Zapping the brain with magnets could cure cocaine addiction Changing certain neurons in the brain using magnetic stimulation can wipe away addictionTreatment targets the prefrontal cortex – which controls impulses and decision making Could be tested immediately in humans By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 18:04 GMT, 3 April 2013 | UPDATED: 18:04 GMT, 3 April 2013 Cocaine addicts could be cured using a technique that stimulates the brain with magnets.
Exhausted junior doctors working 100 hours a week are putting patients' lives at risk Some of the 55,000 junior doctors are working double the legal limit of 48 hours a week12 and 13 hour shifts are not usual, warn researchersMany hospitals are relying on trainee doctors to provide care without adequate supervision By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 16:28 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:32 GMT, 14 February 2013 Many trainee doctors are 'tired and stressed' because of shift patterns which flout European laws on working hours Patients are being put at risk as exhausted junior doctors work for 100 hours a week, a new report suggests.
Taking vitamin C every day DOUBLES the risk of painful kidney stones 'Excruciatingly painful' condition affects 12 per cent of men and four per cent of women in the UKSome of the vitamin C absorbed by the body is excreted in urine as oxalateThis is one of the key components of kidney stones By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 12:05 GMT, 5 February 2013 | UPDATED: 12:33 GMT, 5 February 2013 Men who took vitamin C supplements at least once a day had the highest risk of kidney stones Men who take vitamin C supplements every day double their risk of suffering from kidney stones, new research suggests.
First look at Twiggy's Christmas collection for M&S: LBDs, sparkly party tops and the return of the sell out sequin jacket | UPDATED: 15:58 GMT, 23 November 2012 Twiggy turned her hand to designing as well as modelling clothes for Marks and Spencer earlier this year and her range has been such a success, a new collection has been released in time for Christmas.
Hot needle that spares men from impotence by destroying cancer cells | UPDATED: 02:10 GMT, 3 July 2012 Doctors are using a hot needle to ‘cook’ prostate cancer.
Bionic eye could help blind to see thanks to camera glasses and a wafer thin chip Device replaces the function of rods and cones in the back of the eye | UPDATED: 16:06 GMT, 14 June 2012 A retinal implant could one day be used to restore vision lost through injury or disease, after it gave a brief glimpse of light to a group of patients.
Make mine a double: How an alcoholic drink or two can sharpen up your mind | UPDATED: 08:33 GMT, 11 April 2012 It is the perfect excuse to pour yourself another one – alcohol can sharpen the mind.
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Fluorescent spray that can catch throat cancer early offers hope to 8,000 Britons diagnosed each year A throat spray has been developed to spot cancer of the oesophagus at an early stage. The disease, which killed Morse star John Thaw, is one of the most deadly cancers because it is often missed or wrongly diagnosed until too late