Stiliyan Petrov leukaemia battle: Brave smile of the Premier League footballer transformed by cancer

Brave smile of the Premier League footballer whose super-athletic body has been utterly transformed by cancer Stiliyan Petrov was diagnosed last year after feeling tired and run downHad an acute form of the illness, meaning his survival chances were 50/50 Now in remission after chemotherapy and will take medication for two years Having learned more about his condition, says he is 'lucky to be alive' .

Trying to have a baby? New formula predicts woman"s chance of falling pregnant

Trying to have a baby New formula predicts woman's chance of falling pregnant The average 25-year-old woman who has been trying for six months, has a 15 per cent chance of conceiving in the next month | UPDATED: 01:06 GMT, 5 October 2012 A formula that predicts a woman’s chances of pregnancy has been devised by scientists.

Thousands of men suffer needlessly as prostate cancer surgery is often "a waste of time"

Thousands of men suffer needlessly as prostate cancer surgery is often 'a waste of time' | UPDATED: 23:24 GMT, 29 April 2012 Thousands of men are undergoing debilitating surgery for prostate cancer which may be needless, claim scientists.

Failure to treat elderly cancer sufferers "is costing 14,000 lives each year"

Failure to treat elderly cancer sufferers 'is costing 14,000 lives each year'Britain has one of the worst cancer survival rates in Western worldThousands of elderly denied treatment after being deemed too frail By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 19:51 GMT, 25 March 2012 | UPDATED: 19:51 GMT, 25 March 2012 Up to 40 elderly cancer sufferers are dying needlessly every day because they are being denied the best treatments, a damning report warns.

Zinc supplements "can triple the survival chances of young children with pneumonia"

Zinc supplements 'can triple the survival chances of young children with pneumonia' A study found that taking zinc had a dramatic effect on death rates in children with pneumonia even though it did not shorten the time they took to recover Zinc supplements can triple the survival chances of young children with pneumonia who are deficient in the mineral, a study has found.