Kidney cancer patients denied life-extending drug as NHS watchdog declares it "not cost effective"


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Kidney cancer patients denied life-extending drug as NHS watchdog declares it 'not cost effective' NICE says that the NHS should not provide axitinibThe drug can extend the lives of people with advanced kidney cancer but has been deemed not 'cost effective'It works by cutting off the blood supply to the tumour By Jenny Hope Medical Correspondent PUBLISHED: 12:23 GMT, 28 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:06 GMT, 28 March 2013 Thousands of people with kidney cancer that has spread are to be denied a new pill that could prolong their lives, claim doctors.

Police investigate 13 deaths in a year due to mistakes by paramedics

Police investigate 13 deaths in a year due to mistakes by paramedics Errors made by East Midlands Ambulance Service include taking eight hours to respond to an elderly manStaff also left morphine tablets on the roof of a rapid response car and moved patient with broken neckService was recently named worst in the country for responding to the most serious 999 calls /13) equates to 0.009%, or a serious incident every 10,377 jobs.

Why having fat thighs now can lead to a doddery old age


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Why having fat thighs can lead to a doddery old age People with fat around their thigh muscles had lower walking speeds later in lifeLower walking speed is a good predictor of disability risk in old age By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 17:06 GMT, 26 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:06 GMT, 26 February 2013 People with wobbly thighs should take note – carrying extra fat around your upper leg makes it far harder to walk in old age.

Fish oils could protect sunbathers from skin cancer


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Popping a daily fish oil tablet could reduce the risk of SKIN CANCER Omega-3 fatty acids found to halve the negative effect sunlight can have on the immune systemBoost the body's ability to fight skin cancerBut the benefits only hold for less than 30 minutes of sun exposure at a time, warn the researchers By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 11:05 GMT, 26 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:05 GMT, 26 February 2013 Fish oil could protect sun-worshippers from skin cancer, new research suggests.

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A Mediterranean diet WON'T stave off dementia or boost concentration in old age No evidence that eating plenty of fruit, veg and oily fish boosts concentration in old age, say French expertsUntil now, theory has been that diet prevents the blood vessels that supply the brain becoming blocked By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 17:33 GMT, 25 January 2013 | UPDATED: 00:50 GMT, 26 January 2013 A Mediterranean diet does little for the brain and won’t prevent dementia, researchers claim.

"Wonder pill" harnessing the health secret of the Mediterranean diet could cut the risk of strokes and heart attacks and fight cancer


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A daily tomato pill to cut heart attacks: Drug 'boosts blood flow and artery health' Ateronon pill contains chemical in tomato skin hailed for unclogging arteries Further trials show it also boosts blood vessel efficiency and blood flowFirst time the key health benefit of Mediterranean diet has been pin-pointed Researchers believe the pill could save millions of lives around the world By Nick Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 18:20 GMT, 6 January 2013 | UPDATED: 00:18 GMT, 7 January 2013 No one would much like the idea of eating 6lb of tomatoes a day.

Diet: The real reason you eat too much: It"s not greed and it"s not your genes. A startling new theory that could revolutionise the way we…


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The REAL reason you eat too much: New theory could revolutionise the way we lose weight | UPDATED: 11:06 GMT, 1 January 2013 Professor Lustig explains that leptin resistance – and sugar – is at the root of the obesity epidemic Waistband feeling a bit tighter, or buttons straining after Christmas While it’s easy to blame your appalling willpower or TV-inspired lethargy, according to a respected U.S.

Botox jabs could be the latest weapon in treating severe depression


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Could Botox jabs could be the latest weapon in treating severe depression – because it stops you LOOKING miserableIn a US trial, the treatment relieved symptoms in more than a quarter of patients – compared to just seven per cent of those given a placeboScientists believe it works because it physically stops people frowning, something which can trigger negative emotions | UPDATED: 18:18 GMT, 28 December 2012 Scientists believe Botox could help to treat mental illness It has long been recognised for its wrinkle-busting properties.

Don"t let a cold sore leave a blemish on your big celebration


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Don't let a cold sore leave a blemish on your big celebration Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virusAn outbreak can be caused by stress and tiredness | UPDATED: 22:01 GMT, 22 December 2012 It is the ultimate festive season horror – the sudden appearance of a cold sore.

Girl, 7, beats leukaemia with revolutionary treatment using HIV virus to re-wire her immune system


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The cancer girl cured by the HIV virus: Seven-year-old makes extraordinary recovery after U.S.


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