Revealed: The "miracle" ingredient Matrixyl in wrinkle cream that DOUBLES the production of skin-plumping collagen

Anti-wrinkle creams that really work… but only with a magic ingredient A chemical called Matrixyl used in some anti-wrinkle creams may double the amount of collagen in skin Collagen is needed to keep skin elastic and give it a plump, youthful feel – but production declines with ageScientists say Matrixyl can help the skin produce more By Fiona Macrae and Ryan Kisiel PUBLISHED: 11:48 GMT, 6 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:24 GMT, 7 March 2013 It is news that will put a smile on the face of plenty of women of a certain age – and stop them worrying about the lines it may leave.

Half the impact of sleeping pills "is due to placebo effect: Findings cast doubt over effectiveness of medication

Half the impact of sleeping pills 'is due to placebo effect': Findings cast doubt over effectiveness of medicationStudy finds 'placebo affect' is behind much of the drug's benefitSleeping pills have wide range of side effects, such as memory loss and imbalanceScientists urge insomnia sufferers to seek out psychological treatment PUBLISHED: 01:08 GMT, 21 December 2012 | UPDATED: 01:08 GMT, 21 December 2012 Placebo: Much of the effects of sleeping pills are in the mind , according to a new report Around half the benefit of taking sleeping pills comes from the placebo effect – where people get better even when they are taking a ‘dummy’ drug, according to a study. Researchers in the UK and the U.S