Man stops shaking for first time in 15 years after brain zapped with ultrasound in pioneering surgery-free treatment

Man's hands stop shaking for first time in 15 years after doctors zap his brain with pioneering ultrasound treatment Doctors used MRI scans to find rogue brain cells causing the tremorUltrasound killed cells by heating them Patient was awake and aware throughout the five-hour procedure and didn't need anaestheticExperts say it could help patients with other conditions such as Parkinson's or brain tumours | UPDATED: 16:45 GMT, 19 December 2012 A man whose hands shook so violently he struggled to eat and drink has undergone a pioneering treatment to ease his tremor.

Anti-depressant eases symptoms in just over an hour

Ground-breaking anti-depressant eases symptoms in just over an HOUR Drug worked within an hour and 20 minutes – current anti-depressants take weeks to have an impact It works in a similar way to the Class C drug ketamine but without causing serious side-effectsHowever, the effects may be short-lived | UPDATED: 17:15 GMT, 13 December 2012 An experimental drug has been found to lift depression in just over an hour in people who haven't responded to other treatments.

Heavy drinking "kills you quicker than smoking" and poses greater risk to women than men

Heavy drinking 'kills you quicker than smoking' and poses greater risk to women than men Alcoholics die 20 years sooner on average than general population, groundbreaking study findsResearchers in Germany spent 14 years following 149 alcohol-dependent adults to produce report Death rate among alcohol-dependent women was 4.6 times higher than normal, academics found Rate among men with alcohol problems was almost twice as high as the general male population | UPDATED: 06:39 GMT, 17 October 2012 Heavy drinking kills you more quickly than smoking and is especially dangerous among women, a study suggests.

Coeliac disease: The vaccine that means coeliacs can eat wheat

The vaccine that means coeliacs can eat wheat | UPDATED: 00:04 GMT, 9 October 2012 An experimental vaccine could be a major breakthrough for treating gluten intolerance A vaccine that stops the body reacting to one of the main ingredients in bread could allow thousands of coeliac sufferers to eat a normal diet.

Man’s TRUE best friend: Dogs really do console us when we cry – and they treat strangers with just as much empathy

Man”s TRUE best friend: How dogs can respond to our emotions more than other humans Study at Goldsmiths University shows dogs will spot crying people and approach and nuzzle Behaviour seems hardwired based on thousands of years of “best friend” partnershipEven strangers get the same level of concern as a dog”s owner

Prostate cancer treatment: Oregano seasoning could be a powerful weapon against disease

Eating pizza really could be good for you: Oregano seasoning could be a powerful weapon against prostate cancer | UPDATED: 09:47 GMT, 25 April 2012 It may not be the most obvious of health foods, but pizza could be good for you, research suggests.

Eating pizza really could be good for you: Oregano seasoning could be a powerful weapon against prostate cancer

Eating pizza really could be good for you: Oregano seasoning could be a powerful weapon against prostate cancer | UPDATED: 22:44 GMT, 24 April 2012 It may not be the most obvious of health foods, but pizza could be good for you, research suggests.

Sound wave treatment zaps prostate tumours without debilitating side effects

Sound wave treatment destroys prostate tumours in 90% of cases WITHOUT the side effects | UPDATED: 07:16 GMT, 17 April 2012 Men with prostate cancer could soon be offered sound wave treatment that rids 90 per cent of sufferers of the disease, while doubling their chances of avoiding debilitating side effects.