The smile that defies the Taliban: Marizeh, 6, has life changing reconstructive surgery at Long Island hospital after being shot in the face | UPDATED: 22:16 GMT, 22 December 2012 You can barely see a hint of the sorrow that beautiful 6-year-old Marizeh endured when she smiles up at you with her newly reconstructed face. Marizeh, who's face was ruined by a Taliban's bullet in Afghanistan, underwent surgery at a Long Island hospital Friday to repair her face and be able to breathe normally again.
Six-year-old girl shot by Taliban to have face reconstructed in life-changing surgery at Long Island hospital | UPDATED: 22:33 GMT, 21 December 2012 A beautiful 6-year-old girl who's face was ruined by a Taliban's bullet in Afghanistan will undergo surgery at a Long Island hospital Friday to repair her face and be able to breathe normally again. Marizeh – who's last name is being withheld to protect surviving family in Afghanistan – lost her right eye in the attacks months ago
Jilted lover jailed for nine years for trying to kill his ex-girlfriend by stabbing her repeatedly in the neck with a screwdriver George Simpson, 58, threatened to kill Carol Bailey outside primary schoolWas found crying over her body as he admitted to police what he had done | UPDATED: 13:35 GMT, 17 December 2012 A jilted boyfriend who stabbed his ex-girlfriend in the neck with a screwdriver outside her daughter's primary school has been jailed for nine years. Crazed George Simpson, 58, ambushed Carol Bailey, 50, before wrestling her to the ground and attacking her with the tool. During the frenzied attack, which left the mother-of-six just minutes from death, he stabbed her nine times in the neck and screamed 'I'm going to kill you, b***h.' Crazed attack: George Simpson, pictured left, stabbed Carol Bailey, right, in the neck with a screwdriver Witnesses saw Simpson pacing up and down a road in Bentilee, Stoke-on-Trent, just minutes before he struck at 11am on May 21 this year.
Inside Britain's FAT ward: Where clinically obese patients weighing as much as 47-stone are treated with reinforced wheelchairs and industrial weighing scales Based at the Sunderland Royal Hospital, the ward is at the heart of one of the most overweight parts of the countryMore than 600 weight loss operations performed last yearNew documentary follows plight of 29-year-old Terry Garner, who is 47 stone and housebound | UPDATED: 19:13 GMT, 10 December 2012 From super-size doors to reinforced wheelchairs, everything is larger than life. This is one of the UK’s first dedicated weight loss wards, where last year four surgeons performed more than 600 operations to try and help clinically obese patients
Implant boost for kidney dialysis patients on trial55,000 people in the UK rely on regular kidney dialysis | UPDATED: 22:00 GMT, 1 December 2012 On trial: The new implant can aid thousands Thousands of kidney dialysis patients could receive faster, safer treatment thanks to a new implant being trialled at St George’s Hospital in London and Central Manchester University Hospital. About 55,000 patients in the UK suffering with end-stage kidney failure rely on dialysis machines to filter waste and excess water from their blood
How your facelift will look in five years: Leading surgeon answers the question every woman asks | UPDATED: 01:58 GMT, 2 December 2012 Facelifts cannot be guaranteed to last more than five years, according to one of Britain’s most eminent plastic surgeons. His verdict is the result of more than a decade of groundbreaking research based on photographs taken of 50 women before and after their operations
Inside Britain's Armageddon houses: Meet the 'preppers' who are stockpiling food and weapons because they fear the world will end Britons are stockpiling arms, food, and even condoms Some have secret hideaways away from towns and cities for when the apocalypse strikesThey all appear in a documentary on people preparing for disaster Mayan calendar has predicted the apocalypse on December 21, 2012 | UPDATED: 17:44 GMT, 29 November 2012 The Mayan calendar predicts that the end of the world is less than a month away – but there are some Britons who are taking the doomsday prophecy more seriously than most.