Coffee could boost the effect of breast cancer drug tamoxifen

Two cups of coffee a day HALVES the risk of breast cancer returning by boosting the effect of medication With tamoxifen, coffee could halve the rate of breast cancer recurrence Tamoxifen works by stopping oestrogen reaching the tumour cells Oestrogen causes tumour cells to divide meaning that the tumour grows Researchers don't know why coffee makes the drug more effective By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 11:42 GMT, 26 April 2013 | UPDATED: 11:42 GMT, 26 April 2013 DM.has('shareLink', 'shareLinks', { 'id': '2315186', 'title': 'Two cups of coffee a day HALVES the risk of breast cancer returning by boosting the effect of medication', 'url': 'http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2315186/Coffee-boost-effect-breast-cancer-drug-tamoxifen.html', 'eTwitterStatus': 'Coffee%20could%20boost%20the%20effect%20of%20breast%20cancer%20drug%20tamoxifen%20http://bit.ly/15LVZUv%20via%[email protected]' }); Drinking two cups of coffee a day could stop breast cancer recurring in recovering patients, new research has revealed.

How Google is flagging up the adverse side-effects of drugs BEFORE doctors and drug companies

How our Google search results can flag up adverse side-effects of medicines BEFORE doctors and drug companies Bad reactions to medicines often flagged up after drug is widely available But analysing internet searches could identify problems much earlierResearchers found many were searching for side-effect of taking two drugs The harmful interaction between the two was later confirmed by doctors By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 12:59 GMT, 7 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:03 GMT, 7 March 2013 Internet users can play a pivotal role in flagging up new side-effects of drugs after they go on sale, a study has found.

Cancer will no longer be "a death sentence": DNA-based treatment to transform lives within 10 years

Cancer will no longer be 'a death sentence': DNA-based treatment to transform lives within 10 years, say scientists Scientists 'close to radical technique to develop personalised treatments'Want to sequence DNA of tumours in patients to deliver tailored treatmentCould help patients to carry on for a decade in relatively good healthHopes that cancer could become a chronic disease rather than a killer It would pave way for radical forms of diagnosis, surveillance and therapy By Ben Spencer PUBLISHED: 04:17 GMT, 29 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:28 GMT, 29 January 2013 Cancer will become a manageable condition rather than a death sentence within a decade, experts boldly predicted yesterday.

E-cigarettes "can cause more harm than smoking," experts say

E-cigarettes 'can cause more harm than smoking,' experts sayPropylene glycol in e-cigarettes can be harmful Chemical can cause acute respiratory system irritation By Susannah Butter PUBLISHED: 22:00 GMT, 26 January 2013 | UPDATED: 23:18 GMT, 26 January 2013 They are billed as a healthier alternative to smoking, yet experts now warn that electronic cigarettes may be more damaging than the habit they replace.

Why only some people become addicted to drugs: Scans of cocaine users reveal the shape of your brain could be to blame

Why only some people become addicted to drugs: Scans of cocaine users reveal brain shape could be to blame Drug users who aren't dependent have an abnormally large frontal lobeThis section of the brain is implicated in self-controlThose who didn't become addicted had a low-boredom threshold By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 17:06 GMT, 18 January 2013 | UPDATED: 17:09 GMT, 18 January 2013 People who take cocaine over many years without becoming addicted have their brains to thank, a study has found.

Viagra could help men fight the flab as well as boost their sex life

Viagra could help men fight the flab as well as boost their sex life Drug converts undesirable white fat cells into beige fat which burns calories instead of storing itTests in mice found it could also reduce the risk of obesity complications by tackling inflammation By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 09:40 GMT, 18 January 2013 | UPDATED: 09:40 GMT, 18 January 2013 Men who have trouble becoming aroused during sex have long relied on Viagra to give them a 'boost'.

Woman dies after injecting herself with heroin contaminated with ANTHRAX

Woman dies after injecting herself with heroin contaminated with ANTHRAX Death is the third in Britain linked to an outbreak of anthrax amongst people using heroin | UPDATED: 16:27 GMT, 19 December 2012 The death is the third in Britain linked to an outbreak of anthrax among drug users believed to have used contaminated heroin A woman has died after injecting herself with heroin contaminated with anthrax.

Exposed, the "small-time drug pusher" chemists running black market in Valium and Viagra

Exposed, the 'small-time drug pusher' chemists running black market in Valium and Viagra London chemists found to be selling antibiotics and drugs like Valium and opiates without a prescriptionResearchers also bought temazepam – a potentially lethal sleeping tablet if wrongly usedShadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham said high street pharmacists were 'acting like small time drug pushers' | UPDATED: 23:55 GMT, 17 December 2012 Rogue chemists have been accused of acting like ‘small-time drug-pushers’ after they were discovered selling anti-depressants, sleeping pills and Viagra on the black market.

Anti-depressant eases symptoms in just over an hour

Ground-breaking anti-depressant eases symptoms in just over an HOUR Drug worked within an hour and 20 minutes – current anti-depressants take weeks to have an impact It works in a similar way to the Class C drug ketamine but without causing serious side-effectsHowever, the effects may be short-lived | UPDATED: 17:15 GMT, 13 December 2012 An experimental drug has been found to lift depression in just over an hour in people who haven't responded to other treatments.

Breakthrough drug gives women with aggressive form of breast cancer six months longer to live without condition worsening

Breakthrough drug gives women with aggressive form of breast cancer six months longer to live without condition worsening | UPDATED: 11:48 GMT, 9 December 2012 A new breakthrough drug cuts the risk of dying early by one-third for women with an aggressive form of breast cancer.