The spice of life: Sir Michael Caine reveals he eats turmeric to keep his brain sharp


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The spice of life: Sir Michael Caine reveals he eats turmeric to keep his brain sharpActor says supplement containing the spice wards off effects of ageingIndian-born wife Shakira introduced him to health benefits of turmericThe 80-year-old double Oscar winner says he has 'a memory like a computer' By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 20:58 GMT, 27 April 2013 | UPDATED: 02:27 GMT, 28 April 2013 [headerlinks Screen legend Sir Michael Caine has revealed his secret to keeping a razor-sharp brain – the Indian spice turmeric. The 80-year-old double Oscar winner says a supplement containing the spice helps him ward off the effects of ageing. Still sharp: Sir Michael Caine and his wife Shakira And Caine is grateful to his Indian-born wife of 40 years Shakira for introducing him to its health benefits.

New brain "injection" treatment gives hope to 20,000 stroke sufferers


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New brain 'injection' treatment gives hope to 20,000 stroke sufferersGroundbreaking new treatment dissolves 'golf ball-sized' clotsPatients who use drugs had less disability a year later, study saysClots removed in 50 per cent of patients given medication, compared to just 5 per cent receiving standard care By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 01:26 GMT, 8 February 2013 | UPDATED: 07:58 GMT, 8 February 2013 Groundbreaking: New treatment which sees drugs inserted in the brain of stroke victims could help thousands who suffer a brain haemorrhage (file picture Surgeons are inserting drugs in the brain of stroke victims to dissolve ‘golf ball-sized’ clots in a groundbreaking new treatment. The technique could help thousands of patients who suffer a bleeding stroke, or brain haemorrhage, for which there is currently no surgical treatment

The camera you can swallow: New capsule could help detect early stages of caner of the oesophagus


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The camera you can swallow: New capsule could help detect early stages of cancer of the oesophagusGround breaking device the size of a large multivitamin pillCaptures microscopic images that detect changes in cells By James Black PUBLISHED: 21:47 GMT, 13 January 2013 | UPDATED: 07:53 GMT, 14 January 2013 A swallowable camera-in-a-capsule could help doctors spot early signs of oesophageal cancer, research has shown. The hi-tech transparent device is about the size of a large multivitamin pill. It contains a rapidly rotating laser that shines a beam of near-infrared light onto the wall of the oesophagus, or gullet, the pipe that carries food to the stomach.

TV Hotel Inspector Ruth Watson gets a taste of her own medicine as she launches legal bid after her restaurant was given just ONE star out of FIVE for…


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TV Hotel Inspector Ruth Watson gets a taste of her own medicine as she launches legal bid after her restaurant was given just ONE star out of FIVE for food hygiene62-year-old furious after The Crown and Castle in Suffolk was poorly rated Suffolk Coastal District Council carried out the inspection in November Certain dishes have been removed from the menu because of rating 'We strongly disagree with the score we have received' said Mrs Watson By Anthony Bond PUBLISHED: 09:41 GMT, 4 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:07 GMT, 4 January 2013 Angry: Top food writer and broadcaster Ruth Watson has launched a legal challenge after inspectors gave her hotel The Crown and Castle just one star out of five for food hygiene As a top food writer and broadcaster, Ruth Watson is used to giving advice to struggling hoteliers desperate to revive their fortunes. But it seems the 62-year-old could do with some advice of her own after her rural hotel restaurant received a damning critique

We"re living longer than ever…but suffering more pain, depression and illness as a result


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We're living longer than ever…but suffering more pain, depression and illness as a result From 1990 to 2010, the global average age of death rose from 59 to 70, with women outliving men by about five yearsScandinavia and Australia have the longest life expectancy, while Africa and Russia are among the lowest But living longer means we are suffering health problems that cause us years of pain, disability and mental distress, says landmark study | UPDATED: 20:28 GMT, 14 December 2012 Life expectancy around the world has soared, but we are now living with health problems that cause us years of pain, disability and mental distress. This 'devastating irony', as researchers describe it, is one of the key findings of a landmark study assessing the global health in the history of medicine.

Can you get up off the floor without using your hands? If not you could be heading for an early grave


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Stand up with no hands to live longer: Why you could be heading for an early grave if you can't get off the floor without using your hands Simple test asked 50 to 80-year-olds to sit on the floor and stand up with as little support as possibleAdults who needed to use a number of aids such as their hands and knees were six times more likely to die than those who didn't | UPDATED: 01:26 GMT, 14 December 2012 If getting up from a game of Scrabble on the floor this Christmas requires both hands, a lot of sighing and a helpful tug from a grandchild, beware. For the gloomy message from scientists is that you may not live as long as your flexible counterparts. Those who can sit down and get up using only one hand – or no hands at all – are likely to live for longer, a study found

Illegal trafficking of timber and other wildlife products is worth 12bn a year


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Illegal trafficking of timber and other wildlife products is worth 12bn a yearConservation group WWF warns there is rising demand for rhino horn It is used as a cancer medicine or 'hangover cure' in AsiaEven UK zoos are at risk from criminal gangs trying to steal rhino horn | UPDATED: 01:50 GMT, 12 December 2012 Trafficking of wildlife and products such as timber and rhino horn is one of the world's biggest illegal trades, worth 12 billion a year, conservationists have warned.

Is this our bravest soldier? Arthur Martin-Leake who won TWO Victoria Crosses in Boer War and WW1


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Is this our bravest soldier Extraordinary story of medic who won TWO Victoria Crosses in two wars 12 years apart Lieutenant Colonel Martin-Leake one of just three soldiers to win two VCs Surgeon saved the lives of wounded comrades in Boer War with enemy riflemen just 100 yards awayAged 40, he feared he was too old to volunteer for the Western Front and travelled to Paris to enlist By Ian Drury PUBLISHED: 22:05 GMT, 7 December 2012 | UPDATED: 10:12 GMT, 8 December 2012 He was a medical man who tended to the sick and injured at a local hospital in the shires. But Arthur Martin-Leake became one of Britain's greatest war heroes — earning the Victoria Cross for extreme bravery not once, but twice.

I was afraid the cancer treatment would fry his brain: Why mother fled hospital with her gravely ill son, 7


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I was afraid the cancer treatment would fry his brain: Why mother fled hospital with her gravely ill son, 7 Mother says she ran away with seven-year-old as she fears radiotherapy will permanently harm his brain, affect his IQ and damage her only son's growthSally Roberts has been giving seriously ill son Neon natural medicineDoctors disagree with decision and have started legal proceedingsNeon was temporarily placed into foster care then given to his father | UPDATED: 22:31 GMT, 6 December 2012 A mother who ran away with her seven-year-old son to prevent him having life-saving radiotherapy last night claimed that a doctor told her the treatment would ‘fry his brains’. Sally Roberts, 37, has been giving her seriously ill son Neon alternative therapies as he recovers from surgery to remove a brain tumour. But doctors disagree with her decision to use only natural medicine and have started legal proceedings, arguing that Neon’s chances of surviving will be ‘dramatically reduced’ if he does not undergo radiotherapy soon

Risk of developing asthma doubles among children conceived after fertility treatment

Risk of developing asthma doubles among children conceived after fertility treatment IVF children were also twice as likely to develop wheezing and up to four times more likely to have taken anti-asthma medicine by the age of fiveResearchers from Oxford University are the first to conduct a UK study of asthma after IVF conceptions Explanations might include the severity of the infertility and the role played by treatment | UPDATED: 01:36 GMT, 6 December 2012 Having fertility treatment doubles the chances of a child developing asthma, say researchers. They found children born after IVF have a twofold higher risk of wheezing and are up to four times more likely to take anti-asthmatic medicines by the age of five