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

Drinking will kill 210,000 in next 20 years unless we outlaw cheap booze, senior doctors warn

Drinking will kill 210,000 in next 20 years unless we outlaw cheap booze, senior doctors warnNext two decades there see 70,000 avoidable deaths from liver diseaseAnother 140,000 from drink-related strokes, heart attacks, cancer, violence, suicides and accidentsFigures show alcohol-related injuries and illness cost the NHS 2.7 billion a year Alcohol will cause 210,000 deaths during the next 20 years through illness, violence and accidents, senior doctors warn.

Taking ecstasy results in erratic and dangerous driving study shows

A dangerous trip: Taking a small dose of ecstasy results in “erratic and dangerous driving” New Year”s Eve revellers have been warned that taking even tiny amounts of ecstasy can lead to erratic and potentially deadly driving. Researchers from Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, gave 61 volunteers low doses of ecstasy before testing their driving skills in a simulator. They were given dosages that were “limited by ethical protocols” ranging from half to 10 times lower that taken by a typical rave user

Can you help me carve a turkey? NHS reveals ludicrous cases clogging up A&E at Christmas

Can you help me carve a turkey NHS reveals ludicrous cases clogging up A&E at Christmas Around one in four people who go to A&E units could use alternative facilities, say doctors”The Friday before Christmas is always the busiest night of the year for the ambulance service” A woman who demanded help with carving a turkey and another who suffered cuts after climbing on to a photocopier, are just two of the ludicrous cases that staff have faced at Christmas, according to the NHS. The bizarre anecdotes were revealed as part of a campaign to encourage revellers to use A&E wisely over the festive period