Could CHILLIS hold the key to curing migraines? Scientists discover they hold clues to how the body deals with pain

Could CHILLIS hold the key to curing migraines Scientists discover they hold clues to how the body deals with pain There are similarities between what happens to brain during a migraine and how skin reacts to chilli oilWhen chilli touches the skin, it causes the release of a substance called CGRP, which increases blood flow Now hoped migraine drugs could be developed using same mechanism, to block pain signals By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 15:19 GMT, 23 April 2013 | UPDATED: 17:13 GMT, 23 April 2013 Chilli peppers are providing scientists with vital clues on how to cure migraines.

The ultra-realistic prosthetics helping rebuild patients" lives after illness or accidents

Suits you, sir: The ultra-realistic prosthetics helping rebuild patients' lives after illness or accidents Experts at the Royal Truro Hospital make 9,000 fake body parts a yearRecipients include facial trauma victims injured after fires, cancers and throat operationsDoctors sculpt each feature in wax and mould into latex noses, teeth or earsThen make sure each one is a perfect match for the patient's skin tone By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 13:16 GMT, 31 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:34 GMT, 31 January 2013 These bizarrre images of eyes, ears and noses look like a film make-up department – but are a behind-the-scenes peek at a hospital prosthetic unit.

Specially trained dog raised the alarm when disabled owner fell into diabetic coma

Forget Lassie, Millie is my life-saver: Specially trained dog raised the alarm when disabled owner fell into diabetic coma Labrador saved owner Paul McKenzie after he passed out unconsciousPressed panic button with her paw and paramedics arrived'If it wasn't for her, I wouldn't be here now,' he said | UPDATED: 08:09 GMT, 21 December 2012 If Paul McKenzie shouts ‘alarm’, his dog Millie is trained to press a panic button.

Deep vein thrombosis: Pulsating plaster stuck to the back of the knee to beat killer blood clots

Pulsating plaster stuck to the back of the knee to beat killer blood clots | UPDATED: 01:23 GMT, 18 December 2012 A high-tech plaster that’s stuck to the back of the knee could lower the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or blood clots in the leg following surgery.

Father was sent home from hospital with pain killers after doctors failed to spot he had a BROKEN NECK

Father sent home from hospital with pain killers after doctors failed to spot he has a BROKEN NECK Doctors sent Darren home saying he had a 'trapped nerve'He returned to hospital five days after he was sent home suffering with pins and needles and numbness in his armsHe was diagnosed with a broken neck and has been told he cannot work for at least three months PUBLISHED: 14:18 GMT, 22 August 2012 | UPDATED: 14:18 GMT, 22 August 2012 A father was sent home from hospital with pain killers after doctors failed to spot he had a broken neck.

Mother-of-one left unable to eat for FOUR YEARS after pregnancy paralyses her stomach

Mother-of-one left unable to eat for FOUR YEARS after pregnancy paralyses her stomachDoctors said Charlene's son may have de-sensitised the nerve that supplies nerve function to the intestines when he was in the wombCharlene is now drip fed for 14 hours every day By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 09:09 GMT, 20 August 2012 | UPDATED: 09:10 GMT, 20 August 2012 A mother-of-one has been unable to eat for four years after her pregnancy left her with a paralysed stomach.

Everyone in their 70s could get shingles jab: Vaccine will target 4.5million at risk of severe symptoms

Everyone in their 70s could get shingles jab: Vaccine will target 4.5million at risk of severe symptoms Ministers announced vaccination programme in 2010 but it has been delayed by supply problemsOnly one shingles jab is needed, unlike the flu injection which has to be given every yearVaccinations could be available by 2013 | UPDATED: 00:55 GMT, 27 July 2012 The government has planned a vaccination programme against shingles for everyone aged between 70 and 79 Every pensioner in their 70s could be offered a shingles vaccine on the NHS.

Mother-of-two unable to eat for TWO YEARS shrinks to size zero after being struck down by rare illness which has paralysed her stomach

Mother-of-two left unable to eat for TWO YEARS and shrinks to size zero after suffering from paralysed stomach Doctors first misdiagnosed mother, 30, with stomach bug followed by anorexiaA stomach pacemaker failed to ease her condition and she is now fed via a tube twice a day | UPDATED: 14:35 GMT, 10 July 2012 A mother-of-two has been unable to eat a single meal for two years – after developing a rare condition that has paralysed her stomach.