Could CHILLIS hold the key to curing migraines? Scientists discover they hold clues to how the body deals with pain


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Could CHILLIS hold the key to curing migraines Scientists discover they hold clues to how the body deals with pain There are similarities between what happens to brain during a migraine and how skin reacts to chilli oilWhen chilli touches the skin, it causes the release of a substance called CGRP, which increases blood flow Now hoped migraine drugs could be developed using same mechanism, to block pain signals By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 15:19 GMT, 23 April 2013 | UPDATED: 17:13 GMT, 23 April 2013 Chilli peppers are providing scientists with vital clues on how to cure migraines.

Legal high Benzo Fury "as dangerous illegal drugs such as ecstasy", study claims

Legal high Benzo Fury 'as dangerous as illegal drugs such as ecstasy', study claims Benzo Fury is currently one of the most popular legal 'highs' in the UK It is freely available to buy via the internet, at music festivals and clubs But experts claim it could cause high blood pressure and addiction 19-year-old Alex Heriot died at a music festival in June 2012.

Father died on hospital bathroom floor after doctors failed to give him life-saving drugs


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Father died on hospital bathroom floor after doctors failed to give him life-saving drugs Edward McKean, 52, died on bathroom floor at University Hospital CoventryHad undergone surgery to remove a benign brain tumour three weeks earlier He died of a pulmonary embolism – a blood clot in the pulmonary arteryHad not received vital blood-thinning drugs which could have saved himInquest heard junior doctor missed the drugs off his medication chart'Neglect' contributed to death and doctors missed opportunities to save him By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 09:40 GMT, 2 April 2013 | UPDATED: 10:32 GMT, 2 April 2013 Edward McKean, 52, died after doctors failed to notice he was not receiving vital drugs A father-of-three died on the bathroom floor of a hospital after a junior doctor left life-saving drugs off his medication chart, an inquest has heard.

Amazon under fire for selling illegal products that "claim to cure or treat cancer"


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Amazon under fire for selling illegal products that 'claim to cure or treat cancer' Products claim to 'relieve' cancer and cleanse bloodIt is illegal to advertise such products in the UK By Helen Lawson PUBLISHED: 08:37 GMT, 1 April 2013 | UPDATED: 12:34 GMT, 1 April 2013 Amazon has come under fire for listing products for sale that claim they can cure cancer.

How a bowl of pasta with tomato sauce and salad could cut your risk of having a stroke


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How a bowl of pasta with tomato sauce and salad could cut your risk of having a stroke For every seven grams of fibre that a person consumes their risk of a first stroke falls by seven per centFibre reduces blood pressure and cholesterol levelsSources include whole grains, fruit and vegetables .

Sweet! Just in time for Easter, scientists find chocolate cuts risk of stroke


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Sweet! Just in time for Easter, scientists find chocolate cuts risk of stroke By Simon Murphy PUBLISHED: 22:28 GMT, 23 March 2013 | UPDATED: 23:28 GMT, 23 March 2013 Just in time for Easter, it's the news chocolate lovers have dreamt of – official confirmation that their favourite guilty pleasure can be good for you.

Donated blood older than three weeks could be "as harmful as fatty food or smoking"


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Donated blood older than three weeks could be 'as harmful for health as fatty food or smoking' Six weeks considered maximum storage time for blood used in transfusionsBut experts say blood older than THREE weeks lacks nitric oxideThis helps blood vessels to expand and transports oxygen to tissuesDifference in blood quality is similar to that of eating a fatty meal or having a heart disease risk factor such as smoking or diabetes By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 13:36 GMT, 11 March 2013 | UPDATED: 13:58 GMT, 11 March 2013 Blood stored for more than three weeks could could be harmful to health Using donated blood that is more than three weeks old for transfusions could harm health as much as eating fatty foods or smoking, new research suggests.

Now 1 in 20 of us has diabetes: Cases rise by more than a third in six years


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Now 1 in 20 of us has diabetes: Cases rise by more than a third in six years132,000 patients found to have condition last yearBrings total to 3.04million – 4.6 per cent of UK populationA further 850,000 thought to have undiagnosed type 2 diabetes By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:58 GMT, 4 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:59 GMT, 4 March 2013 Soaring obesity rates are being blamed for the rise in type 2 diabetes One in 20 Britons is suffering from diabetes as a result of soaring obesity rates, a shocking study has found.

Mother"s anguish as son she hoped would keep her sick daughter alive is also diagnosed with same life-threatening condition


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Mother's anguish as son she hoped would keep her sick daughter alive is also diagnosed with same life-threatening blood disorder Emma Whittaker, 4, and her brother James, 3, have Fanconi Anaemia The rare blood disorder can lead to bone marrow failure and cancerEmma was diagnosed first and it was hoped James' bone marrow could help But family's hopes dashed two months later when he was also diagnosed They are now desperately searching for bone marrow donor to save Emma when her mother noticed she was bruising easily.

Poorly pooch left fighting for her life is saved after a fellow pup DONATES BLOOD


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Poorly pooch left fighting for her life is saved after a fellow pup DONATES BLOOD Sissy, a mongrel, faced death until pitbull terrier Sandy stepped in Had recently recovered from cancer but was later diagnosed with anaemia The two canines are said to be 'inseparable after the experience' By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 13:20 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 13:29 GMT, 20 February 2013 A dog fighting for her life has been saved after she received a rare blood transfusion – from a fellow canine.