Could CHILLIS hold the key to curing migraines? Scientists discover they hold clues to how the body deals with pain

Could CHILLIS hold the key to curing migraines Scientists discover they hold clues to how the body deals with pain There are similarities between what happens to brain during a migraine and how skin reacts to chilli oilWhen chilli touches the skin, it causes the release of a substance called CGRP, which increases blood flow Now hoped migraine drugs could be developed using same mechanism, to block pain signals By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 15:19 GMT, 23 April 2013 | UPDATED: 17:13 GMT, 23 April 2013 Chilli peppers are providing scientists with vital clues on how to cure migraines.

What REALLY causes migraines? New research suggests extra sensitive nerves may be to blame

What REALLY causes migraines New research suggests extra sensitive nerves may be to blame Until now, migraine pain was thought to be caused by an expansion of the arteries on the outside of the skullBut MRI scans found that the arteries don't expandNew research suggests pain may be due to nerve fibres around the blood vessels becoming extra sensitive By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 15:20 GMT, 16 April 2013 | UPDATED: 15:29 GMT, 16 April 2013 Danish scientists have made a key discovery in what triggers a migraine – a step that could pave the way for better treatment of the debilitating condition.

Sweet! Just in time for Easter, scientists find chocolate cuts risk of stroke

Sweet! Just in time for Easter, scientists find chocolate cuts risk of stroke By Simon Murphy PUBLISHED: 22:28 GMT, 23 March 2013 | UPDATED: 23:28 GMT, 23 March 2013 Just in time for Easter, it's the news chocolate lovers have dreamt of – official confirmation that their favourite guilty pleasure can be good for you.

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A Mediterranean diet WON'T stave off dementia or boost concentration in old age No evidence that eating plenty of fruit, veg and oily fish boosts concentration in old age, say French expertsUntil now, theory has been that diet prevents the blood vessels that supply the brain becoming blocked By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 17:33 GMT, 25 January 2013 | UPDATED: 00:50 GMT, 26 January 2013 A Mediterranean diet does little for the brain and won’t prevent dementia, researchers claim.

Statins: How a 40p statin can stop deadly form of blood poisoning

How a 40p statin can stop deadly form of blood poisoning By Pat Hagan PUBLISHED: 03:51 GMT, 15 January 2013 | UPDATED: 03:51 GMT, 15 January 2013 Drugs taken by around seven million people in Britain to lower cholesterol could also stop a deadly form of blood poisoning in its tracks.

Revolutionary X-ray treatment offers new hope for diseased eyes

Revolutionary X-ray treatment offers hope for diseased eyes Non-invasive Oraya therapy inhibits blood vessel growth – reducing inflammation and scarring of the eye | UPDATED: 22:03 GMT, 22 December 2012 A revolutionary new treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD) has had its global launch in the UK.

Deep vein thrombosis: Pulsating plaster stuck to the back of the knee to beat killer blood clots

Pulsating plaster stuck to the back of the knee to beat killer blood clots | UPDATED: 01:23 GMT, 18 December 2012 A high-tech plaster that’s stuck to the back of the knee could lower the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or blood clots in the leg following surgery.

Patient"s own blood used to create stem cells in breakthrough that could treat a whole range of diseases

Patient's own blood used to create stem cells in breakthrough that could treat a whole range of diseasesThe cells are building blocks that allow the body to produce new cells and repair tissuesScientists believe blood could be the easiest and safest source of stem cells | UPDATED: 10:22 GMT, 30 November 2012 A patient's own blood has been used to make personalised stem cells, in a groundbreaking development which doctors hope will eventually be used to treat a range of diseases.

Looking for a morning boost? Forget coffee – green tea holds the key

Looking for a morning brain boost Forget coffee – green tea holds the key for menResearch has shown it can help improve memory and cognition in menGreen tea is full of polyphenols, which widen blood vessels, speeding the supply of blood to the brain | UPDATED: 09:23 GMT, 28 November 2012 Looking for a quick brain pick me up before work Forget coffee – it seems green tea has the key.