Don"t let a cold sore leave a blemish on your big celebration

Don't let a cold sore leave a blemish on your big celebration Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virusAn outbreak can be caused by stress and tiredness | UPDATED: 22:01 GMT, 22 December 2012 It is the ultimate festive season horror – the sudden appearance of a cold sore.

World first as blind man reads braille with his EYES, using revolutionary implant

World first as blind man reads braille with his EYES, using revolutionary implant<br> Implant placed in the back of the eye enabled patient to read braille with his eyes rather than by touch Implant contains electrodes, which when stimulated, represent braille letters<br>New technique allowed man to 'see' and understand words in seconds rather than minutesCould be combined with video glasses and text-recognition software to read street signs or other documents not available in braille<br> <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 16:25 GMT, 23 November 2012 </p> <p>A blind man has been able to read braille with his eyes rather than by touch using a revolutionary device, say scientists.</p><p>In a world first, researchers streamed the letter patterns to an implant at the back of the patient's eye.

Breastlight: Thousands misled by torch that claims detect breast cancer

Thousands of women misled by £80 torch that claims to detect breast cancer The Breastlight has been ruled as 'misleading' by advertising watchdogThe device claims to help women spot the first signs of tumoursThe Advertising Standards Authority said the advertising was 'irresponsible' More than 20,000 have been sold worldwide since 2006 | UPDATED: 07:10 GMT, 10 October 2012 'Misled': The £86 Breastlight device, which claims to help women spot the first signs of tumours, has misled thousands of women the advertising watchdog has ruled Thousands of women have been ‘misled’ into buying a torch which claims to detect breast cancer, the advertising watchdog has ruled.

The magnet to cure a migraine: Can this device mean the end of excruciating pain for Britains eight million sufferers?

The magnet to cure a migraine: Can this device mean the end of excruciating pain for Britain’s eight million sufferersNew device delivers magnetic pulse to the head at touch of a buttonScientists say handheld device can alleviate symptoms for up to two hoursTreatment relieved or reduced excruciating pain in 73 per cent of patients taking part in trial | UPDATED: 19:39 GMT, 21 September 2012 Pain relief: Scientists say a new treatment involving a magnetic beam could alleviate migraines For many of Britain’s eight million sufferers, there has been no respite from the dreaded migraines.

Urban runaround: The “Flinstones” bicycle with no pedals or saddle that is powered by walking

Urban runaround: The “Flintstones” bicycle with no pedals or saddle German inventors say the design could be the ultimate urban transportRiders are held up by a harness. It is a design that is sure to turn heads around town German designers have revealed a bizarre bicycle with no pedals.

New hope for millions tormented by tinnitus: Sound-wave machine relieves ringing in ears that drives victims to despair

New hope for millions tormented by tinnitus: Sound-wave machine relieves ringing in ears that drives victims to despair | UPDATED: 01:05 GMT, 24 April 2012 Loud ringing: Robert McIndoe, 52, was diagnosed with tinnitus after going to a rock concert Heading out to a rock concert in July 2010, Robert McIndoe forgot his ear plugs.

IVF by CCTV: Britain"s first baby is born using fertility treatment which monitors embryo with cameras and spots problems early

The 'magical' IVF by CCTV technique that allowed this couple to watch on a monitor their baby's first moments as an embryo Another 74 women are pregnant thanks to the Embryoscope used at a Manchester clinic | UPDATED: 00:32 GMT, 21 April 2012 A couple who were told it would be ‘virtually impossible’ for them to conceive have had a baby with the help of a pioneering IVF technique – an incubator with built-in CCTV.