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.

Simple saliva test for breast and prostate cancer will soon be available at your GP for just 5


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5 saliva test that assesses risk of cancer: It will be available at your GP surgery Test would detect high risk of breast cancer and prostate tumours Patients could then be monitored to catch tumours at early stageGenetic testing come about after four years of analysis by 1,000 scientists Doubled the number of genes linked to breast, ovarian and prostate cancers By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 16:03 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:38 GMT, 28 March 2013 A saliva swab that tests for the genetic risk of two of the deadliest cancers could soon be available at GPs’ surgeries.

They put my mum on the death pathway but didn"t tell me, says Toyah: Singer only found out when she overheard a hospice nurse


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They put my mum on the death pathway but didn't tell me, says Toyah: Singer only found out when she overheard a hospice nurse81-year-old was alone when notified she was being put on death pathwayDaughter Toyah Willcox overheard nurses tell mother: 'The end is near' By John Stevens and Sandi Jones PUBLISHED: 23:05 GMT, 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:52 GMT, 25 March 2013 Toyah Willcox overheard nurses telling her 81-year-old mother Barbara: 'It's alright Barbara, the end is near.' She made the decision to move her mother into a hospice to ensure she spent her last days in as much comfort as possible.

They put my mum on the death pathway but didn"t tell me, says Toyah: Singer tells how she only found out when overhearing a hospice nurse


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They put my mum on the death pathway but didn't tell me, says Toyah: Singer tells how she only found out when overhearing a hospice nurse81-year-old was alone when notified she was being put on death pathwayDaughter Toyah Willcox overheard nurses tell mother: 'The end is near' By John Stevens and Sandi Jones PUBLISHED: 23:05 GMT, 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 23:11 GMT, 24 March 2013 Toyah Willcox overheard nurses telling her 81-year-old mother Barbara: 'It's alright Barbara, the end is near.' She made the decision to move her mother into a hospice to ensure she spent her last days in as much comfort as possible.

Anaesthetist "slept in a chair" as patient lay on operating table giving birth during major surgery


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Anaesthetist 'slept in a chair' as patient lay on operating table giving birth during major surgeryDr Rajat Banerjee was in another room with arms folded and head on chest Had given patient spinal injection before a caesarean was carried outFell asleep on another occasion after claiming to be 'unwell', hearing told Denies misconduct charges at Medical Practitioner's Tribunal Service By Steve Robson PUBLISHED: 15:40 GMT, 21 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:04 GMT, 21 March 2013 Accused: A disciplinary hearing was told Dr Rajat Banerjee was seen 'asleep in a chair' after giving a patient a spinal injection during a major operation An anaesthetist slept in a chair as his patient lay on the operating table giving birth, a hearing was told.

Number of gay men catching HIV has doubled in 20 years because new drugs have "encouraged unsafe sex"


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Number of gay men catching HIV has doubled in 20 years because new drugs have 'encouraged unsafe sex' Between 1990 and 2010 there was a 26 per cent increase in the number of men having unprotected sexCases of HIV rose by 76 per cent in this period Experts say introduction of effective drugs is to blame By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 23:01 GMT, 15 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:31 GMT, 16 February 2013 The number of gay men catching HIV has almost doubled in 20 years because new drugs have encouraged unsafe sex, new research shows.

Drug that prevents breast cancer for 20 years: Protection for thousands at high risk


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Drug that prevents breast cancer for 20 years: Protection for thousands at high risk New guidelines suggest tamoxifen or raloxifene could offer up to 20 years of protection for those considered at high risk of cancerWomen would take the drugs for five years either before or after the menopause, with the aim of slashing odds of developing the disease By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:00 GMT, 15 January 2013 | UPDATED: 03:44 GMT, 15 January 2013 Thousands of healthy women could be offered powerful breast cancer drugs to cut their chances of contracting the disease.

Statins have played significant role in slashing heart attack deaths by half


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'Wonder drug' statins have helped slash heart attack deaths by half, research says Between 2002 and 2010 the death rate in men fell dramatically from 78.7 per 100,000 to 39.2Death rate among women fell from 37.3 to 17.7 | UPDATED: 10:51 GMT, 27 December 2012 Statins, pictured, have played a big role in slashing the number of heart attack deaths Statins have played a significant role in slashing the number of deaths from heart attacks by half.

Exposed, the "small-time drug pusher" chemists running black market in Valium and Viagra


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Exposed, the 'small-time drug pusher' chemists running black market in Valium and Viagra London chemists found to be selling antibiotics and drugs like Valium and opiates without a prescriptionResearchers also bought temazepam – a potentially lethal sleeping tablet if wrongly usedShadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham said high street pharmacists were 'acting like small time drug pushers' | UPDATED: 23:55 GMT, 17 December 2012 Rogue chemists have been accused of acting like ‘small-time drug-pushers’ after they were discovered selling anti-depressants, sleeping pills and Viagra on the black market.