Grandmother left "looking like an alien" after suffering allergic reaction to eye drops

Grandmother left 'looking like an alien' after suffering allergic reaction to eye drops Linda Hoff, 57, went to Specsavers branch in Blyth, NorthumberlandHer optician administered eye drops as part of a health checkBut hours later, her eyes began to sting, before going puffy and bright redAllergic reaction was so bad she was referred to hospitalSpecsavers says drops are 'routinely used' in eye examinations By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 11:40 GMT, 15 March 2013 | UPDATED: 11:49 GMT, 15 March 2013 Linda Hoff suffered a severe allergic reaction to eye drops administered at her local branch of Specsavers A grandmother who went to a routine opticians appointment was left 'looking like an alien' after suffering an allergic reaction to eye drops.

World first as grandmother has life-saving "mini sieve" fitted near her heart to catch deadly clots after surgery

World first as grandmother has life-saving 'mini sieve' fitted near her heart to catch deadly clots after surgery Doreen Carter had the device fitted in a major vein near her heart It consists of a titanium mesh that acts like a fishing net to catch blood clotsDoctors believe it could prevent thousands dying from clots after surgery By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 16:44 GMT, 5 March 2013 | UPDATED: 16:50 GMT, 5 March 2013 A British grandmother has become the first person in the world to be fitted with a life-saving 'miniature sieve' to prevent blood clots.

Grandmother says parrot saves her life by waking her when she stops breathing in her sleep

Who's a clever boy then Grandmother says parrot saves her life by waking her when she stops breathing in her sleep Barbara Smith-Schafer, 62, has sleep apnoea, which causes her to stop breathing and can lead to heart attack and stroke If she nods off during the day, her parrot Dominic flaps and pecks to wake her up Brainy parrot is also BI-LINGUAL and can speak English and German | UPDATED: 19:31 GMT, 12 December 2012 A grandmother claims her parrot has saved her life after she developed a life-threatening illness that stops her breathing while asleep.

Radio 2 DJ Jo Whiley: "I"ve never done a fad diet, but I watch what I eat"

'I've never done a fad diet, but I watch what I eat': Under the microscope with Jo Whiley | UPDATED: 00:15 GMT, 11 December 2012 The Radio 2 DJ, 47, on existing without much sleep, having a high pain threshold and why she won't be having plastic surgery 'I often eat on the go, so it's (diet) not as healthy as it should be,' said Jo Whiley ANY FAMILY AILMENTS Rheumatoid arthritis — my dad is badly affected by stiff, painful joints, and my mum and grandmother also have it.

Arthritis? It"s no laughing matter, says comedian Ella Kenion

Arthritis It's no laughing matter, says comedian Ella Kenion whose agonising condition, triggered by food poisoning – almost ended her showbiz dream Actress Ella Kenion got rheumatic disease Reiter’s syndrom aged 18The pain in her joints nearly kept her from following her dream of acting | UPDATED: 15:47 GMT, 25 November 2012 Light touch: Ella's recent weight loss has helped with her joint problems From playing the world’s laziest cleaner, Mrs Cakeworthy, in The Green Green Grass to a long-suffering teacher in The Catherine Tate Show, Ella Kenion has never been shy about taking on unglamorous roles.

Black Friday deals 2012: The sales tricks of extreme bargain hunters revealed

Lying to rival shoppers, hiding must-haves the day before, and using sign language to communicate across the store: The tricks of extreme Black Friday bargain hunters | UPDATED: 17:08 GMT, 23 November 2012 Black Friday’s extreme shoppers are coming up with such conniving ways to thwart the competition that some people decided to forgo their Thanksgiving feast altogether.

Georgia woman gives birth to her GRANDSON after IVF treatment because her daughter couldn"t conceive

Georgia woman gives birth to her GRANDSON after IVF treatment because her daughter couldn't conceive | UPDATED: 13:58 GMT, 15 October 2012 They say a mother's love knows no bounds, that there is nothing she wouldn't do for her child.

Too fat for slimming class… woman who was turned away from NHS programme because

The woman who was too fat for slimming class: Grandmother's anger as NHS tells her she need to lose weight to join diet scheme Belinda Clayton applied to weight-loss scheme through her GP but was told she was too heavy to take partLocal PCT said initiative was a pilot scheme and they had restricted entry to those with a BMI of 30 to 35 – Mrs Clayton's measurement was 35.07Mrs Clayton described the decision to exclude her as 'bonkers'She will now pay for Slimming World sessions instead | UPDATED: 15:18 GMT, 1 October 2012 Determined: Belinda Clayton from Binchester, wanted to join the 'weigh-less scheme' after it was recommended by a friend A grandmother-of-two has spoken of her outrage after she was turned down by an NHS weight loss programme because she was ‘too fat’.

Cristian Fernandez: The sad past of boy, 13, who is being tried as an adult after “killing his 2-year-old brother”

Sexual abuse, physical assaults and a home filled with drugs: The heartbreaking upbringing of boy, 13, who is being tried as an adult after “killing his 2-year-old brother”Cristian Fernandez was 12 when he “smashed brother”s head against shelf and sexually abused his five-year-old cousin”Records show he suffered a childhood of neglect and abuseBorn to 12-year-old mother who was sexually abusedFound wandering streets naked and dirty when he was two and neglected by drug-abusing grandmotherSexually abused by cousin and hospitalised after violent assault by stepfather who went on to kill himself