Can draining blood cut cholesterol and ward off cancer?

Can draining blood cut cholesterol and ward off cancer | UPDATED: 04:35 GMT, 4 December 2012 There may soon come a day when a visit to the GP involves having blood drained from your body — not for a blood test but to help reduce your risk of disease.

"Doctors don"t always know best:" Student claims he cured debilitating bowel disease by taking up smoking

'Doctors don't always know best:' Student claims he cured debilitating bowel disease by taking up smoking Stephen Pendry, 23, struggled with crippling pain, tiredness, shortness of breath and dehydration since he was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis four years agoBut he is now completely symptom-free, thanks to a new four-a-day cigarette habitDoctors are divided over benefits of patients smoking to combat symptoms – some believe nicotine is the healer so patches, and not cigarettes, are way forward | UPDATED: 11:05 GMT, 11 September 2012 A medical student claims to have cured himself of a debilitating disease by taking up smoking.

How ulcerative colitis almost killed Robert Redfords son

How ulcerative colitis almost killed Robert Redford’s son DAYLA ALBERGE PUBLISHED: 23:43 GMT, 12 March 2012 | UPDATED: 00:59 GMT, 13 March 2012 When James Redford began suffering agonising stomach pain, fevers and weight loss in his teens, he and his family just put it down to a mysterious bug or him being a ‘nervous child’.

Steve Redgrave on the misery of colitis

A tummy bug nearly cost me Olympic gold: Steve Redgrave on the misery of colitis Sir Steve Redgrave still remembers with utmost clarity one of the darkest moments of his sporting career. The champion rower, our greatest British Olympian, was racked with pain and being sick on the hard shoulder of the M4 in London, as oblivious drivers sped by. It was 1992 and his wife had been driving him home from hospital where he had just had 12 small pieces of his lower bowel removed as doctors sought to understand the exact nature of his debilitating illness