Could Botox jabs could be the latest weapon in treating severe depression – because it stops you LOOKING miserableIn a US trial, the treatment relieved symptoms in more than a quarter of patients – compared to just seven per cent of those given a placeboScientists believe it works because it physically stops people frowning, something which can trigger negative emotions | UPDATED: 18:18 GMT, 28 December 2012 Scientists believe Botox could help to treat mental illness It has long been recognised for its wrinkle-busting properties.
Anti-depressants could help stroke patients recover more quickly by 'rebuilding' the brain Drugs could promote the growth of new nerve cells in the brain or protect other cells damaged by strokeAnd by preventing depression, they may encourage more patients to be physically active | UPDATED: 00:07 GMT, 6 December 2012 Anti-depressants could help recovery after a stroke – even in patients who are not depressed, research suggests.
'Moob' operations double in five years as men turn to surgery to get rid of male breastsFigures show 790 men underwent the procedure to remove their 'moobs' last yearFive years ago it was half that figureExperts say it is down to a rise in obesity and an imbalance in male sex hormones | UPDATED: 13:59 GMT, 28 November 2012 The number of men going under the knife to rid themselves of so called 'man boobs' has doubled in five years.
Taking Prozac Don’t drive: Pills raise risk of you having an accident by 70% | UPDATED: 00:15 GMT, 13 September 2012 Taking common antidepressants heightens the risk of accidents greatly Taking happy pills before driving makes you more prone to accidents, researchers claim.
Spouses of heart attack victims more prone to anxiety and depression because shock is similar to post traumatic stress disorder | UPDATED: 23:27 GMT, 21 August 2012 Spouses of heart attack victims are at high risk of anxiety, depression and suicide because the shock is similar to post traumatic stress disorder, according to research.
Happy pill boom as GPs hand out record 47m prescriptions…
Why GP drug bias won't happen here | UPDATED: 21:03 GMT, 7 July 2012 I was agog at the news last week that US doctors had accepted Madonna concert tickets, among other gifts, as incentive to prescribe GlaxoSmith-Kline’s medicines.
Happy pills can give you digestive problems and make you MORE depressed | UPDATED: 07:59 GMT, 15 May 2012 Altering serotonin levels may cause a wide range of unwanted effects Depression levels in Britain continue to spiral.
Dozy experts wake up to fact sleepwalking is twice as common as previously thought Causes of condition remain a mysteryDepressed people and drinkers more likely to suffer | UPDATED: 23:42 GMT, 14 May 2012 Supermarket sleep: Around one in 25 adults are sleepwalkers, around twice as many as previously thought, say scientists Twice as many adults suffer from sleepwalking than previously suspected, a study has revealed.
Happy pills can give you digestive problems and make you MORE depressed | UPDATED: 00:11 GMT, 15 May 2012 Altering serotonin levels may cause a wide range of unwanted effects Depression levels in Britain continue to spiral.