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.

Why having sex increases your chance of having a healthy baby

Practice really does make perfect: Why having regular sex increases your chance of having a healthy baby Making love builds up a woman's immune system needed to enable a healthy pregnancyChances of rejection and miscarriage are greater for a one-night stand | UPDATED: 11:38 GMT, 27 November 2012 It may sound obvious but couples who want to have a baby should regularly have sex first, say scientists.

Patients have fewer complications with sympathetic doctors

Patients with sympathetic doctors are more likely to have a better outcome and fewer complications Researchers found a link between a physician's empathy for their patient's condition and the patient's outcomes The study was done by Thomas Jefferson University and Italian researchersThe relationship between diabetic patients and their physicians in Parma, Italy were evaluatedThe results support the beneficial effects of empathy in patient care | UPDATED: 19:33 GMT, 11 September 2012 Patients with more sympathetic, understanding doctors have better outcomes and fewer complications, new research suggests.

Mother-of-one left unable to eat for FOUR YEARS after pregnancy paralyses her stomach

Mother-of-one left unable to eat for FOUR YEARS after pregnancy paralyses her stomachDoctors said Charlene's son may have de-sensitised the nerve that supplies nerve function to the intestines when he was in the wombCharlene is now drip fed for 14 hours every day By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 09:09 GMT, 20 August 2012 | UPDATED: 09:10 GMT, 20 August 2012 A mother-of-one has been unable to eat for four years after her pregnancy left her with a paralysed stomach.

Stillbirths twice as common among women in deprived areas compared to richer neighbours

Women living in deprived areas twice as likely to have a stillbirth as richer neighbours | UPDATED: 08:49 GMT, 26 June 2012 Twice as many babies are stillborn in the most deprived 10 per cent of the country compared to the wealthiest, researchers have found.

Eating for two? Piling on the pounds during pregnancy can increase risk of diabetes and high blood pressure

DON'T eat for two: Piling on the pounds during pregnancy increases risk of diabetes and high blood pressure | UPDATED: 07:26 GMT, 18 May 2012 Risks: According to research women who pile on the pounds during pregnancy could risk health issues (picture posed by model) Pregnant women should watch the calories because eating for two could increase the risk of complications, warn researchers.

Calls for simple health checks as diabetes care reaches "state of crisis"

Calls for simple health checks as diabetes care reaches 'state of crisis' as sufferers are failing to get even basic care | UPDATED: 06:43 GMT, 14 May 2012 Simple health steps could help stave off the health risks of diabetes as a new report warns care for the potentially life-threatening condition in England is in a 'state of crisis'.

One-embryo rule "reduces chances of IVF success" as two give women better prospects of getting pregnant

One-embryo rule 'reduces chances of IVF success' as two give women better prospects of getting pregnant Childless women have a better chance of success with IVF if they ignore official guidelines and use two embryos rather than one, researchers say. The study challenges the view of IVF watchdog the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, which says no more than one embryo should be implanted because of the risk of multiple births. Such births, it says, are more likely to be premature and lead to disability.

World"s smallest babies saved by same doctor 15 years apart both leading healthy lives

My how you”ve grown! World”s smallest babies saved by same doctor 15 years apart both leading happy, healthy livesMadeline Mann, 22, weighed 9.9oz at birth, while Rumaisa Rahman weighed 9.2oz Madeline Mann is a 22-year-old honors college student studying psychology in Rock Island while Rumaisa Rahman is seven years old and goes to school in Chicago. But this pair have one very special thing in common – at the time of their births they were both the tiniest babies to have survived.