Parasite in eyeball: Teenage girl Ashley Hyde nearly loses sight after infection from contact lens

Teenage girl nearly loses her sight after parasite grows on her contact lens and begins eating through her eye By Paul Thompson PUBLISHED: 18:02 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 12:15 GMT, 29 March 2013 A teenager has told how she almost lost her eyesight after a parasite grew on her contact lens and began eating through her cornea.

Teenage girl nearly loses her sight after getting eye infection from contact lens

Teenage girl nearly loses her sight after parasite grows on her contact lens and begins eating through her eye By Paul Thompson PUBLISHED: 18:02 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 07:54 GMT, 28 March 2013 A teenager has told how she almost lost her eyesight after a parasite grew on her contact lens and began eating through her cornea.

Nearly ALL doctors have given patients a placebo for the psychological benefits

Nearly ALL doctors have given patients a placebo – either to keep them happy or reassure them 97% admitted giving placebos that are not proven, such as antibiotics for a viral infection 12% had used ‘pure’ placebos, such as sugar pills, which have no medicinal value at allMost placebos given to reassure patients, or to produce a psychological effect By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 22:58 GMT, 20 March 2013 | UPDATED: 22:58 GMT, 20 March 2013 Doctors clearly believe placebos can help patients, the research found Nearly all doctors have given their patients placebos, a study has found.

Women who wax or shave their bikini lines are more likely to get a viral skin infection, warn doctors

Women who wax or shave their bikini lines are more likely to get skin infections, warn doctors 'Micro trauma' caused by shaving, waxing or scratching may aid the spread of pox virus Molluscum contagiumThe virus can be passed on through sex and the number of sexually transmitted cases is rising .

Gregor Smith: Talented teenage swimmer dies from meningitis just SEVEN hours after falling ill

Talented teenage swimmer dies from meningitis just SEVEN hours after falling illGregor Smith, 13, died from killer brain disease hours after symptoms aroseFamily and friends have paid tribute to 'cheeky schoolboy' By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 16:43 GMT, 26 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:55 GMT, 26 February 2013 A schoolboy has died from meningitis just seven hours after his symptoms first appeared.

UK resident in intensive care battling potentially fatal SARS-like virus

UK resident in intensive care after becoming 10th person in world to contract potentially fatal SARS-like virus The patient, who recently returned from the Middle East and Pakistan, is being treated in ManchesterIs infected with a new type of coronavirus, which can cause the common cold but also severe illnessThe latest case is the second to be identified in the UK in a patient who died from a severe respiratory infection in June 2012.

E numbers still found in young children"s medicines can trigger hyperactivity

E numbers still found in young children's medicines can trigger hyperactivity Drugs such as banana-flavoured penicillin can contain themUK's food watchdog only implemented voluntary banMost complied but some still put them in medicines By Jo Macfarlane PUBLISHED: 00:19 GMT, 6 January 2013 | UPDATED: 00:20 GMT, 6 January 2013 E number which can cause hyperactivity in children is still being found in common medicines Children are being exposed to banned artificial food colourings that can trigger hyperactivity –because they are still in medicines prescribed by GPs.

Woman dies after injecting herself with heroin contaminated with ANTHRAX

Woman dies after injecting herself with heroin contaminated with ANTHRAX Death is the third in Britain linked to an outbreak of anthrax amongst people using heroin | UPDATED: 16:27 GMT, 19 December 2012 The death is the third in Britain linked to an outbreak of anthrax among drug users believed to have used contaminated heroin A woman has died after injecting herself with heroin contaminated with anthrax.

Exterminate! Robot takes on superbugs

Exterminate! Doctor Who-villain lookalike robot taking on superbugs could save NHS 200 million per year | UPDATED: 22:02 GMT, 15 December 2012 Deep clean: The Tru-D device uses UV lights It may look like a gadget from Doctor Who, but this robot is a new, efficient method of tackling hospital superbugs that could save the NHS more than 200 million a year if adopted nationwide.

Heart transplant waiting list war hero has benefits stopped because he is not disabled enough

Heart transplant waiting list war hero who is always '15 seconds from death' has benefits stopped because he is not disabled enough Alex Smith suffered heart failure but has been told he is fit to workHe claims he becomes seriously exhausted by even the smallest effortsIf his life-saving device breaks he has just 15 seconds to live | UPDATED: 17:22 GMT, 13 December 2012 A Gulf War hero who needs a heart transplant and is always '15 seconds from death' has seen his benefits stopped – because he is not disabled enough.