Souper broth! An old wives" tale? No, chicken soup really CAN fight a cold, say scientists

Souper broth! An old wives' tale No, chicken soup really CAN fight a cold, say scientistsA compound found in chicken soup – carnosine – helps the body’s immune system to fight the early stages of flu, research has found | UPDATED: 22:11 GMT, 22 December 2012 Super food: A compound found in chicken soup, called carnosine, helps the body's immune system to fight the early stages of flu, researchers have found Chicken soup is good for the soul, they say.

New test diagnoses critically ill babies with genetic diseases in days instead of weeks

New hope for critically ill babies as test diagnoses genetic diseases in days instead of weeks Doctors at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas sequenced genetic code of four newborns Super-quick genetic test reveals DNA variations that point to around 3,500 rare diseasesThe test is projected to cost £8,300.

New jab could relieve your hayfever for weeks – as global warming threatens to extend the pollen season

New jab could relieve your hayfever for weeks – as global warming threatens to extend the pollen season | UPDATED: 04:41 GMT, 11 September 2012 A new hay-fever vaccine that promises lasting relief for sufferers is being developed, amid fears that the pollen season could go on six weeks longer in future due to global warming.

Turned away from hospital for life saving surgery THREE TIMES because there were no available beds

Patient turned away from hospital for life saving surgery THREE TIMES because there were no available beds Stephen Jones, 62, was turned away three times in two weeks after taking three 150-mile round trips to a Plymouth hospital for heart bypass surgery | UPDATED: 14:06 GMT, 10 September 2012 Exhausted: Heart patient Stephen Jones, aged 62, has said he does not blame hospital staff for his treatment, but admits it has left him 'dispirited' A heart patient was forced to travel 450 miles to and from hospital for life-saving surgery – only for it to be cancelled THREE TIMES.

The brain breakthrough that could help Stephen Hawking speak again

The brain breakthrough that could help Stephen Hawking speak again Scientists say they could one day decode the unique patterns of activity in the brain underlying speechThey could potentially create a device that would communicate words as they were thought | UPDATED: 15:59 GMT, 22 August 2012 Physicist Stephen Hawking, who suffers from motor neuron disease, communicates through a computer Paralysis sufferers could learn to talk again after scientists discovered how the brain allows us to pronounce vowels, claims research.

RSPCA: Sick trio of dog breeders who buried two puppies ALIVE are jailed for five months

Buried alive! Back-street dog breeders are jailed for cruelty after newborn puppies are dumped in the ground RSPCA officers discovered the tiny animals fighting for life after being buried in the back garden of the home of James and Lorraine Perks in TamworthThe Jack Russell puppies were put down soon after due to their condition The animals were rescued along with 15 puppies and nine adult dogs At Burton Magistrates” Court, James Perks, 74, his wife Lorraine, 49, and Stephen Jenkins, 35, were all sentenced to 25 weeks in prison

28 Sxy Pictures Of Older Actors When They Were Young

From Ian McKellen to Dame Judi Dench, many of these thespians are respected actors today, but did you know they were all once total sx-ba-bombs Okay, so we all knew that Gary Oldman is attractive across the entire space-time continuum, but what about Christopher Walken You might be surprised…

Hinchingbrooke: First NHS hospital to be run by private company Circle opens its doors

Private firm starts running NHS hospital for first time and promises to make it one of top 10 in the country Company say they plan to make failing hospital one of top 10 in the countryFirm will need to tackle 39million debt A private firm has become the first to manage an NHS hospital today.

Melanoma risk: Half of children ditch the suncream at secondary school "because they want a tan"

Half of children ditch the suncream at secondary school 'because they want a tan' Protection: Sun damage at a young age has been linked to a heightened risk of melanoma Children starting secondary school start to yearn for a golden tan at the same time as their parents hand over the task of applying their own suncream, a survey has found.

Weight loss wonder pill that doesn"t make you sick could be on sale within three years

Weight loss wonder pill that doesn”t make you sick could be on sale within three years Breakthrough Scientists have discovered a compound which switches off appetite, without the usual side effects It is the perfect excuse to have another mince pie.