Kia Gott (right), from Bradford, is in a high dependency unit and recently had her fourth limb amputated. The Countess (left), who is patron of Meningitis Now, wrote to her family wishing them 'peace, strength and hope' as the youngster recovers. Kia became ill two months ago (pictured inset before) and is facing skin grafts, hearing and sight loss, and 90 per cent brain damage all while being weaned off a drug stronger than heroin.
A mother-of-three given months to live after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer claims organic juices helped to shrink her tumours so she could watch her daughter marry
Julie Shaw (pictured in left in hospital), 54, from West Yorkshire, was told disease had spread to her lungs and liver and warned there was just a 5-10% chance of chemotherapy working. Her daughter Katie brought wedding forward from June 2018 to September this year (Julie and Katie pictured right and inset). Julie began drinking organic juices which she claims stopped the cancer spreading. Now four months after her diagnosis, scan shows tumour growth has slowed. She is fundraising for special low-dose chemotherapy in Germany costing £15,000.
Trendy clogs are terrible for your feet, experts declare: Why HIGH HEELS are better than the supposedly 'comfy' shoes
Wooden clogs chipped the foot-bones of people that were loyal to the show, according to a new study from Western University. Modern clogs are not much better for fans like Lena Dunham (left), Sarah Jessica Parker (center, with daughters Marion and Tabitha Broderick), and Rachel Bilson (right). One New York podiatrist says she'd choose heels over them for her foot comfort.
Wearing an asymmetric dress to a recent red-carpet event, Hollywood star Amy Adams revealed a toned shoulder. The 43-year-old, who trained as a dancer in her youth, has said exercise ‘keeps me grounded if I’m feeling overwhelmed’. She does strength training using light weights and also enjoys running.
What IS the daily minimum of fruit and veg? We lay it out after CDC data revealed 290 MILLION Americans struggle to eat this many nutrients in a day
Each plate pictured here contains the minimum daily amount of fruit or vegetables for one day. Last week, the CDC released a report showing just 10 percent of Americans reach the minimum amount of fruit and vegetables a day. The vast majority (90 percent) struggle to squeeze two pieces of fruit and three cups of vegetables (i.e. two sides or a large salad) into their daily diet. We spoke to experts about the challenges, what the minimum is, and how to fit nutrients into your food - especially if you live in a 'food desert'.
Trans teen describes the war with his body which started when he was just 10 - as he nervously embarks on transition surgery
Theo Ramos, 16, of South Florida, started cutting himself in fifth grade. He says when his body started to revolt, he had no idea there was a growing movement empowering transgender people. He became a child at war with his body. He wasn't aware of words like gender dysphoria or transgender; those would come later. Back then, Theo felt that his body was rebelling in disturbing ways. He developed breasts and got his period. He felt like a boy, but every month, the cramps reminded him of reality. Pictured: Theo, born Alex, aged 13 (left); and aged 14 (right), meeting with an endocrinologist near his hometown of Homestead, Florida.
Baby, 11 months, with 'the worst meningitis doctors have seen in 25 years' has her fourth limb amputated as her family is warned she may also lose her sight, hearing and could suffer brain damage
The family of Kia Gott, 11 months, from Wyke, West Yorkshire, have been warned the youngster may lose her sight and hearing, as well as suffering 90 per cent brain damage, after she became ill two months ago. Kia's aunt Terri Mitchell wrote on Facebook this week: 'Kia has had her 4th amputation and is still fighting she's a little sleepy after all her ops.'
Nurse, 31, who makes light of her blotchy skin condition by describing herself as a 'human Oreo' or 'cow' reveals she is sniggered at by children and asked if she is contagious
Sharekia Winston (right), 31, from Richmond, Virginia, first developed white, pigment-free patches around her eyebrows two months after her eldest daughter Deniyla's birth in July 2006 (pictured left while pregnant), but dismissed it as a rash. After being diagnosed with the skin condition vitiligo, Ms Winston, a nurse and mother-of-three (pictured inset with her daughters Braelyn and Deniyla, and husband Derrick) endured cruel remarks from strangers, with some even asking if the disorder is contagious, causing her to pile on make-up every day to hide her patches.
EXCLUSIVE - 'There must be a way to heal': Anorexia sufferer who has starved herself for 16 years meets with experts to discover what the disease has done to her body
In this exclusive extract of The Doctors, shared ahead of Monday's episode, Stephanie Rodas, 28, (pictured) weeps as she asks the experts for help to recover from the disease which she has battled since she was 13. Over the course of 16 years, she has teetered on the edge of viability, at one point dropping to a life-threatening 55lbs (pictured, left). Now she is seeking help, seven months after a near-fatal encounter with some painkillers. Viewers will watch as Stephanie undergoes a battery of tests. First, she will get an ultrasound and bloodwork with gastroenterologist Dr Su Sachar, to assess her metabolic health. She then undergoes an EKG and echocardiogram with cardiologist Dr. Leonard Scuderi.
Brothers with rare terminal muscle disorder fear their future after the FDA denies the drug that keeps them walking
Brothers Elliot Johnson (right photo, left), 14, and Henry (right photo, right), 11, from Pennsylvania fear they won't be able to walk again after the FDA pulls the drugs that have kept their rare muscle disorder under control. They suffer from Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a rare condition that leaves more than 90 percent of patients unable to walk by 15. They have been part of a clinical trial using drugs that have shown profound improvements and left them walking, according to their mom Joanna. Elliot is holding the name of the drug Ataluren, that they have been taking for years.
Bitter-sweet joy for girl, 8, with terminal 'childhood Alzheimer's' as she celebrates another birthday and is STILL learning new skills - but there remains no cure
Eliza O'Neill (right), eight, suffers from Sanfilippo syndrome, known as childhood Alzheimers, which results in toxic waste in the brain. The O'Neill family (left) began the Cure Sanfilippo Foundation in South Carolina to find a cure for the debilitating condition and has started a campaign to raise $100,000 in 10 days in honor of Eliza's birthday that she celebrated this week (inset).
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt brutally taken down by Ralf Little in 42 tweets after DOUBLE-DARING the actor to challenge his claims on NHS mental healthcare
The 37-year-old actor, famous for his appearance in the Royle Family, then sent a public tweet to the Tory: 'If I'm wrong, sue me. I double dare you.' It sparked a week-long war of words. Hunt, MP for South West Surrey, eventually hit back at the accusation and provided a range of statistics backing his claim up to dismiss Little's scathing remark. Little then responded after carefully fact-checking Hunt's disputed figures because he is 'never one to resist a challenge'. In a series of 42 tweets, he exposed the truth behind Hunt's figures - and mocked his ability to use unverified statistics to his advantage.
Pensioner, 71, cruelly dubbed 'the man with two heads' because of a 15cm facial tumour that left him suicidal, in pain and unable to sleep, feels like 'a new person' after having it removed
Jaroon Suanmali (left), 71, from Lopburi, Thailand, suffered years of unbearable pain after the growth ballooned and he could no longer afford to visit doctors. Working as a rubbish collector, Mr Suanmali earned just £2 a day, however, a picture taken by a passer-by and posted in local media led to thousands of pounds-worth of donations, allowing him to finally have the 15cm, 4.4lb (inset) growth removed. Without the tumour (right), Mr Suanmali says he has 'a new life'.
EXCLUSIVE - 'It looked like a crime scene': NutriBullet victim, 28, speaks out against the blender that left her with deep lacerations after it exploded while she made a slushie - as dozens more file lawsuits
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: In an exclusive Daily Mail Online interview, a NutriBullet victim shared her story of her life-altering injuries after her hands were forced into the blades (top left and bottom right). Twenty-two NutriBullet owners from across the US have sued the company after being left with second and third-degree burns (bottom left and top right) and severe lacerations when the blender overheated and exploded. The victim in New York told Daily Mail Online she has had six surgeries to repair the injuries to her hands and suffers permanent nerve damage (bottom right). The company has denied the claims saying it is 'physically impossible' for the device to explode after only in use for a few seconds as the victims claim.
Heartbroken mother who lost her newborn twins after they were born prematurely is left overjoyed as she welcomes another set just one year on
Angel Hind, 33, from Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, gave birth to her first set of twins, Blake and Annabelle Smailes, in September 2015, but the tiny babies were too poorly to survive. But just three months later, Angel and partner Nick Smailes were amazed to find out she was expecting another set of boy-girl twins. Ava Annabelle Smailes and Mason Blake Smailes were delivered in August 2016 and one year on are happy and healthy. Pictured: Angel with Ava and Mason (left) and taking the twins to visit their siblings' grave (right).
Architect whose 28-year-battle with OCD saw him wash his hands 50 times a day and spend hours retracing his steps for 'victims' he thought he had killed claims he has been 'cured' after using MAGNETS
EXCLUSIVE: Alex Jones, 46, from Portsmouth, was tormented daily thinking he'd harmed others. Every trip outside meant he'd spend hours retracing steps to check for 'victims' and he washed his hands up to 50 times a day. He eventually had a nervous breakdown. Alex tried medication, CBT and exposure therapy but nothing worked. Earlier this year he had magnetic pulse therapy and felt like a 'normal person' after just one session.
Real angel of the north: The nurse who refused to leave the side of a bloodied and bewildered teenage Manchester bomb victim
This week's health hero nominee is nurse Jess Haskins (pictured left), 33, who helped Manchester bomb victim Adam Lawler (pictured right), 15. His family believe he wouldn't be as well as he is now without her. He was injured whilst at an Ariana Grande concert with his best friend Olivia Campbell-Hardy who died during the bomb blast. (police investigating the blast pictured inset). Jess stayed with him upon his arrival into hospital and continued to support him and his family throughout his time in hospital.
Mother, 35, claims a botched c-section has left her looking 'permanently pregnant' causing people to regularly stop her in the street to congratulate her
Cheryl Castle (left), 35, a receptionist, from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, said she has had a large ‘baby belly’ (inset) since the birth of her son Liam (pictured right) in 2011, which she cannot get rid of with diet and exercise. Mrs Castle says she has been denied a 'tummy tuck' on the NHS as it is a 'cosmetic case'.
Boy, 4, with ballooned head who has been bed-ridden since birth will finally undergo life-saving brain surgery after Good Samaritan steps in and starts fundraising appeal
Khyng Maza, from the Philippines, was shunned by medics as his family can't afford help. He has hydrocephalus, which can cause permanent brain damage and death. The boy's father had abandoned him and his food seller mother Raisa earns very little. But then a kind-hearted woman visiting the village started a fundraising appeal. He is now waiting to have fluid drained from his brain and his skull reconstructed.
Heartbreaking images capture a two-year-old's brave battle with cancer which has seen her endure 60 rounds of chemotherapy as she faces a race against time to save her eyesight
Poppy Martin, from Kent, is partially sighted because of a tumour growing behind her eye. The toddler has had chemo almost every week since she got ill 17 months ago. The footage, captured by her mother Ellena (pictured right), shows her crying as she sits in hospital beds and her with no hair. UK doctors have told family there is nothing more they can do for her. Poppy's parents have launched appeal to raise £300,000 for treatment abroad.
'I want to show people there is a happy ending': Woman, 25, born with a facial deformity so severe she endured a childhood of cruel taunts and 18 operations in 14 years, walks down the aisle
Cody Hall (pictured right), 25, from Corby, Northamptonshire, had such a large birthmark, it distorted the left side of her face (pictured left with her mother Theresa). She married her boyfriend of eight years Lewis Holt (pictured right), 27, last Friday after a year-long engagement. She said: 'It was an emotional day and there were some tears, but only tears of joy. I just want to show people that there is a happy ending.' Growing up (inset), Ms Hall endured cruel stares and comments from strangers.
Three-year-old girl almost died after a cat scratch caused her to develop deadly toxic shock syndrome
Lilanna Batsone (right), three, from Taunton, Somerset, woke screaming in pain after the family cat scratched a spot on her neck (inset). Rushed to hospital, she became lifeless and covered in a rash. Although she was successfully treated after spending several days in hospital, including her third birthday, Lilanna's mother Kelly Batstone (pictured left), 35, believes the youngster would not be here if her doctor had not recently treated another toxic shock syndrome patient.
By her side: Heart-wrenching image captures moment an emotional father was reunited with his two-year-old adopted daughter after he donated part of his liver to save her life
Peter McKay, 38, of Brooklyn, New York, underwent the surgery in 2015 after his daughter Darcy's rare genetic condition threatened to take her life. The little girl was battling progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis type 2, or PFIC2, which prevents liver cells from flushing out bile. Thanks to the liver transplant, the four-year-old now has a full life ahead of her.
Three-year-old girl's head has DOUBLED in size due to a rare disease that could kill her or cause permanent brain damage – but her family are too poor to help her
Reshmi Marak's head started growing after birth and is 68cms in circumference. She has hydrocephalus, which can cause permanent brain damage. Her parents, from north eastern India, are devastated they can't afford medical bills. Her father Amrit is a daily labourer earning about Rs4,000 (£45) a month. 'When there is no work, there is no money,' said the 35-year-old. A fundraising appeal has been launched to help raise funds to get Reshmi care.