Musical ear syndrome: The grandmother who hears Happy Birthday 24/7 due to rare brain syndrome

Many unhappy returns: Grandmother, 84, hears Happy Birthday (and five other songs) on loop in he head ALL the timeCath Gamester first started hearing music in 2010 and assumed it was a noisy neighbourShe was diagnosed with musical ear syndrome, which effects 1 in 10,000 people over 65 She now hears half a dozen songs on a constant loop, including Happy Birthday, Silent Night and Land of Hope and Glory | UPDATED: 19:43 GMT, 18 December 2012 We all know how irritating it can be when you can't get a tune out of your head.

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.

The deadly rise of “hippy crack”: For celebrities, it’s the party drug du jour. Now inhaling laughing gas – is spreading to…

The deadly rise of “hippy crack”: For celebrities, it”s the party drug du jour. Now inhaling laughing gas – is spreading to middle-class living roomsCoronation Street actress Michelle Keegan has been spotted taking the drug Even Prince Harry was seen indulgingin nitrous oxide two years agoEffects can cause strokes, hallucinations, seizures, blackouts, incontinence, stress on the heartSuch is the ease of availability that it has even infiltrated middle-class living rooms

We all crave it, but can you stand the silence? The longest anyone can bear Earth’s quietest place is 45 minutes

Orfield Laboratories” “anechoic chamber” in the U.S is 99.99% sound absorbentVolunteers see hallucinations after a short while. They say silence is golden – but there’s a room in the U.S that’s so quiet it becomes unbearable after a short time.

Can humans hibernate? As a driver survives for TWO MONTHS trapped without food at -30c, this theory could transform medicine

Can humans hibernate As a driver survives for TWO MONTHS trapped without food at -30c, this theory could transform medicine Few can fully imagine the frozen nightmare that Swedish motorist Peter Skyllberg endured for two months, trapped and slowly dying inside his ice-bound car on a remote track after it became bogged down in snow drifts last December.