Drug could reverse permanent deafness by regenerating hair cells in inner ear

Drug could reverse 'permanent' deafness by regenerating hair cells in inner ear Drug triggers regeneration of sensory hair cells in mice Could potentially cure hearing loss caused by loud noise or infection By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 17:14 GMT, 9 January 2013 | UPDATED: 17:14 GMT, 9 January 2013 A potential cure for permanent deafness has been found by scientists using a drug that stimulates the inner ear.

Only using an asthma inhaler when having an attack is "just as effective" as daily dose

Only using an asthma inhaler when having an attack is 'just as effective' as daily dose For two decades, mild asthma sufferers have been told to take a daily dose of inhaled steroid medicineScientists now think this treatment is no better than just inhaling when they symptoms occur | UPDATED: 11:58 GMT, 14 September 2012 Asthmatics who use their inhalers as part of a daily routine fare no better than those who use them only when they have an attack, research suggests.

Want to live longer? Ditch the diet, cancel your gym session – just eat less

Want to live longer Ditch the diet, cancel your gym session – just eat less | UPDATED: 02:42 GMT, 31 July 2012 Dr Michael Mosley said he did not believe it was necessary to eat three meals a day Forget exercise, fad diets or so-called miracle pills – if you want to live longer simply eat less, a leading scientist has claimed.

Doctor twins: One treats patients with traditional medicine, the other opts for the holistic approach

Which doctor would you choose These twins treat patients with chronic conditions – but one sticks to traditional medicine, the other opts for the holistic approach By Patrick Strudwick PUBLISHED: 21:02 GMT, 7 July 2012 | UPDATED: 21:02 GMT, 7 July 2012 Last summer, Julie Mathias collapsed suddenly, paralysed down the right side of her body.

McDonald’s Photoshop video reveals why menu burgers never look like what you’re served

One McBurger with lies, please: Fast-food firm”s own video reveals why items on the menu never look like what you are served | UPDATED: 11:27 GMT, 21 June 2012 If you have ever ever queued for a McDonald’s burger drooling over the photos on the menu, you’ve probably wondered why your Big Mac never looks the same.

Man, 26, left without food for FOUR days with agonising broken leg due to NHS blunders

Man, 26, left without food for FOUR days with agonising broken leg due to NHS blunders | UPDATED: 16:22 GMT, 27 April 2012 A furious father has revealed his son was left without food for four days while waiting for treatment for a broken leg.

"No evidence" that mobile phones damage health: new comprehensive review claims

'No evidence' that mobile phones damage your health, unless you use them while driving Children should still be discouraged from excessive phone useDriving while using a mobile remains the only established health risk | UPDATED: 00:21 GMT, 26 April 2012 Convincing evidence that mobile phones damage health is yet to surface despite an 'explosion' in research – a new study claims.

Why televisions should be banned from toddlers bedrooms to help tackle obesity

Why televisions should be banned from toddlers' bedrooms to help tackle obesityMore than a fifth are overweight or obese by the time they start school, according to official figuresWatching television increases risk of children becoming dangerously overweight | UPDATED: 09:39 GMT, 6 April 2012 Parents should remove televisions from children’s bedrooms to combat record rates of obesity in youngsters, experts have warned.