Why taking painkillers for a headache could simply be making things worse

Why taking painkillers for a headache could simply be making things worse | UPDATED: 23:01 GMT, 18 September 2012 'Vicious cycle': Taking aspirin, ibuprofen or paracetamol at least every other day can leave sufferers more prone to headaches (stock image) Hundreds of thousands of people are suffering from ‘disabling’ headaches caused by overuse of painkillers, experts warn.

New blood test for Down"s that lowers risk of miscarriage: Screening more accurate and safer for babies

New blood test for Down's that lowers risk of miscarriage: Screening more accurate and safer for babies | UPDATED: 06:48 GMT, 4 September 2012 Ultrasound: Currently women are offered a screening towards the end of their first trimester Doctors have developed a blood test for pregnant women that can detect 99 per cent of Down’s syndrome babies without risking a miscarriage.

Wine "is as good as drugs for thin bones"

Daily glass of wine ‘is as good as drugs for protecting thin bones in older women’Regular moderate intake of alcohol after the menopause helps to maintain bone strength says review teamAbstaining from alcohol leads to higher risk of developing osteoporosisNational Osteoporosis Society warned against drinking more to protect bones | UPDATED: 06:57 GMT, 3 August 2012 One or two glasses of wine a day could work as well as drugs at protecting older women from thinning bones.

Why a stroke is more likely to kill you at the weekend

Why a stroke is more likely to kill you at the weekend Hundreds of stroke patients die each year because they happen to fall ill on a Saturday or Sunday | UPDATED: 08:11 GMT, 10 July 2012 A thousand stroke patients die or suffer serious disability each year because they fall ill at the weekend, a study has revealed.

Crashed plane of Second World War pilot Dennis Copping discovered in the Sahara desert

Frozen in the sands of time: Eerie Second World War RAF fighter plane discovered in the Sahara… 70 years after it crashed in the desertPilot of the Kittyhawk P-40 was thought to have survived crash, but died trying to walk out of the desertAircraft was found almost perfectly preserved, unseen and untouched, after it came down in 1942Historian describes find as “an incredible time capsule” and “the aviation equivalent of Tutankhamun”s Tomb”