"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.

The five diets you SHOULDN"T follow if you want to lose weight

The five faddy diets you SHOULDN'T follow if you want to lose weight in the New Year<br>Dukan diet, said to be followed by Carole Middleton, named as this year&#8217;s worst offender &#8211; for the third year in a rowOther celebrity fad diets slammed include The 6 Weeks to OMG Diet, the Drunkorexia diet and one involving tube feeding through the nose <br> BDA has warned that diets followed by the rich and famous were becoming &#8216;more extreme&#8217; and increasingly involved &#8216;medical intervention <p> </p><p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 15:37 GMT, 23 November 2012 </p> <br> <img src="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/11/22/article-2236918-13D66C88000005DC-771_306x423.jpg" width="306" height="423" alt="The Dukan Diet, said to be followed by Carole Middleton, has been voted the worst diet of the year again by nutrition experts" class="blkBorder" /> <p class="imageCaption">The Dukan Diet, said to be followed by Carole Middleton, has been voted the worst diet of the year again by nutrition experts </p><p>One recommends sitting in a cold bath after drinking black coffee, while another involves being fed through an intravenous drip.</p><p>They are among the top five celebrity fad diets that experts have warned should be avoided in the New Year.</p><p>The British Dietetic Association said that diets followed by the rich and famous were becoming &#8216;more extreme&#8217; and increasingly involved &#8216;medical intervention&#8217;.</p><p>Dieticians warned there really is &#8216;no quick fix&#8217; to a slim, trim body for 2013 and said that following celebrity fads could lead to health problems.</p><p>Among the most disturbing entries was the Ketogenic Enteral Nutrition Diet, said to be followed by top fashion models.</p><p>The KEN diet involves eating nothing at all.

The nurses too busy to save a life: In this shocking – and revealing – diary, a nurse on a typical hospital ward says a lack of basic care and…

The nurses too busy to save a life: In this shocking – and revealing – diary, a nurse on a typical hospital ward says a lack of basic care and compassion by overworked staff is costing patients' lives | UPDATED: 23:52 GMT, 18 June 2012 The NHS at its best is brilliant, but a new book by a male nurse claims that too often it lets patients down, not through direct negligence, but due to small omissions and a lack of care and time that, added up, can have devastating results.

Why are we so soft on dodgy doctors? There are thousands of complaints about them in a single year – yet just ELEVEN are struck off

Why are we so soft on dodgy doctors There are thousands of complaints about them in a single year – yet just ELEVEN are struck off Doreen Williams had a chest infection — it wasn’t serious but her GP thought it best to admit the 71-year-old to hospital so that she could have stronger, intravenous antibiotics.

Why are we so soft on dodgy doctors? There are 7,000 complaints about them in a single year – yet just ELEVEN are struck off

Why are we so soft on dodgy doctors There are 7,000 complaints about them in a single year – yet just ELEVEN are struck off Doreen Williams had a chest infection — it wasn’t serious but her GP thought it best to admit the 71-year-old to hospital so that she could have stronger, intravenous antibiotics.

Can female sex hormones beat brain damage? Doctors believe progesterone may have protective effect

Can female sex hormones beat brain damage Doctors believe progesterone may have protective effect Treating brain injuries costs the NHS 1.2 billion a year A major new trial has begun in the UK using the sex hormone progesterone to treat brain injuries. Doctors believe the chemical — usually thought of as a female hormone — may have a protective effect on the brain, reducing swelling and improving mental recovery. Five hospitals are now testing the new approach on patients with traumatic brain injuries caused by road accidents, sports injuries, falls and assaults.