Security operative Polly Wilton (pictured, left) has protected the likes of Sir Richard Dannatt, when he was head the British Army. The 35-year-old mother-of-one trained with the military before bodyguarding. Now, as Hitman's Bodyguard (inset) debuts in cinemas, she explains how security operatives stay in top shape - while living a normal life. She says she loves yoga, skipping and running - and indulges in chocolate.
Georgina Russell, 31, from Preston, is set to harvest stem cells from her baby's umbilical cord in an attempt to save her brother Ashley - who has a brain tumour
Georgina Russell, 31, from Preston, is set to harvest stem cells from her baby's umbilical cord in an attempt to save her brother Ashley - who has a brain tumour
'Marijuana killed our son': Family claims teen's fatal heart arrhythmia was triggered by smoking weed
Michael Ziobro, 22, died in his New Jersey home from a heart arrhythmia. His parents believe that marijuana is what caused the heart arrhythmia. They want people to be aware of the risks of smoking. A recent study by Georgia State University researchers revealed that marijuana use can lead to an increased risk on syndromes such as heart disease, stroke or diabetes. Pictured: Michael's mother Kristina (left), Michael (center), Michael's father Victor (right) and a grandmother.
At least 10 women a DAY are seeking help from lawyers as they demand compensation for the damage caused to their bodies by controversial vaginal mesh implants
EXCLUSIVE: Following cries for the scandal-hit procedure to be halted, backed by MailOnline, floods of affected women who have had their lives destroyed by vaginal mesh implants (inset) have sought help from Wedlake Bell. The leading London-based legal firm have been inundated with desperate requests from outraged women seeking answers and action since it launched an email inbox dedicated to dealing with those afflicted. The alarming figures follow our revelations that the NHS has chosen to ignore damning studies that showed the vaginal mesh complication rates to be significantly higher than officials are willing to admit. Thousands of British women have been affected, including Julie Gilsenan (main), 41, a mother-of-five, who went from running 5km the day before her mesh surgery - to now regularly wetting herself.
'I've lost my identity': Black cancer patient is slowly turning white because of a rare side effect from her life-saving drug (and even her daughter has told her 'you don't look like my mummy')
Paula Edwards (pictured before treatment left), 54, from Loughborough, was diagnosed with terminal kidney cancer in 2012 and was initially given 12 months to live. But more than five years later, the mother-of-two is still defying the odds and holding down her job as a community care officer. After undergoing her fourth surgery last year, she began taking Votrient (inset) tablets, which have side effects such as blisters on the tongue and hands. But the drug has also caused her skin to lighten dramatically (right) - leading her baffled consultants to contact experts in the US. Ms Edwards said doctors have told her there is a chance that her skin tone could continue to get lighter to the point where she appears Caucasian. She is now 'praying' she doesn't become fully-white and revealed that her daughter now tells her 'you don't look like my mummy'.
Women with the faulty ‘Angelina Jolie’ breast cancer gene should cut back on trendy avocado breakfasts to lower their risk
Mutated BRCA genes (bottom right) - famously carried by the Hollywood actress (left) - significantly raise the risk of ovarian and breast forms of the disease. And new research by the Medical Research Council suggests eating too many leafy green vegetables and avocado (top right), abundant in folate, could make cancer even more likely. Folate causes the body to release a cancer-causing compound that can 'lethally damage' the DNA of mutated cells, early trials show. This, deemed irreparable, may then trigger deadly tumours to crop up around the body in carriers, British scientists have implied. It is the first time researchers have revealed a build-up of formaldehyde is caused by a reaction within the body - not just by breathing it in.
The real life Benjamin Button: Mother of 13-year-old who looks like a toddler calls his unknown condition the 'happy syndrome' because he's always laughing (and communicates with just his FINGER)
Angus Palmes, 13, left and inset, weighs just 2st and 2lbs, the same size as an average toddler, and his condition is so rare it doesn't even have a name. His mother Tandy, 48, main with him, from Macclesfield, Cheshire, realised there was some different something different about her son while she was pregnant and Angus wasn't kicking. After struggling to get a diagnosis, doctors realised that he had a chromosome abnormality, with doctors calling his unique condition a 'personal syndrome' because he's the only person in the world battling it.
EXCLUSIVE: ALS-suffering NFL star William White insists 'I don't regret my career' - as he becomes one of the first to try groundbreaking new drug to combat the football-linked disease
Former NFL star William White (pictured left today and right in 1995 during a game for Kansas City) is getting ready to start taking edaravone, a potentially groundbreaking drug that could slow the progression of ALS in people with the disease. The former athlete was diagnosed at the end of 2016 with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, an incurable degenerative neuron disease that carries an average life expectancy of between three and 10 years from diagnosis. White isn't the only football player to be diagnosed with ALS or another neurological disorder, and there have been schools of research that link the high impact sport with the terminal disease.
Former police officer Robert Alexander passed on Monday at 43 from a brain tumor. In November 2016, his firefighter father Raymond died at 76, having battled seven cancers in 13 years. More than 1,140 people have died from World Trade Center-related illnesses in the 16 years since. However, according to the FDNY, this is the first time that 9/11-related sickness has killed two generations of a single family. Speaking to Daily Mail Online, Raymond's wife and Robert's mother, Ginger, paid tribute to the 'wonderful men' she has had to part with in little more than nine months.
Girl, 14, diagnosed with incurable brain tumor after doctors dismissed her searing headaches and numb face as side effects of her PERIOD
Haley Flatt, 14, was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor when she was 11. The Oklahoma native had brain surgery at Children's Hospital but only 75 percent of the tumor could be removed. She now has to have chemotherapy treatments on and off for the rest of her life to keep the tumor from growing. Main picture is Haley during one of her weekly chemotherapy treatments. Top right is her brain scan before and after the surgery. Bottom right is the scar from her surgery.
'Whispering therapy saved my life': Mother-of-two who was addicted to snorting painkillers claims 'tingly' YouTube videos helped her get clean by training her to sleep instead of using
Sarah Toth, 26, was addicted to OxyContin. She tried methadone to get clean. But it wasn't until the Pennsylvania mother found the YouTube trend of 'whispering therapy' videos that she kicked the habit. The videos, called ASMR, typically involve a softly spoken woman stroking hair, or flipping the pages of a book, to stimulate the viewer and trigger a tingly sensation. Sarah says they trained her to sleep instead of using. Now 26 and clean, she has her own whispering therapy YouTube channel, earning enough in advertising to support her husband and two children. Pictured: Sarah (left) aged 17 while on heroin; (right) with her children this year; (inset) on her YouTube channel.
The photo that hid a ticking timebomb: Woman, 30, reveals picture taken HOURS before she was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer - after doctors dismissed her fears because she LOOKED healthy
Vicky Veness, 30, from Cheltenham, shared a photograph of herself, left, that was taken just hours before the devastating diagnosis, explaining that 'when you have cancer you won't necessarily look ill on the outside'. The fitness fanatic - who describes herself as a non-smoker and healthy eater - said her symptoms had initially been 'brushed off' by doctors as asthma. She said the moral of the story was to 'question everything' if you're feeling unwell, no matter 'how silly you think it might be' and posted her story on Facebook, inset.
Mother describes agony of losing two sons, 18 and 19, to opioid drugs in one night - as figures reveal unprecedented increase in teen overdose deaths in the US
Indiana parents Rebecca and Mike Savage (pictured top right with their sons Matthew and Justin), lost two of their four sons in one night in June 2015. Their deceased sons (pictured left) - Jack (left), 18, and Nick (right), 19 - went to a party and took oxycodone. Rebecca found Jack unresponsive in his bedroom the next morning. While she tried to save him, rescuers tried to revive Nick - whose friends had called 911 when they found him unresponsive - in her basement. Rebecca now spends her time educating teenagers and parents about the dangers of the opioid crisis crippling America.
Woman left with huge open wound across her entire face from melanoma despite always wearing sunscreen and avoiding the sun
Bethany Gambardella-Greenway, 39, was diagnosed with stage III A melanoma 18 months after a misdiagnose from her dermatologist. The Texas mother-of-two is left with a scar on her forehead and $29,000 poorer due to medical expenses. She never tanned and always wore sun screen, but her mother had melanoma when she was her age, so genetics caught up to her. Now she is free of melanoma but constantly alert in case the harmful disease comes back.
The 39-year-old star is always in perfect shape for her roles, such as in Guardians Of The Galazy. We spoke to Steve Moyer, her personal trainer, about his seven rules on how to get fit. Moyer is also an A-list trainer for others including Marisa Tomei. The former basketball pro advises skipping too much cardio, and keeping it varied.
'I’ve been on the brink of suicide but my kids kept me going': Mother reveals how her sex life, career and relationship have been destroyed after having a vaginal mesh implant fitted
EXCLUSIVE Janette Nelson (right), 43, from Newtownards, Northern Ireland, battles guilt every day as she depends on her children (pictured left) to help her wash, dress and even catheterise after her vaginal mesh implant (inset) has left her in agonising pain with no control of her bladder. Ms Nelson also blames her implant for the breakdown of her relationship as her boyfriend left her when the pain was too severe for her to have sex.
Wife reveals she did not realise her husband had had a heart attack and was 'basically dead' as he slept beside her - because she thought his struggle to breathe was SNORING
Stephen Spence (left), 52, from Burnley, suffered a cardiac arrest that caused him to make strange noises in the night because he struggled to breathe. His wife, Kate (pictured together right), assumed he had been snoring. After having her sleep disrupted by the noises, she attempted to wake him up so that she could go back to sleep - before realising the reality of the situation. Mrs Spence, said: 'I nudged him three or four times but he did not respond. I started shaking him hard to wake him and realised his body was limp. I switched the light on and realised Stephen was basically dead. It was terrifying. (pictured inset with their two children, Josh, 22, and Jack 12)
'I knew I couldn't pull that out': Man, 52, drives himself 12 MILES to the hospital after accidentally piercing himself in the heart with a 3.5-inch nail
A 52-year-old man said he 'hardly noticed it' when a construction accident resulted in a three-inch nail to his heart. Doug Bergeson was building a frame for a fireplace at his home in Marinette, Wisconsin, on June 25 when the accident happened. 'I was standing in an awkward place and didn't have a great grip on the gun, so when I fired it one of the nails ricocheted and hit me,' Doug told Daily Mail Online.
The beauty formula: Scientists reveal what makes the perfect woman - from a nose tilted at 106 degrees like the Duchess of Cambridge to Cameron Diaz's 30.5in legs
British researchers recently revealed a formula for the most alluring angle for the curve of a woman’s spine where it meets her bottom — 45 degrees. As random as that might seem, this arithmetic can be blamed on our caveman ancestors, who interpreted a curvy back as a sign that a female could walk more easily while pregnant. Pictured: Kate Winslet, Scarlett Johansson, Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez.
Serena Williams is the perfect example of how to work out safely before birth: Experts hail her exercises as effective and risk-free
Serena Williams has been open about her unexpected pregnancy and how she stays in shape. The 35-year-old posted videos on Instagram and Snapchat showing viewers her exercises. She does light jogging, tennis exercises and uses resistance bands in the video giving her a full-body work out. Experts say that keeping the muscles active during pregnancy is recommended as long as they are low-impact exercises.
Lighter in weight AND pocket: How training for a bike race helped me lose a stone and got me hooked on expensive gear and marginal gains
Alexander Robertson (pictured), a journalist at MailOnline, signed up for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey, a 100-mile ride through the closed-off streets of the capital, with his friend James. Almost immediately they upped the regularity and intensity of their dies, going from the odd 30-mile cycle at weekends to almost daily routes that consisted of challenging climbs. After a couple of weeks, he noticed the health benefits. He felt lighter on his feet, looked more svelte, and was less stressed. The training paid off in terms of weight, too. He was almost half a stone light than when he started.
Woman whose breasts started leaking milk feared she was pregnant - but she actually had a BRAIN TUMOUR
Jessica Buck was just 18 when she was diagnosed with a pituitary gland tumour, which is causing an over-production of the hormone which stimulates milk production. The 24-year-old, of Carterton, Oxfordshire, refused brain surgery and instead has her symptoms under control with medication - but she fears for her fertility. The growth promoted her to quit her job, go travelling and live life to the full.
Doctors accused of accepting benefits to push controversial vaginal mesh implants - with one manufacturer paying out more than $4m - despite procedure destroying lives of thousands of women
EXCLUSIVE: Kath Sansom (pictured), from Cambridgeshire, argues surgeons are often given education grants and travel scholarships in exchange for carrying out mesh implant (inset) studies. Lead Urogynaecologist at the University of Glasgow Dr Wael Agur told MailOnline: 'Evidence has shown the studies sponsored by industry are more likely to show favourable results towards mesh procedures.'
The mothers who tell their children 'don't call me mum' because they say it makes them feel old... and how 'they just want to be friends' with their youngsters
MAUREEN BROOKBANKS talks to two mothers who are part of the growing brood of who encourage their children to call them by their first name and not 'mum.' BROOKBANKS writes for the Daily Mail: 'For in an age where many women are keen to be seen as more than just mothers, and others admit to preferring their children to see them as a friend rather than as a parent, it seems that just uttering the word itself is becoming increasingly verboten. Some women even admit to flinching when their children call them ‘Mum’ — confessing that they hate the moniker because it makes them feel old. Irene Bard, 70, admits vanity played a significant part in her banning her three young children — Brigette, now 45, Claudia, 42, and Tobias, 40 — from calling her mum.
Baseball star returns after chemotherapy: Colorado Rockie's pitcher will play in his first game following 9-month battle with testicular cancer
Colorado Rockie's pitcher Chad Bettis (pictured left in his last game before diagnosis) is ready to return to the major leagues after being diagnosed with testicular cancer just nine months ago. Bettis will make an inspiring comeback on Monday night when he starts at Coors Field against the Atlanta Braves. The 28-year-old finished chemotherapy in May and has been working ever since to get himself back in shape for an appearance during this season. And it was hard. Chemotherapy left Bettis's stamina and endurance low, causing him to get tired just minutes into exercising. But he wanted to push himself to rejoin his teammates before the season was through, as the team has a real shot of making the playoff's for the first time since 2009. Monday will be his first game since September 30, and he is expecting it to be emotional. He is pictured right with his wife and daughter during one of 21 chemotherapy infusions.