NHS watchdog refuses to pay for lung cancer drug that is twice as effective as chemo and could benefit 1,000 patients a year

NHS watchdog refuses to pay for lung cancer drug that is twice as effective as chemo and could benefit 1,000 patients a yearNew drug halts advance of non-small cell lung cancer for eight monthsCrizotinib costs 4,000 a month and could benefit 1,000 patients a yearNHS watchdog deems it too expensive due to lack of evidence of benefits By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:07 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 07:55 GMT, 27 March 2013 Access denied: Crizotinib could benefit 1,000 patients a year but is deemed to lack evidence of benefits says NHS A new drug that combats a specific type of lung cancer is too expensive for the NHS, says the rationing watchdog.

Overweight heart disease patients are 30 per cent LESS likely to die early than their thin counterparts

Overweight people with heart disease are 30% LESS likely to die early than their thinner counterparts Obese patients are 15 per cent less likely to die youngOne reason may be because overweight patients receive more aggressive treatment By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 18:32 GMT, 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 18:36 GMT, 19 March 2013 Overweight heart disease sufferers are 30 per cent less likely to die early than their healthy weight counterparts It's widely believed that being overweight is bad for your heart and can lead to premature death.

Food and drink companies are using the same dodgy tactics as tobacco companies to protect profits, leading experts warn

Food and drink companies are using the same dodgy tactics as tobacco companies to protect profits, leading experts warn Report says global firms are using sneaky tactics that jeopardise healthInclude lobbying governments to block health regulations against junk food Other methods include distorting research findings and paying large sums of money to form close relationships with health bodies By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 13:26 GMT, 12 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:03 GMT, 12 February 2013 Food, drink and alcohol companies are employing tactics used by the tobacco industry to get around public health policies aimed at reducing obesity and other health problems, warn researchers Leading food, drink and alcohol companies are employing tactics used by the tobacco industry to get around public health policies aimed at reducing obesity and other health problems, a damning report has claimed.

Playing violent video games for just 20 minutes a day can encourage aggressive behaviour

Playing violent video games for just 20 minutes a day can encourage aggressive behaviour University students were asked to play a violent video game or a driving game over three daysThey were then set a couple of tests to see how they reacted to the outside worldThose who played shoot-em-ups like Call of Duty were more likely to assume the world was hostile and react aggressively | UPDATED: 16:57 GMT, 11 December 2012 Playing a violent video game for just an hour over a three-day period is enough to increase aggressive behaviour, according to a new study.

We were told there was more chance of winning the lottery: Father and son develop different cancers at odds of 14m to one

'There was more chance of winning the lottery': Father and son both develop rare cancers at odds of 14m to one Father and son diagnosed with different forms of aggressive cancer four years apart Doctors say there is no link between the two conditions and the odds of both developing them were 14million to oneFamily are now backing new Stand up to Cancer campaign | UPDATED: 23:44 GMT, 15 October 2012 Andrew Wantling who has beaten a rare form of cancer and son James who has battled unrelated leukaemia for two years A family has been left devastated after both a father and son were diagnosed with different types of aggressive cancer at odds of 14 million to one.

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'There was more chance of winning the lottery': Father and son both develop rare cancers at odds of 14m to one Father and son diagnosed with different forms of aggressive cancer four years apart Doctors say there is no link between the two conditions and the odds of both developing them were 14million to oneFamily are now backing new Stand up to Cancer campaign | UPDATED: 15:45 GMT, 15 October 2012 Andrew Wantling who has beaten a rare form of cancer and son James who has battled unrelated leukaemia for two years A family has been left devastated after both a father and son were diagnosed with different types of aggressive cancer at odds of 14 million to one.

T-DM1: New "smart" drug for breast cancer extends women"s live by almost six months

New 'smart' drug for breast cancer extends women's lives by almost six months Novel treatment also reduces toxic side effects including hair lossDrug combines Herceptin and a chemotherapy agent Campaigners say it offers 'precious lifeline' for those with most aggressive cancer | UPDATED: 16:20 GMT, 1 October 2012 A new ‘smart’ drug for breast cancer extends women’s lives by almost six months while reducing toxic side effects – including hair loss.

Who"s for fish fingers with honey and sprouts six times a day? Chef Shirley"s story reveals it"s not just doctors and nurses who help…

Who's for fish fingers with honey and sprouts six times a day Chef Shirley's story reveals it's not just doctors and nurses who help save lives on child cancer wards | UPDATED: 22:52 GMT, 17 September 2012 Unsung heroine: Shirley has become incredibly close to many of the children she cooks for Last week, the Mail launched its sixth Inspirational Women of the Year Awards, in association with Sanctuary Spa and the charity Wellbeing of Women.

Claire Teague death: Wife bleeds to death after midwife Rosie Kacary persuaded her to have homebirth

Wife bleeds to death after 'brainwashed' by midwife into having home birth, inquest hears Inquest hears midwife 'tugged' placenta out with great forceMidwife reassured husband the rest would come out 'naturally'Mother later rushed to hospital where doctors found 30 per cent of placenta remained in her body | UPDATED: 17:59 GMT, 5 September 2012 A woman who was so anxious about giving birth she hired a private midwife bled to death after her placenta was 'ripped out', an inquest heard.