Marijuana pill is MORE effective at relieving pain and less harmful than smoking the drug

Marijuana pill is MORE effective at relieving pain and less harmful than smoking the drug American study has found that pill dronabinol blocks pain for two hours longer than smoking marijuanaParticipants reported less pleasure from pill than smoking so there is less scope for abuse, say experts Fundings could undermine U.S.

The stomach implant that could combat obesity by reducing hunger pangs

The stomach implant that could combat obesity by reducing hunger pangs New microchip could be alternative to weight-loss surgery, say researchers Attaches to nerve that controls appetite and sends electrical signals to brain These signals reduce the urge to eat and curb appetite, aiding weight loss Trials on humans could start within three years By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 15:45 GMT, 3 April 2013 | UPDATED: 18:57 GMT, 3 April 2013 A microchip implanted in the stomach could be another way to tackle obesity, say scientists.

Hugging can lower your blood pressure and boost your memory

How hugging can lower your blood pressure and boost your memory Hugging a loved one releases the hormone oxytocin that gives you a physical boost But effect only works if you hug someone you trustEmbracing someone you barely know increases stress By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 12:12 GMT, 22 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:14 GMT, 22 January 2013 U.S.

The REAL reason you eat too much: New theory could revolutionise the way we lose weight

The REAL reason you eat too much: New theory could revolutionise the way we lose weight | UPDATED: 17:41 GMT, 1 January 2013 Professor Lustig explains that leptin resistance – and sugar – is at the root of the obesity epidemic Waistband feeling a bit tighter, or buttons straining after Christmas While it’s easy to blame your appalling willpower or TV-inspired lethargy, according to a respected U.S.

Diet: The real reason you eat too much: It"s not greed and it"s not your genes. A startling new theory that could revolutionise the way we…

The REAL reason you eat too much: New theory could revolutionise the way we lose weight | UPDATED: 11:06 GMT, 1 January 2013 Professor Lustig explains that leptin resistance – and sugar – is at the root of the obesity epidemic Waistband feeling a bit tighter, or buttons straining after Christmas While it’s easy to blame your appalling willpower or TV-inspired lethargy, according to a respected U.S.

Proof old fashioned vibrating belt machines could actually be good for you…even if you don"t lose weight

Shaking all over: Proof the old fashioned vibrating belt machines could actually be good for you…even if you don't lose weightDaily 15-minute bouts of low-intensity vibration could help immune and bone problems linked with being severely overweight Experts hope it could help the obese 'regain health without drugs' – until they lose weight by diet and exercise | UPDATED: 16:56 GMT, 30 November 2012 Researchers have found the machines could offer significant clinical benefits for obese people suffering from a wide range of immune problems related They have until now been seen as 'the lazy option' for those hankering after a slimmer physique, but without the hard work.

Hope for paralysed patients as stem cell jab restores feeling to patients with damaged spines

Hope for paralysed patients as stem cell jab restores feeling to patients with damaged spines By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 17:03 GMT, 4 September 2012 | UPDATED: 07:38 GMT, 5 September 2012 Patients with broken spines have reported having feeling restored to areas that had previously been paralysed, after receiving stem cell injections.

Gadget that can zap the agony of migraine

The battery-powered gadget that can zap the agony of migraine | UPDATED: 21:00 GMT, 18 August 2012 Researchers say that for some patients the device may be as effective as drugs (file photo) A battery-powered gadget the size and shape of an electric shaver may be a new way to treat painful headaches.

Transverse Myelitis: Lucy Alexander tells how a rare disease left her young daughter confined to a wheelchair

Kitty went to school feeling unwell – by lunchtime she'd lost the use of her legs: TV host Lucy Alexander tells how a rare disease left her young daughter confined to a wheelchair | UPDATED: 13:39 GMT, 5 August 2012 When Lucy Alexander’s daughter Kitty said she felt ill one morning, her mother assumed it wasn’t anything serious.

How jellyfish created in a lab could help cut toll of heart deaths: First step towards "biological" pacemakers

How jellyfish created in a lab could help cut toll of heart deaths: First step towards 'biological' pacemakers | UPDATED: 07:24 GMT, 23 July 2012 Scientists have created an artificial jellyfish which they hope could change the face of pacemakers forever.