Millions of patients are hooked on tranquillisers with some using pills for 20 years

Millions of patients are hooked on tranquillisers with some using pills for 20 yearsPsychiatrists say some patients are begging for repeat prescriptionsPills increase the risk of dementia by 50%, according to BMJ study | UPDATED: 00:11 GMT, 2 October 2012 Addicted: More than a million patients are taking potentially harmful tranquillisers, with some hooked for more than 20 years (posed by model) More than a million patients are taking potentially harmful tranquillisers, with some hooked for more than 20 years, experts have warned.

We all crave it, but can you stand the silence? The longest anyone can bear Earth’s quietest place is 45 minutes

Orfield Laboratories” “anechoic chamber” in the U.S is 99.99% sound absorbentVolunteers see hallucinations after a short while. They say silence is golden – but there’s a room in the U.S that’s so quiet it becomes unbearable after a short time.

Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov has acute leukaemia

Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov is suffering from acute leukaemia Acute leukaemia is an aggressive cancer of the white blood cells | UPDATED: 15:25 GMT, 30 March 2012 Cherished player: Stillian Petrov has captained Aston Villa since 2009 Football has been rocked by a third shock illness to a player within just two weeks after Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov was diagnosed with acute leukaemia.

Being concussed as a teen does more damage to your memory than being knocked out as a child or adult

Being concussed as a teen does more damage to your memory than being knocked out as a child or adultAdolescents more likely to suffer memory loss First study to test trauma on three different age groups Being concussed as a teen does more damage to your memory than being knocked out as a child or adult, say scientists.

Vitamin B and folic acid boosts memory in pensioners

Vitamin B and folic acid 'boosts memory in pensioners' Study participants were between 60 and 74 years old Keeping your mind sharp: After two years, those who took the vitamins showed a modest improvement in their scores on the memory tasks Older adults who want a sharper recall should take note – a study has found taking vitamin B12 and folic acid for two years improves both short and long-term memory.