Stomach blockages are being treated with Coca

How doctors are using Coca-Cola to treat painful stomach blockages The drink's chemical ingredients do a similar job to gastric acid, by helping to digest fibreThe bubbles also help speed up the process By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 13:59 GMT, 7 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:59 GMT, 7 January 2013 Doctors have discovered that Coca Cola is highly effective at treating stomach blockages Doctors are using Coca-Cola to treat a painful stomach condition, sparing patients from surgery.

Cough medicine: Are expensive cough mixtures a waste of time? Which? casts doubt on health claims

Are expensive cough mixtures a waste of time Which casts doubt on health claims | UPDATED: 07:13 GMT, 15 October 2012 Effective: Benylin cough syrup is popular off the shelves, but just how effective is it Popular medicines we spend billions of pounds on a year do not work as well as they claim to do, according to experts.

Kate Lawson: Arthritis sufferer offers tips for cooking with crippling condition

Ready, Steady, Grip: How one arthritis sufferer conquered the kitchen in spite of her crippling condition | UPDATED: 21:29 GMT, 22 September 2012 Keen cooks may aspire to chop raw ingredients with the same speed and precision as Britain’s most famous TV chefs, but for many arthritis sufferers, doing so at less than half a professional’s pace can be a gruelling challenge.

"Fake tan can cause fertility problems": Users warned the lotions could harm unborn babies and trigger cancer

Does a woman risk fertility problems by using fake tan 'Cocktail' of chemicals in products can affect development of babies | UPDATED: 06:52 GMT, 23 July 2012 Women who use fake tan could put themselves at an increased risk of fertility problems and having babies with birth defects, according to experts.

New smart pill tells patients when the next dose is due

On sale, smart pill with 'edible microchip' that tells you and your doctor when the next dose is dueA patch on the skin will pick up a signal once tablet is swallowed and relay this to a smart phone The system will be offered to patients taking medication for heart conditions and diabetes Smart pills that tell patients and their doctors if medication is being taken properly are to go on sale in Britain. Patients take their drugs along with an extra tablet embedded with a tiny edible sensor which sends back information to a receiver in the form of a patch worn on the shoulder or arm. This tracks when the drugs were taken and the dose, as well as monitoring heart rate and body temperature.

Millions at risk from fake malaria drugs

'Millions at risk' from fake malaria drugsCounterfeit medicine circulated by criminalsMost products thought to originate from China2009 study finds 450,000 died from fake malaria pills Millions of lives are at risk because of fake and substandard anti-malarial drugs, say experts. Counterfeit medicines circulated by criminals could endanger patients and promote drug resistance among malaria parasites they warned