Forget hot toddies for a cold – try a flu-busting ICE CREAM instead

Forget hot toddies for a cold – try a flu-busting ICE CREAM instead Inluenza sorbet has ingredients that help treat viral symptoms, such as pectin to soothe a sore throatPlus cayenne pepper and ginger to reduce inflammationAnd orange and lemon juice to boost immune system By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 18:08 GMT, 1 February 2013 | UPDATED: 18:08 GMT, 1 February 2013 When we are struck down with a streaming cold most of us reach for a mug of comforting chicken soup or a hot toddy.

Menopause really does cause "brain fog" say scientists

Menopause really does cause 'brain fog' as scientists find women in their fifties struggle with working memory Working memory is the ability to manipulate new information such as calculating a tip | UPDATED: 10:35 GMT, 15 March 2012 It won't come as a surprise to millions of women who complain about 'brain fog' during the menopause but 'the change' can cause memory problems, according to scientists.

Anti-depressant found to bring relief from hot flushes in more than half of menopausal women

Anti-depressant “relieves hot flushes in more than half of menopausal women” Venlafaxine improved flushing in over 60 per cent of patients. However, it is known to cause withdrawal symptoms Hot flushes suffered by menopausal women may be caused by abnormalities in the function of blood vessels and could be treated with a type of anti-depressant, say researchers

Grandmother dies in freak accident after hot bath caused medical skin patch to give her an overdose

Grandmother dies in freak accident after hot bath caused medical skin patch to give her an overdose A grandmother died when a hot bath caused a patch she was wearing on her arm to give her an overdose of medication. Barbara Reynolds, 67, was killed minutes after getting into the bath at her Leicestershire home as the heat sped up the release of the painkilling drug. She had been using Fentanyl patches for chronic pain since 2002 – but the “surge” of the drug into her body made her heart stop