Maggie, of South Carolina grinned and gaped when she heard her mother's voice for the first time Wednesday. She has two right-ear hearing defects, but got her first hearing aid just in time for Christmas.
Boy, 14, has a 10-pound tumor the size of a basketball taking over his FACE and needs life-saving surgery before it suffocates him
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Emanuel Zayas, 14, is in Miami on a medical visa from Cuba to undergo life-saving surgery to remove the 10-pound benign tumor on his face that formed due to a rare genetic disorder. The tumor is made of bone that has been growing from his upper jaw for the last three years and has affected the way he eats, sees and talks. Lead surgeon Dr Robert Marx told Daily Mail Online that if they do not operate the tumor will continue to grow and suffocate him or fracture his neck.
From James Bond playing poker after a cardiac arrest to a dramatic collapse in Four Weddings and A Funeral, the inaccurate portrayal of heart attacks in movies is endangering the public, warn experts
EXCLUSIVE The British public will be overindulging in food, drink and cardiac misinformation this Christmas as people watch movies that could affect their chances of surviving a heart attack, the British Heart Foundation warns. In Casino Royale, a sweaty James Bond self-defibrillates, with the help of a Bond girl (top left), after going into cardiac arrest when poisoned. After a miraculous recovery (top right), 007 resumes his interrupted poker game without any sign of the common brain injury complication. During a groom's speech in Four Weddings & a Funeral, Simon Callow's character Gareth dramatically grasps at his chest while suffering out-of-the-blue chest pain before falling to the ground (bottom left). Hugh Grant's character Charles rushes over to help (bottom right).
Mother-of-two, 34, claims she was left blind, diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and covered in a rash 'after having the FLU JAB' and fears she may never recover
Jennifer Whitney (left: before having the shot), from Mukilteo, Washington, had the vaccine due to the insistence of her boss - despite being concerned about any side effects. However, the same boss was forced to 'let her go' because she ended up taking too much time off to cope with the repercussions of the shot (right: she was left with a rash). Tests revealed she had developed multiple sclerosis, which has no cure, and she was left blind for ten months as well as unable to have another child. The mother-of-two's naturopath claimed it was all down to her flu vaccine - despite an array of evidence claiming the shot is completely safe. Mrs Whitney's case comes amid warnings of the worst flu outbreak in 50 years, which has prompted officials to urge the population to get vaccinated. (Mrs Whitney is pictured inset hooked up to an IV drip in hospital)
Mother-of-eight describes the constant heartbreak of adopting and fostering dying 'hospice babies' to love and care for them until their death
Cori Salchert, 51, (left) and her husband Mark have adopted and fostered seven dying babies within the last four years to care for them until they die. The couple from Wisconsin have eight biological children, including daughter Mary Elizabeth, 19, (right) and is currently caring for their adopted son Charlie, three, who sufferers from irreversible brain damage.
Woman gets her STOMACH removed to prevent developing the same cancer that killed her mother and grandfather
Heather Huus, 32, is a mother from North Dakota who had a gastrectomy last year after a genetic test found she carried a gene that put her at an 83 percent risk of getting stomach cancer. She told Daily Mail Online that she made the decision because she didn't want her daughter Paige, five, to see her die of cancer like she did her mother. Now Heather cannot feel when she's hungry or full and has to snack every three hours, which caused her to lose 130 pounds.
The girl, 6, who is a walking miracle: Youngster was once paralysed from the head down but defied medics to take her first steps for a sweet treat and now loves to dance with her younger sister
The family of Amy Parr (inset and right with her little sister Mia), from Kent, were told the youngster, now six, would unlikely live past her first birthday as a cold kill her. If she did survive, doctors warned she would be confined to a wheelchair. Yet, on Christmas Day 2013, the youngster took her first few steps towards her grandfather when she saw him holding chocolate (left).
'I believe this is the real me': Retail worker spends £20,000 on shoes, clothes and wigs in bid to look like a DOLL (and says it helps her to 'escape' chronic pain condition)
Jade Smith, 21, from Wallington, Surrey, has splashed the huge sum on doll-like outfits, shoes, accessories, wigs, key chains and toys - as well as a £20 monthly 'glitter budget' - to help her cope with the pain her fibromyalgia. The retail worker, who goes by 'Princess Jadette' on social media (pictured right, in her bedroom and inset, with one of her many cuddly toys), said: 'The toys and the clothes do help with it because it makes me forget for even just a little while the pain that I am experiencing.'
The baby that was conceived just 18 months after its mother: Woman, 26, gives birth to baby girl from a donated embryo that was frozen for 24 YEARS - the longest ever
Emma Wren (left and right) was conceived and fertilized 24 years ago in 1992, but the embryo was frozen instead of implanted. Tina, who was born in 1991, could not conceive naturally with her husband Benjamin because he has cystic fibrosis, which renders 98 percent of sufferers infertile. They were going to adopt and started fostering children but then they heard they could adopt an embryo and have the experience of pregnancy as well. The process is like adoption, but the baby grows inside the adoptive mother. In March this year, the frozen embryo was thawed then donated to Tina and Benjamin. After a normal 40-week pregnancy with no issues, Tina gave birth naturally to Emma on November 25. Emma was born weighing six pounds and eight ounces, and measuring 20 inches long. Emma comes from the longest-ever frozen embryo, after one in Virginia which was frozen for 19 years and a few months. Experts say this successful birth 'suggests the shelf life of an embryo could be infinite'. Pictured: Benjamin and Tina with Emma this month (left).
Revealed: How Davina McCall maintains THAT body at 50 (from relentless stomach crunches to a VERY strict sugar ban)
Davina McCall, 50, has been showcasing her enviable age-defying figure for the better part of a decade, ever since turning her attention from TV presenting to what is now her wildly successful fitness empire. And earlier this week she shared perhaps the most attention-grabbing snap of her rippling six-pack, toned arms and pert bottom yet - posing in a skimpy bikini and trainers in Australia, where she and her three children are visiting her sister. Here, FEMAIL breaks down exactly what goes into maintaining those honed muscles at 50.
Chinese baby is at risk of losing his blackened toe after his mother's HAIR became tangled around his digit and cut off his blood supply
WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: The infant's digit became black (right) and swollen after the hair, which may have belonged to his mother, cut off the blood supply. It is believed that the strand of hair was trapped around his toe (left) for more than 10 hours before his father, surnamed Fan, spotted it. Doctors in Zhengzhou, capital of Central China's Henan Province, said necrosis has set in and the toe on the boy's left foot may need to be amputated. Local reports state flesh on the boy's toe had already grown around the strand of hair when he was brought in.
Grandmother, 70, who has thrown away 'all her pills', claims smoking cannabis for FIVE decades is the secret to her good health and allowed her to manage her ailments
Carol Francey (right), 70, from Vancouver, credits her marijuana habit for helping her to manage her arthritis, sciatica and insomnia, saying her medication used to slur her speech and affect her balance. Ms Francey, a former drugs and alcohol counselor, began campaigning for cannabis legislation (left) in Canada with the group 'Grannies for Green' after her son was held back a year at school for smoking marijuana and is encouraging other weed users to 'come out of the closet'.
Conjoined Nigerian twins can now live 'independent lives' after a successful operation, involving 22 specialists, to separate them
John and James, whose surname is unknown, were fused together at the upper part of their abdomen (left) before Indian doctors gave them a new lease of life. The pair made the 4,600-mile (7,500km) journey to a specialist hospital in Bangalore for the marathon operation that involved 22 specialists. Medics now claim the twins are ready to live 'independent lives' (right, with their unnamed parents) - despite spending the first six months of life attached to each other. The infants, who already defied medical expectations by surviving for so long, were classed as omphalopagus twins due to where they were attached.
Mother, 28, produces enough breast milk to fill THREE FREEZERS and donates it to 20 families nationwide with some driving for up to 5 hours to collect it - but experts warn women like her are a health risk
Mother-of-one Harriet Tutton (pictured right and inset), 28, from Barry, Wales, started expressing her milk when her 23-month-old daughter Luna (pictured right and inset) struggled to latch on as a newborn, but soon produced enough to fill three freezers (left). She has even made a lifelong friend in breast-milk recipient Kay Elliot, 32, from Cardiff Bay, who suffered 'horrendous' pain while trying to breastfeed her son Ollie.
Model who lost her leg to toxic shock syndrome from her tampon reveals she is going to lose the other one soon
Los Angeles-based model Lauren Wasser, 29, lost her right leg and toes on her left foot in 2012 after contracting toxic shock syndrome from a tampon, leading to gangrene in her feet (inset). She revealed she will 'inevitably' lose her other leg in the coming months because bone grows where her toes once were making it unbearable to walk. She now sports a golden prosthetic leg (right) as her modeling career has flourished and is an advocate, raising awareness about the dangers of tampons to women and young girls.
Grieving parents share heartbreaking photographs of them cuddling their stillborn daughter after she died in the womb from a mystery condition
Maria Grennan, 37, was almost a week over her due date with her first child when she noticed her baby was not moving. Doctors told the mother-to-be and her paramedic husband Stuart (pictured together left), 36, that their baby had died due to an unknown condition. Mrs Grennan gave birth to Maggie (pictured right and inset) on December 5 at Worcestershire Royal Hospital and the couple spent several days with their daughter in a special bereavement suite. But they claim their experience was made much more difficult because they could hear women giving birth to healthy babies in an adjourning room.
These techy Christmas gifts could raise your child's risk of CANCER, former US health official warns
Popular holiday gifts like cell phones and smart toys emit radio energy that may increase brain cancer risks, according to today's warnings from experts including a former NIH toxicologist. Potentially dangerous gifts include VR headsets (top left), Apple Watches (top right)the Nintendo Switch (bottom left), the Jitterbug smartphone (bottom right) and the Hello Barbie (center).
'I am having constant love explosions!' Global fitness star, Emily Skye, gives birth to a baby girl, naming her Mia Elise - after documenting the good, bad and ugly sides of her pregnancy
She's the global fitness star who was named at number three in the Fitness Influencer category by Forbes earlier this year. And now, having documented her entire pregnancy on social media to her millions of followers, Emily Skye (pictured with her daughter) has given birth. The Gold Coast-based fitness personality gave birth to a baby girl on December 18, and she and her partner Declan Redmond (left and right) gave their bundle of joy a sweetly feminine name: Mia Elise.
Petite fitness fanatic reveals over-exercising left her 'looking like Popeye' and battling a life-threatening condition that caused her muscles to swell to a size 20 and EAT themselves
Amelia Burns (pictured right with her children, left, and after workout, left) returned home from her daily session at the gym but didn't feel right. Her arms swelled (as shown inset) and she felt drained and eventually passed out. The 30-year-old, from Berkshire, was diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis. The potentially life-threatening condition can be caused by over-exercising.
Ta-da! Model stuns the internet after completely clearing her severe acne in just one WEEK with a selection of all-natural products she found in a health food store
Brianna Lopez, a model from Los Angeles, uses a six-step regimen that includes household pantry items that can be found at a local health food store, including raw honey and spices such as cinnamon and turmeric. She says that she began seeing her blemish-covered skin clear up in just a week and said she 'felt comfortable' in her own skin within two and a half months. She happily documented her complexion transformation in a series of before and after images, with one post earning more than 10,000 likes.
'Why we donate our breast milk online – even though it may be dangerous': Thousands of mothers face a clampdown over concerns babies could be infected with deadly diseases
Bex Poole (pictured right), from Wolverhampton, appealed for help on the the Facebook site 'Human Milk 4 Human Babies', which has nearly 17,000 followers, when she struggled to breastfeed her son Theo (pictured right and inset), who was not gaining weight as he should. Sarah McHugh (pictured left with her daughter Harriet), from Kidderminster, has since donated Ms Poole a freezer full of her breast milk after overexpressing for her daughter Harriet.
Your hero: We proudly present the winner of our competition to find Britain’s most inspiring health worker — crowned by the PM herself at No10
When we asked readers to nominate their unsung champions of the NHS, we were overwhelmed by moving stories about staff from all parts of the health service. Last week our five finalists received their awards from the Prime Minister at Downing Street — here we tell the inspiring story of our overall winner, as well as some of the UK's most caring health worker's including (from left): Shehan Hettiaratchy — or ‘Mr H’, Dr Gabriel Hendow, Mrs May, Professor Hindmarsh, Professor Mike Dixon and Anita Ruckledge.
Christmas party hangover triggered mother's battle with CANCER: Two days after her office bash, supervisor was still lethargic and achy and a week later started chemotherapy
Elizabeth Graham, 33, of of Paisley, Scotland, felt like she'd downed 20 drinks next morning but had consumed only five. When the lethargic and achy feeling still hadn't shifted a day later, she visited her doctor. A blood test revealed that she had leukaemia, which needed urgent treatment. Just a week before December 25, Mrs Graham, started gruelling chemotherapy. After five months of treatment, the administrative supervisor got the all-clear.
'No matter my prognosis, it was the happiest day of my life': Man, 30, marries his pregnant fiancée in the hospital chapel after being diagnosed with aggressive leukaemia just three weeks ago
Darren Smith and his fiancée Ashlee (pictured left and right) wed at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital last Wednesday. They decided to tie the knot because doctors couldn't give Darren a prognosis. They planned the wedding in four days, getting a dress, rings, and a celebrant. Ashlee wore a special camo ribbon to honour Darren's 10 years in the army.
'Doctors dismissed me as a drama queen with period pain': Woman, 22, who suffered from years of excruciating pain shares her struggles with endometriosis
A 22-year-old woman whose endometriosis was dismissed by doctors as 'bad period' and 'appendicitis', has spoken out about the crippling condition that left her bed bound. Karlie Wilkinson (pictured left, right of her bloated stomach - one of the symptoms and bottom right after surgery) was diagnosed with the debilitating disorder at the aged of 19 after suffering from unbearable chronic pain and intense abdominal cramping. The Australian woman said she came across the condition 'by accident' after she saw a specialist who agreed to perform an appendectomy. But when she woke from surgery she was told she still had her appendix and that she was actually suffering from a far more sinister condition called endometriosis.
Actress Katie Holmes looked resplendent in a dress that accentuated her nipped-in waist at a recent event with her boyfriend Jamie The 39-year-old mother of one is a fan of variety in her workouts, but squeezes them into her busy schedule as early as possible. ‘Every day is a little bit different, but I still really try to get my AM workout done,’ she has said.