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.

Taking vitamin D and calcium WON"T prevent broken bones, say leading experts

Taking vitamin D and calcium WON'T prevent broken bones, say leading experts Taking typical supplement dose provides no benefits for average post-menopausal women, finds U.S task forceBut those at high risk of weak bones should consult their doctor By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 14:31 GMT, 26 February 2013 | UPDATED: 14:37 GMT, 26 February 2013 The NHS recommends people over 65 take a daily vitamin D supplement Older women who pop vitamin D and calcium supplements to prevent broken bones may be taking them in vain, according to leading experts.

Parkinson"s disease could be spotted years earlier by studying a simple voice recording

Parkinson's disease could be spotted years earlier by studying a simple voice recording A team at MIT has developed a computer programme that is able to recognise the tremors, breathiness and weakness in the voiceThese symtpoms are thought to be early indicators of the degenerative conditionStudy leader Dr Max Little is building up a database of 10,000 voices to support his project | UPDATED: 15:05 GMT, 26 September 2012 Leaving a simple phone message could help spot the early signs of Parkinson’s years before serious symptoms develop, say scientists.

“To the people who kept us awake by singing – I hate you”: Angry neighbour reviews “terrible” karaoke that stopped him sleeping

“To the people who kept us awake by singing – I hate you”: Angry neighbour reviews “terrible” karaoke that stopped him sleepingOli Beale created a giant complaint letter and pinned it to the board in the communal area of his London block of flatsIt included the names of songs sung, what time it was followed by a mark out of ten and a short critique”Your terrace faces 115 windows.

How teenagers addicted to cannabis risk damaging their IQ and show signs normally seen in early Alzheimer"s

How teenagers addicted to cannabis risk damaging their IQ and show signs normally seen in early Alzheimer'sResearchers put 1,000 boys and girls through a battery of IQ testsThey did the same tests more than 20 years later, at the age of 38The study found a marked drop in intelligence and attention and memory were also harmed | UPDATED: 22:35 GMT, 27 August 2012 Teenagers who become hooked on cannabis risk long-term damage to their IQ, researchers have warned.

Doctors told to Skype and text to reduce number of missed appointments

Doctors told to Skype and text to tackle millions of missed appointments By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 09:05 GMT, 27 August 2012 | UPDATED: 09:08 GMT, 27 August 2012 One in 10 health appointments were missed last year, costing the NHS hundreds of millions of pounds and delaying treatment for other patients, figures suggest.

Former-smokers gain up to 11lb a year after they quit the habit

Former-smokers gain up to 11lbs a year after they quit the habit Ex-smokers gained the most weight in the first three months after they quit | UPDATED: 13:05 GMT, 11 July 2012 Ex-smokers were found to gain nearly twice as much weight as was predicted in quit advice leaflets Former smokers gain up to 11lbs in weight after they kick the habit, research suggests.

Martha Payne blog “NeverSeconds”: School dinner picture ban lifted after Twitter backlash

Girl, 9, who became internet sensation with picture blog of her terrible school dinners is silenced by council…only for them to make a U-turn 24 hours later after Twitter backlashMartha Payne was originally told to stop taking photos of food in the school canteenArgyll and Bute Council issued a statement claiming media coverage of the blog had led catering staff to fear for their jobs