Hyacinths could lead to a cure for blindness, scientists say

Hyacinths could lead to a cure for blindness ‘because they contain potent compounds that stop growth of abnormal blood vessels in the eyes’ The unexpected growth of blood vessel cells in the eyes is linked to blindness Tests found homoisoflavonoids can halt the growth of abnormal blood vessels Researchers say they could create synthetic versions … Read more

Teeth whitening products containing hydrogen peroxide can damage the tissue underneath

Teeth whitening products containing hydrogen peroxide can damage the tissue underneath and make them weaker Researchers studied teeth whitening strips and added to damaging evidence Real teeth were exposed to the bleaching agent and the underlying layer eroded Hydrogen peroxide – also used by dentists – is not tightly regulated, experts say By Vanessa Chalmers … Read more

Stroking GUINEA PIGS helps people recover from catastrophic brain injuries

People who suffer catastrophic brain injuries may recover their social skills quicker by stroking guinea pigs, research suggests. Traumatic brain injuries often affect a patient’s ability to feel empathy and express their emotions. But a study found allowing patients to stroke ‘cute animals’ – such as micro pigs, rabbits and donkeys – during rehabilitation sessions … Read more

Experimental cancer vaccine that teaches the body destroy tumours sends patients into remission

A cancer vaccine that teaches the body to fight tumours has put three lymphoma patients into remission. The vaccine is injected directly into the tumour and teaches the immune system to destroy it, as well as seek other cancerous cells.  Researchers tested it on 11 patients with lymphoma and said some were in full remission … Read more

Mother-of-two, 28, reveals how a hug with her son saved her life after spotting a lump

A mother-of-two has revealed how a hug with her son ended up saving her life after it revealed a cancerous lump on her breast. Emily Makin, from Wigan, lifted her arms to cuddle Harrison, now three, when she spotted a mass at the top of her right breast last summer. Initially thinking it was just … Read more

When Gail Porter found lumps in her breasts she turned to ‘thermography’ instead of the NHS

TV personality Gail Porter, it must be said, has been through more than her fair share of setbacks. At the height of her fame she famously lost all her hair, and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and briefly sectioned only a few years later. In 2009 she lost her mum to cancer. One night last … Read more

We’re in the grip of a diabetes epidemic, four people reveal how you can tell if you’re in danger

At crisis levels — that is how some experts describe the increase in the numbers of people being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. New data published last week revealed there were more than 200,000 new cases diagnosed in England and Wales alone in 2017, the equivalent of one diagnosis every three minutes. ‘In an average … Read more

From avoiding a cricked back to swarms of insects to…we reveal a guide to being a healthy gardener

Research has linked being green-fingered to everything from higher vitamin D levels to lower blood pressure. And last month, a study in the journal Neurology listed gardening as one of a handful of activities that could lower the risk of dementia in old age. This is thought to be down to the combination of physical … Read more

Nutritional supplements ‘don’t work’ | Daily Mail Online

They are typically taken by the health conscious with the hope of adding years to life. But a study found taking supplements has little effect and only nutrients found in foods can lower your chances of death. In fact, some supplements – such as calcium and vitamin D – were actually associated with a higher … Read more