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.
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Food and drink companies are using the same dodgy tactics as tobacco companies to protect profits, leading experts warn Report says global firms are using sneaky tactics that jeopardise healthInclude lobbying governments to block health regulations against junk food Other methods include distorting research findings and paying large sums of money to form close relationships with health bodies By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 13:26 GMT, 12 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:03 GMT, 12 February 2013 Food, drink and alcohol companies are employing tactics used by the tobacco industry to get around public health policies aimed at reducing obesity and other health problems, warn researchers Leading food, drink and alcohol companies are employing tactics used by the tobacco industry to get around public health policies aimed at reducing obesity and other health problems, a damning report has claimed.
Why are hospitals ignoring a drug that can stop patients bleeding to death | UPDATED: 23:56 GMT, 8 October 2012 Tranexamic can reduce bleeding and the need for blood transfusions during surgery, according to research One of the greatest risks of surgery is blood loss.
Russia suspends import and use of American GM corn after study revealed cancer risk The European Food Safety Authority orders review in to the research, conducted at a French universityRussia”s decision could be followed by other nationsExperts at the University of Caen conducted an experiment running for the full lives of rats – two yearsThe findings found raised levels of breast cancer, liver and kidney damageThe same trials also found minuscule amounts of a commonly used weedkiller, Roundup Both the GM corn and Roundup are the creation of US biotech company Monsanto
One third of junior drugs are not tested on children sparking demand for probeOfficial study calls for urgent investigation after 'high number of drug errors'95 per cent of all hospital medicines for babies affected By Jo Macfarlane PUBLISHED: 21:00 GMT, 1 September 2012 | UPDATED: 21:00 GMT, 1 September 2012 Untested: A third of medicines for children are not tested on minors Children are being prescribed unlicensed medicines that could be causing harm, a report has warned.
Baldness cure which reverses genetics could be on the market in two years Protein which stops hair follicles maturing found by scientistsThe team behind the discovery is in talks with drugs companies which may put a cure on the market in two years
Boss of first privately run NHS hospital says its model is key for best patient care The company that runs Hinchingbrooke Hospital is 'co-owned' by its workers and clinicians | UPDATED: 16:52 GMT, 1 August 2012 The chief executive of the first private company to take charge of an NHS district general hospital today said he would like to see the model extended across the health service in England.
Baldness drug Wayne Rooney took 'could cause permanent impotence and shrink genitals in some men' Doctor reveals twenty percent of patients he interviewed for Propecia study experienced persistent sexual dysfunction for more than five years'I should have been warned', says patient who claims drug shrunk his genitals | UPDATED: 14:41 GMT, 12 July 2012 A hair-loss medication reportedly tried by Wayne Rooney may cause prolonged and possibly irreversible impotence, scientists have claimed.