Alli: Popular slimming aid "can lead to liver and kidney damage and limit effectiveness of anti-cancer drugs"

Popular slimming aid 'can lead to liver and kidney damage and limit effectiveness of anti-cancer drugs' Alli can cause 'toxicity' in organs and can hamper the effectiveness of medicines including anti-cancer drugs, according to a new studyResearchers in the U.S.

Gruesome images of mouth tumours and gangrene: How every cigarette packet on sale in Australia will look from tomorrow

Gruesome images of mouth tumours and gangrene: How every cigarette packet on sale in Australia will look from tomorrow Law bans the use of logos, brand imagery, colours and promotional textAll tobacco packaging will be brown with the brand name barely visible Graphic health warning will cover at least 85% of all tobacco packaging | UPDATED: 11:03 GMT, 30 November 2012 Australia will tomorrow become the first country in the world to strip all tobacco products of branding – leaving just standardised packs covered with graphic health warnings.

One in five breast cancer victims who refuse mastectomy need second operation

Warning to cancer victims who refuse breast removal: One in five who opt for less drastic surgery need second operation | UPDATED: 09:32 GMT, 13 July 2012 Thousands of breast cancer patients who refuse to have a mastectomy – and instead opt for a less drastic operation – will need further surgery to remove tumours, a study reveals.

Teenager stuns doctors after incredible recovery from operation on brain tumour that left her unable to stand or speak

Remarkable recovery of teenager who had to learn to speak, eat and stand after a brain tumour operation caused a stroke when she was aged just 15 | UPDATED: 15:30 GMT, 14 May 2012 Miracle: Hannah Jones defied all doctors' predictions – and has now made so much progress she is studying at university to become a teacher A teenager has taught herself how to speak, stand and eat again after she suffered a massive stroke during an operation to remove a brain tumour.

Don"t want any more children – but can"t face major surgery? The 20-minute op that lets you ditch the Pill for good

Don't want any more children – but can't face major surgery The 20-minute op that lets you ditch the Pill for good | UPDATED: 00:37 GMT, 24 April 2012 The idea of surgery under a general anaesthetic can put some women off sterilisation.

Trio of sisters have breasts AND wombs removed to avoid cancer that killed their mother at 32

Three sisters take drastic step of having their breasts AND wombs removed to avoid hereditary cancer death sentence that killed their mother at just 32 Youngest sister, 30, will have womb removed like her siblings after she has tried for childrenThe sisters found they carried the deadly BRCA1 gene after Luan was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 These three sisters look a picture of health – but they have had to take drastic action to stay that way.

Jeniffer Hogarth: Britain"s youngest gastric bypass patient loses TEN STONE

Schoolgirl who became Britain”s youngest gastric bypass patient loses TEN STONE in just one yearTeenager weighed 23 stone and was so depressed she contemplated suicide17-year-old now in love with college friend after dramatic weight loss At the tender age of 16, Jeniffer Hogarth was told she was eating herself to death. Weighing an enormous 23 stone, she was so depressed by her size that she even contemplated suicide.

Council "diet police" should inspect the lunches of private sector workers, report urges

Council “diet police” should inspect the lunches of private sector workers, report urgesDrastic action needed to end “sick note culture” The food in the canteens belonging to private sector employers should be monitored by council inspectors to help improve workers” health, a report says.