What REALLY causes migraines? New research suggests extra sensitive nerves may be to blame

What REALLY causes migraines New research suggests extra sensitive nerves may be to blame Until now, migraine pain was thought to be caused by an expansion of the arteries on the outside of the skullBut MRI scans found that the arteries don't expandNew research suggests pain may be due to nerve fibres around the blood vessels becoming extra sensitive By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 15:20 GMT, 16 April 2013 | UPDATED: 15:29 GMT, 16 April 2013 Danish scientists have made a key discovery in what triggers a migraine – a step that could pave the way for better treatment of the debilitating condition.

Hope for new anti-ageing drugs as scientists find way to reverse muscle wastage in later life

Hope for new anti-ageing drug after scientists reverse muscle wastage in old mice Chemical used to block muscle weakening in old miceCould lead to drug that keeps elderly strong and fit | UPDATED: 04:14 GMT, 27 September 2012 Drugs could one day be used to reverse the muscle-wasting effects of ageing, new research suggests.

Fibre optic breakthrough could help doctors see inside hardest to reach parts of human body

Fibre optic breakthrough could help doctors see inside hardest to reach parts of human body Scientists have found a way of sending accurate images along a single strand of fibre optic cable By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 10:11 GMT, 30 August 2012 | UPDATED: 10:11 GMT, 30 August 2012 Scientists at the University of St Andrews have made a breakthrough which could allow doctors to see inside some of the hardest to reach parts of the human body with imaging devices no thicker than a human hair.

Bad breath? Sore knee? Then turn on the lights! How doctors are switching on to a VERY bright idea

Bad breath Sore knee Then turn on the lights! How doctors are switching on to a VERY bright idea | UPDATED: 23:11 GMT, 23 July 2012 Light therapy, also called phototherapy, can ease skin conditions Scientists are harnessing the power of light to tackle dozens of diseases.

Nicotinamide riboside: Hidden vitamin found in BEER and MILK can make you stronger, slimmer and healthier

The miracle molecule: Hidden vitamin found in BEER and MILK can make you stronger, slimmer and healthier It can improve muscular performance and prevent diabetes | UPDATED: 18:05 GMT, 7 June 2012 A hidden vitamin in milk and beer dubbed the 'miracle molecule' has been found to fight obesity.

The tiny metal heart that saved the life of toddler ahead of transplant operation

The tiny metal heart that saved the life of toddler ahead of transplant operation The tiny heart weighs only 11grams compared to 900grams for an artificial adult heart | UPDATED: 18:42 GMT, 25 May 2012 This picture shows the pioneering tiny titanium heart, which weighs just 11grams and is the smallest artificial heart in the world, that has helped save the life of a 16-month-old boy.

Asbestos also raises worker risk of heart disease as well as damaging lungs

Asbestos workers at risk of heart disease and damaged lungs | UPDATED: 22:26 GMT, 2 April 2012 Workers exposed to asbestos as part of their job are at a significantly greater risk of heart disease and stroke than the general population with women more likely to be affected than men, new research has found.