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.

UK resident in intensive care battling potentially fatal SARS-like virus

UK resident in intensive care after becoming 10th person in world to contract potentially fatal SARS-like virus The patient, who recently returned from the Middle East and Pakistan, is being treated in ManchesterIs infected with a new type of coronavirus, which can cause the common cold but also severe illnessThe latest case is the second to be identified in the UK in a patient who died from a severe respiratory infection in June 2012.

"Doctors don"t always know best:" Student claims he cured debilitating bowel disease by taking up smoking

'Doctors don't always know best:' Student claims he cured debilitating bowel disease by taking up smoking Stephen Pendry, 23, struggled with crippling pain, tiredness, shortness of breath and dehydration since he was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis four years agoBut he is now completely symptom-free, thanks to a new four-a-day cigarette habitDoctors are divided over benefits of patients smoking to combat symptoms – some believe nicotine is the healer so patches, and not cigarettes, are way forward | UPDATED: 11:05 GMT, 11 September 2012 A medical student claims to have cured himself of a debilitating disease by taking up smoking.

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.

Tiny parachute that could help thousands of heart attack victims

Tiny parachute that could help thousands of heart attack victims A device that looks like a tiny parachute could save thousands of heart attack patients from heart failure. The parachute, which is ‘deployed’ only once it is inside the heart, works by sealing off an area of muscle damaged during a heart attack, where a blood clot starves the organ of oxygen.