Popular Chinese medicine used for migraines could be FATAL, warn watchdogs

Popular Chinese medicine used for migraines could be FATAL, warn health watchdogsZheng Tian Wan is unregulated but available in the UKMedicine contains herb known as Queen of PoisonsCould be toxic for the heart and nervous systemExperts urge anyone who has taken herb to visit GP By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 16:40 GMT, 17 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:54 GMT, 18 April 2013 The plant remedy contains aconite a herb once dubbed the 'Queen of Poisons' A herbal medicine used by alternative practitioners to treat migraines could be fatal.

How much caffeine is too much caffeine? The Starbucks coffee with three quarters of the safe daily dose in one cup

How much caffeine is too much caffeine The Starbucks coffee with three quarters of the safe daily dose in one cup400mg of caffeine is the recommended daily allowance for average person16oz Starbucks 'Grande' contains 330mg and 8oz Red Bull can has 83mgBut scientists stress that tolerance levels of the stimulant can vary widely By Alex Gore PUBLISHED: 22:06 GMT, 6 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:08 GMT, 7 February 2013 A large cup of Starbucks coffee contains more than three quarters of a person's 'safe' daily dose of caffeine, scientists have warned.

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.

Parents warned of dangers of fake digital baby thermometers on sale across Britain

Parents warned of dangers of fake digital baby thermometers on sale across Britain Cheap thermometers could give inaccurate readings putting children at risk | UPDATED: 14:27 GMT, 15 June 2012 Parents have been warned about the sale of dangerous fake digital thermometers being offered for sale online across Britain.

Of a nervous disposition? Here"s another thing to worry about: You"re more likely to get cancer, according to new research

Of a nervous disposition Here's another thing to worry about: You're more likely to get cancer, according to new research | UPDATED: 21:10 GMT, 25 April 2012 Nervy individuals may be more at risk of aggressive cancer, new research suggests.

Heart attack breakthrough: Vaccine "will be here within five years"

Nasal spray vaccine that stops heart attacks by cutting fat in arteries 'will be here within five years'Reduced fatty deposits in mice by up to 70% | UPDATED: 11:41 GMT, 1 April 2012 Hope: A vaccine administered by injection or nasal spray that could prevent heart attacks could be available in the next five years Scientists have made a major breakthrough in the prevention of heart attacks after developing a vaccine that dramatically reduces fat in the arteries.

British scientists develop 80p-a-day pill that can slow progress of osteoarthritis

British scientists develop 80p-a-day pill that can slow progress of osteoarthritis | UPDATED: 10:12 GMT, 23 March 2012 There are around eight million people in Britain suffer from osteoarthritis, according to NHS figures A pill that slows the progression of crippling arthritis has been developed by British scientists.

High street nasal spray recalled amid contamination fears

High street nasal spray recalled amid contamination fears Two batches of Sterimar Isotonic infected with bacteriaMaker insist there is no immediate health threatSymptoms include fever and discoloured mucus It is believed 3,168 units of Sterimar Isotonic have been affected Thousands of packets of a high street nasal spray are being withdrawn amid safety fears that they could be contaminated with harmful bacteria. It is believed 3,168 units of Sterimar Isotonic, a seawater solution which helps breathing, have been affected. The breathing aid can be bought online and at high street retailers such as Boots priced at 6.75 for an 100ml bottle

Implant scare clinic says it can"t afford to help patients and it will need loan if it is to help NHS

Toxic implants: Top clinic at centre of scare says it can't afford to help patients The clinic – which fitted more PIP implants than any other British firm – says it has been made a 'scapegoat' in the sagaThe chain is currently deluged with 2,000 calls a day from women wanting implants removed 'Scapegoat': The Harley Medical Group, claims it is the victim of a conspiracy by surgeons who want to see it out of business A Harley Street clinic at the centre of the breast implant scare has said the taxpayer should foot the bill to help its patients.