Mark and Amanda Gibbon, from Chepstow in Monmouthshire, swapped their favourite sugary cereals, fry ups and curries for healthy oats and stir fries to shed 11st 5lbs between them.
The butterfly woman who has defied the odds: a photographer whose skin falls off and blisters at the slightest touch reaches 30 and is set to become a mother
Vanessa Leinert (left), 30, from Los Angeles, has defied doctors who said her rare skin condition meant she wouldn't live past the age of three. Vanessa suffers from Epidermolysis Bullosa, which causes her skin to break out in painful blisters every time she walks, gets dressed or simply uses her hands (right and inset).
'I'm grieving for the girl I used to be': Woman, 25, whose spine 'exploded' in horror 14 metre roof plunge on dream holiday to Peru shares her struggle to walk again
Emily Wornes (right with mother and sister), 25, from Brisbane, travelled to Peru in 2015 on the trip of a lifetime with her best friend, but fell 14m through her hostel's roof on to a marble floor and batted to walk again after breaking her back pelvis, elbow, ankle and toes and shattered both her feet. After multiple surgeries she returned to Australia (left) and took her first steps just before her 24th birthday and hopes to soon walk unaided.
750LB painkiller addict whose weight spiraled out of control for a year while he went through rehab finally begins his recovery by losing 73lbs, after his obese body tipped over a GOLF CART
Steven and Justin Assanti, from Warwick, Rhode Island, weighed 734lbs (left) and 604lbs, respectively, when they documented their journeys on My 600lb Life. During the first half of the two-part special, Justin ended up leaving the hospital, while Steven got kicked out for bad behavior and was sent to rehab for drugs. In the second half of the special, Steven's weight fluctuated until he reached 750lbs, weighing 16lbs more than he did when he started. After he fell off a golf cart (inset) and demanded painkillers, his frustrated doctor forced him to look in the mirror and confront himself. The life-changing moment helped him shed 73lbs, and at 677lbs, he weighed 57lbs less than he did when he started the show (right).
UK's first ever double hand transplant patient is finally able to pour his own beer, write and even make a cup of tea using his donor limbs
Chris King (left), 57, lost both his hands - except the thumbs (top right) - in an accident involving a metal pressing machine at work four years ago. After having the operation in July at the UK's specialist centre at Leeds General Infirmary to replace both limbs (bottom right), he was looking forward to holding a bottle of beer. Months after the 12-hour procedure, he was able to pour a pint of his favourite Yorkshire ale from a bottle - making it taste 'sweeter' because of his accomplishment. Nine months on, he is able to use his hands much more than he previously was, even allowing him to make a cup of tea (inset). says his highlight is having been able to write a letter to thank his surgeon Professor Simon Kay, who conducted the operation alongside eight other medics. The consultant plastic surgeon says he is incredibly pleased with Mr King's progress as he aims to tie up his own shoelaces and button his shirt in the coming months.
What your skin says about your health: Map reveals how blemishes on your face could be a sign of something else
It is no secret that your skin is a reflection of your inner health. People who sleep more, drink more water, and eat less greasy food tend to have clearer skin. Those who binge on alcohol and caffeine, lead stressful lives, and don't exercise are more prone to break-outs. For most of us, these blemishes may seem random - appearing on the cheek, chin, forehead or nose without a clear reason. But to a trained dermatologist, each zone marks a clear representation of a certain health concern. Indeed, skin professionals can use your face as a map to detect a plethora of issues - from dehydration, to stress, to breathing problems, to hormonal fluctuations, and more. Here, we break down each zone, what it reveals, and how to treat it...
Is Hollywood to blame for turning us against those who are not picture-perfect? Darth Vader's facial scars and even the WRINKLES of The Wicked Witch cause them to be 'feared'
A University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, study found 60 percent of baddies, suffer from some kind of blemish. The study included the Queen from Snow White (top left), who has facial warts, a hook nose, wrinkles, and undereye circles. Regan MacNeil (top right) from The Exorcist has scars, wrinkles and undereye circles. Darth Vader (bottom left) has deep wrinkles, facial scarring and alopecia. Hannibal Lecter (bottom right) suffers alopecia.
How YOU can get Scarlett Johansson's body: Actress's personal trainer reveals the secrets to her enviable figure
Scarlett Johansson is no stranger to action movies. With the role of Black Widow in the Iron Man and Avengers series, and plenty of stunts to perform, she has to stay in top shape. Johansson's former trainer for Iron Man 2 and The Avengers, Bobby Strom, reveals his diet and exercise secrets and what it takes to get a celebrity body.
A Slovakian man with a deformed bulbous nose that covered nearly HALF of his face has finally had surgery after years of being made to feel like 'a clown'
Tibor (left), 52, from Slovakia, had surgery on his massively deformed nose that dominated his face after years of being treated like 'a clown.' His plastic surgeon Dr Igor Homola (pictured bottom right) made Tibor a new nose 'as if from play dough.' After a successful operation, Tibor looks like a new man (top left).
Mother's miracle baby triggers an incurable stomach disorder that could KILL her: 26-year-old sees her weight plummet by 7st, is left housebound and can only be fed through a tube
Roxanne Burton (left), 26, was told she had only a 'very slim' chance of having children because of a teenage condition before she became pregnant with Freddie (pictured together top middle). But just months after he was born, the former hairdresser's elation turned to horror as one of her arteries blocked part of her small intestine. After nearly a year of tests, doctors found it was caused by her organs having 'crossed over' when her insides moved back into place after birth. However, she has been left housebound and can only be fed through a permanent feeding tube (bottom middle) as a result of Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome. Reliant on medication and hospital stays, her weight plummeted seven stone (right) in the first three months of the illness in January 2015.
The girl whose bones 'break in the wind': Six-year-old girl suffers from a rare disease that has fractured nearly every bone in her body and almost internally decapitated her
Zoe Lush (left), 6, from Huntington Beach, California, has a rare condition that means her bones are so delicate they break in the wind. Suffering over 100 broken bones before her first birthday, she has fractured almost every bone in her body and was almost internally decapitated when bones in her neck began to wear away (pictured in hospital, right and inset).
A&E; doctor who wrote a false report to cover up his mistakes after a nine-year-boy died from sepsis escapes being struck off
Dr Thiagarajan Sundaravadivelu, right, failed to diagnose the sepsis which eventually killed Thomas Hull, 11, after he attended Whiston Hospital in Merseyside in December 2013. A Medical Practitioners Tribunal inquiry found him guilty of misconduct after it heard Dr Sundaravadivelu altered the youngster's medical records to make it look like he had performed a thorough examination. The tribunal heard the boy died six hours later at his home after being discharged by the doctor. The tribunal accepted it was 'an isolated incident'.
Meet a SuperAger: Donald, 89, has the cognitive skill of a 25-year-old - showing scientists brain decline is NOT inevitable
Donald Tenbrunsel is 89 years old, but he is just as likely to talk to you about Chance the Rapper as reminisce about Frank Sinatra. The highly engaged and delightful conversationalist, who reads, volunteers and routinely researches questions on the Internet, is part of a new path-breaking Northwestern Medicine study that shows that SuperAgers' brains shrink much slower than their age-matched peers, resulting in a greater resistance to 'typical' memory loss and dementia. Over the course of the 18-month study, normal agers lost volume in the cortex twice as fast as SuperAgers, a rare group of people aged 80 and above whose memories are as sharp as those of healthy persons decades younger.
London-based nutritionist Rick Hay says bright yellow and orange foods (top left) are rich in beta-carotene - which helps to keep mucous membranes healthy, keeping the gums in good condition. Oily fish (top middle) and supplements (top right) will also help to keep teeth strong. But it's important to avoid coffee (bottom right) as it stains the teeth. Meat (bottom middle) and sugar *bottom left) are believed to have the same effects.
The schoolboy who has to run TRIATHLONS to stay alive: Eight-year-old suffers from a deadly illness that causes him to keep gaining weight and forces him to undergo extreme exercise
Jake Vella (left), eight, from Malta, has an illness that makes him gain weight despite his regular exercise and healthy diet. No matter what he does, he will continue to get larger as a result of the condition - of which less than 100 people have ever been diagnosed. Doctors are unsure how long he has left to live as no sufferer has ever managed to survive into their 20s. The condition can also lead to the development of certain tumors. In Jake's case, It has caused one to grow on his back. But in an effort to remain as healthy as possible, he completes triathlons (right and inset).
'I looked like a burns victim’: Woman, 33, too self-conscious to leave her house for a year after being diagnosed with skin condition rosacea cures it with a cream made from CAPERS
Frances Batten, 33, from Somerset, was diagnosed with rosacea after her skin flared up with red marks and pus-filled blisters. The mother-of-three says the condition was ruining her life until she found a cream that brought relief. Doctors say it was triggered by stress after a change of job and the death of her mother.
'How food poisoning ruined my gut (and my life) for YEARS': Half a million sufferers could be left with lifelong ailments such as heart problems or arthritis
Ten years after an infection from a birthday meal, Nancy Fahmy from Middlesex is still affected. The food poisoning had stopped her intestines working, and they could no longer push food along. ‘Some evenings I would be sick multiple times and couldn’t keep anything down. The weight kept dropping off,’ she said. ‘At one point I was losing 1-1.5kg (2½ -3 lb) a week, and while that slowed down, over a year I dropped 16kg.’
'Serial snacker' who was told she had 'more rolls than a bakery' while she had a CAKE in her hand drops 4 stone after 'forcing' herself into the gym
Louise Papprill, 24, from Sheffield, once tipped the scales at more than 13 stone (left and inset) and found herself on the receiving end of countless cruel jibes because of her size. But she has slimmed down to 9 stone and wears a dress size 10 after a pep talk from her friends prompted her to hit the gym (right).
'That's my reality': Kim Kardashian turns to surrogacy after undergoing unsuccessful surgery to try and have a third baby in latest KUWTK
The 36-year-old admitted that surrogacy was now her ‘reality’ after unsuccessful surgery on her uterus to try and have a third baby during latest Keeping Up With the Kardashians episode. The mother of two was left devastated when doctors told her that it would not be safe for her to carry another baby after complications with kids North and Saint West.
'Our little miracle': McFly's Harry Judd reveals he's expecting a second child with wife Izzy... a year after couple's IVF battle to conceive daughter Lola
They welcomed their first child in 2015 after a round of IVF. And Harry Judd and wife Izzy have revealed they are now expecting their second baby, dubbing their little one a 'miracle' as they have conceived naturally. Announcing the news on Instagram on Monday, Escala violinist Izzy shared an adorable snap of their daughter Lola, two, touching her blossoming baby bump.
'I don't work out to punish myself': Ripped fitness star Anna Victoria posts throwback photo of herself before her 'transformation' - as she vows to never let working out take over her life
The 28-year-old from California insists the effect her workouts and diet have on her health mean far more to her than her physical transformation, and on Sunday she took to Instagram to share two photos of herself: one from when she first embarked on her fitness journey five years ago and one of her today. 'My "transformation". Sometimes I don't like calling it that because I was never unhappy with the way I looked to begin with,' she wrote of the image, which sees her with dark hair and softer curves.
A recent study from WalletHub has ranked Alabama as the most stressed state in the US. The Heart of Dixie and other southern states (shown in dark purple) ranked the worst in categories of strain from work, money, family and health. Meanwhile, Minnesota took the top grade as the least stressed state. North and Midwest states (shown in white) had the least amount of residents living below the poverty line, had greater job security and slept more hours at night.
Striking images (left to right) from a scanning electron micrograph show the vivid and colourful scans of rare cancer tumours of the central nervous system under attack during treatment. Taken by the scientific photography studio Eye of Science in Reutlingen, Germany, the scans reveal how chimeric antigen receptor T-cells of the immune system work to fight the tumours after being extracted and reintroduced into the patient.