The latest weapon against superbugs An antibiotic made from human SWEAT Chemical in sweat called dermcidin kills harmful germsIs activated in salty, slightly acidic perspiration May now be used to develop infection-fighting drugs By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 16:08 GMT, 22 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:25 GMT, 22 February 2013 An antibiotic created from sweat could fend off hospital superbugs and deadly strains of TB, researchers say.
On a diet Forget the carrot sticks – just chew each mouthful for 30 secondsBirmingham researchers found this reduces appetite later in the dayThose who chewed for longer ate half as many snacks in the afternoon as those who ate normally But the researchers warn part of the weight loss effect may be because eating becomes so boring | UPDATED: 12:48 GMT, 28 December 2012 Fighting the flab might not be down to what you eat, but to how you eat it, according to new research.
The icy blast using freezing gas that kills off kidney cancer without the need for surgery Cryoablation freezes and destroys the cancer using argon gas passed to the tumour tissue through fine needles in the patient's skinNo surgery is needed and patients can leave hospital the next day Suitable for patients with tumours less than 2in in diameter or for those where surgery is considered too risky | UPDATED: 10:26 GMT, 23 December 2012 A remarkable procedure that uses freezing gas to destroy kidney cancers is offering hope to the 8,000 Britons diagnosed with the disease each year.
Polish dog owners celebrate their love for Dachshunds in bizarre fancy dress parade. While a parade of costumed-sausage dogs through a city centre is a spectacle in itself – one little participant stood out from the rest for his extra effort.
How basking in the sunshine could help treat patients with TB Vitamin D appears to dampen inflammatory responses without affecting effect of antibioticsDrug-resistant cases of Tuberculosis are on the rise in the UK | UPDATED: 08:28 GMT, 4 September 2012 Vitamin D can speed up recovery in tuberculosis (TB) patients, say researchers.
The 'healthy' cereal bars that contain 30% sugar and high levels of fat | UPDATED: 23:18 GMT, 17 August 2012 Cereal bars are not the healthy snack so many thought they were The image of cereal bars as a healthy snack is a myth, with some containing the equivalent of almost four teaspoons of sugar and high levels of fat, say researchers.
Eating egg yolks is as 'bad as smoking' in speeding up coronary heart diseaseEgg yolks were found to contribute to the build up of plaques in the arteries | UPDATED: 16:54 GMT, 14 August 2012 Regularly eating egg yolks is about two-thirds as bad as smoking when it comes to the build up of plaques in arteries Scientists have unscrambled the truth about eggs – eating the yolk is almost as bad as smoking in those at risk of heart disease.
Which doctor would you choose These twins treat patients with chronic conditions – but one sticks to traditional medicine, the other opts for the holistic approach By Patrick Strudwick PUBLISHED: 21:02 GMT, 7 July 2012 | UPDATED: 21:02 GMT, 7 July 2012 Last summer, Julie Mathias collapsed suddenly, paralysed down the right side of her body.
TB fears as number of drug-resistant cases surges by a quarter | UPDATED: 07:39 GMT, 5 July 2012 Drug-resistant cases of Tuberculosis are on the rise in the UK, according to newly released figures.
Sorry to my face for all I've put it through (but I'd do it again…): After a Jennifer Aniston-style no scalpel facelift, one woman's diary of her transformation By Kay Goddard PUBLISHED: 21:21 GMT, 16 June 2012 | UPDATED: 12:18 GMT, 17 June 2012 I would like to begin with an apology – first to my teenage son for scaring the living daylights out of him, secondly to my sister who was so shocked at my swollen, bloodied appearance that she stayed with me and my son overnight in case I never woke up again.