Drug taken to ease jet lag can help cancer patients cope with the long term pain caused by chemotherapy, new study finds

A DRUG taken to ease jet lag could prevent the lasting pain of chemotherapy, research suggests.

The gruelling treatment chemo often causes nerve damage, making the slightest touch agony a common condition known as chemotherapy-induced neuropathic pain or CINP.

Melatonin is used to help travellers cope with jet lag
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Everyday activities, including fastening buttons or walking barefoot, can cause pain that can persist even after the cancer is cured.

But scientists claim this…

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There’s a new, apparently ‘healthier’ way to smoke – and it’s NOT e-cigarettes

THERE’S a new “cigarette” on the block – and while it looks similar, it’s no e-cig. Hailed as a “healthier” alternative to traditional fags, the heat-not-burn devices are set explode in popularity, experts said today. Heat-not-burn devices have been hailed as a “healthier” alternative to regular fags, by the giant …

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Ten to be charged over fraternity hazing death of university student

Maxwell Gruver died after a night of drinking Ten people are expected to be charged over the fraternity hazing death of a college freshman. Maxwell Gruver, of Georgia, died after a night of drinking at a Phi Delta Theta frat party at Louisiana… Click to Read Full Article

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Cops hunt 'Chinese man' after 'vicious' attack on teenage boy outside Edinburgh takeaway

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