Chewing gum is GOOD for the brain and boost alertness by 10%

Chewing over a problem Chomping on gum is GOOD for the brain and can boost alertness by 10%Tests show that reaction times amongst chewers are fasterChomping away leads to improvements in blood flow to the brainReport will be good news for celebrity chewer Sir Alex Ferguson By Chris Brooke PUBLISHED: 15:15 GMT, 3 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:11 GMT, 4 February 2013 It’s a habit that divides opinion, but new scientific evidence reveals that chewing gum is actually good for the brain.

Cannabis makes pain more bearable rather than reducing it, say scientists

Cannabis makes pain more bearable instead of reducing it, say scientists Patients took a combination of a placebo or a cannabis pill and had a normal cream or a painful chilli cream applied to the skin They felt same intensity of pain from chilli cream when taking cannabis rather than placeboHowever, they did report that the pain bothered them less after taking the cannabis pill Scans revealed cannabis reduced brain activity in areas linked to emotional reactions | UPDATED: 14:22 GMT, 24 December 2012 Cannabis can make patients feel less bothered about pain, according to a study.

Red skin condition rosacea could be caused by mite faeces in your pores

Red skin condition rosacea could be caused by mite faeces in your pores | UPDATED: 09:58 GMT, 31 August 2012 People who suffer from the chronic skin condition rosacea, may soon find long-term relief from their symptoms, as scientists in Ireland think they have pinpointed the cause.

Doctors baffled by mystery illness which causes woman to grow fingernails instead of hair

Doctors baffled by mystery illness which causes woman to grow fingernails instead of hairShanyna Isom’s body is covered in hard scabs suffocating her skinAll hair on her body had been replaced by ‘nails’Doctors have no clue as to what the disease is or how to cure it

Tick bites can turn you vegetarian "by triggering meat allergy"

How a tick bite can turn you vegetarian: They inject a 'venom' that triggers meat allergy A carbohydrate compound injected into the bloodstream by the bite is also present in meat | UPDATED: 15:11 GMT, 25 July 2012 Meat-free menu A handful of tick-bite cases in the U.S have triggered food allergies A steak may never seem as appetising again after a tick bite, warn researchers.

Boy,12, burns cross into his back using SALT and ICE after learning about dangerous new craze on YouTube

Boy, 12, burns cross into his back using SALT and ICE after learning about dangerous new craze on YouTube The “Salt and Ice Challenge” is the latest ill-advised fad to sweep the internet A Pittsburgh boy was left with second degree burns after learning about it on YouTube and FacebookHis mother has spoken out to warn other parents of the “game”

Prawns left TV presenter Lee McKenzie unable to breathe: Have you got a killer allergy you don"t know about?

Prawns left TV presenter Lee McKenzie unable to breathe: Have you got a killer allergy you don't know about By Martha Roberts PUBLISHED: 01:15 GMT, 22 May 2012 | UPDATED: 01:15 GMT, 22 May 2012 'I had no idea I had an allergy to shellfish,' said BBC Formula 1 presenter Lee McKenzie As A BBC TV Formula 1 presenter, Lee McKenzie is used to high-octane action.