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.

Jack3d sports supplement banned in Britain over fears it may have lethal side-effects

Most popular sports supplement banned in Britain over fears it may have lethal side-effects Jack3d is mainly bought over the internet although it has been available in some sports storesIt contains a stimulant called DMAA that could have lethal side-effects | UPDATED: 12:35 GMT, 28 August 2012 Banned: Jack3d contains a stimulant called DMAA A sports supplement popular with fitness fanatics has been banned in Britain because of fears it may have lethal side-effects.

Giving small doses of egg to children "can cure allergy"

Let them eat cake Giving small doses of egg to children 'can cure allergy' Immunotherapy should not be attempted outside strictly controlled research conditions | UPDATED: 11:51 GMT, 19 July 2012 Quiche, omelettes and pasta could be back on the menu for children with egg allergies, after scientists developed an effective exposure therapy.

How broken heart syndrome PROTECTS the grief-stricken from dying

How broken heart syndrome PROTECTS the grief-stricken from dying Around two per cent of people thought to have had a heart attack are diagnosed with the syndromeIt gives the heart a 'balloon-like' appearance but symptoms go after two weeks PUBLISHED: 13:10 GMT, 27 June 2012 | UPDATED: 13:13 GMT, 27 June 2012 People who suffer from intense grief after the death of a loved one are often said to be at risk of dying from a broken heart after developing symptoms of cardiac arrest.

Toxic metal hip implants "could affect thousands more people than PIP breast scandal"

Toxic metal hip implants 'could affect thousands more people than PIP breast scandal'UK regulators knew of risks but did not warn doctors and patients, alleges BMJ investigationMHRA announces most patients with metal-on-metal hips should have regular MRI scans By Claire Bates Last updated at 3:38 PM on 28th February 2012 Angry: Former gymnast Penny Brown, 51, had her ASR metal-on-metal implant removed in September 2011.

The boy who can only eat NINE foods: Six-year-old has rare life-threatening allergy

The boy who can only eat NINE foods: Six-year-old has rare life-threatening allergy Jayden can only eat nine foods: cereal, chicken, ham, pears, apples, bananas, carrots, potatoes and riceLast year doctors restricted the boy to a baby milk-only diet A young boy must survive on a simple diet of chicken and chips and fruit salad, after he was diagnosed with a rare allergic condition.

Middle-aged women warned against buying unlicensed herbal menopause treatment

Middle-aged women warned against buying unlicensed herbal menopause treatment Concerned: The MHRA said the pills contain 50 times the approved dose for treating menopausal symptoms People are being warned against buying a potentially dangerous herbal product for treating symptoms of the menopause. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a safety notice over FSC (Food Supplement Company) Black Cohosh 1000mg capsules. The MHRA said the pills – an unlicensed herbal remedy – contain 50 times the approved dose for treating menopausal symptoms and do not have the necessary authorisation as a medicine