Popular Chinese medicine used for migraines could be FATAL, warn watchdogs

Popular Chinese medicine used for migraines could be FATAL, warn health watchdogsZheng Tian Wan is unregulated but available in the UKMedicine contains herb known as Queen of PoisonsCould be toxic for the heart and nervous systemExperts urge anyone who has taken herb to visit GP By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 16:40 GMT, 17 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:54 GMT, 18 April 2013 The plant remedy contains aconite a herb once dubbed the 'Queen of Poisons' A herbal medicine used by alternative practitioners to treat migraines could be fatal.

Refuse to exercise and we could cut your benefits, fat claimants are told

Refuse to exercise and we could cut your benefits, fat claimants are toldThe initiative could see obese people prescribed activity sessions by GPsThey would be penalised if they failed to turn up or rewarded if they doWestminster City Council will publish a report on the scheme today By Rosie Taylor PUBLISHED: 01:56 GMT, 3 January 2013 | UPDATED: 11:42 GMT, 3 January 2013 Obese benefits claimants who refuse to exercise could have their payments cut under plans being considered by a local council.

Ryanair is “courting disaster” by flying planes with near-empty fuel tanks to cut costs

Ryanair is “courting disaster” by flying planes with near-empty fuel tanks to cut costsPilot union accuses it of “operating on limits of legality”But Ryanair insists planes have sufficient fuel reservesProbe after diversion of Paris-Tenerife flight on Sunday .

Pregnant rape victim shoots and DECAPITATES attacker before leaving his severed head in village square

Woman shoots and DECAPITATES rapist who made her pregnant before dumping his severed head in village squareWoman cut off rapist”s head before declaring: “That is the head of one who toyed with my honour”Mother-of-two, 26, had been “abused for months” by attacker before she took revenge

English can expect to be healthier for longer compared to Scottish

Bad news for the Scots as data reveals they will spend less time in good health than English neighbours Scottish boys can expect to enjoy four fewer years of good health than English boys | UPDATED: 12:22 GMT, 29 August 2012 People living in Scotland and Northern Ireland can expect to spend a smaller proportion of their lives in good health than their English and Welsh neighbours, new figures suggest.

Lincoln assassination conspirators: Grisly last moments of Civil War-era prisoners convicted in conspiring to kill president

The grisly last moments of four Lincoln assassination conspirators (including the first woman executed by the government) While actor John Wilkes Booth succeeded in his deranged mission of assassinating President Abraham Lincoln near the end of the Civil War, several other conspirators were not so successful and were hanged because of it.

Anthony Sanchez filmed whipping his son during game of catch arrested for child abuse

Man filmed whipping his son during game of catch arrested for child abuse. A California water agency director has been arrested on suspicion of felony child abuse after a neighbour shot and posted an online video of him whipping his stepson with a belt while playing catch.

Legionnaires" disease outbreak 2012: Man dies and 30 left fighting for survival in Edinburgh

Cooling towers blamed for outbreak of deadly Legionnaires' disease that has killed a man and left 32 fighting for survival Bacteria thought to have been transmitted via droplets of infected water from cloud of gas rising into the air Man in his 50s dies from deadly bug in Edinburgh Royal InfirmaryTens of thousands at risk as epidemic could spread 44 square miles from source Health bosses warn people to watch out for symptoms, which can take weeks to appearSymptoms include coughing, chest pains, fever and chills | UPDATED: 11:52 GMT, 6 June 2012 A cloud of vapour rising from cooling towers has been blamed for a massive outbreak of the deadly Legionnaires' disease tearing through Edinburgh.