Doctors DO feel your pain – and feel better when treatment works

Doctors DO feel your pain, brain scans reveal – and they feel better when the treatment works Doctors had brain scans as they saw patients in apparent pain before treating themRevealed brain regions activated that commonly light up when experiencing pain and relief directlyEmpathetic doctors more likely to feel rewarded 195a.html” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> Molecular Psychiatry.

Christmas parties are key culprits in spreading the winter vomiting bug, says expert

Christmas parties are key culprits in spreading the winter vomiting bug, which can be contagious for THREE WEEKS Norovirus expert Professor Ian Clarke says people can be infectious for THREE WEEKS after recoveringHe believes people hugging and kissing at parties is increasing the spreadSales of anti-bacterial hand gel have soared 52 per cent this weekThe number of people affected is 83 per cent higher than this time last year | UPDATED: 15:54 GMT, 20 December 2012 Christmas parties are causing the winter vomiting bug to spread rapidly as sufferers are attending while still infectious, warns a norovirus expert.

Cancer row over GM foods as French study claims it did THIS to rats… and can cause organ damage and early death in humans

Cancer row over GM foods as study says it did THIS to rats… and can cause organ damage and early death in humansFrench team claim bestselling brand of GM corn caused tumours and multiple organ damageLeading scientists have questioned the study and its results, claiming it has “no value”

Low-fat salad dressing is bad for you

Low-fat salad dressing is 'bad for you': Study claims calorie-light versions contain fewer health benefitsFruit and veg have to be paired with correct fat dressing to get health benefits | UPDATED: 06:13 GMT, 21 June 2012 Dressing down: A new study claims that while low-fat salad dressings contain less calories, they also have fewer health benefits Choosing a low-fat dressing for your salad might help you keep your weight down because it has fewer calories – but you could lose some other health benefits, a study shows.

Back to life? Scientists stop cells dying in mouse brains – offering hope to Alzheimer"s and Parkinson"s sufferers

Brainwave: Scientists stop cells dying in mouse brains – offering hope to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's sufferers 'Switching off' pathway stops mouse brain cells dyingSame pathway could operate in human diseases such as Alzheimers and Parkinsons'Major breakthrough', say scientists 18 million worldwide suffer from Alzheimer's | UPDATED: 06:48 GMT, 8 May 2012 It's the first time scientists have understood what makes neurons 'die' – and is described as a 'major breakthrough' in the study of brain diseases, say Leicester University researchers A chemical command that halts brain cells dying in mice could offer hope to human sufferers of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Cocaine rots your brain: Using Class A drug double"s ageing process of grey matter

How cocaine rots your brain: Using Class A drug doubles the speed you lose your grey matter Drug use had biggest impact on the prefrontal and temporal cortex, which are associated with attention, decision making and self regulation | UPDATED: 12:06 GMT, 24 April 2012 People who are dependent on cocaine are putting their grey matter at risk, say scientists.

Soya milk "protects the liver"

Soya milk 'protects the liver' from dangerous build-up of fat | UPDATED: 08:57 GMT, 23 April 2012 Soy protein appears to help repair a pathway in the liver involved in breaking down fat Soya milk is not just good for those who are lactose intolerant – researchers have found it's good for the liver as well.

Avocados "can help keep you young" and fight off diseases by tackling dangerous molecules

Avocados 'can help keep you young' and fight off diseases by tackling dangerous molecules | UPDATED: 00:43 GMT, 23 April 2012 Avocados could be a weapon in the fight against ageing and disease, say scientists.