"A bug on my contact lens ate away my cornea": Pensioner forced to have eye removed after developing horrendous infection

'A bug on my contact lens ate away my cornea': Pensioner forced to have eye removed after developing horrendous infection June Scott hospitalised for three weeks after lens began burning her eyeballA fungal infection known as fusarium was attacking her left eyeAfter three unsuccessful operations to remove infection, eye was removed By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 12:29 GMT, 11 February 2013 | UPDATED: 12:43 GMT, 11 February 2013 A pensioner has been left blind in one eye after an infection caused by her contact lens 'ate away' her cornea.

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

Drugs shortage: Patients" lives at risk as medicine is sold abroad for bigger profits

Patients' lives being put at risk by drugs shortage as medicines are sold abroad for bigger profits85% of pharmacists were 'concerned' about drugs shortagesDrugs suppliers can exploit EU rules and sell medicines overseas for profit By Rob Cooper Last updated at 8:08 AM on 27th February 2012 The lives of NHS patients are being put at risk because vital prescription medicines are being sold abroad by drugs companies for bigger profits.

Tamiflu: Side effects and effectiveness of "wonder-drug" under the microscope

Side effects and effectiveness of 'wonder-drug' Tamiflu under the microscope as Department of Health faces awkward questions over mass prescriptions Health officials are to face questions about whether they prescribed Tamiflu on a mass scale too quickly in the wake of the 2009 swine flu outbreak. A two-year review into the widely prescribed drug will reveal findings about the effectiveness and side-effects of the swine flu 'wonder-drug'

World"s smallest babies saved by same doctor 15 years apart both leading healthy lives

My how you”ve grown! World”s smallest babies saved by same doctor 15 years apart both leading happy, healthy livesMadeline Mann, 22, weighed 9.9oz at birth, while Rumaisa Rahman weighed 9.2oz Madeline Mann is a 22-year-old honors college student studying psychology in Rock Island while Rumaisa Rahman is seven years old and goes to school in Chicago. But this pair have one very special thing in common – at the time of their births they were both the tiniest babies to have survived.