NHS diabetes care "lottery": Thousands could face blindness, strokes and death because of variations in treatment

1m an hour 'lottery' of NHS diabetes care: Thousands face complications including blindness, strokes and even death because of 'shocking' variations in treatmentFailures are leading to premature deaths according to Parliamentary groupAlmost half of sufferers not getting nine recommended annual checks By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 01:31 GMT, 20 March 2013 | UPDATED: 11:21 GMT, 20 March 2013 Thousands of people with diabetes are being failed by ‘shocking variations’ in NHS treatment, warn MPs.

1m an hour "lottery" of NHS diabetes care: Thousands face complications including blindness, strokes and even death because of…

1m an hour 'lottery' of NHS diabetes care: Thousands face complications including blindness, strokes and even death because of 'shocking' variations in treatmentFailures are leading to premature deaths according to Parliamentary groupAlmost half of sufferers not getting nine recommended annual checks By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 01:31 GMT, 20 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:31 GMT, 20 March 2013 Thousands of people with diabetes are being failed by ‘shocking variations’ in NHS treatment, warn MPs.

A nation suffering from "fat blindness": Average Briton is only prompted to go on a diet once the scales tip 13st 10lb

A nation suffering from 'fat blindness': Average Briton is only prompted to go on a diet once the scales tip 13st 10lbsAverage 'trigger' weight has risen more than a stone in a decade, according to Weight Watchers Unflattering photographs are a key weight loss trigger A quarter of the population are classified as obese By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 14:57 GMT, 21 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:34 GMT, 21 February 2013 Many overweight people are suffering from 'fat blindness', say experts Britons are increasingly suffering from 'fat blindness' and are failing to lose weight until they are obese, experts have warned.

How that bottle of bubbly could leave you blind

Open with caution: How that bottle of bubbly could leave you blind The pressure inside a champagne bottle can launch a cork at 50 miles per hour – fast enough to shatter glass Doctors report bottles causing serious eye injuries and even blindness | UPDATED: 11:35 GMT, 31 December 2012 High pressure hazard: A champagne cork can travel up to fifty miles per hour We all savour the sound of a champagne cork popping.

Taking aspirin for 10 years could double the risk of eye disorder that causes blindness

Taking aspirin for 10 years could double the risk of sight loss Scientists say taking aspirin for a decade could increase the chance of developing wet AMDThe condition causes swelling and bleeding underneath the macular, at the back of the eyeThis can cause permanent vision loss | UPDATED: 23:16 GMT, 18 December 2012 Taking aspirin for 10 years could more than double the risk of sight loss, according to a new study.

How an insight into Van Gogh’s vision could shape our understanding of colour-blindness – and change how we view the Master’s work

The incredible images that show how a colour-blind person sees the world (and why it might explain Van Gogh”s genius)Vision expert Kazunori Asada sees Van Gogh”s work in room where lighting is altered to give effect of colour-blindness

Army wife faces losing her eyesight as NHS chiefs refuse to pay for injections in postcode lottery

Army wife faces losing her eyesight as NHS chiefs refuse to pay for injections in postcode lottery Dawn Thomas has almost lost vision in her left eye and is having trouble with her right eyeSouth Staffordshire PCT said her case was not 'exceptional enough' but are now reviewing the decision | UPDATED: 14:56 GMT, 6 August 2012 An Army wife with a rare eye condition faces going blind unless health chiefs fund sight-saving treatment.

The boy who can only see in the dark: Rare condition means child, 3, is blinded by sunlight and can only see in black and white

The little boy who is blinded by the light: Toddler can only see in black and white due to rare eye disorder Harvey can only see black, white and shades of grey due to a rare vision deficiencyHis parents have just found out Harvey's younger sister also has the condition | UPDATED: 11:40 GMT, 25 July 2012 Three-year-old Harvey Webb has a rare condition that means he is blinded by light – and has to wear special heavy-duty sunglasses to help him see.