A 3-year-old boy gets new heart after being kept alive by an artificial organ for more than eight months
Joe Skerratt, 3, has survived 251 days with an artificial heart while waiting for an organ donor to be found.
Joe underwent a successful heart transplant at Great Ormond Street Hospital last year, after being attached to a heart machine for longer than any other child in the UK to date.
It was ... Continue reading
Age-old cup stacking game goes competitive and international!
A humble toy box staple has made the transition from a simple timeless activity to a furiously fast and competitive sport.
The 2012 World Sport Stacking Championships is set to bring the fastest cup stackers from across the globe together for two days of hand-tastic endurance. The championships will be held this ... Continue reading
First-time mum-to-be goes into labour at 36,000 feet, with her impromptu 'midwives' resourcefully using scissors, shoestring and vodka!
A woman has given birth on a plane after she went into labour in mid-air.
Katherine Oyedoh delivered a healthy baby boy, with the help of people onboard the plane. The impromptu birthing team included an obstetrician, a flight attendant, two nurses and other cabin crew members.
Katherine, who was 37 weeks pregnant, ... Continue reading
Former dairy farmer John McCallister finds delivering his baby ‘a lot more nerve wracking’ that calving cows
A member of the Northern Irish South Down Assembly took a break from speech writing yesterday to deliver his own baby.
Former dairy farmer John McCallister, who is running for the leadership of the Ulster Unionist Party in Northern Ireland, said delivering his son Harry on the bathroom floor “took his mind ... Continue reading
NHS staff take to Twitter to reveal the daily goings on at the maternity ward
Hospital staff in Coventry are using Twitter to give the public a behind-the-scenes glimpse of a month in the life of their maternity ward during March.
The busy ward has organised a tweet-a-thon that could rival an episode of One Born Every Minute, live-tweeting the amazing stories of mums and dads, ... Continue reading
American child promises meteorologist who visited his school unicorn servants and a throne
Forget being obsessed with rock stars or Hollywood actors, schoolboy Flint, from Austin, Texas, is his local weatherman’s biggest fan. Flint was so excited to have met KVUE meteorologist Albert Ramon at his school that he wrote him a long thank you note. It all begins pretty normally for a ... Continue reading
Nicole Bonner admits to eating hundreds and hundreds of sponges after developing a craving for soap during her pregnancy
Mum-of-one Nicole Bonner has eaten about 1,000 sponges since developing a strange craving for soap during her pregnancy. Why? Well, Nicole, 22, suffers from pica.
Pica is a disorder that causes people to eat non-food objects. While Nicole munches on soap, other pica sufferers have been known to eat metal, coal, sand, chalk ... Continue reading
Originally pregnant with triplets, Joanna Krzysztonek spent two-and-a-half months with her feet in the air, and is now a proud mum of two
Joanna Krzysztonek had to endure 75 days of labour, and stay lying down 24 hours a day in order to save her unborn babies.
Joanna, 31, was pregnant with triplets when she went into labour at 21 weeks. Her first baby was born prematurely and tragically was too weak to survive. The ... Continue reading
Dad-to-be enlists help of unsuspecting ambulance making a pit stop
New mum Claire Diver, 33, has given birth on a petrol station forecourt after her quick-thinking husband spotted an ambulance refueling and enlisted the paramedics’ help. Claire and husband Peter were on the way to the hospital in Ashton, Greater Manchester, when the baby started crowning. With no time to ... Continue reading
Three-year-old Leo Barnet is believed to be the only person in Britain to suffer from a condition that means he can’t digest the substance that makes carrots orange
Eating carrots may be good for seeing in the dark – but they also turn 3-year-old Leo Barnett bright orange!
Leo is thought to be the only person in Britain to suffer from hyper-beta carotenemia, a condition that means his body can’t digest carotene, the substance that gives foods like carrots their ... Continue reading
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