Emma Green (right), 29, from Derby, had an operation to correct her S-shaped spine (bottom inset), which was caused by scoliosis, when she was 15. Despite the procedure proving to be a success, it triggered a range of health issues and caused her to rely on a wheelchair (left with her mother Judy, 57) due to her discomfort. In recent years it left her unable to consume any food as each time she tried to eat her body would reject it, causing her sickness and diarrhoea. As a result, her weight plummeted to just seven-and-a-half stone (top inset) last year. But she has finally enjoyed her first meal since 2015 - a bowl of Kelloggs Rice Krispies - six days after having surgery in Germany last month. The £25,000 operation, which is not available on the NHS, was carried out on April 5 and took seven-and-a-half hours.
The 9-year-old Indian orphan with a trunk-like nose who is believed to be a reincarnation of a Hindu God: Deformity means he is unable to talk or even eat but is worshiped by locals
Ganesh (left), who is named after the Elephant God and lives in a remote part of northeast India, is unable to talk or even eat because of the abnormal growth. It also affects his vision (right). The nine-year-old orphan has frontonasal encephalocele - a condition which has caused part of his brain to bulge out of his skull. Because of this, his brain has developed slower than other children his age and has left Ganesh (inset) with impaired speech and mentally underdeveloped. But local surgeons are hopeful that an operation will fix the defect, and that Ganesh, who is worshiped by locals, will find a loving family after having treatment.
Battle to stay alive: Young soldier and father with aggressive blood cancer issues urgent appeal for life-saving stem cell donors
Private Myles Brown, 27, from Lincolnshire, has a rare type of leukaemia which progresses fast. It has possibly spread to his brain and his only hope is a stem cell transplant. Without it, he would have two years of chemo which could ravage his health. Mr Brown has survived a tour in Afghanistan and served his country for nearly a decade. He wants to live for his 18-month-old daughter Lilian. His family have not proved a match and mother Vikki cannot help after her own cancer battle.
The diet that saved my life! Good food guru SALLY BEE reveals the meals that helped her eat well after she survived five heart attacks
Sally Bee had three heart attacks in one week and has suffered two more, but believes it is her commitment to healthy eating and nutritionally packed meals that keeps her fighting. She has written her own recipes and has now published her sixth cookbook, packed with recipes to help make simple and quick nutritional meals, like turkey, sweetcorn and avocado griddle mix and a summer strawberry cake. Pictured, Sally Bee, and inset, two of her recipes including mushrooms and homemade pesto on toast and cake.
Cryotherapy explained: Why Hugh Jackman and other celebrities are exposing themselves to sub-zero temperatures in the name of health
Hugh Jackman, 48, was recently seen climbing into a sub-arctic cryotherapy tank, which can manage pain, restore blood vessels and smooth skin. The tank dips below freezing temperatures using cryogenic nitrogen vapor and reaches negative 200 degrees Fahrenheit. It hinges on the same premise that athletes have used when submerging themselves in baths of ice for recovery. Pictured: Jackman (left) and the actor in a cryotherapy tank (top and bottom right).
Parents share heart-breaking video of their 7-year-old daughter's dying moments in desperate bid to spread awareness about terminal brain tumor that has no treatment, no cure, and barely any funding
Katherine King, from Orange County, California, died at just seven years old in June 2016, after a one-year battle with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontic Glioma. The rare brain tumor, which disproportionately affects children, has no known survivors, and little-to-no funding from the National Cancer Institute. Despite attempts to raise funds for treatment and research, her family was facing an uphill struggle. Despite attempts to find treatments, her family was facing an uphill struggle. The only option is a clinical trial pumping the child with as much chemotherapy as they can handle before it's too much. Every doctor told them to take Katie home to enjoy a few months together before she passed. And so on Tuesday, a year after her death, her parents Jaime and David shared the heart-wrenching video that captures the final moments, minutes before she passed. Speaking to Daily Mail Online, Jaime insists it was a difficult step to take, and one she still feels conflicted about. But ultimately, she says, she would do it again; she would do anything to shake people into understanding the true horror and hopelessness of this disease. Pictured: the video from June 2016 (left) and Katie shortly after being diagnosed in June 2015 (inset).
Joy for baseball-loving teenager with deformed hand caused by rare bone defect - as means he has an almost unhittable curveball
Dylan Rosnick, 18, was born with a birth defect called Proteus syndrome, which causes his fingers to be grossly overgrown. The Virginia teen has three fingers on each hand that are abnormally long, with his his left fingers extending six inches and around an inch wide. Dylan's birth defect allows him to grip the baseball in a certain way and leads to an unhittable and truly unique pitch. Pictured: Dylan pitching in high school (left), Dylan in 2013 (top right) and Dylan in 2015 (bottom right).
Six-year-old girl sheds her skin every day due to a rare condition that makes it grow faster than normal
Hanna Barrott (left and right), from Ooltewah in Tennessee, has lamellar ichthyosis - a genetic skin disorder that makes the skin cells rapidly generate and shed (inset). To prevent cracking, bleeding and getting potentially deadly infections, she has lotion rubbed onto her body twice a day. Her parents monitor her closely to ensure she doesn't overheat because her sweat glands are blocked by skin which can cause her to faint. Hannah can only wear 100 per cent cotton clothing to protect her skin, while her mother Megan and father Tyson, 30, have to vacuum the house each day.
Could this explain why Wayne Rooney, Sergio Aguero and Diego Costa are so good at scoring goals? Premier League footballers have superior EYESIGHT
Premier League footballers such as Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney (left) are able to see much clearer than normal people, major new research Liverpool John Moores University suggests. Players in the English top flight, including Manchester City frontman Sergio Aguero (centre) and Chelsea's Diego Costa (right), have 'substantially better' vision than the general public, the first study of its kind discovered. The findings show they are much faster at changing their gaze between objects that are close and a long way off - known as 'near-far quickness'. They also have sharper vision and can pick up things against a background - such as a crowd - easier, British experts said.
Babies learn to recognise human faces while still in the WOMB: Incredible 4D scans show fetuses turning their heads to look at 'face-shaped' lights
Professor Vincent Reid, a psychologist at Lancaster University who led the research, said the findings provide new insights into how babies’ visual systems develop in the womb. Scientists have discovered that unborn infants react to light when it is projected through the wall of their mother's uterus if it looks like a face, but not if it is another shape. Using high-quality four dimensional ultrasound scans, they saw the fetuses turn their heads to look towards the light (pictured) if it was in the shape of a human face.
Mother whose son, 3, died in a crash because he was in the wrong car seat for his age warns other parents of the dangers
California mom Christine Miller's son Kyle died in a car accident in May 2005. Kyle was three years old and was in a booster car seat. Miller said she didn't know he should have been in a 5-point harness and now wants to inform parents of car seat safety. The Journal of Pediatrics released a report in May that stated 43 percent of children killed in accidents weren't properly restrained at the time. Pictured: Kyle in a booster seat before the 2005 accident, Miller and Kyle (left) and Kyle playing with his toys (inset).
Russian girl, 3, with no lips or chin is cruelly disowned by most of her family and taunted by strangers who have asked to 'put a mask on her'
Darina Shpengler (inset), who lives in Siberia, has no lips or chin and her face is covered in blood due to the unknown medical condition. The prejudice against the toddler has been so severe that her parents were forced to move to avoid family and so-called friends. Parents Elena and Yury (pictured together main), from the Krasnoyarsk region, refuse to hide their daughter away while surgeons attempt to rebuild her face. Relatives have even informed police that the loving couple had purposely damaged Darina's mouth themselves, forcing the pair to explain themselves.
Boy, 9, who has a swollen belly the size of a BEACH BALL from a rare disease that causes poo to become stuck in the bowels will die without surgery
Shah Gul Mazar, from Pakistan (pictured left and right), has life-threatening Hirschsprung's disease, which causes a build-up of faeces inside his bowel, making his belly swell. He has suffered with the condition since birth but his family cannot afford surgery. The lack of treatment is causing a severe infection of his large bowel. Without the operation soon, Shah has an 80% chance of dying from the disease. 'We are worried about his life as his belly is not stopping growing', he says. Hopes are raised after a good samaritan has offered to pay for the surgery
Dumped woman sick of being the 'fat friend' reveals how she shed almost a QUARTER of her body weight by swapping junk food for the gym – and now she works out SEVEN days a week
Software analyst Katie Gallagher, 25, from Lenexa, Kansas, started to feel insecure about her body after she piled on the pounds at university, and would buy baggy clothes to hide her 12st 12lbs frame, left. After hitting a low point after a break-up, Katie decided to turn her life around and has swapped fast food for high protein meals and daily gym sessions. She now spends six or seven days a week honing her toned 9st 12lbs figure (right) at the gym (inset).
Deaths from liver cancer in the US have DOUBLED since the 80s due to high rates of drinking and hep C among baby boomers, report reveals a week after Gregg Allman died from the disease
Deaths from liver cancer have doubled since the mid-1980s, new figures reveal. The disease is now the fifth-leading cause of cancer death in men, and eighth among women. This is far higher than a generation ago - and experts at the American Cancer Society warn the rate is set to continue escalating until at least 2030. Despite improvements in liver cancer survival in recent decades, only one in five patients survives five years after diagnosis. One of the biggest drivers behind the rocketing rates is the high rate of hepatitis C infection among baby boomers - those born from 1945 to 1962. The report comes just over a week after the death of rock legend Gregg Allman to liver cancer at the age of just 69 years old, 10 years after he was diagnosed with hepatitis C.
How to get a body like Khloe: The Kardashian's nutritionist reveals she eats SEVEN meals a day and why the star doesn't drink juice
Khloe Kardashian, 32, is known for her outgoing personality and amazing body. Her nutritionist, Dr Philip Goglia, reveals the celebrity has seven meals a day and drinks plenty of water to keep in shape. He also reveals that he advises her to stay away from juice because it penetrates the blood stream, causing an almost immediate rise in blood glucose and an insulin spike. Khloe's body transformation happened when she was dealing with a difficult divorce from her then-husband Lamar Odom. Intensive workouts with celeb trainer Gunnar Peterson helped her to craft a body she was proud of.
'It was a small price to pay for still being here': Retired housekeeper, 68, risked losing her leg by opting for pioneering chemotherapy to end her 20 year skin cancer battle
Sally Barnes (left and right), from Horsham, West Sussex, chose to undergo a treatment called Isolated Limb Perfusion at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London to overcome her skin cancer battle. The extraordinary treatment involves treating just the leg with a cocktail of anti-cancer drugs at doses the rest of the body would be unable to withstand. After having the treatment in 2011, Sally was in intensive care for a day and hospital for a week. For Sally, the treatment has had a massive impact on her life. In the six years since she had the treatment, she has had just one or two small melanomas removed. Before the treatment, they were being removed every few months.
Girl, 7, who beat rare stage 4 cancer celebrates her remission by sharing touching photos of her first and last days of school
Sophi Eber, seven, shared an inspiring picture of her first and last day of first grade. The Missouri little girl had beaten her stage 4 neuroblastoma and fully recovered in the time span. The little girl from Missouri was diagnosed with cancer in February 2016, was cancer-free by July 2016 and started school in August 2016. Despite being in recovery, she insisted on going to school. Pictured: Sophi holding up her photo in June 2017 (left) Sophi receiving treatment in New York in March 2016 (top right) and Sophi with her hair growing back in December 2016 (bottom right).
Busy mother who thought she was run down because of her hectic lifestyle had life-threatening SEPSIS – and FORGOT two weeks of her life
Jacqueline Lomoljo, 46, from South Lanarkshire, thought she was run down or had a 48-hour bug – but she had blood poisoning which was causing her organs to fail. The bank worker's family even called a priest, ready to give her the last rites. Jacqueline now has mobility problems and her hair has fallen out. Fern Britton revealed she was seriously ill with sepsis after a routine hysterectomy. The Daily Mail's End the Sepsis Scandal campaign aims to raise awareness of symptoms.
How to SURVIVE a fatal fall: Experts are encouraging us to learn how to fall properly - and it's not as impossible as it sounds
Falls are the second leading cause of death by injury after car accidents. In the US, falls cause 32,000 fatalities a year - more than four times the number caused by drowning or fires together. Spectacular falls from great heights outdoors are extremely rare. The most dangerous spots for falls are not rooftops or cliffs, but the low-level, interior settings of everyday life: shower stalls, supermarket aisles and stairways. If you are falling, first protect your head. Fight trainers and parachute jump coaches encourage people to try not to fall straight forward or backward. The key is to roll, and try to let the fleshy side parts of your body absorb the impact.
The ultimate postpartum depression guide for women AND men: Couple reveal how they handled PPD, the classic warning signs to look out for - and how partners can support new mothers
Virginia blogger and mother-of-four Jamie Fuller, endured postpartum anxiety twice and felt ashamed of her condition. She launched a series on the mental illness and created a guide to spot signs of postpartum depression and anxiety. Jamie even enlisted the help of her husband Jonathan to help partners understand what the mother is going through and how to support them. Pictured: Jamie Fuller (left), Jamie and her husband Jonathan (top right), Jamie and her husband with their four children (bottom right).