Chocolate can create same high as opium: Links found between obese people and drug addicts

Chocolate can create same high as opium: Links found between obese people and drug addicts Study looked at natural brain chemical of enkephalin It's an endorphin with similar properties to opiumUS researchers found it surged as rats ate M&MsDrug then stimulated brain area releasing chemicalAfter that, number of M&Ms eaten more than doubled | UPDATED: 06:34 GMT, 21 September 2012 It’s certainly a good excuse to have when you’re slumped on the sofa and feel like you're simply obliged to finish off that shiny tin of Quality Street.

Diabetic mother, 55, died in hospital after nurses gross failure to check her dangerously low blood sugar levels

Diabetic mother, 55, died in hospital after nurse's 'gross failure' to check her dangerously low blood sugar levels Mrs Pitt admitted herself to hospital when she realised her glucose levels were very lowCoroner says nurse failed to provide basic medical treatment'My wife deserved far better,' says distraught husband of 35 years | UPDATED: 15:07 GMT, 25 June 2012 Diabetic Margaret Pitt, 55, suffered irreversible brain damage in November 2010 after medics at Alexandra Hospital, in Redditch, Worcestershire, failed to monitor her blood sugar levels A diabetic mother-of-three died after doctors forgot to check her blood sugar levels – days after she was admitted to hospital with dangerously low glucose levels.

Former charity boss, 83, becomes oldest person in UK to donate kidney to a stranger

Former charity boss, 83, becomes oldest person in UK to donate kidney to a stranger | UPDATED: 23:52 GMT, 16 May 2012 Gift of a lifetime: 83-year-old Nicholas Crace is the oldest living kidney donor in the UK and the oldest person to give a kidney to a stranger An 83-year-old man has achieved a double by becoming the oldest living kidney donor in the UK and the oldest person in the country to give a kidney to a stranger.

Tragedy of boy, 9, who died of asthma attack after ambulance was delayed because sat nav didn"t work

Did faulty satnav stop 999 crew from saving my son's life Tragedy of boy, 9, who died after ambulance was delayed on way to hospital A mother has called for an inquiry following the death of her nine-year-old son because she claims the ambulance was delayed when its satnav broke.

French breast implant butcher who earned millions selling implants made from mattress filling

The terrifying story of how a former French butcher earned millions from selling faulty breast implants made from mattress fillingCompany has allegedly been manufacturing faulty implants since 2001Thousands of women around the world suffered ruptured breast implantsJean-Claude Mas, founder of PIP, denies charges of manslaughter Scandal: Alexandra Blachere, who heads an association of women with faulty breast implants Strong gusts of wind sweeping in from the nearby Mediterranean blow discarded order forms and medical documents across the litter-strewn site of an abandoned factory. It was here, until it was forced to close, that 120 staff manufactured silicone breast implants