Jr (pictured left with his 20-month-old daughter, Jordynn), 28, blasted himself with his high-powered weapon just before a deer shoot in Montgomery, Texas, on November 19 this year. After undergoing three 30 minute operations (pictured right, a skin graft from his left thigh) - one every 48 hours for a week to monitor and clean the wound - he has been told to keep his arm elevated for 40 minutes out of every hour. Mr Blount, who is a father to a 20-month-old daughter and works as a plumber, may never fully regain feeling in his right arm.
Grandmother, 75, who went to hospital with a broken arm died from pneumonia and sepsis after she was left on a ward for three days because doctors did not know she was there
Patricia Fowler, 75, was not assigned to a doctor at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Lancashire, because she was overlooked by a secretary who mistook her for another patient, an inquest heard. There was confusion over who was caring for Mrs Fowler and she was left to grow increasingly ill on a cardiac ward, even after her son raised concerns over her health. Mrs Fowler was eventually seen by doctors three days after being transferred to the ward but by that point had developed pneumonia and sepsis, which led to her death.
Schoolboy, 16, has his jaw re-built using his LEG BONES in a 19 hour operation after an orange-sized tumour ravaged his face
Adam McCalmont (right), 16, from Coleraine, Northern Ireland, was diagnosed with mesenchymal chondrosarcoma - a rare form of bone cancer - after complaining of a dull ache in his jaw. Doctors warned there was a chance operating on the tumour could permanently paralyse the schoolboy, or even kill him. Thankfully, chemotherapy proved to be successful and worked in shrinking the tumour. This allowed him to finally undergo a 19-and-a-half hour operation (left) to replace the ravaged muscles and arteries in his face with ones from his leg. He is still struggling to move the left side of his face, but doctors have high hopes for his recovery.
Could blasting brain with soundwaves help reverse Parkinson’s? Scientists trial new therapy which could help one million patients who have 'essential tremor'
Scientists at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in London are testing the therapy on 20 people with ‘essential tremor’, a brain disorder that causes uncontrollable shaking and affects around one million people in the UK. Those who suffer from tremors currently rely on drugs or an invasive procedure called deep brain stimulation, which involves surgically implanting electrodes into the brain. The shaking is caused by faulty circuits in the thalamus, a small area at the base of the brain.
Coffee shop festive treats that are full of sugar: How those cream-topped, syrup-flavoured drinks can contain up to 13 teaspoons
Last week we learnt that cakes at High Street coffee shops can contain astonishing amounts of sugar. Now, as Christmas draws near, they have rolled out their cream-topped, syrup-flavoured 'festive' drinks, costing more than their normal equivalents and also super-sweet. MATTHEW BELL tried some... He said of Starbucks' fudge hot chocolate: magine putting a Crunchie bar in a blender, then adding sugar and cream. The gold curls create a cheerful first impression but dissolved into a film that clung to my lips, leaving a strange synthetic flavour. I tried a classic hot chocolate afterwards and it tasted bitter compared with this sugary (but heart-warming) slurry.
Customer wins £90k from hair salon after shampoo and rinse gives him a stroke: Father-of-two suffers near-fatal blood clot when his head was bent backwards over the basin
Father-of-two Dave Tyler suffered a near-fatal blood clot while his head was bent backwards over a basin – the latest case of so-called beauty parlour syndrome. Experts believe that as the neck extends, the artery can over-extend and become torn, either blocking it completely or causing a clot which restricts blood supply to the brain. Sound engineer Mr Tyler began suffering headaches and collapsed during a business meeting two days after visiting the Headmasters salon in Brighton in 2011.
Interactive map lays bare America's devastating overdose epidemic as figures show drugs now kill more people than guns
Prescription opioids and illicit drugs have become incredibly pervasive throughout the U.S., and things are only getting worse. Overdose deaths have increased 137 percent since 2000. In fact, new figures released today revealed more than 50,000 Americans died from drug overdoses last year - the highest figure ever.
Former soldier was left in a coma and needs a kidney transplant after DOG slobber left him with a rare killer infection which covered his body in tennis-ball sized blisters
David Money (left), 51, from Manchester, spent six weeks in a coma (inset) as his body broke out in tennis-ball sized blisters (right). Doctors battled to keep him alive for five months in hospital after killer bacteria lurking in his dog's mouth seeped into an open wound. This caused him to develop sepsis after his immune system went into overdrive as it tried to fight the infection. Against all odds the HGV driver pulled through, but not before his kidneys both failed - leaving him needing life-saving dialysis every other day.
'It's been a dream come true': Mother of conjoined twin sisters separated in one the riskiest ops ever weeps as surgeons explain why the procedure was so successful
It was one of the riskiest separation surgeries ever performed. But the 50-surgeon team that divided two-year-olds Eva and Erika Sandoval today appeared at a press conference beaming. The Californian girls shared a digestive system, a uterus, a liver, a bladder, a pelvis, and a third leg with a seven-toed foot. Just two days after the grueling 18-hour operation, the girls are still being closely monitored in the intensive care unit. However, lead surgeon Dr Gary Hartman gushed that both are doing far better than expected. Most excitingly, Erika - the smaller twin who was getting smaller, weaker, and more sickly ahead of surgery - is seeing the most significant improvements. The team has also released photos from inside the operation, and pictures of the 3D-printed models of the girls' shared body parts. Weeping at the press conference with their father Arturo, mother Aida said: 'It's been a dream come true.'
Woman born without a WOMB fundraises for a surrogate - so she can finally have the family she's always dreamed of
Lisa Beavan-Mason, 31, from Ledbury, Hertfordshire, was diagnosed with Mayer Rokitansky Kuster Hauser syndrome when she was 21. Despite her ovaries functioning properly, not having a womb means she will never be able to carry her own child. After tying the knot with David Mason (pictured together), 28, in September, the couple began searching for options to begin their family. But they were refused IVF treatment, she turned to her best friend Laura McCrae, 38, who has offered to be the couple's surrogate. Now the pair need to find £25,000 to cover the costs after the NHS turned down their funding request.
Heart-melting video shows twin brothers once conjoined at the head cuddling and speaking weeks after separation surgery
Jadon and Anias McDonald, twin brothers who were conjoined at the head, are thriving post-separation surgery. The boys have been recuperating with their parents at Montefiore Hospital, showing vast improvements. And now their mother Nicole has posted the first video of them in weeks.
'I had no idea that I was even married': Father-of-four who suffered amnesia caused by heatstroke wakes up in hospital with NO memory of the past 20 years
Wayne Meyers woke up in hospital with no recollection of his wife, his four loving children or the past 20 years (top right and bottom right with his wife and eldest son). Days earlier, the forklift driver from South Australia had passed out on the side of the road from heat stroke and severe dehydration. Slowly but surely life returned to normal for Mr Meyers, although he never regained his lost memories. He told Daily Mail Australia about meeting his children for the second time, falling in love with his wife again (pictured left at their second wedding in 2014) and the struggle to find his old self.
Top 5 WORST celebrity diet trends to avoid in 2017: From teatoxes to diet pills, a panel of dieticians select the most dangerous A-list weight loss plans
The British Dietetic Association (BDA) today revealed its much-anticipated annual list of celebrity diets to avoid in the New Year. The line-up this year includes Clean eating, Diet pills, Teatoxes, the 6:1 diet, and Green juices. The BDA, founded in 1936, is the professional association and trade union for dietitians in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Do YOU have hot lips like Taylor Swift? Experts reveal which pout men deem the most attractive (and the Duchess of Cambridge doesn't fare too well)
Dr De Silva has kept a log of the celebrity pouts his patients most want to copy and Taylor Swift's 'peaking cupid's pout' topped the list, top left. Dr Julian De Silva says the Duchess of Cambridge possess flat lips because her lips lack natural voluptuousness, centre top. Natalie Portman has downward turned lips and Dr De Silva says they are deemed less desirable because people with downward turning lips are often unfairly thought to look unhappy, top right. If, like Liv Tyler, your lips are naturally a little uneven with a heavier upper lip, then you have the natural trout pout look, bottom right, Keira Knightley, bottom centre, has medium goldilocks lips and Angelina Jolie, bottom right, has some of the most 'perfect lips in the world.'
Cancer patient, 61, loses most of his penis to a flesh-eating superbug after routine surgery to remove his prostate goes wrong
Andrew Lane (pictured left with his wife, Sue), 61, contracted necrotising fasciitis - a potentially fatal infection - following an operation to remove his prostate gland. He was left fighting for his life at Southend Hospital, Essex, but managed to pull through and survive. However, his genitals were so badly damaged that he lost most of his penis and is now no longer able to have sex. So much diseased tissue had to be removed that it also left him with a protruding stomach (right), where the outer tissue had been 'eaten' away.
Conjoined twins SURVIVE separation surgery to divide their uterus, digestive tract and a third leg with a 7-toed foot
A set of conjoined twins have survived one of the riskiest separations surgeries ever performed. Two-year-olds Eva and Erika Sandoval shared most of their lower bodies - a digestive system, a uterus, a liver, a bladder, and a third leg with a seven-toed foot. On Tuesday at 7am, they were wheeled into the operating theater at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. After 18 hours, both were in the intensive care unit, with their operation declared a success. 'The twins did very well,' lead surgeon Dr. Gary Hartman said on Wednesday. 'I'm very pleased; this is as good as we could have asked for.' Pictured: the girls before surgery (left), during surgery (bottom right) and their family after (top right).
The men who left it too late for children: Stories of bitter regret that prove it's not just women's biological clocks ticking
Carl Halling, 61, describes his youth as 'hedonistic' and didn't realise that he wanted children until it was too late. Scott Barnes, 49, from Cannock, Staffs, tried for a baby for four years with fiancee Claire, 37. 'Unexplained infertility' meant they had to conceive with IVF. Loss of fertility has long been a woman's concern but it's becoming a man's issue too.
Singer, 34, suffers a horrific reaction to 90% of her body after being given antibiotics for a sinus infection
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Sandy Duperval, 34, from Toronto, Canada, developed toxic epidermal necrolysis (left) that left her fighting for her life in hospital. Doctors prescribed her medication for a sinus infection seven years ago, but 10 days later she developed a rash. She went to hospital after her condition worsened but medics warned her family that she may not make survive the night. However, the singer managed to pull through following life-saving surgery (right). She has since opened up about her condition to encourage others to never give up.
Tia Llewellyn (inset and main), from Milford Haven, Wales, began vomiting at the start of her day and was sent home with what was thought to be a sick bug. However, the next day she woke up and was still poorly and was sent to her local hospital. Blood tests were taken before she was transferred to a hospital slightly further away who then revealed she had a rare childhood cancer. Doctors now say she has just a five per cent chance of survival after she was placed in an induced coma.
Incredible transformation of special needs boy, 8, who was found starving and on the brink of death in Bulgarian orphanage before US couple adopted him and nursed him back to health
WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES. Bulgarian orphan Ryan Morse weighed just eight pounds when he was adopted last year by David and Priscilla Morse of Tennessee (pictured left in November 2015 and right in November 2016). The now-eight-year-old child had to be rushed to the hospital as soon as he arrived in the U.S. so doctors could put him on a feeding tube. Mrs Morse said that doctors told her the boy would likely die. But little Ryan prevailed and has since been taken off of his feeding tube. He currently weights 23 pounds and is beginning to speak. Mrs Morse holds Ryan in the center photo, alongside her husband David and their three other children.
Twins who contracted viral meningitis while in the womb make a full recovery after fighting for their lives
Nancy and Rita Holgate (left and right), from Middlesborough, now three months, were rushed back to hospital just four days after they were born. Doctors discovered their mother had inadvertently passed on her enterovirus while she was pregnant. It had caused Nancy to develop a form of viral meningitis and she was transferred to intensive care when her breathing faltered. Rita also began to show symptoms, but medics were able to keep their condition under control thanks to the correct diagnosis. Fortunately, the twins have now recovered and are back at home, but their parents have been warned they may face disabilities in the future as a result of the illness.